Parts of a Computer


The central processing unit (CPU) processes all of the data that is accessed by the machine.


Random access memory (RAM) provides a buffer between the hard drive and central processing unit.

Hard Drive

A hard drive provides permanent storage for the operating system programs and files on a computer. When files are saved to the hard drive they are still saved through power outages.

Optical drive

an optical drive is any drive that reads the data through optic technology.


a main board of the computer that has many chips on it. the motherboard make the computer work it is also where the memory and processing are found.


a small piece inside the computer that helps your computer work chips have to be programmed by people or they dont work there are many chips in a computer.