The microprocessor chip, or CPU, is the core of your computer's operation. Everything else-disk drives, keyboard, video monitor, and Internet connection, among others-is there either to provide instructions to the CPU, respond to data from the CPU, or both.

The CPU is a large and expensive integrated circuit that contains the equivalent of millions of individual transistors. It operates in response to stored instruction sets that it receives from one of several forms of memory.

PC User's Bible
PC Users Bible
ISBN: 0470088974
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 372

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