7 Major Components of a Computer

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Review of the 7 Major Components of the Computer

Motherboard

the main circuit board of the computer that allows all parts of the computer to receive power and communicate with each other

CPU

Central Processing Unit

RAM

Random Access Memory

RAM

where programs are stored when running

Video Card

handles graphics that are displayed on the monitor

Power Supply

rub your finger on this to remove Static electricity before touching components in the computer

Hard Disk

The main disk inside a computer used for storing programs and information

Optical Drives

Used for playing and burning CD's, and DVD's.

CPU

Brain of the Computer

RAM

Temporary memory

CPU

handles ALL the instructions of the computer

Power Supply

Supplies the power that the computer needs

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