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Author Topic: How a computer works: The CPU and Memory  (Read 1066 times)

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How a computer works: The CPU and Memory
« on: February 08, 2010, 04:47:15 PM »
The computer does its primary work in a part of the machine we cannot see, a control center that converts data input to information output. This control center, called the central processing unit (CPU), is a highly complex, extensive set of electronic circuitry that executes stored program instructions. All computers, large and small, must have a central processing unit. As Figure 1 shows, the central processing unit consists of two parts: The control unit and the arithmetic/logic unit. Each part has a specific function...

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