Introduction to Computer Hardware Subject

This post is lesson 1 of 42 in the subject Computer Hardware

1. Subject summary

Computer hardware subject provide students with basic knowledge about computers in general and Desktop in particular:

  • Basic Computer Concepts
  • General architecture and models of computers
  • Basic components of a computer
  • How to install common operating systems and software for computers

2. Subject content

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Computer Hardware Subject

Part 1 – Computer overview

Lesson 2 – Difference between PC, Desktop and Laptop

Lesson 3 – What is software? Program and firmware concepts

Lesson 4 – How many generations in the history of computer evolution?

Lesson 5 – What is information? Information processing in computers

Lesson 6 – Basic number systems commonly used in computers

Lesson 7 – Convert between basic number systems

Lesson 8 – Units of measurement for information in computers

Lesson 9 – General model of computer

Part 2 – Basic components of computer

Lesson 10 – Function and structure of Desktop case

Lesson 11 – How to connect front panel cables to mainboard?

Lesson 12 – Location, function and feature of Audio and USB cables

Lesson 13 – Function, structure of ATX power supply unit of Desktop

Lesson 14 – Functions, design standard and block diagrams of the mainboard

Lesson 15 – Socket: function, classification and compatibility with CPU

Lesson 16 – Northbridge and southbridge chipset, their location on the mainboard

Lesson 17 – Types of ICs (Integrated Circuits) commonly found on mainboard

Lesson 18 – What is CMOS battery and RAM CMOS on motherboard?

Lesson 19 – Types of RAM slots on the motherboard

Lesson 20 – Types of expansion slots on the mainboard

Lesson 21 – What is a bus? Kind of buses on mainboard

Lesson 22 – Power pins and storage device pins on mainboard

Lesson 23 – Ports in the back panel of mainboard

Lesson 24 – The technologies integrated on motherboard

Lesson 25 – Examples to read specifications of mainboard

Part 3 – Central processing unit (CPU)

Lesson 26 – What is CPU? How is CPU classified and how it works?

Lesson 27 – Components of CPU

Lesson 28 – Specifications of CPU

Lesson 29 – How to read name of Intel CPU

Lesson 30 – Read specifications of CPU

Part 4 – Memory of computer

Lesson 31 – What is ROM memory? Types of ROM memory

Lesson 32 – What is RAM memory? Specifications of RAM

Lesson 33 – Storage device: floppy disk drive (FDD) and hard disk drive (HDD)

Lesson 34 – Storage device: solid-state drive (SSD) and Compact Disc (CD)

Lesson 35 – Some common peripherals of computer

Lesson 36 – Features of BIOS program and BIOS configurations

Part 5 – Install operating system (OS)

Lesson 37 – What is the operating system? Popular operating systems

Lesson 38 – What is hard disk partition? How to partition hard disk drive?

Lesson 39 – Steps to install Windows 10 operating system

Lesson 40 – Command Line Interface in Windows 10

Part 6 – Some additional knowledge

Lesson 41 – How to calculate bandwidth of RAM on mainboard

Lesson 42 – Some popular “onboard video cards” in computer

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