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Old 04-14-2010, 06:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Can somebody give me a brief, plain english as much as possible rundown on how the following components work?

CPU
Mobo
RAM
GPU
HDD
SSD

It's much appreciated, thanks
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is this for homework?
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haha, no, it's to satisfy my own curiosity... I wish there was a computer subject at school!
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Details on how they work is extremely complex and vendor/model specific. What they do, rather than how they do it is a much more answerable question.
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to answer your own questions i would just go to wikipedia or google and research them all
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some info here.


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Details on how they work is extremely complex and vendor/model specific. What they do, rather than how they do it is a much more answerable question.
yea..this is a key part lol. Do you want to know HOW they work? Or what they do?

I mean I would try to call myself pretty knowledgeable about the parts in a computer..but even I don't really know how most of them work. All I know is you put electricity through it and it makes pretty stuff pop up on my screen. lol
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yea..this is a key part lol. Do you want to know HOW they work? Or what they do?

I mean I would try to call myself pretty knowledgeable about the parts in a computer..but even I don't really know how most of them work. All I know is you put electricity through it and it makes pretty stuff pop up on my screen. lol
I am the same way. If someone asks me how a computer works, I would have a hard time explaining it.
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'Magic' and optionally a kick to the teeth I find is generally the best answer.
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