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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