Computer Autopsy

Ryan and Andrew spent the afternoon dissecting an old computer to see just what goes on on the inside. The answer is... quite a lot actually. By the time the CPU has processed the info and passed it to the motherboard through the north south bridge and into the hard drive, via the RAM, everything's getting quite heated and needs to be cooled down with heat sinks and fans. All this so we can watch DVDs, the BBC, listen to MP3s and make a cup of tea... well maybe one day. Check out the display in the D&T room.

Written on Friday, January 9th, 2009 at 9:19 am by PhilS. Filed under Links for students.

3 comments to “Computer Autopsy”

  1. Ian said, at 9:57 am on January 9th, 2009 :

    Good stuff. Is that a ZX81 keyboard you’re using there, Phil? Those were the days.

  2. Phil said, at 7:45 pm on January 9th, 2009 :

    it’s a spectrum,although how different they were I dont recall, but yes, those were the days, many an hour reading out ganes from magazines in binary as I recall. Tricky to say the least.

    G

  3. mal said, at 9:08 pm on January 13th, 2009 :

    this seems like intersting stuff, and is that Ryan i am seeing working! well done and keep up the good work. Mal WEH


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