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CPU and Mother board

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Afra AbdulRahim

on 25 November 2013

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Transcript of CPU and Mother board

CPU
A central processing unit (CPU), also referred to as a central processor unit, is the hardware within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetical, logical, and input/output operations of the system.
The term has been in use in the computer industry at least since the early 1960s The form, design, and implementation of CPU have changed over the course of their history, but their fundamental operation remains much the same.
A motherboard is the main printed circuit board (PCB) found in computers and other expandable systems.
It holds many of the crucial electronic components of the system, such as the central processing unit (CPU) and memory, and provides connectors for other peripherals.
It takes care of the entire system.

Why is CPU important?
Is considered to be the brain of the computer which means every information is processed in CPU.
The computer can carry instructions and do its functions if the CPU is working well.


Motherboard
Image by Tom Mooring
Why do we need a motherboard in a computer?
CPU and Mother board
What does a CPU do?
If you bought a new computer, the CPU will be covered by a heat sink and fan.
Heat sink and fan are extremely important.
If there are no such components the CPU would get too hot to work and possibly melt or burn out.
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