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Program Explanation

Components of a computer system:

  • The computers are made up of various physical devices or components which are referred as hardware.
    • A computer contains different types of devices.
    • Examples for hardware are monitor, keyboard, mouse and many others.
  • There are five components in the computer system; they are as follows:
    • Central processing unit (CPU)
    • Main memory
    • Secondary storage devices
    • Input devices
    • Output devices

Central Processing Unit (CPU):

  • The task performed by the computer is called as program execution. The execution process or task is carried out using the part of the computer named as “CPU”.
  • It is the main component of a computer because without CPU, it is not possible to run any software.
  • CPU is used to run or execute the programs in a computer.

Main Memory:

  • While executing the computer program, the main memory stores a computer program and also data of the program.
  • Consider an example, suppose we are doing a PowerPoint program to write presentation for particular topics.
    • Here, the PowerPoint program and presentation are stored in memory.
  • It is also known as “RAM” or “Random Access Memory”...

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