In 2014 almost everyone has some kind of computer, whether it is a desktop, a laptop, a tablet or

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In 2014 almost everyone has some kind of computer, whether it is a desktop, a laptop, a tablet or smartphone we all use these devices every day to make our lives easier. What most of us do not know is what is inside of these devices, things like RAM, the binary system, the CPU and different kinds of memory are all included in each of these devices. In this paper I will describe the functions and relationships of different parts of the computer. The RAM, or random access memory, is sometimes called the brain of the computer. The RAM is where everything you are working on at a given point in time is stored. The RAM is the brain of the computer because it remembers everything you are working on at the present time (conscience) and it can…show more content…
01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100000 01010111 01101111 01110010 01101100 01100100 00100001 The zeros and ones are grouped together into specific sections, and each section is strung together to form a string of code. Each section resembles one character, the code above writes out Hello World! Now that we have a language for the computer to understand, and we saw how much code is needed to write a simple sentence, how exactly will the computer process millions if not billions of these strings in a timely manner? The computer’s CPU or central processing unit does just that. The CPU is a little chip that does a big job. It takes all of the binary code for a program and shoots it out onto the screen in the language that we can understand. The CPU takes billions of lines of binary code and grinds it out in seconds. How long does it take you to pen Microsoft Word, or the internet on your computer? For me it takes maybe a second if not sooner. The CPU takes the billions of lines of code in each program, reads it all and translates it all into the programs we see on the screen. That is what the CPU does. While all of these parts of the computer are fascinating, the really shocking part is how they all seamlessly work together to make up the computer. When I opened Microsoft Word to write this paper the RAM took the program off the hard drive and the CPU took the program’s binary code and translated it into what

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