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Garrett McGinnis

computer parts

computer Computer is A machine that can be programed in the 1940's
personal computer personal computer A PC that includes keyboard mouse monitor
hardware Hardware The computer and all attched equipment example Cd Drive Hard Drive Mouse Monitor Keyboard
software software is a set of instructions for the computer that has the ability to change or create data
monitor monitom a display screen
mouse it moves the curser on the moniter
keyboard The Keyboard is a get of keys or buttons that are used in input information and instructions to a computer
hard drive The HArd dive is the primary storage unit of the computer
CDROM It is a compact disc used to store data
CDROM drive It is the small box with a motor ans other parts that let the computer read what is on a CD-ROM. It uses a laser to read the CD.
data It is numbers, letters, pictures, drawing, sounds, orther, paymeants and stories.
program It is a list of instructions.
Operating System Tells programs what to
BIOS Wakes up the computer
Motherboard It holds all the circuit boards
CPU Central Processing Unit as the as the brain of the computer
ROM Reads only memory
RAM Random access memory
Power Supply Get 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 monnitor
power plug Used to provide powerin to the computer and provide power out to the monitor
parallel port a parallel port is an electrical connector that is used to send information on wires at the same time to a printer used connect older or specialized device, send psrt of a messange, examples include bar code scanners
serial port used connect older or specialized device, send psrt of a messange, examples include bar code scanners
network interface card an ethernet connection
universal serial bus (usb) it is an external bus that tranfers mbps
Created by: mrspowell2