How Technology Has Changed Our World Today Essay

1000 Words Nov 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Technology, a word that has made such an impact in our world today and will continue to do so for generations to come. One of the most common systems that has helped us grow and modified our economic and social well beings is the Personal computer or more commonly know as the PC. In 1975, according to Dan Knight - 2014.04.26, the first computer was invented, The MITS Altair 8800. Not as they are modernly know to us today, PC 's came as kits. The MITS Altair 8800 had a Central Processing Unit (CPU) of 8080 and other specifications as listed below in the table put together by Computer Systems Collections.

CPU:
S-100 card (MITS Intel 8080 card installed)
Memory:
S-100 card (4K RAM installed)
Operating System:
CP/M
Input/Output:
S-100 card (MITS serial port card)
Bus:
S-100 (a.k.a. Altair bus)
Other Items in Collection:
Second machine
Items Needed:
Disk units
Figure 1: The MITS Altair 8800
Since 1975, Personal computers has evolved with added and improved features which has since then changed the way we lived.
We were asked by our Computing Systems teacher to break down the parts of a more modern CPU and identify its specifications. The following paragraphs will include a more detailed version of a CPU and its parts explained. Also we will be taking a look at the most powerful CPU.

Firstly, we placed the CPU on its side and slid off the cover in order to begin dismantling to identify the parts. When this was done, we then proceeded to remove…

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