Adams internal components for the technically literate
INTERNAL COMPONENTSFOR THE TECHNICALLYLITERATE
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 unfamiliar with technical terms, I suggest you to an identical PowerPoint but with less technical mumbo jumbo for those who don’t understand)
PROCESSORSA CPU (central processing unit) takes in data and processes it. Questions go through the processor to give the outcome of what is requested. 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, but can only be read. There are some types where 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 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 signaling technology.SCSI (parallel interface supporting multiple devices on one cable.
INPUTSTouchscreen lets you take all your input commands to your fingers, to touch the screen with input commands.Graphics tablets work like touchscreens, but are in tablet formGames controllers 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 prints what has been typed into a document on a computer.A monitor is a device that outputs from the computer, and is viewed by the userSpeakers are devices that output sound from the computers