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What is Storing of frequently used data in fast RAM that connects directly to the CPU? Caching
What is space on a hard disk used to temporarily store data and swap it in and out of RAM as needed? Virtual Memory
What is solid state storage device. Retains data even after computer is turned off. Flash Memory
What is the main circuit board to which all of the other internal components connect. Motherboard
Where are these components located: the CPU, Memory, Sound Card, Graphic Cards, and Expansion Slots? Motherboard
What is absolutely vital to the operation of the computer? Power Supply
Where is the power supply usually found? A metal box in the corner of the case.
What is the large-capacity storage used to hold information such as programs and documents? Hard Disk
Do newer flash-based hard drives have moving parts? no
What do platters do to read and record data? Spin
What is the Basic software that allows the user to interface with the computer? Operating System
What has two purposes that are; Providing a stable, consistent way for applications to deal with the hardware without having to know all the hardware details and Managing the hardware and software resources? Operating System
What is The primary interface for the hard drives? Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE)
A Very high speed connection used by the graphics card to interface with the computer? Accelerated Graphics Port(APG)
This can handle operations that would normally require the CPU. GPU
An interface that allows a computer to communicate with peripheral equipment Ports
Translates image data from the computer into a format that can be displayed by the monitor. Graphics Card
Used to record and play audio by converting analog sounds to digital. Sound Card
every PC has a clock containing a vibrating crystal that all components synchronize properly, this is called the? Real-Time Clock
Created by: clt12