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How Does a CPU Actually Work?

By learninmypc · 5 replies
Oct 12, 2018
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  1. Most things in a computer are relatively simple to understand: the RAM, the storage, the peripherals, and the software all work together to make a computer function. But the heart of your system, the CPU, seems like magic even to many tech people. Here, we’ll do our best to break it down.

    Most of the research for this article comes from “But How Do It Know?” by J. Clark Scott. It’s a fantastic read, goes into much more depth than this article will, and is well worth the couple bucks on Amazon. FULL ARTICLE
     
  2. GaryMove

    GaryMove TS Enthusiast Posts: 160   +10

    It just executes stored program instructions.
     
  3. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Evangelist Posts: 1,032   +177

    @learningmyPC

    https://www.professormesser.com/free-a-plus-training/220-901/understanding-cpu-characteristics-2/

    Go put your current techy skills to the test, this old test should be enough for you.
    https://www.practicequiz.com/comptia-a+-220-701-702-practice-exam/consider-study-mode#

    If you really are serious about learning I could give you something to chew on.
    Like some other friend of mine at another forum mentioned a long time ago.
    You breathe, you eat, you play, you work technology all the way to your limits to be one of the best.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,709   +569

    Confession time. I get HTG in my inbox daily. If I see an article in it that might be of interest to somebody in here, I'll post it. I might even try one on my pc if necessary. :)
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,709   +569

    Its Greek to me but thanks:)
     
    MaikuTech likes this.
  6. Emilly96

    Emilly96 TS Rookie

    Thanks for sharing mate!
     

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