Saturday, April 23, 2011

Identify the location of the central processing unit (CPU), expansion slots, expansion cards, RAM slots, ports and connectors on the motherboard.

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COMPONENT

FUNCTION

Central Processing Unit

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) controls the operation of the computer. It interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate a computer

Expansion Slot

In computers, a slot or expansion slot, is an engineered technique for adding capability to a computer in the form of connection pinholes

Expansion Card

An expansion card is a circuitry designed to provide

expanded capability to a computer.

RAM Slot

The slot where the computer memory, also called as RAM is placed on the computer’s motherboard.

Port and Connector

A port is the point at which a peripheral attaches to a system unit so that the peripheral can send data to or receive information from the computer. A connector joins a cable to a peripheral



PORTS AND CONNECTORS:

TYPE OF PORT

FUNCTIONS

Serial Port

Connect modem and old printer

Parallel Port

Connect printer

USB Port

Printer, external hard disk, mouse, scanner

Firewire Port

Require faster data transmission

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