CS101 - Introduction to Computing - Lecture Handout 05

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Today’s goal is quite simple …

To learn about the various components of the popular personnel computer.
How those things are put together to form a PC

PC Parts

Monitor
Keyboard
Mouse
Speaker/headphone
Microphone
CPU
Front buttons
Backside ports, fan, slots, cables

Inside of the CPU

Power supply/fan & connectors
Motherboard
Bus
Edge connectors
Ports
Video card
Modem
Network card
Sound card
ROM
RAM
Slots
DIMM’s

The Processor Module

The slot on the motherboard
The housing
Fan
Heat sink
Pins (256?), Transistors (10 million?)