My guide to hardware

What is hardware?

Hardware is the physical features of a computer - Things you can touch.

The outsides (External)

  • The keyboard.
  • Mouse
  • Monitor (the computer screen).
  • System unit.
  • Speakers.

The insides (Internal)

  • CPU ~ Central Processing Unit --- This carries out the instructions of the computer (The input)
  • Motherboard --- The main circuit board, which everything else is plugged in to.
  • Hard disk drive --- This is used for storing and retrieving data.
  • Fan --- This is for cooling down a computer when it gets too hot.

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Computer Basics - Parts of a Computer

Computer Basics - Parts of a Computer