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Computer Basics. By: Miguel Orea Segun Muse. Central Processing Unit. The Central processing unit (cpu) acts as the brain of the computer The CPU carries out thousands of commands and orders These orders are the basis of all programs

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computer basics

Computer Basics

By: Miguel Orea

Segun Muse

central processing unit
Central Processing Unit
  • The Central processing unit (cpu) acts as the brain of the computer
  • The CPU carries out thousands of commands and orders
  • These orders are the basis of all programs
  • There are many components of a CPU which include; the control unit, the arithmitic unit, the decoding unit and much more
memory
Memory

For the cpu to execute instructions data must be loaded into a memory base.

  • Memory stores digital codes, pictures, arithmetic and other kind of data we use in our everyday life.
  • There are to forms of memory storage
  • 1.The RAM
  • 2.The Harddrive
the ram
The Ram
  • The Ram is also known as the active memory
  • The Ram is the faster way of data storage
  • When are Documents are stored in the harddrive and then opened they are then stored in the Ram
peripherals
Peripherals
  • A peripheral is any type of hardware that could be plugged into a host computer
  • Some common peripherals include a mouse, keyboard, and printers
  • Peripherals are most commonly used as a way to for people to interface with the computer
  • A major social issues with peripherals is that some peripherals such as handheld can infect a computer or a network of computers.
maintenance
Maintenance
  • Computer maintenance is a very important aspect to the lifespan of the computer
  • A good way to keep your computer healthy is to delete all of your old files and programs
  • There are many virus protection programs available for your computer these re very useful to prevent your computer from becoming infected
storage
Storage
  • Computer storage has evolved vastly
  • Computers storage used to use bulky cd-roms and has evolved to using flash drives
  • Some advantages of using flash drives to cd-roms is that flash drives are not as easily damaged and can also be carried around more easily