The Basics Of Computers

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Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock, you probably use and/or own a computer or have at least seen one. Technology in the modern age is being updated at an increasingly fast rate. These days, it’s not uncommon to own a computer or a smartphone, and everyone’s on social media websites and all those other things. Most of the time, people can get lost when they have no idea how to use these new devices. Like anything else, the best thing to do is to learn the basics first.

All computers have basic parts like monitors and keyboards, like we all have arms and legs. These parts all have different sizes, specifications, and etc. There’s some that are inside your computer (like the chips, memory) or others that you have to connect to the
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The power is then sent to the different parts of the computer through cables.

Computer Tower: The computer tower, or computer case is what holds all the components together. It encases everything like your body encases your organs. It has different ports which lets you connect various external hardware. A tower looks like this:
However, not all computer cases are like that. For a desktop computer, the case looks like this: which allows you to put in on top of a table/desk hence the name “desktop”. Some computers don’t have a tower such as an all in one or a laptop. In an all in one, all the internal hardware is inside the monitor. In a laptop, they’re all smaller.

Monitor: The monitor is the screen of the computer where you can see what you are doing. It’s also known as the “video display unit”. It’s connected to the graphics card, where it will process the information which then gets sent to the monitor to show/display.

Mouse: The mouse lets you control what you want to do. It sends information/commands to the computer through the mouse’s movements and clicks and is one way of interacting with a computer. it controls the pointers
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It lets you type letters to the computer.

Headphones/Speakers: This is where the sound is outputted and amplified.

USB: A universal serial bus, also known as a memory stick, the usb drive is a small portable device lets you bring your files on the go! You plug it into a usb drive, store information on it, and easily transfer this information to another computer. They can hold gigabytes of information and you can easily delete or add more files onto it.

Motherboard: The motherboard holds everything in place together, and connects various things. Every single hardware component is connected to the hardware is some way. Normally, it includes the CPU, memory, mass storage interfaces, serial parallel ports,expansion slots and controllers to things like your screen, keyboard and disk drive. A normal motherboard includes:

the cpu socket a power connector slots for memory (usually in the form of chips) a chip where the cpu, main memory and other parts connect. It’s referred to as the “north bridge” another chip that controls input and output functions, and is connected to the northbridge . This is called the

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