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GCSE Computing

Hardware

TermDefinition
RAM Temporary storage of all programs and data
ROM Stores the boot up program which loads the operating system
CPU Fetches the information from memory, decodes them and executes them
Virtual Memory When RAM uses the Hard Disk as if it were extra RAM
Magnetic Stoage E.g. Hard Drive, Large storage capacity but not portable
Optical Storage E.g. DVD, Portable and cheap
Solid State E.g. USB Pen, No moving parts so very portable
Created by: ssmith897