How Computers Work!
CPUs-RAM-HDDs-What is it all about?
RAM is measured in Gigabytes, most modern desktop PCs will have 1-2Gb of RAM. The more memory you have, the more things you can have open without you computer slowing down.
Hardware= the physical components of a computer such as the mouse, keyboard, system unit (graphic cards, sound cards).
Operating system= The low-level software that supports the basic functions of a computer, such as scheduling tasks.
There are 1024 gigabytes in 1 tearbyte.
The speed of the HDD is measured in RPM (Revolutions per minute).
Manufacturers of HDDs include:
- Seagate Technology
- Western Digital
This table shows the equivalent values of different computer measurements.
Hard Disc Drive
The is an external view of a HDD made by Seagate.
Central Processing Unit
This is a CPU made by AMD.