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William Graham III

Computer Parts

computer A machine that can be programed- invented in the 1940's
Personal Computer A PC that includes keyboard, mouse, and monitor
Hardware The computer and all attached equipment cd drive, hard drive, speakers, mouse, monitor, and keyboard
Software Virtual set of instructions for the computer that has the ability to change or create data
Keyboard set of keys or buttons that are used to input information and instructions to a computer
Monitor Adisplay screen LCD Monitor and CRTMonitor
Hard Drive The hardrive is the primary storage unit of the computer shaped like a square magnet
Mouse An input device.
CD-ROM A CD-ROM is a compact disc used to store data. A CD-ROM can hold up to 650 megabytes of data.
CDROM Drive The small box with motor and other part that let computer read what is on a CD-ROM. It uses a laser to read the CD. It looks for pits and flats
Hard Drive Pieces of information. The computer uses software to change data.
Program Another word for software.
Operating System Os tells programs what to do
CDROM Drive BIOS wakes up the computer
Motherboard Motherboard hold all circutboards
CPU Central Proccessing Unit serving as the brain of the computer
ROM RAM ROM-Read Only Memory-only reads RAM-Random Acess Memory-reads and writes
Power Supply To get electricity in to the computer
Modem Conenects computers to each other
Port hardware plugs into it; like keyboard, mouse
Video Card Allows graphics to be displayed on the monitor
Power Plug Provides power to the computer and out to the moniter
Parallel Port (Printer Conector) Sends information on wires at the same time to a printer
Serial Port Used to connect older or specialized devices
Network Iterface Card (NIC) An Ethernet cable connection
Universal Serial Bus (USB) External bus that transfer Mbps
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