103b aj 2012

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Computer Demolition Lab Report

  • We took apart a Dell DCNE

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  • Before

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  • After

Processor

  • Located under a fan
    • the fan is used to keep the processor from overheating

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  • Pentium 830 SL885
  • Carries basic instructions for programs

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Random Access Memory (RAM)

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  • stores data in binary form
  • 2GB
  • Made by Hynix

CD/DVD Player

  • plays CDs and DVDs
  • is located near the power switch, on the front

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Power Supply

  • Can output 280W of power
  • located near the plug


Cables

  • carry power and data throughout the computer

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Hard Disk

  • Holds 40GB of memory

our first computer did not have one, but the second one that we opened did

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  • Neal is quite the artsy photographer

Motherboard

  • at the base (the bottom) of the computer
  • the lines on the board act as cables and send binary data

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Crystal

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  • on the surface of the motherboard
  • creates intense oscillation
  • an electronic oscillator circuit that uses the mechanical resonance of a vibrating crystal of piezoelectric material to create an electrical signal with a very precise frequency. (in Wikipedia. Retrieved Feb. 21 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_oscillator).

Battery

  • stores information when the computer's power is off
  • Examples:
  1. date
  2. time

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Links

Class [1] Wiki List [2]