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computor parts

computer matchine that can be programed invinted in 1940s
PC a personal computer that includes a keyboard, mouse, and monitor
hardware the compiter and all attached equipment example: speakers; monitor; mouse; keyboard
software set of instructions for the computer that has the abilty to change or create data example: powerpoint; word; excel; games; TI
monitor a display screen
mouse an input devise that moves the curser on the monitor
keyboard set of keys or buttons that are used to input information and instructions to a computer
hard drive primary storage unit< magneticly stores files and data.
CD-ROM compact disc used to store data, holds up to megabytes of data
CDROM Drive small box with motor and other parts that let the computor read what is on a CD
data numbers, letters, pictures, drawings, and other peices of info.computer uses sofware to change data
program another word for software. list of instructions, gives the ability to create, modift, and save files
operating system tells programs what to do
bios wakes up the computer
motherboard holds it all together
CPU central prossesing unit serving as the brain of th computor(gets very hot)
ROM reads only memory
RAM random access memory
power supply gets eletricity into the computer
modem connects computers to each other
port hardware plugs into it; like keyboard, mouse
video card allows graphics to be displayed on the monitor
power plug two power plugs on the back of a computer used to plug into the computor, power come out of monitor
parellel port an electrical connector used to send info. on wires at the same time to a printer
serial port connects older or specialized devices to the system
network interface card(NIC) enternet cable connector
universal serial bus(USB) external bus that transfers megabites per second
Created by: mrspowell2