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 04-14-2009, 09:31 PM #1 Fully Optimized     Join Date: Aug 2006 Posts: 4,210 circuits ok i looked up what transistors and etc are but every thing im looking up starts out to advanced i want to no how circuits work what each individual part does why you would want it to do that and eventually make my way up 2 how computer hardware works who can help me __________________ __________________ antec 900, q6600, 4G, 500G, 160G, 9800gtx, 780i, 47in 1080ptv, 5.1 surround sound MacArthur wrestling pwns!
 04-14-2009, 11:25 PM #2 In Runtime   Join Date: Apr 2009 Posts: 129 Re: circuits Yes study the transistor. It is an elementary component that makes up the CPU. There are different level of understanding and going deep on the transistor without other basic knowledge of electrical engineering is hard. IMO, you can still get a good understand transistor and how it relates to computer hardware without going too deep into the topic. Just understand that transistors are switches and that when combined with other transistors in a certain configuration, you can make it do things like add, multiple and subtract numbers. __________________ __________________
 04-15-2009, 05:31 AM #3 Golden Master     Join Date: Oct 2006 Posts: 6,928 Re: circuits Try looking through this site , it will certainly help with the basics not sure if it is ay good once you want to get advanced http://www.technologystudent.com/elec1/elecex.htm __________________ Desktop-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+-2GB Elixer DDR2 800 250gb+500gb+500gb+120gb Laptop-Apple Macbook Pro 13" Intel core i5(2.3ghz) 4gb Ram 320gb hard drive
 04-15-2009, 05:38 AM #4 Fully Optimized   Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: England Posts: 3,390 Re: circuits Very basic stuff here. If you think of a transistor as a switch. And depending on how you bias the transistor depends on how variable the 'switch' is. A CPU deals with lots of 1's & 0's and transistors can be swithed on or off. In a CPU different logic states determin the on-of status of transistors and this created the in-out 1's and 0's. The transistor replaced the huge valves used in the first computers - thats why they were so big. Also you had wheels and pulleys doing calculations too. It's all about logic. __________________ Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8 REMENIZ Computers