Charles T's CSC231 2014 Page
Charles Teese's Lab Report
On 10/21/14 I took apart a pc. For this lab we had to take a part a computer and learn to identify all of the different parts and then precede to try and put it back together.
The computer was a Dell Dimension 8250. The model number was DHM.
Inside of computer
The motherboard is the main circuit board and connects to everything else.
Device that reads and stores information to a magnetized spinning metal disk.
(we had to take this photo from another student because we forgot to take a picture of ours. It is the same hard disk though).
The RAM was 1GB split over two 512MB DDR sticks. One was manufactured by Infineon and the other was by Samsung.
One of the crystals on the motherboard to control the frequency of the motherboard. Next to it is a small battery used to keep track of time when the machine is powered down.
Dat CPU. Our processor was a Pentium 4 3GHz processor made in 1981.
Helps prevent the cpu from overheating by helping the heat dissipate over a large surface area.
Optical drive that can read and write CDs and DVDs.
Power Supply & Power Cables
The power supply (PSU) and associated power cables. This PSU is 250W. This powers the entire machine.
These cables carry data between the mother board a various parts of the computer.