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computer parts

Computer a machine that can be programed invented in the 1940's
Personal Computer a pc includes keyboard, mouse, and monitor
hardware the computer and all attached equipment ex. keyboard, speakers
software a 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 moniter
keyboard a set of keys or buttons used to put info and instructions to a computer
hard drive primary storage on magnetic cylinder
CDROM (compact disk read only memory) compact disk used to store data
CDROM Drive a small box with motor parts and other parts that lets the computer read whats on the CDROM. Uses lazer to read CD
data numbers, letters, pictures, drawings, sounds, orders, payments, stories, and other info
program a list of instructions
operation system tells programs what to do
BIOS wakes up the computer
motherboard holds all the circuitboards together
CPU central processing unit serving as the brain of the computer
ROM (read only memory)only reads
RAM (random acess memory) read and write
power supply get electricity into the computer
modem connect computers to each other
port hadware plugs 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 a parallel port is an electrical connecter that is used to send information on wires at the same time to a printer
serial port used to connect older or specialized devices, send parts of a message, examples include bar code scanners
network interface card (NIC) a ethernet cable connection
universal serial bus (USB) USB is an external bus that transfers Mbps
Created by: mrspowell2