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Where does a microchip go in your computer?

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August 31, 2011 1:44AM

Everywhere.

If you open your computer, you'll basically see four things mounted to circuit boards - capacitors, coils, connectors, and microchips. The CPU is a microchip, but there are a number of other microchips which are basically controllers for various other parts. Then there are some pieces which are technically microchips, but which are not really processors. Basically, all of the flat black colored pieces you'd see are microchips.