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Computer Basics Notes

The computer is an electronic machine that does what four things? Accepts, Processes, Stores, and Provides
What part of the computer is the "brain?" CPU (Central Processing Unit)
What are the three main jobs of the CPU? Fetch, Decode, and Execute
The hertz(Hz) has how many cycles per second? 1
How do computer store information you give them? In the memory
RAM stands for what? Random Access Memory
What is the main circuit board to which all of the other internal components connect to? The motherboard
What is absolutely vital to the operation of a computer? Power Supply
What are three types of memory? Caching, Virtual, and Flash
What is a large capacity storage used to hold information such as programs and documents? Hard Disk
What does IDE stand for? Integrated Drive Electronics
What is used to record and play audio by converting analog sounds to digital? Sound Card
What is the basic software that allows the user to interface with the computer? Operating System
Created by: amc11