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CS 105 26/09/2007 15:12:00 The inside of a computer Ribbon cables (flat) Transfer information about the location of a disk Hard drive Contains hard disk and used for memory Most desktops have extra space for another hard drive Power cables (yellow, black, red) Black and red for actual computer chip Provide electrical power (into the drive) Power supply Creates direct current of power for the drive Motherboard Must discharge static electricity in your body before working with chips Almost every computer chip located here Heat sync Conducts heat really well Metallic object – blow fans on it to dispearse heat into air Silicon wafer Manufactuer computer chips on them
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Unformatted text preview: • The larger the chips, the less chance of defect • Particles of dust landing on the chips can cause damage ← Memory • Best upgrade to computer is adding memory o Makes computer much faster • Different types of memory (sizes and how fast) ← Binary number system • Instead of on or off, everything is seen as a 0 or 1 • Binary decimal/binary digit bit = 0 or 1 • 8-bit = 1 byte • In binary order… 0,1,10,11,100,101,110 • Everything in powers of 2 (ex. 1, 2, 4, or 8 GB) • Must know how much space set aside for info • 2 bytes = 16-bits 26/09/2007 15:12:00 ← 26/09/2007 15:12:00 ←...
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