103b bd 2012

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Demolition PC Lab Report

Computer Model: DELL DHS

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  • Parts visible after removing cover: motherboard, fans, RAM, power supply, hard disk, optical drive, wires.

The Processor

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  • Intel Pentium 4
  • Model Number M342C45
  • Location: Under the fan

The Crystal

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  • Location: There are two crystals on the motherboard.
  1. One close to the processor.
  2. The other is near the RAM.
  • They regulate the energy going into the processor, making sure it does not overheat.
  • Controls frequency of processor.

The Random Access Memory (RAM)

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  • Nanya
  • 512 MB
  • Located: on the motherboard

The Power Supply

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  • Location: Next to the motherboard.
  • Max Watt is 210
  • Power supply runs the computer and makes it possible for it to function.

The Mother Board

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  • Location: Acts as base of computer, located next to power supply.
  • Lines on motherboard are binary information.

The Hard Disk

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  • 40GB
  • Location: On the cover, on top of the power supply (when closed).
  • It is a silver disk, similar to a cassette that stores information after the computer is shut off.

The Optical Disk (DVD/CD player/burner)

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  • Functions as a DVD and CD drive and burner.
  • Location:On the cover.

The Wiring

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  • The cables convert electricity and the tape-like ribbons transports bits of data to the motherboard.

Other Links

  • To class page, click here
  • To class wikis, click here
  • How stuff works article about core computer components, click here