Computer Hardware an Overview

Computer Hardware an Overview - An Introduction to Computer...

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An Introduction to Computer Hardware 1
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Hardware: It’s all about input, processing, output, and storage. 2
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In a typical business setting networking hardware brings together other input, processing and output devices. 3
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Input – Processing – Output - Storage Hardware of Personal Computer : 1. Monitor 2. Motherboard 3. CPU 4. RAM Memory 5. Expansion card 6. Power Supply 7. CD-ROM 8. Hard Disk 9. Keyboard 10. Mouse 11. Printer 11 4
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The Central Processing Unit (CPU) The CPU is the so-called “brain” of the computer, enabling a computer device to process information or to otherwise perform its assigned function. Consider the CPU in the following computer-enabled devices: cell phone microwave oven laptop computer laser printer GPS (geographical positioning system) 5
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Binary Computers A Computer only knows one thing: is electricity flowing (1) or is electricity not following (0). The language that CPU’s employ to process information or do other tasks is driven by combinations of ones and zeros
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course MISM 1201 taught by Professor M during the Spring '12 term at Northeastern.

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