Adams internal components for the technically illiterate
INTERNAL COMPONENTSFOR THE TECHNICALLYILLITERATE
INTRODUCTIONComputers are a rising form of technology we are using more of. This slideshow is to show how it works. It will teach you these things while keeping things simple for you non-technical people (if you are familiar with technical terms, I suggest you to an identical PowerPoint but with more detail for those who understand)
PROCESSORSA CPU (central processing unit) is like the brain we humans have. Every computer has it. It takes in things we do on the computer like a click on a mouse and it processes it. For example if the answer for 1+2 was needed, then this question would go through the processor to give the answer of 3. The CPU size is measured in bits.Speed of CPUs are measured in Mega Hertz, this means how fast it processes information.
MEMORYROM (read only memory) is memory that cannot be edited or modified. It can only be read or watched. There are times this can be modified, but only slowly and with difficulty.RAM (random access memory) is memory that can be edited and modified by anyone. It is randomly accessed by anyoneFlash memory is a portable memory device that stores memory you want to use in multiple placesEPROM- This is like ROM, but can be erased or re-modified to have a different purpose.
ADAPTER CARDSPCI- (Peripheral Component Interconnect) This connects between computers and peripherals like SATA cables. This uses parallel busPCIe- (Peripheral Component Interconnect express) This is basically a smaller and faster version of PCI. This uses serial point-to-point
STORAGE CONNECTORSSATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a standard that uses a serial link to connect drives.PATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment) Is a Standard that connects hard drives and optical drives and uses a parallel signalling technology.SCSI (parallel interface supporting multiple devices on one cable.
INPUTSTouchscreen lets you take all your commands away from the keyboard and mouse and moves that all to your fingers, to touch the screen.Graphics tablets work like touchscreens, but are in tablet formGames controllers are like keyboards, but are restricted to over a dozen buttons and are meant to be gripped by the handMicrophone takes in voiceKeyboard takes inputs of letters
OUTPUTSA printer is a device that puts what has been typed into a document on a computer into paperA monitor is a device that outputs what is currently happening in the computer, and is viewed by the futureSpeakers are devices that output sound that is happening inside computers