CEGEP Notes: Hardware and OS

September 2017 ยท 3 minute read

Hardware Notes

Week 1

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OS Install

OEM: Pre-installed and pre-configured system with drivers. Convenient for manufacturers and enterprise environments. Stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer.

Recovery Partition: Last resort, restores OEM. Wipes system.

New install: Different operating system. Fresh install. Most powerful. No custom drivers.

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Hardware Concepts

Overview

Required Components in a PC

Motherboard

Components on a motherboard

Processor

Processor Components

How it works

Buses

Memory

Memory Hierarchy

Cache Memory

Cache memory picture

Main memory

Secondary Storage

i.e. Hard drives, memory sticks, DVD, CDROM

HDD

Peripheral Devices

I/O interfaces