There are a probably a whole host of things that you use your various technological devices for, but you wouldn’t be able to do any of them if the insides of the device weren’t working tirelessly every second. Your computer or laptop is full of a host of different things that are working every second in which the device is on to make sure that your experience using it is as good as it can possibly be.

First of all, there is the motherboard and processor. Respectively, they are the ‘nervous system’ and ‘brain’ of the device and are hugely important aspects in, one, making sure that communication throughout the whole device is always coherent, and two, that all the programmes used are executed in the best possible way. What is just as important as these two factors, however, are the aspects that keep them cool. Whether this be a heatsink or a case fan, without having cool air provided to them, the processor especially, they would simply blow up. A case fan goes about its business by drawing cooler air from the outside of the case into it, expelling warm air from it and by transporting air across to a heatsink; the best on the market include the Corsair Air Series AF120 and the Cooler Master MegaFlow 200, according to information compiled by the best case fan 2016 & 2017 | Consumer Essentials, and either should be sought if your PCs case in serious need of cooling down. Another aspect that you don’t necessarily see, but is just as important is the system memory, otherwise known as RAM (Random Access Memory). Imagine if you couldn’t save every single piece of work you did on your laptop, and had to start from scratch every time you wanted to do some work? Luckily for you, this is where RAM springs into action.


What you can see working, however, is the monitor screen, and this doesn’t come to life all by itself either. The images you see on the screen are created by what is known as a video card — in order to get a higher quality graphic result, you should install an external graphic card. And what good would seeing things on your screen, such as video, be without hearing them? The sound you hear is generated by a sound card; it does all the hard work leaving you with only the simple task of having to make sure your speakers are up. Joining these two and making it a hat trick of cards is the network card: this is responsible for allowing computers to communicate and share things over a network. In other words, in order to be able to do all of those things that you can do online, you need the network card.

So, the next time you log on to your device remember that below the surface there are a whole host of different components and devices working flat out to make sure you’re getting the most out of modern day technology.

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