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Zane Wade

Computer Parts

computer a machine that can be programed. invented in the 1940s
pesonal computer a PC that includes keyboard, mouse, monitor
Hardware computer and all attached equipment (mouse)
software has ability to change or create data
monitor a display screen
mouse an input device. It moves the cursor on the monitor.
keyboard a set of buttons to input information and instructions to a computer
hard Drive the primary storage unit and it magneticly stores things
cdrom resd only memory
cdrom drive a box that lets the computer read the disk
data pieces of information
program it is another word for software. a list of instuction
operating system tells programs what to do
bios wakes up the computer
motherboard holds it all together
cpu central processing unit that works as the brain of the computer
rom read only memory
ram random acces memory
power supply gives electricity to the computer
modem connect computers to each other
port hardware plugs into it; like keyboard, mouse
video card allows graphics to be displayed to be displayed on the monitor
power plug used to supply power to the computer and provide power out the the monitor
parallel Port electrical connecter that is used to send information to the printer
serial port used to connect older or specilized devices
network interface card an ethernet cable connection
universal serial bus is an external bus that transfers mbps
Created by: mrspowell2