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jack frost3

computer parts

computer a machine that can be programmed invented in the 1940s
personal computer a personal computer also called a PC includes a mouse, keyboard, and monitor
hardware the computer and all attached equipment
monitor a display screen
mouse an imput device moves the cursor on the monitor
keyboard the keyboard is a set of keys or buttons used to imput instructions to a computer
hard drive primary storage unit stored on a magnetic cylinder
CDROM a compact disk used to store data
CDROM drive a small box that lets the computer read the disk
data peices of imformation
program program
software software is a set of insructions for the computer that has the ability to change or create data
operating system tells programs what to do
bios wakes computer
motherboard holds it all together
cpu central processing unit
rom read only memory
ram random access memory
power supply every computer needs a power supply
modem connect computers to eachother
port hardware plugs into it
video card allows graphics to be displayed on the monitor
power plug used to provide power into the computer and provide power to the monitor
parallel port an electrical connector that is used to send information on wires at the same time to the printer
serial port used to connect older or specialized devices
network interface card an ethernet cable connection
universal serial bus is an external bus that transfers mbps
Created by: mrspowell2