CST8174_Lecture_1A_Computer_Components

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05/12/09 Matthew O’ Meara 2 - 1 Algonquin College CST8174 CST8174 Computer Technology Basics Computer Components
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05/12/09 Matthew O’ Meara 2 - 2 Algonquin College CST8174 Computer Components CPU Central Processing Unit Also called the microprocessor Performs all calculations that take place inside a PC Two major manufacturers are Intel and AMD Modern CPU’s all come with a heat sink and fan to keep running temperature low
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05/12/09 Matthew O’ Meara 2 - 3 Algonquin College CST8174 Computer Components CPU A Intel Pentium 4 CPU
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05/12/09 Matthew O’ Meara 2 - 4 Algonquin College CST8174 Computer Components CPU A AMD Athlon XP CPU
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05/12/09 Matthew O’ Meara 2 - 5 Algonquin College CST8174 Computer Components RAM Random Access Memory RAM is the working memory of your PC Any device that can hold data is memory “Random Access” means that any part of the memory can be accessed with equal ease Plugs directly into the motherboard
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05/12/09 Matthew O’ Meara 2 - 6 Algonquin College CST8174 Computer Components RAM A stick of 256MB of DDR RAM
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05/12/09 Matthew O’ Meara 2 - 7 Algonquin College CST8174 Computer Components Motherboard Everything connects to the motherboard either directly or indirectly A thin, flat piece of circuit board that is usually green or gold in color
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05/12/09 Matthew O’ Meara 2 - 8 Algonquin College CST8174 Computer Components Motherboard Socket 478 – ASUS P4SE
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CST CST8174 taught by Professor Matthewo'meara during the Winter '08 term at Algonquin College.

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