Infographic: What happens when your computer turns on

By on March 27, 2013, 11:00 AM

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 a dull whir, your monitors eventually get a signal and in less than half a minute or so, you're staring at an operating system. That much is familiar to any PC user, but a new infographic offers a closer look at technical process that brings your system to life:




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1 person liked this | VitalyT VitalyT said:

What happens when your computer turns on?

- 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!

1 person liked this | Guest said:

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.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

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

VitalyT VitalyT said:

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.

You are welcome!

I only hope the irony isn't wasted on you.

I'm not in denial I'm just as sinister

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

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

I immediately turn into a gaming zombie with trolling tendencies.

Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

What happens when your computer turns on?

- 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!

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

dotVezz said:

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.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

- your life as of a social being ends. Some mutate into trolls, others into firm supporters of porno industry.....[ ].....
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:

Kunming said:

They forgot to include the penguin. Linux.

I am disappoint.......

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