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IIT Computer Basics

The CPU (central processing unit) houses all of the important computer components. Tower Case
CD-ROM is short for. Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
What is CD-RW short for. Compact Disk - ReWritable
DVD stands for? Digital Video Disc
What are some input into a computer? Keyboard, Mouse, Scanner, Digital Camera and Graphics tablet
What are some output for a computer? Speakers, Monitor, Printers,
What do components do? Components each have a special job and they all work together to make your computer operate.
Why is power supply for a computer important? Takes electricity from your house and convert it into a current that works for your computer.
What is a motherboard? The motherboard is the largest circuit board and has many smaller boards plugged into it. It holds all of the most important parts of the computer.
What are some expansion cards? Sound Card and Video Card
What is a modern? an expansion card that allows computers to talk to each other.
What does CPU stand for and why is it important? Central Processing Unit and it controls information and tells other parts what to do.
What does BIOS stand for and what does it function as? Basic Input Output System. The BIOS chip wakes up the computer when you turn it on and reminds it what parts it has and what they do.
What does RAM stand for and what are it's function? Random Access Memory. RAM chips will remember what you tell them and can even change to remember new information.
What does ROM stand for and what are it's function? Read Only Memory
Created by: dev221