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Explain the functions of the CU and ALU in the CPU of a computer.

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Explain the functions of the CU and ALU in the CPU of a computer.
CPU 06-4-2012 03:14 AM

Explain the functions of the CU and ALU in the CPU of a computer.



The characteristics of the CU or control unit are as follows:

- This part of the of the CPU is the one that is in charge of all the operations being carried out.

- It is responsible to direct the system to execute instructions.

- It helps in communication between the memory and the arithmetic logical unit.

- It also aids in the loading of data and instructions residing in the secondary memory to the main memory as required.

The characteristics of the ALU are as follows:

- The ALU is responsible for performing all logical and arithmetic operations.

- Some of the arithmetic operations are as follows: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

- Some of the logical operations are as follows: comparison between numbers, letter and or special characters.

- The ALU is also responsible for the following conditions: Equal-to conditions, Less-than condition and greater than condition.
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