Hardware Class Notes
Motherboard connects everything together. Lots of slots for different components.
Processor is like the brain of the computer. Generates a lot of heat. Hottest component of the computer.
A heat sink is placed over the processor to hel
Notes for Hardware Chapter 5
EEPROM found inside a solid state drive.
Hard drives can become fragmented. Run Defragmentation tool to fix this and improve performance.
One sector is 4096 bytes of memory.
DMA (Direct memory access) Transfers data directly f
Notes for Chapter 4 Hardware:
Make sure your processor and motherboard are compatible. Check the components when writing the
Perfect PC paper to make sure they are compatible.
Basic Components of a Processor:
ALUs (one or more)
Review for chapters 1-6
Different types of connectors: DVI, HDMI etc.
DVI: Transmits digital or analog video. Three types of DVI.
HDMI: Transmits digital video and audio (not analog transmissions) and is often used to connect
home theater equipment.
Hardware Class Note Chapter 2
Step 1: Plan and Organize your Work
Makes notes, remove jewelry, stay organized, turn off the computer, protect against static electricity
what for sharp edges that can cut.
Step 2: Open the computer case and Examine the Syst
Hardware Chapter 6 Class Notes:
Firmware is software on an Input/output device.
A device is no faster than the port or slot it is designed for.
Problems are often solved by updating drivers or firmware.
Install only one device at a time.
Firewire cables f