Even though you cannot see them, there is more to computers than the monitor, the keyboard and the mouse. In that big box that you often complain about to be too bulky lies the heart of the computer. It houses all the vital parts that make your computer fully functioning. Get to know some of these parts.
1. Processor makes it fast
The processor is perhaps one of the vital parts of a computer, if not the most vital. Having a fast processor will allow your computer to convert data faster and therefore make computer use easy and fast. Computers with fast processors also read fast. You don’t have to wait long for instance before you get to open a program. One of the most well-known brands in processors is the INTEL.
2. Memory and hard disk
People often confuse these two with each other. This is not surprising because both deal with data and memory. They just function differently. The memory or the RAM (Random Access Memory) takes care of the processes that the computer needs to do. When you are for instance typing in word and then you open another window to perhaps check the dictionary, you are storing what you are typing in the RAM. Having a high RAM will help you when doing multiple processes.
Hard disk on the other hand is the memory storage. This is where the songs that you have downloaded or the photos that you have transferred will be stored. This is where the word documents that you do will be stored. Hard disks are important because this houses your life. When it breaks down, you can potentially lose all your files. Hard disks come in different capacities. Right now, hard disks are often in the GB level.
This is the part that ties everything together. This is where the processor, RAM and graphic cards lie. When this breaks down, you may need to change some of the parts because they may not be compatible with the new motherboard.
4. Graphics card
This hardware takes care of the graphics that you have in your computer. The higher the graphic card, the faster your computer can load the graphics. This is important for people who deal a lot with graphics, pictures and illustrations in their computer. The gamer for instance will need a powerful graphics card in order to play with ease. It will lessen hanging and also blurred or pixelized pictures.