Importance of Power Supply
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Importance of Power Supply

Importance of Power Supply Power Supply - Converts the standard household power supply to a form that is usable by the Personal computer (PC). The power supply supplies power to every component of the Personal Computer (PC). The power supply is visible from the back of the PC. It is recognizable by the power supply fan and the power cord connector

Importance of Power Supply

Power Supply - Converts the standard household power supply to a form that is usable by the Personal computer (PC). The power supply supplies power to every component of the Personal Computer (PC). The power supply is visible from the back of the PC. It is recognizable by the power supply fan and the power cord connector. The power supply is situated in a corner of the system case. A case and a metal cover on the top of the case, cover the power supply. The power supply case protects internal parts of the power supply. It also isolates the parts of power supply from the rest of the PC. It protects the PC user from electric shocks. The power supply has various connectors that connect to the motherboard and disk drives. The computer is lifeless without adequate power supply.

The various uses of the power supply are classified below:

System Cooling - Controls the power supply fan, which performs the function of cooling the system components. The computer may stop abruptly if the fan malfunctions

Performance Stability - It is a crucial component that ensures proper functioning of the PC. An inefficient power supply can lead to problems like system malfunctions and hard drive problems, which do not even appear related to the power supply.

Reduction of Power Consumption- Plays an important role in the conservation of electricity.

Expandability Options - Defines an important slot that helps you to upgrade the PC. The power supply should be efficient enough to support additions to the system. If the power supply does not have the required capacity, it will have to be replaced.

Motherboard - Contains the interfaces for the microprocessor, BIOS (Basic Input Output System), memory and storage devices. It is the main circuit board of a PC. The serial and parallel ports, and all the controllers needed to control the peripheral devices such as the monitor, keyboard, and mouse are affixed on the motherboard. It also contains expansion slots for fixing additional boards to the motherboard. The collection of chips and sockets that reside on the motherboard are known as its chipset. Proper Power Supply to the motherboard is required for proper functioning of the computer.

Expansion Boards - Used to insert additional component for upgrading. Expansion Boards are the physical form of the expansion devices that connect to your computer through its expansion slots. They are simply circuit boards that are smaller than the motherboard e.g. ISA and PCI.

 

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