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Nick Mirabile

Computer parts

computer a machine that can be programed invented in the 1940s
personal computer a personal computer that inclcudes a keybaord mouse monitor
hardware ` the computer and all atached equipment
monitor a personal computer that inclcudes a keebaord mouse monitor
hardware ` the coputer and all atached equipment
monitor a display screen
keyboard a set of keys
program another name for software
hard drive the primary storage unit it is stored on a magnetetic disk
CD-ROM a computer disk that can hold up to 650 megabytes of data
CD-ROM drive a small box that lets the computer read what is on the cd it used lazers to read it
Data data is pieces of information
software its a list of instroutions has the ability to change or create data
operating system it tells systems what to do
BIOS it wakes up the computer
motherboard hold all the circuitboards together
CPU it is the brain of the computer
ROM RAM ROM=read only memory RAM=random Access memory
modem connects computers
powersupply the power supply gives the computer power
port hardware plugs into it
video card allows graphics to be displayed on the monitor
power plug used to bring power to the computer
parallel port it send the information to the printer
serial port used to conetent older devices
NIC enternet cable
USB a port that tranfers MBPS
Created by: mrspowell2