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Computer Parts

Computer A machine that can be programmed. Invented in the 1940's.
Personal Computer A PC that comes with a keyboard, mouse, and moniter.
Hardware The computer and all attached equipment are called hardware.
Software Set of instructions for the computer that has the ability to change or create data.
Monitor A display screen.
Mouse An input device.It moves the curser on the monitor.
Hard Drive The hard drive 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 like numbers and letters.
Program Another word for software. It's a list of instructions.
Keyboard The keyboard is a set of keys or buttons that are used to input info and instructions to a computer.
Operating System OS tells programs what to do.
BIOS BIOS wakes up the computer.
Motherboard Holds all the circut boards together.
CPU Central Processing Unit(the brain of the computer). A CPU gets very hot.
RAM & ROM ROM-Read Only Memory. only reads RAM- Random Access Memory. reads and writes.
Power Supply Gets electricity into the computer.
Modem connect computers to each other.
Port hardware plugs into it; like keyboard, mouse
Video Card allows graphics to be displayed on the monitor.
Power Plug Use to provide power in to the computer and provide power out to the monitor.
Parallel Port An electrical connector that is used to send information on wires at the same time to a printer.
Serial Port Used to connect older or specialized devices.
Network Interface Card (NIC) An Ethernet cable connection.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) An external bus that transfers Mbps.
Created by: mrspowell