Computer Components

All about computer- by Jacob Smith

In This Leaflet.

this is a leaflet to tell you all about the parts of a computer and what they all do. if you do not know anything about computers then you should read this and learn all about it.

what is in a computer?

CPU: The CPU is the brain of the computer. It does all the thinking and makes everything work. The CPU controls all the parts of the computer. Just like your brain controls your body.

Motherboard: The motherboard holds everything in the computer together. it has different slots for everything in the computer.

RAM: Ram is like the hands of the human body. If a person has more hands, they can do more things at once and multitask more efficiently. If someone has a job that requires two hands but they only have one hand, it will slow them down. But if a job requires one hand and the person has four hands, then it is pointless to have a lot of hands. Every program on your computer takes up Ram. More RAM means more programs can run at the same time more efficiently. RAM is measured in GB, and it is usually from 1GB to 8GB.

Power Supply: The power supply is like the heart of the computer. Just like the heart has to pump blood throughout the body, the power supply has to make sure there is enough power for all the parts in the computer or it will not work. power supplies are measured in watts and are usually anywhere between 300W all the way up to 800W+.

Hard Drive: A hard drive is like a huge backpack that is being worn at all times. It is where everything is stored. Pictures, movies, documents, are all stored in this backpack. The bigger the backpack, the more it could hold. Sometimes the backpack gets very messy because there is so much stuff in it so you would want to "defragment" it. What this does is it organizes everything in the backpack so it is easier to find stuff later. Hard drive are measured in GB and TB. 1000GB = 1TB.

Video Card: A video card is like the eyes of a person with very bad eyesight. It lets you see everything that is happening but it needs eyeglasses(monitor) to show you. Without the Video card, you can't see what you're doing. The video card requires a lot of power and when playing Video games and it can get very hot.

Monitor: The monitor is like eyeglasses. It lets you see everything that is happening. Without it, you can't see anything. The monitor is connected to the video card.

Network: The network is the persons phone, it can be a wired house phone or a wireless cell phone. It is how the person communicates to other people. How fast the person can talk to others depends on how fast the internet is.
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Alan Turing

Alan Turing was born on the 23 june 1912 and he died due to suicide in 1954 because he bit into an apple covered in cyanide. He created the first computer. This computer was huge and it didn't even have a screen! This computer was made so that he could crack the german enigma codes. This computer worked! This made him very famous. afterwards he made a computer that we could use and it had a screen! But these computers were very big and one computer could take up a whole room so you may be able to guess that people did not have them in there homes. In manchester there is a memorial statue for alan and it is him sat on a bench holding the apple that he ate.
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Tim Berners-lee

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. he was born in london on june 8th 1955. he is now 59 years old. Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in while working as a software engineer at CERN, the large particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland.After graduation, Berners-Lee worked as an engineer at the telecommunications company Plessley in Poole.
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