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First post, by Perro

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Which cpu models with built-in speakers? I'm looking for one that a friend had and I can't remember the model.

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Reply 3 of 15, by debs3759

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Shagittarius wrote on 2020-12-09, 01:17:

I had this Pentium 133 back in the day:

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Reply 8 of 15, by Jo22

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.. Back in time, in the main frame era, a Central Processing Unit (CPU) or Arithmetic-Logic Unit (ALU) was housed in a separate chassis.
I guess that's why some people call a PC or computer case a "CPU".
It's not entirely wrong, if we consider the PC as the main unit and the monitor, printer and mouse etc as peripherals or auxiliary devices.

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Reply 9 of 15, by Shagittarius

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Jo22 wrote on 2020-12-10, 09:30:

.. Back in time, in the main frame era, a Central Processing Unit (CPU) or Arithmetic-Logic Unit (ALU) was housed in a separate chassis.
I guess that's why some people call a PC or computer case a "CPU".
It's not entirely wrong, if we consider the PC as the main unit and the monitor, printer and mouse etc as peripherals or auxiliary devices.

No, most people that call it a CPU never laid eyes on a mainframe back in the day, they are just ill informed.

Reply 10 of 15, by Big Pink

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Eh, all the processing is done in the chassis so it's a more understandable metonym in casual circles than calling it the hard drive (as my mother does).

I thought IBM was born with the world

Reply 11 of 15, by Jo22

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Shagittarius wrote on 2020-12-10, 18:51:
Jo22 wrote on 2020-12-10, 09:30:

.. Back in time, in the main frame era, a Central Processing Unit (CPU) or Arithmetic-Logic Unit (ALU) was housed in a separate chassis.
I guess that's why some people call a PC or computer case a "CPU".
It's not entirely wrong, if we consider the PC as the main unit and the monitor, printer and mouse etc as peripherals or auxiliary devices.

No, most people that call it a CPU never laid eyes on a mainframe back in the day, they are just ill informed.

Hm, well, I honestly don't know for sure as to why some people still call it that way.
The few I know that do are often using an outdated vocabulary also, however.
So it made sense to me that they still use definitions of an era gone by.

The most recent example that comes to mind are these PC case holders with wheels or mountings that can be positioned under a desk.
These are also being referred to as "CPU holders" often.

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"Computer professionals involved with mainframes refer to the entire computer as the CPU."
Source: https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/cpu

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Reply 12 of 15, by Shagittarius

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Jo22 wrote on 2020-12-10, 19:37:
Hm, well, I honestly don't know for sure as to why some people still call it that way. The few I know that do are often using an […]
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Shagittarius wrote on 2020-12-10, 18:51:
Jo22 wrote on 2020-12-10, 09:30:

.. Back in time, in the main frame era, a Central Processing Unit (CPU) or Arithmetic-Logic Unit (ALU) was housed in a separate chassis.
I guess that's why some people call a PC or computer case a "CPU".
It's not entirely wrong, if we consider the PC as the main unit and the monitor, printer and mouse etc as peripherals or auxiliary devices.

No, most people that call it a CPU never laid eyes on a mainframe back in the day, they are just ill informed.

Hm, well, I honestly don't know for sure as to why some people still call it that way.
The few I know that do are often using an outdated vocabulary also, however.
So it made sense to me that they still use definitions of an era gone by.

The most recent example that comes to mind are these PC case holders with wheels or mountings that can be positioned under a desk.
These are also being referred to as "CPU holders" often.

px_cpu.jpg

"Computer professionals involved with mainframes refer to the entire computer as the CPU."
Source: https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/cpu

I dont think making that mistake is a crime, It's just a lack of specific knowledge...I only made the jpg image for laughs, not to make fun of anyone.

Reply 13 of 15, by Perro

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Sorry, I didn't want to create any controversy. I have always called the box cpu. I grew up with an IBM PS / 1 and always differentiated its parts like this: cpu, monitor, keyboard and mouse. If it's a misnomer, I got it back in 1991. I am also sorry for my English.