WHAT ARE INSIDE COMPUTERS?

BY LIAM SCOTT

INSIDE A COMPUTER!

INFORMATION

The Central Processing Unit (CPU), also called a processor, is located inside the computer caseon the motherboard. It is sometimes called the brain of the computer, and its job is to carry out commands. Whenever you press a key, click the mouse, or start an application, you're sending instructions to the CPU.

The CPU is generally a 2-inch ceramic square with a silicon chip located inside. The chip is usually about the size of a thumbnail. The CPU fits into the motherboard's CPU socket, which is covered by the heat sink, an object that absorbs heat from the CPU.