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1 Whats Inside a PC?

2 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.2 II. Major Components: Motherboard 1. Referred to as heart of computer 2. Allows all components to communicate with each other CPU: Central Processing Unit 1. Runs software processes 2. Location: under the heat fan 3. Remove with chip pulling tool Courtesy of Howstuffworks.com

3 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.3 RAM (Random Access Memory) 1. Volatile Memory 2. Data lost with power down Video Card 1. Controls video graphics a. Animation, games, videos 2. Common types: PCI, AGP II. Major Components:

4 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.4 Hard Disk 1. An input/output device that stores hard disk program/data files used by a PC. Optical Drive (CD Drive) 1. Uses a light reader to record/store information. 2. DVD or CD-ROM R/W Drive II. Major Components:

5 UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved.5 Power Supply 1. Converts external power 2. Regulates and distributes appropriate power throughout the PC. Power supply Network Interface Card – NIC 1. Connects computer to network III. Major Components:

6 Inside the Computer Terms The next slides will present clues for one of the vocabulary terms. They will appear one at a time in intervals of 3 seconds. As soon as you know what the term the clues are defining, call out the term. UNT in partnership with TEA, Copyright © All rights reserved. 6

7 Term: It goes in expansion slots. Data is lost when main power is turned off. Volatile memory. RAM Information a courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com 7

8 Term: Regulates power. Converts external power. Distributes power. Power Supply Information a courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com 8

9 Term: The brains of a computer. Controls all other parts. Located under fan. CPU (Microprocessor) Information a courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com 9

10 Term: Uses a light reader. Records and stores data. DVD/CD-ROM R/W. Optical Drive Information a courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com 10

11 Term: Heart of the computer. Contains all of the parts of a computer. Allows parts to communicate with each other. Motherboard Information a courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com 11

12 Term: Input and output device. Stores program and data files. It is the __________ drive. Hard Drive Information a courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com 12

13 Term: Controls animation and video graphics. Could be PCI. Could be AGI. Video Card Information a courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com 13

14 Term: Connects computer to network. Called a NIC. Network Interface Card Information a courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com 14


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