S: Researching about the parts of a computer
FC: Researching about the Parts of a Computer by Chase Lin 5H
1: The Motherboard The motherboard got its name by acting like a mother to all the other circuit boards. It is found at either the bottom of a desktop case or on the side of a tower case. The mother board is the biggest circuit board and holds all of the other smaller circuit boards plugged into it as well as sound cards, modems, video cards, and holds many other important parts of the computer.
2: The Central Processing Unit [CPU] The CPU is basic brain of an computer. Like a brain it will control the information and tells the other parts what to do. A type of CPU can determine how fast the CPU can operate. A CPU can generate lot and lots of heat and so usually there would be a small fan nearby and cool the CPU down.
3: The Brushless Fan Motor [CPU fan] The Brushless Fan Motor is the fan that cools the CPU down. It is usually near the CPU which is either the top or beside the CPU. It is pretty big in size. This fan motor is very important part of a computer because if there wasn't one, then the whole computer could burst of heat.
4: The Power Supply Something every computer has would be a power supply. A power supply takes from your house and converts it into a current that your computer can use. the electrical cord comes out of the power supply in your computer, then when it is plugged into a wall the electricity travels to the power supply. When a computer is turned on the power supply allows the energy to travel into other components in the computer.
5: The BIOS Chip A very important part of a computer would be a BIOS chip. BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System. Its role is to wake the whole computer up when you turn it on and reminds the computer what parts it has and what the parts do. You might think this isn't a important role and that you probably wouldn't need the part but yet its as important as a human brain!
6: The RAM The RAM stands for a Random Access Memory. The RAM chips will remember every thing you tell them and can change to remember the brand new information that you gave it. But, if the computer is turned off and you don't save your work than the RAM forgets everything you told it. Thats why you have to save your work first or you will lose all of it!
7: The Modem A modem is one of the many expansion cards that are in a computer. The modem allows computers to talk to another. Modem plugs the computer into phones or cable lines so that information can be transferred between computers. This is why we can get e-mails from other people and they can get yours!
8: The Ports The ports are the places on the outside of a computer case and where you have to plug in the hardware. inside the case the hardwares are connected to expansion cards. All the ports are controlled by expansion cards. There are many things that you can plug into the ports such as a keyboard, mouse and many other devices. There are also extra ports for cameras and stuff like that.
9: The ROM The ROM stands for Read Only Memory. The ROM is very good at remembering things but cannot change what its reading. It will hold all the information that was built into it. The ROM is like you reading reading a library book. There are plenty of information in a library book and you can't change it! But RAM is more of a journal where write things down in a journal and you can erase too.
10: DVD | BLU-RAY DVD | Floppy | CD
11: 1GB = 1000MB AND Floppy is only 1.44MB
12: Please note about your feelings about the book and of what you learned after you read it!