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7 Major Components of a Computer

Review of the 7 Major Components of the Computer
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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