We all use computers but only a few know the parts that make up the desktop wonder that we face to every single day. You probably know about the keyboard or the mouse or the flat screen monitor that you have right now on your desk but do you also know about the parts that allow you to store files or the ones that make you open windows all at the same time? What about that part that is responsible for giving you clear cut pictures when viewing photos or when playing a game? There are a lot of things that you do not know yet about computers and it’s about time that you find them out.
The computer is made up of what is called the computer hardware, which is housed in that box where the cd and dvd cases are and where all the wires go. This box is actually called the CPU or the central processing unit. It is called central because it is the heart of the whole computer. When it breaks down, you may need to change the whole thing.
The hardware that is most important is the processor which from the name is the one that processes all the information and data that you put in. The faster your processor is, the faster your computer will be. This is the one responsible for lags and for hangs when you are doing computer work.
Another important part is the hard disk where people store their files. The bigger the capacity of your hard disk, the more files you will be able to store. If you are the kind of person who stores their music in their computer along with files and photos, you need a disk space that is larger than usual.
The same goes with the Memory or the RAM which is important in doing multiple tasks. The RAM stores the memory of the processes that you have left when you opened the other windows to do other tasks. Having a big memory will mean faster processes and lesser lags.
If you deal with photos or play games in your computer, you need graphic cards. This is especially true with layout artists and those that use adobe photoshop. Having a good graphic card will allow you to view your photos in vivid forms. It will not be pixelized plus loading them will not be difficult. It will be a breeze.