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Level 2: Computer Hardware & Networking

What is the function of the ALU? To calculate and process instructions
What is the function of CU? Controls data from from the ALU and Memory
What is the function of the Registers? Temporary memory used by the CPU
Volatile memory RAM
Non Volatile Memory that can only read instructions ROM
Acts as a buffer between RAM and CPU Cache Memory
Function of the chipset manages Data between CPU, Motherboard and Peripherals
What does CPU stand for? Central processing Unit
What does RAM stand for? Random Access Memory
What does ROM stand for? Read Only Memory
What does HDD stand for? Hard Disk Drive
What cable is made from glass and uses light to transmit data? Fibre Optic
Which cable is made from copper? Ethernet
What type of network is created when a user connects a laptop to a mobile hotspot PAN
What network type can be wired and wireless and generally covers a small area such as a school? LAN
Created by: mobcot