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Computer Basic Notes

What is the primary interface for the hard drives? Integrated Drive Electronics Controller
What is the very high speed connection used by graphics cards to interface with computer? Accelerated Graphics Port
What is a port? An interface that allows a computer to communicate with peripheral equipment
What does CMOS stand for? Complementary Metal-oxide Semiconductor
What does the CMOS do? The CMOS and CMOS battery allow a computer to store information even when the computer powers down.
What three things keep the computer from overheating? Fans, heat sinks, and cooling systems
What 5 things are found on the MotherBoard? CPU,Memory,Sound Card,Graphic Cards,Expansion Slots
What is absolutely vital to the operation of a computer? The Power Supply
What is a Hard Drive? a large capacity storage used to hold information such as programs and documents
What are the operating systems two main purposes? Managing the hardware and software resources, and providing applications to deal with hardware without having to know all the hardware details.
What are the three responsibilties of the CPU? Fetch, Decode, Execute
What does the CPU chip consist of? millions of transistors and integrated chips that work together and a complete computational engine
Created by: AM12