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RAM (random access memory) Memory modules on the motherboard containing microchip
ROM (read–only memory) Chips that contain programming code and cannot be erased.
S/PDIF sound port A sound port that connects to an external home theater audio system, providing digital output and the best signal quality.
secondary storage Storage that is remote to the CPU and permanently holds data, even when the PC is turned off, such as a hard drive.
serial ATA (SATA) An ATAPI cabling method that uses a narrower and more reliable cable than the 80–conductor cable.
serial port A male 9–pin or 25–pin port on a computer system used by slower I/O devices such as a mouse or modem. Data travels serially, one bit at a time, through the port. Serial ports are sometimes configured as COM1, COM2, COM3, or COM4.
software Computer programs, or instructions to perform a specific task. Software may be BIOS, OSs, or applications software such as a wordprocessing or spreadsheet program.
solid state drive (SSD) A hard drive that has no moving parts (ssd)
startup BIOS Part of system BIOS that is responsible for controlling the PC when it is first turned on. Startup BIOS gives control over to the OS once it is loaded.
system BIOS BIOS located on the motherboard.
system board See motherboard.
system BUS The BUS between the CPU and memory on the motherboard.
system clock A line on a bus that is dedicated to timing the activities of components connected to it.
traces A wire on a circuit board that connects two components or devices.
universal serial bus (USB) port A type of port designed to make installation and configuration of I/O devices easy, providing room for as many as 127 devices daisy–chained together.
video card An interface card installed in the computer to control visual output on a monitor.
video memory Memory used by the video controller.
volatile Refers to a kind of RAM that is temporary, cannot hold data very long, and must be frequently refreshed.
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