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Sara Elisabeth Houk

Computer horse

Computer A machine that can be programed. Invented in the 1940's.
Personal Computer A PC that comes with a moniter, mouse and keyboard.
Hardware All attached equipedment. EXAMPLE: CD Drive; Mouse
Software Set of instructions for the computer that has the ability to change or create data.
Moniter Display screen.
Mouse An input device. It moves the curser on the moniter.
Keyboard The is a set of keys or buttons that are used to put info instructions to a computer.
Hard Drive It is the primary storage unit of the computer, and its stored magneticly.
CDROM CD:Compact Disc ROM:Read Only Memory
CDROM Drive Small box that lets the computer read the CD.
Data Pieces of info that software can change. (#'s, letters, etc.)
Program Another word for software. It is a list of instructions.
Operating System Tells programs what to do.
BIOS Basic Input/Output System. Wakes up the computer.
Motherboard Holds it all together.
CPU CPU: Central Prossecing Unit. Brain of the computer. It gets very hot.
RAM Random Access Memory: Reads and writes
ROM Read Only Memory: ONLY reads
Power Supply Gives electricity to computer.
Modem Connects computers to each other.
Port Hardware plugs into it.
Video Card Alows graphics to be displayed on the monitor.
Created by: mrspowell