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Unit 2 (P1, P2, M1): The Functions of Computer Hardware Components

Explain the function of computer hardware components (P1)

Internal System Unit Components

Motherboard

The Motherboard, also known as a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is one of the internal components in a computer. The main function of the motherboard is to hold important components like the processor and it provides connections to other components which links everything up in the computer. For example, if there was no motherboard, then when I press a key on the keyboard, it would not register and nothing would happen.


Basic Input-Output System (BIOS)