Internal Components for Beginers

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Learn about the basics of internal computer components in this easy to comprehend presentation.

Learn about the basics of internal computer components in this easy to comprehend presentation.

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  • 1. Internal Components for Begineers Ross Walker
  • 2. About• This presentation is designed for those who are not computer-literate, it describes most parts of a computer in an easy to read presentation. Enjoy.
  • 3. Memory Cards• Memory cards are a type of memory that lets you store images and files.• They work with a wide variety of things like computers and cameras.
  • 4. Flash Memory/RAM• Flash Memory (also known as RAM) is used to store smaller, time-limited information for short periods of time.• It is not used to store stuff permanently, but as and when the computer needs it.
  • 5. Memory Stick/USB• Similar to a Memory Card, stores images and data. Also known as a USB.• Only works with stuff that has the correct hole.
  • 6. Hard Drive• A hard drive is another type of memory, which stores data on metal disks.• This is used for important files like programs and games.
  • 7. Solid Hard Drive• Exactly the same as a regular hard drive, but stores the data in memory chips.• These are, due to the cost of new stuff, rather costly and people tend to use hard drives more.
  • 8. Power Supply• This device converts mains voltage into something a computer can use.• Powers all parts of a computer.
  • 9. Wireless Card• Used to connect to a router, without the use of cables.• These are installed in the back of a computer, and will let you access the internet.
  • 10. Sound Card• Installed into the back like a Network Card, but provides sound to the computer.
  • 11. Processor/CPU• Processes everything on the computer, like a calculator but for data.• Plugged into the motherboard.
  • 12. Processor Cooler• Attached to the CPU to cool it down.• Usually a fan or liquid to help spread the heat.
  • 13. Motherboard• Used to connect most of the components together, and provide slots for RAM or a processor.• Not a fatherboard.
  • 14. CD/DVD Drive• Allows you to read and play CD/DVDs.
  • 15. Computer Case• Used to store all the internal components of a computer.