What Are the Main Parts That Make up a Computer and Their Functions?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 3:26:14 AM ET
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The main parts of a computer are the memory, storage and central processing units, all of which are contained in the system unit. The processor reads and interprets instructions, while the memory acts as the temporary storage for those instructions. The storage unit, which is usually referred to as a hard drive, is where all information on the computer is kept.