103b-bb My Report

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   * Name : Tenzing Khendu 
   * The date of the lab : 02/07/2011 Monday @ Ford Hall  
   * The model number of our computer is Dell 620GX.
   * A picture of your team.
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        103b bd com.jpg                   103b bd com9.jpg
                    * Tenzing Khendu                                       *Kalsang 
                            * Pictures of our computer at different stages of disassembly
                                              * A picture of the processor
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      103b bd ka.jpg                       103b bd ka1.jpg  

                                              * A picture of the memory
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                                             * A picture of the power supply
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                                             * A picture of the hard disk
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                                             * A picture of the CD/DVD Rom
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                                             * A picture of the mother board.
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   * Other pictures 
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              *Before                                                                       * After           

A brief description on Lab

Our first task was to remove the cover of the computer. THis allowed us to see the inside compartments of the computer. We first began to take apart the small metallic square board called the processor ( model #: 35440074-B1479 ) located right across the mother board. Next we took out the RAM (Random Access Memory). We discovered as we took out our RAM that we actually had 2 RAM located across from the mother board and CPU (Central Processing Unit). Next step was then taking the CD/DVD player/burner apart. The CD/DVD player was located on the top=front of the desk-top tower. As we analyzed our CD/DVD player we realized that it was only a DVD player. located at the opposite side of the DVD player was the power supply. The power supply has written on its surface that it holds 305 wats. Also, while in the process of dissembling the different components in the computer, we came across many different wires and cables that were attached to various different locations. These wires allow the computer to run and function all together as one. Next was taking out the hard disk which was located towards the bottom of the front panel, below the CD/DVD player/burner. The hard disk holds 250.0 GB of data. As we continued our journey in dissembling the computer, we now finally could take apart the mother of all mother boards. The mother board is such a critical component of the computer because it not only holds the important components of the system, but at the same time regulates and computes the computer. The mother board contained numerous line like patterns that functions as transportation to the various other components of the computer. Along with the discover of these lines, we also found visible crystals that controlled the speed of accusation or how fast it executes information. Also on the mother board were tiny batteries that supplied power to the computer.

This lab was a great exercise in that we not only enjoyed the thrill we got from discovering the inside of a computer but also the knowledge of how the computer works as one. Challenges for this lab included navigating the different devices in the computer. Its easy to just know what such component in a computer functions as and where its located, but when your actually dissembling the computer, it becomes difficult to find and navigate that certain component.