Computer components

By Embeth Galpin


The motherboard is a circuit board and it’s the foundation of the computer. It gives power to the CPU and RAM.


It is the brain of the computer. The computer CPU is responsible for handling all instructions it receives from hardware and software running on the computer.


This is the main memory. It is a computer storage location.

Video Card

It is an internal circuit board that allows a display device such as a monitor to display images from the computer.

Power Supply

The Power Supply gives electricity to the other components.

Hard Disk

This holds all the storage and retrieves digital information.

Optical Drive

Heat Sink

A heat sink is a device that cools down the rest of the computer.

Tim Berners-Lee

Berners Lee is a British computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web. He made a system for sharing information globally. He named it the World Wide Web.