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CentralProcessingUnit

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 7 months ago

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_processing_unit

 

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/C/CPU.html

 

 

A CPU stands for a Central Processing Unit. The CPU can be thought of as the brains of the computer system. Often people mistake the case or chassis of their computer as the CPU. The CPU is actually an internal component of the computer that can not bee seen from the outside of the system, or the inside without removing the CPU heatsink and fan. A CPU is commonly the most expensive component of a computer and is very sensitive to static electricity.

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is responsible for interpreting and executing most of the commands from the computer's hardware and software. It is often called the "brains" of the computer.

 

What is it?  A CPU calculates and coordinating the hardware components

What does it do?The Central Processing Unit  is responsible for interpreting and executing most of the commands from the computer's hardware and software.

How does it work?The CPU continually receives instructions to be executed. Each instruction is a data processing order. The work itself consists mostly of calculations and data transport:

 

Where are they manufactured/made/developed?A CPU is Made in china

What is the timeline of its development?The first CPU was made 34 years ago

How is it controlled?

What are the common problems for it?It overheats

What are common solutions for the problems?buy a new one

What are examples for the devices?

Where is there more information on this topic? Any store that has computer softwear

How do you go about choosing or buying this device/system

 

 

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