--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...

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