Getting into computers for the first time can be tricky, the jargon can be a pain in itself.
Below you will find some guides to computers, and over time we hope to add some set up guides. Feel free to visit this site, to keep up to date.
For a basic over view, I normally describe a computer using the following human analogy.
The CPU is equivalent to our brain, the RAM is where we do our day to day thinking. The RAM is quick, but cannot store much information and not permanently. The hard drive is where we store our old memories, we can store more information on the hard drive, but it can be slow to get to. The motherboard is what links our body together, allowing each part to work in a useful manner.
So if you were going shopping, you may store your shopping list in your RAM, but if we were asked about our child hood memories, we would resort to our hard drive, while the CPU would allow us to communicate, walk and talk. I hope this analogy helps.