•BRAIN of Computer• Also known as Processor•Reads & executes program instructions,performs calculations•Responsible for storing & retrievinginformation from different medias• Also handles information from one part of the computer to another•Its major two components are CU(controlunit) & ALU(arithmetic logical unit)
What do CPU do?
•CPU carries out instructions and tells the rest of thecomputer system what to do.•This is done by the Control Unit of the CPU which sendscommand signals to the other components of the system
Also performs arithmetic calculations and datemanipulation by a part of the CPU known as the Arithmetic Logic Unit.
Holds date and instructions which are in current use.These are kept in the main store or Memory.