Our computers are made up of different components that are assembled to make one machine.
With time, some of these parts wear off, or newer technology comes out. This prompts you to replace them with efficient ones.
Therefore, It is important to be conversant with the different parts of your laptop. You might find it easier to replace or repair some of these parts just by knowing what they are and what they do. Instead of paying money for someone else to do so.
Here, we will take a look at some of the important parts of our laptops and see why you need to know them and what to consider before replacing them.
Think of this as the brain of your computer; the central processing unit.
Processors are responsible for processing every task on your computer.
Before buying a computer, you need to be aware that computers come with different types of processors.
Processors come in different speeds; the faster they are, the more expensive it will be.
So if you want to multitask effortlessly on your computer or you use your laptop to play games, then you need to get a fast speed processor.
Most laptops come with Intel or AMD processors. Both have decent performance but Intel is said to be more powerful.
Before getting a new laptop, be sure to ask about the processor it uses.
For your laptop to perform efficiently and execute programs effortlessly, it requires some memory storage where it will temporarily store information as processing is going on.
These memory storage areas are known as Random Access Memory(RAM).
The RAM in your computer is responsible for the speed at which your computer processes data.
Imagine your RAM as a table surface where you place your processes.
The CPU is responsible for working on these processes but the RAM is where these processes are held.
So the larger the table, the more processes that can be held, meaning more processes that will be executed making your computer faster.
RAM comes in different sizes ranging from 2GB to up to 32GB. The larger the capacity, the faster your computer works but the more expensive it costs.
There are many materials out there that demonstrate how to easily install or replace your computer’s RAM, make sure to check them out.
This is the part of your computer where all your files; programs, photos, videos, and documents are stored.
The bigger the hard drive is, the more data it can hold. A large size hard drive will allow you to install big programs easily.
There are different types of hard drives that you need to be aware of. Some obtain advantageous properties.
So before replacing or buying a new computer, be sure to investigate the type and storage capacity of the hard drive the computer contains or needs.
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