Intro to Computer Science Essay

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SSM Education

Computer Lab


Chapter 1

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