Did you know your PC is really a like an accounting office with file cabinets, staff, and an accountant.
You all have heard of the HARD DRIVE, RAM or MEMORY, and PROCESSOR or CPU. Inside your computer are all of these high tech “things”. There are other items like DVD drives, Video Adapter, Network Adapter, Mother Board and more. I am going to explain what the big three all relate to. HARD DRIVE is just a file cabinet. An electric file cabinet used for storing all your data. RAM is MEMORY and that is the staff in the accounting office that does the work like preparing, filing, and sorting. PROCESSOR is the accountant who does all the calculating and directing the office. You may have heard about a dual or quad core PROCESSOR. Well that means you have one processor but it acts like two-dual or four-quad accountants. HARD DRIVE – the bigger it is the more data you can store. MEMORY – the more you have the more staff you have running around doing the filing and sorting at the same time. Too little MEMORY and you will be waiting around for a while for things to get done. PROCESSOR – is how fast the calculations can be done.
The moral of this is that more is more. When you are looking to buy a new computer these items are the big three. More means just that – more speed, more space, more money.
Happy Computing and Happy Valentine’s Day.