Infographic: What happens when your computer turns on

By Matthew
Mar 27, 2013
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  1. Ever wonder what's happening after you press the power button on your PC? Sure, you're greeted by an esoteric beep, your flashy liquid cooling loop and meticulous wire routing become illuminated through the side window, your aftermarket case fans release...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT super-star fish Posts: 2,175   +652

    - your life as of a social being ends. Some mutate into trolls, others into firm supporters of porno industry, others into gaming zombies. In all, there is no life on the other end of the wire.

    Moral: People, stay unplugged, have a life!
    pjmac459 likes this.
  3. I'm glad you took the time to start up your computer to read this page just to tell people that they have no life if they use a computer.

    I only hope the irony isn't wasted on you.
    hammer2085 likes this.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,873   +1,755

    Can we do all three at the same time? That might equate to a digital representation of life.
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT super-star fish Posts: 2,175   +652

    You are welcome!
    I'm not in denial :) I'm just as sinister :)
  6. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 647   +118

    Sounds very much like preflighting an airplane except its all automated.

    I immediately turn into a gaming zombie with trolling tendencies.
  7. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,115   +47

    ...and you are here doing what? if internet isnt part of everyone's life now....
  8. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Enthusiast Posts: 117

    Am I the only one that's bugged by how many points in this are wrong?

    1: Power button doesn't send a signal to the power supply, it used to over a decade ago though.

    2: The power supply doesn't give power to your monitor in any way, and saying it gives power to to other perepherals is kinda pushing it imho.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,353   +1,049

    Well, I'm not a gambler, so there. Plus, I'm the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet online. But, I have been thinking about building a new computer case in the shape of a phallus..:eek:
  10. Kunming

    Kunming TS Rookie Posts: 43

    They forgot to include the penguin. Linux.

    I am disappoint.......

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