Inside a computer

SECTIONS OF A MOTHERBOARD

C.P.U

The C.P.U-Central Processing Unit is like the butler in a house. It organizes everything on the computer. It carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output operations specified by the instructions.

C.P.U Fan (Cooler)

The C.P.U Fan (Cooler) cools the C.P.U

RAM

RAM-Random Access Memory is where the computer stores the current task that is being carried out. This is like your short term memory when you are thinking about what you are about to say or what you have just eaten.

Northbridge

When the C.P.U needs data from RAM a request is sent to the Northbridge memory controller.

SOUTHBRIDGE

SOUTHBRIDGE

The southbridge is an IC on the motherboard responsible for the hard drive controller, I/O controller and integrated hardware.

DVI Port

Digital Visual Interface -DVI is a video display interface developed by the Digital Display Working Group. The digital interface is used to connect a video source, such as a display controller to a display device, such as a computer monitor. It was developed with the intention of creating an industry standard for the transfer of digital video content.

USB

USB-Universal Serial Bus

It helps you store your staff such as photos, music etc.

NIC

A network interface controller-NIC is a computer hardware component that connects a computer to a computer network.

Audio Jacks

Audio connectors and video connectors are electrical connectors for carrying audio signal and video signal, of either analog or digital format.

AGP Slot

The Accelerated Graphics Port- AGP is a high-speed point-to-point channel for attaching a video card to a computer system, primarily to assist in the acceleration of 3D computer graphics.

PCI Slot

PCI, is a local computer bus for attaching hardware devices in a computer.

PCI Express Slot

PCI Express, is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus.

CMOS Battery

CMOS is the term usually used to describe the small amount of memory on a computer motherboard that stores the BIOS settings.

SATA port

Serial ATA-SATA is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.

IDE connector

Integrated Drive Electronics -IDE- is a standard interface for connecting a motherboard to storage devices such as hard drives and CD-ROM/DVD drives.