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Michael Gehr

computer parts

computer a machine that can be programed invented in the 1940's
personal computer a pc that includes a keboard mouse and monitor
hardware the computer and all attached equipment ex monitor
software a set of instructions for the computer that has the ability to change or creat data
monitor a display screen
mouse an imput device that moves the cursor on the monitor
keyboard a set of keys or buttons that are used to imput information and instructions to a computer
hardrive primary storage unit magneticly stored
cdrom compact disk read only memory
cdrom drive box that lets the computer read a cdrom
data peicies of information computer uses software to change data
program another word for software list of instructions
operating system tells programs what to do
motherboard holds stuff toggether
cpu central processing unit brain of the computer
rom read only memory write
ram random acces memory read, write
power to get electricity into the computer
modem connect computers to eachother
port hardware plugs into it
video card allow graphics to be displayed on monitor
power plug used to supply power to the computer and provide power the monitor
parralell electrical
serial port used to connect old or special devices
universal serial bus
network interface card
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