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What are the Components of a Computer

Nuelson Penuel Monday, June 20, 2022 Technology

 
Computer device is made up of five (5) basic components. Without these components, the computer cannot function as expected. It is these components that are used to control the input, output, processing and storage. In this post, you will learn about the 5 basic components of a computer and their examples. These 5 basic components are given below

1. Computer Input Devices

This is used for interacting with the computer system e.g keyboard, mouse, joystick e.t.c

2. The Computer Central Processing Unit (CPU)

The CPU is the brain of the computer. It holds the instructions used for processing data or information. It is also known as the processor

3. The Computer Output Devices

As the name implies, it is used for displaying output or result of the task or operation been performed e.g monitor, printers, speakers e.t.c

4. The Computer Primary Memory

Just as the name suggested, it is the component of the computer used for holding information, programs and instructions that are currently in operation or use.

5. The Computer Secondary Memory

This computer component is an external device used for storing computer data for a long term basis as well as easily transportable.

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