5 - Components of a computer (The CPU (Its processing power depends on…
5 - Components of a computer
Central Processing Unit, the brain of the computer
Its processing power depends on different characteristics
Number of cores
Cache size and types
Von Nueman architecture
The CPU follows the fetch-decode-execute cycle
The control unit prepares for the next step
the instruction is copied from the memory and then is decoded by the control unit
The instruction is preformed
Control unit reads the memory address of the next instruction. .
The instruction is stored in that address is then copied to the registers from the memory
The memory address in the control unit is then incremented to point the address to the next instruction, ready for the next cycle
It processes all of the data and instructions that make the computer system work.
programs that computer runs.
You can have system software
operating systems, utilities ect
You can have application software
programs that help the computer preform a specific task E.G. games, web browsers
The physical components of a computer. E.G. CPU, motherboard, monitor and printer