CST8174_Review_Lecture_1

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Algonquin College CST8174 Monday, May 11, 2009 1 - 1 CST8174 Computer Technology Basics Course Recap
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Algonquin College CST8174 Monday, May 11, 2009 1 - 2 Course Recap Since the start of this course we have covered a large variety of topics Some of these include Motherboards CPUs RAM Chipsets Expansion Buses
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Algonquin College CST8174 Monday, May 11, 2009 1 - 3 Motherboard The combination of a circuit board, chipset, expansion slots, and other integrated devices A component which provides the physical interfaces required for all I/O operations Form factors AT ATX – current standard NLX – Riser card BTX
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Algonquin College CST8174 Monday, May 11, 2009 1 - 4 Motherboard Data manipulation CPU Registers Cache Data storage Memory Magnetic media (hard drive, floppy disk) Optical media (CD, DVD) ROM/System BIOS
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Algonquin College CST8174 Monday, May 11, 2009 1 - 5 Motherboard External connections Serial port Parallel port PS2 USB
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Algonquin College CST8174 Monday, May 11, 2009 1 - 6 CPU The facts Can perform millions of mathematical operations per second Responsible for most of the data processing performed by the computer Often referred to as the brains of the computer Front Side Bus Back Side Bus
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Algonquin College CST8174 Monday, May 11, 2009 1 - 7 CPU Data registers Inside the CPU Temporary holding area for data during calculations Clock The speed at which the CPU executes instructions Each instruction requires a set number of clock cycles
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Algonquin College CST8174 Monday, May 11, 2009 1 - 8 CPU The three buses Control bus Address bus Data bus Components Arithmetic logic unit Bus interfaces Floating point unit Primary cache
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Algonquin College CST8174 Monday, May 11, 2009 1 - 9 CPU Pipelining Allows for multiple instructions to be processed at the same time Branch predictor The CPU anticipates where the next program branch will come from Cache Very fast memory used for data that is required constantly CPU history
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Algonquin College CST8174 Monday, May 11, 2009 1 - 10 RAM DRAM Needs to be constantly refreshed SRAM Maintains contents as long as computer is turned on Very fast and expensive Parity Form of error checking
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