Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing a CPU, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 1 Core Processing.
- Okay, it's time to actually get…down and dirty a little bit…and let's do some CPU installation.…Now, what I have here is I've got my AMD FX4100…and I've got a nice AMD AM3 Socket Motherboard here.…And I've got my motherboard book.…Before I bought these I made sure…that they would actually go together.…Keep in mind, it's not only the socket…but it could also be the speed as well…and I went ahead, double checked everything…and we're in good shape, so I do have…the right socket and the right speed…for this particular motherboard.…
So, I'm gonna go ahead, pull out the CPU.…Keep that as anti static.…Notice that I'm not wearing an anti ESD wristband.…Well, that's because it's my stuff, okay…and for me, if I lose something…it's not that big of a deal and it makes videos easier.…If I was gonna be doing this for a living…or if it was something I was really gonna be counting on…I'd probably be wearing an anti static…wrist strap right now and what's this?…An instruction book! (laughing)…Yeah, sorry, anyway, let's go ahead…
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