Computer Hardware and You!

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Technology Guide 1: Computer Hardware Christopher Bacon 1:00 Pm IS-215
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Primary Parts of a Computer Central Processing Unit – The Central processing unit, or CPU, manipulates the data and controls the tasks performed by all other computer components. Primary Storage – Primary storage INSIDE the CPU which temporarily stores data and program instructions during processing. Secondary Storage – Any storage OUTSIDE the CPU that stores program data for future use.
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Primary Parts of a Computer cont. Input Technology – Any outside device that accepts data and instructions and converts them to binary computer language for the CPU to process. Output Technology – Present data and information in a form people can understand. Communication Technologies – Provide for the flow of data from external computer networks to the CPU and from the CPU to computer networks.
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The Motherboard - CPU The CPU performs any actual computation inside the computer. It is considered a “microprocessor” and is made of millions of tiny transistors embedded in a circuit on a silicon chip.
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Inside a CPU Control unit – a unit that sequentially accesses program instructions, decodes them, and controls
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2009 for the course IS 215 taught by Professor Wu during the Fall '07 term at Eastern Michigan University.

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