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How a File is Displayed

1.

The microprocessor sends instructions to the storage devices (via the chipset) requesting the specified file to be loaded into main memory.

2.

The storage devices send the file through the chipset to main memory.

Microprocessor

(executes instructions)

Storage Devices

(permanently store data

and application programs)

Main Memory

(temporarily stores data

and program instructions

while the computer

is running)

Peripherals

(input/output)

Data Path

Components

Legend

1

4

3

2

Chipset

3.

The microprocessor fetches

the file contents from main

memory.

3.

The microprocessor sends the display data to the monitor

      via the chipset.

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