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CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals by Michael Meyers, Scott Jernigan

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CHAPTER 2Processing Components

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Describe different types of CPUs

• Explain RAM types and technologies

• Identify motherboards

• Describe power supplies and cases

Computer processing happens inside the case, though a quick glance inside won’t give you many clues about how everything works. Computer techs understand the processing, though, and the pieces that work together to make everything happen.

This chapter examines the processing components and the power that makes them function. The chapter first tackles the processor at the heart of the whole thing and then dives into memory and motherboards. The chapter finishes up with a look at power supplies and cases.

CPUs

Processing, as you’ll recall from ...

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