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computer parts

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computer A machine that can be programed. Invented in the 1940s
personal computer A personal computer, or PC, is another name for a computer. Includes keyboard, mouse, and monitor
hardware The computer and all attacheed equipment are called hardware.
software A set of instruction for the computer that has the ability to change or create data
monitor a display screen
mouse an input device. It moves the curser on the monitor.
keyboard ue91-200Is a set of keys or buttons that are used to input information and instructions to a computer
hard drive primary storage unit of the computer. It is where the operating system, applications, files and data are stored on magnetic cylinder
CDROM is a compact uded to store data. Can hold up to 650 mega bytes
CDROM Drive The small box with motor and other parts that let the computer read what is on a CD-ROM. It uses a laser to read the CD.
data Is numbers, letters, pictures, drawings, sounds, orders, payments, stories and other pieces of infomation.
program Another word for software. It is a list of instructions. It gives the user the ability to create, modify, and save files
operating system tells programs what to do
BOIS wakes up the computer
motherboard holds it all together
CPU gets very hot. The brain of the computer
ROM READ ONLY MEMORY. Only can read
RAM RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY. Reads and writes
power supply gets 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 monitor
power plug used to provide power into 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
serial port used to connect older or specialized devices send parts of a message
network interface card (NIC) an Ethernet cable connections
universal serial bus (USB) is an external bus that transfers Mbsp
Created by: mrspowell2