Inside A Computer

By Olivia Wills


A hard drive is a fundemental part of modern computers. The hard drive is where you store files and programs. If it gets damaged you will lose everything on your computer.

Touch Screen

A Touch Screen is a computer display screen that is also an input device. The screens are sensitive to pressure; a user interacts with the computer by touching words and pictures on the screen.


It allows you to put data into your computer and processes the data to output it so we can understand it.


A monitor is a computer display and related parts packaged in a physical unit that is seperate from other parts of the computer. The monitor can turn off with shutting the whole computer down. they have several buttons such as the menu button and the auto and power button.

Central Processing Unit

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. The computer CPU is responsible for handling all instructions it recieves from hardware components and software programs running on the computer.


A motherboard is a printed a circuit that is a foundation of a computer and allows the CPU,RAM, and all the computer hardware components function with each other. Below is a graphic illustration of the ASUS P5AD2-E motherboard and some basic explanations of each of the major portions of the motherboard.


Random Access Memory (RAM) provides space for your computer to read and write data to be accessed by the CPU (central processing unit). When people refer to a computer's memory, they usually mean its RAM. You can access any memory cell directly if you know the row and column that intersect at that cell.


Read-only memory is a class of stroage media used in computers and other electronic devices. Data stored in ROM cannot be modified (at least not very quickly or easily), it is mainly used to distribute firmware (software that is very closely tied to specific hardware, and unlikely to require frequent updates).