CPU – Central Processing Unit
Central Processing Unit, or simple a Processor, is the brain of a computer system which performs all the basic arithmetical and logical operations. CPU is normally inserted in the CPU socket located on the motherboard. Only a compatible motherboard will work with the specific Processor.
There are 3 main Components of a CPU :
- Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) – It is responsible for performing all the arithmetic and logical operations.
- Control Unit (CU) – It instructs the complete computer system to carry out a particular task.
- Registers – These are special kind of memory devices that hold data to be processed or already processed by the processor.