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Computer a machine that can be programmed. Invented in the 1940's
Personal Computer a pc that comes with a keyboard, mouse, and a monitor
Hardware all atached equipment example- mouse
Software set of instructions for the computer that has the ability to change or create data ex. word
Monitor a display screen
Mouse an input devise. It moves the cursor on the monitor
Keyboard a set of keys or buttons that are used to input information and instructions to a computer
Hard Drive the harddrive is the primary storage unit of the computer. stored on magnetic cylinders
CDROM compact disk read only memory
CDROM Drive small box that lets the computer read the cd
Data pieces of information software can change
Program another word for software a list of instructions
operating system tells programs what to do
BIOS wakes the computer up
motherboard holds all the circut boards together
CPU the brain of the computer central processing unit
ROM has a good memory but it can read only memory
RAM reads and writes random access memory
power supply gets electricity into the computer
Modem connect computers to each other
port hardware blugs into it; like keyboard,mouse
video card allows graphics to be displayed on the monitor
power plug used to provide power in to the computer and provide power out to the monitor
parallel port an elctrical connector that is used to send information on wires at the same time to a printer
serial port used to connect older or specialized devises
Network Interface Card an ethernet cable connection
Universal Serial Bus is an external bus that transfers mega bites per second
Created by: mrspowell