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Computer Hardware

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Computer Hardware


1. Computer Hardware - Most computer hardware is not seen by normal users. It is in embedded systems in automobiles, microwave ovens, electrocardiograph machines, compact disc players, and video games and robots monkeys.Personal computers, the computer hardware familiar to most people, form only a small minority of computers (about 0.2% of all new computers produced in 2003). See Market statistics.
"Arvuti riistvara"

2. Central processing unit   "CPU" - Performs most of the calculations which enable a computer to function, sometimes referred to as the "brain" of the computer.

2.1 Motherboard - It is the "body" or mainframe of the computer, through which all other components interface.

2.2 Random Access Memory (RAM) -It is also known as the physical memory of the computer. Fast-access memory that is cleared when the computer is powered-down. RAM attaches directly to the motherboard, and is used to store programs that are currently running.

2.3 Power supply - A case control, and (usually) a cooling fan, and supplies power to run the rest of the computer, the most common types of power supplies are AT and BabyAT (old) but the standard for PCs actually are ATX and Micro ATX

2.4 Video display controller - Produces the output for the visual display unit. This will either be built into the motherboard or attached in its own separate slot (PCI, PCI-E, PCI-E 2.0, or AGP), in the form of a Graphics Card.

2.5 Removable media devices -
2.5.1 - CD (compact disc) - the most common type of removable media, inexpensive but has a short life-span.
2.5.1 - CD-ROM Drive - a device used for reading data from a CD.
"CD Lugeja"
2.5.2 - CD Writer - a device used for both reading and writing data to and from a CD.
"CD Kirjutaja"
2.5.3 - DVD (digital versatile disc) - a popular type of removable media that is the same dimensions as a CD but stores up to...


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