--The microprocessor acts as the brain of the computer, and it doles out instructions for every component
A computer consists of hundreds of parts, including a monitor, mouse, disk drives and keyboard
Inside the computer is a circuit board. It houses all sorts of microchips, including those for ROM (read-only memory) and RAM (random-access memory)
Mounted on the circuit board is a microprocessor, which is housed in a protective container and connected to rows of gold-plated pins
Inside the microprocessor package is the chip itself. This tiny square of silicon is packed with transistors that process instructions and data for the...