103b by 2012
My Lab Report
In the Demolition Lab myself and Daniel Shinnick took apart a Dell DCNE computer and examined several parts of the interior of the computer.
- The Processor
- The Random Access Memory
- The CD/DVD player
- The Power Supply
- The Cables
- The Hard Disk
- The Motherboard
- The Crystal
- And the Battery
- We found the processor under the cooling fan.
- It is a Pentium with serial number 830 SL885
- The Processor acts as the brain of the computer carrying out the instructions of the programs.
The Random Access Memory
- The Random Access Memory or RAM stores binary information.
- Our particular RAM can hold 2GB of information and was made by hynix.
The CD/DVD Player
- Reads the information of CDs and DVDs and gives it to the computer
- We found it near the power supply.
The Power Supply
- Can output 280 Watts of power
- It is located near the plug on the computer.
- The cables carry electricity and information across the computer.
The Hard Disk
- Our computer was different from the others so the Hard Disk we took was from another computer.
- The particular hard disk that we examined could store 40GB of memory.
- The motherboard is at the bottom of the computer.
- The lines on the motherboard send binary data throughout the computer.
- We found the crystal on the surface of the motherboard.
- The crystal through intense vibrating sends out oscillations at a particular frequency sending out a precise electric signal.
- The Battery stores information, such as the time and date, when the computer does not have access to power.