Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Cooling your PC, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 1: Core Processing.
- The inside of today's computer is a very, very hot place.…For starters, you've got a CPU that's generating…as much heat as a high powered light bulb,…but it's not just the CPU.…We've got video cards that have graphics processors…on them that's generating heat.…We have other devices making heat…and the bottom line is that it's hot in there.…So, what we have to do is we have…to use fans to keep things cool…and that's what I want to talk about in this episode.…So, we have fans on the CPU.…
We have fans on certain devices, primarily video cards…and they tend to take care of themselves pretty well,…but then we also have case fans…that are laid around in different places of the case itself.…Now what I want to talk about is how we can plug these in,…control them and take advantage of them.…The trick to cooling is that you want your system…to be cool enough to run well,…but on the same token, the more fans you have…the more noise you make.…It can get like a jet engine inside your computer,…so there's this balance between how much fan we need…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The first, core processing, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains the fundamentals of PCs, microprocessors, RAM, and BIOS. He also shows you how to set up, connect, maintain, and troubleshoot the main components of a computer.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- How do personal computers (PCs) work?
- What is a central processing unit (CPU)?
- When is random access memory (RAM) used?
- What is a basic input/output system (BIOS)?
- Installing a CPU
- Working with extensions and sockets
- Troubleshooting RAM
- Setting up a BIOS