Hardware and Software
Hardware is the physical or tangible components of a computer system whereas software is the
intangible components of a computer system they both make up a computer system.
A motherboard is the circuit that controls the functions of a computer system. All the components
that from a computer system are connected to the motherboard, it contains the circuitry that
determines the computing power and speed of the entire system.
microprocessor/CPU the “brain computer and its primary memory. These are some of the latest type :
It houses the processor/
ASUS Rampage III Black Edition ROG Motherboard - can support the Intel X58 chipset and
supports 1366 socket Core i7 processors.
speeds up to 2200 MHz offers optimum performance for extreme gamers and enthusiasts.
This special edition motherboard has been created with an amazing aesthetic design visible
throughout the board and most evident in the heatsink design, with layered structures and
sweeping lines all while optimized to keep the system cool under maximum load.
ROG Connect, system tweaking is done purely at the hardware level with iROG through the
connection of a notebook or even a Smartphone via Bluetooth v3.0 and HS support. This
motherboard used the ATX (Advanced Technology Extended) form factor.
DDR3 triple-channel memory architecture with
EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI Motherboard - can support Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i7
extreme processors. It supports memory up to six (6) DIMMs of Triple channel DDR3 memory
at speeds up to 1600MHz. This type of motherboard uses the ATX form factor as well.
MSI P67A-GD65 B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - supports the 2nd generation Intel Core i3, Core i5
and Core i7 processors. It supports memory up to 2133 MHz DDR3 memory (O.C) and use the
Asus M4A79XTD EVO AMD 790X Socket AM3 Motherboard - is exclusively designed to
support the latest AM3 CPU with DDR3 memory up to 1600MHz. It supports AMD Socket
AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 caches, and delivers better overclocking capabilities
while consuming less power. It also uses the ATX form factor.
Processor/Microprocessor/CPU is the “brain” of the computer system. This component performs
mathematical and logical computations at incredible speeds.
processors; some have more pins than others hence the difference in motherboards. Here are
There are different types of
AMD Phenom II 1100T Black Edition Six Core CPU – it incorporates 6MB of unified high-
speed L3 cache and high-speed DDR3 memory. Speed through complex multitasking, critical
business productivity, advanced visual design and modelling and visually stunning digital media
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked – offers both Intel Turbo Boost
Technology 2.0 and 8-way multitasking with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. It incredible
performance with its built-in visuals, complimented by 8 MB L3 cache.
Intel Core i7-990X 3.46 GHz Extreme Edition CPU - it combines the power of six processing
cores running at 3.46 GHz into a single processor its fast. It is built on Intel's 32nm process with
12 computing threads to deliver cutting edge PC performance.
Computer Systems uses RAM to hold information that it is working with. Older system used
RAM mounted on snap-in modules called Single In-line Memory Modules (SIMMs) but the
current system uses Dual-In line Memory Modules (DIMMs). Here are some of the latest types
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz RAM – this runs at 1600MHz at CAS
latency of 9-9-9-24. The total memory size in this memory is 16GB and uses Dual-In line
Patriot Sector 7 24GB PC12800 RAM - is the ultimate performance memory solution for the
Intel® X58 chipset and Core i7 processors. These modules were built to reach PC3-12800
(1600MHz) at 9-9-9-24