Computer System Design Laboratory

Credit: 2



  • To understand the functionality of the various modules of a computer system.

  • To build computer systems from components.



  1. Comparative study of motherboards from INTEL, AMD and ARM with focus on performance.

  2. Study of GPUs using NVIDIA boards.

  3. Study of memory sub systems with focus on performance.

  4. Study of Reconfigurable hardware using FPGA boards.

  5. Study of display cards, RAM, Sound cards, disk and I/o interfaces

  6. Understanding BIOS and CMOS settings.



  • Ability to build computer systems from components for various specifications.

  • Gaining knowledge on the architecture of the computer systems.



  1. R. Kelly Campbell, “Introduction to Computer Hardware Lab Manual” Kendall Hunt, 1st Edition, 2010.

  2. Michael Meyers, Lloyd Jeffries, “Mike Meyers’ A Guide to PC Hardware”, McGraw Hill Professional, 2004.