Inside a computer

Motherboard components

CPU- Central Processing Center

The CPU is the abbreviation for central processing center. The CPU is the brain of the computer where most calculations take place.


The CPU fan is the component that cools down you CPU.

RAM- Random Access Memory

The RAM like a hard drive that you open things from and they get deleted when you shut down.


The Northbridge is the chip that connects the CPU to the memory disk.


The Southbridge is the chip that controls all the computer functions


VGA stands for Video Graphics Array and controls the graphics system.


DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface, the DVI helps the VGA.


USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, the USB is really helpful because you can connect mice to it, headphones (some types), flash drives and a lot more.


NIC stands for Network Interference Card , it's an expansion board that you connect to a computer to access online networks.

Audio Jacks

The audio Jacks is where you connect your earphones and some headphones.


AGP stands for Accelerated Graphics Port AGP is the thing that helps you see better.


PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect, the PCI is a local bus standard.


The PCI-E is an addition to the PCI.


CMOS is a widely used type of semiconductor that uses both NMOS and PMOS circuits.


Transfer rates for Serial ATA begin at 150MBps. One of the main design advantages of Serial ATA is that the thinner serial cables facilitate more efficient airflow inside a form factor and also allow for smaller chassis designs.


An IDE interface is an interface for mass storage devices, in which the controller is integrated into the disk or CD-ROM drive.