Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A component may refer to any of the following:

Heat sink computer component1. When referring to hardware, a component or part is a piece of hardware that is part of a larger piece of hardware or system. For example, an integrated circuit can be considered a component of the motherboard and a video card can be considered a component of a computer.

Full list of computer components

Below is a list of all the major internal components of a computer chassis (case), clicking any of the links below gives you further information and pictures.

2. When referring to software or a program, a component is a segment of code.

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