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Luke Allan Williams

Computer parts

Computer A machine that can be programed invented in the 1940's.
Personal Computer A PC includes a keyboard, mouse, monitor.
Hardware The computer and all attached equipment. Example: CD drive, hard drive, speakers, mouse, monitor, keyboard.
Software A set of instructions for the computer that has the ability to change or create data. Examples: Typing Instructor, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Games, Excel, OS (Operating system)(OS runs the entire computer)
Monitor A diplay screen.
Mouse An input device. It moves the cursor on the monitor.
Keyboard the keyboared is a set of keys or buttons that are used to input information and instructions to a computer.
Hard Drive The hard drive is the primary storage unit of the computer. It is where the operating systems, applications, files and data are stored on a magnetic cylinder.
CDROM [Compact Disk - Read Only Memory]A CD-ROM is a compact disk used to store data. A CD-ROM cand hold up to 650 megabytes of data.
CDROM Drive The small box with motor and other parts that let th computer read the CD-ROM. It uses a laser to read the CD. It looks for pits and flats.
data Data is number, letters, pictures, drawings, sounds, orders, payments, stories and other pieces of information. The computer uses software to change data.
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 OS tells programs what to do.
BIOS BIOS wakes up the computer.
Motherboard Itr holds all the curcuit boards together.
CPU [Central Processing Unit] serving as the brain of the computer.
ROM Read Only Memory
RAM Random Access Memory, it can read and write
Power Supply Every It gets electricity into the computer.
Modem Connects computers to each other.
Port Hardware plugs into it; like keyboard, and/or mouse.
Video card Allows graphics to be displayed on the monitor.
Created by: mrspowell2