What is inside a Computer

All you need to learn...

CPU

The CPU (central processing unit) is is like the brain, it organizes most of the things in your computer.
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CPU Fan (Cooler)

The CPU Fan or the cooler is the fan which cools down your computer from overheating.
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RAM

The RAM (random access memory) accesses data faster than usual.
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NorthBridge

The Northbridge is a chip inside a computer that cinnects the CPU (central processing unit) to other primary components in the system.
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SouthBridge

The southbridge is a chip that connects the northbridge to other components inside the computer.

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VGA Port

The VGA Port (Video Graphics Array) is the standard monitor or display interface used in most PCs.
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DVI Port

The DVI Port (Digital Video interface) is a video connection standard.
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USB

The USB (Universal Serial Bus) is the most common type of computer port used in today's computers. It can be used to connect keyboards, mice, game controllers, printers, scanners, digital cameras and removable media drives, just to name a few.

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NIC

The NIC (Network Interface Card) makes the connection between the computer and the network cable (ethernet).
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Audio Jacks

In electronics, a Audio Jack, also known as Phone Jack, Phone Connector or Jack Plug, is a common family of connector typically used for audio.
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AGP Slot

The AGP Slot (Accelerated Graphics Port) is a type of expansion slot designed specifically for Graphics Cards.
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PCI Slot

The PCI Slot (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is a hardware bus designed bye Intel and is used in both PCs and Macs. Most add-on cards such as SCSI, Firewire and USB Controllers,use a PCI connection. Some graphics cards use PCI, but most new graphics cards connect to the AGP Slot.
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PCI-E Slot

The PCI-E Slot aka PCI Express, is a network of serial connections controlled by a hub on the computers motherboard.
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CMOS Battery

CMOS Battery is a small memory on PC motherboards that is used to store BIOS settings.
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SATA Port

The SATA Port (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, or Serial ATA is an interface used to connect ATA hard drives to a computers motherboard.
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IDE Connector

The IDE Connector (Integrated Device Electronics) or Integrated Development Environment, is the first hardware term.
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