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Computers 2

CPU I am the brain of the computer
BIOS I wake up the computer and remind it what to do
power supply I get electricity in to the computer
hard drive Information in the computer is stored on my magnetic cylinders
modem I connect and allow them to talk to each other
ROM I have very good memory. I can read, but i cant write
video card I handle the graphics that are displayed on the monitor
motherboard I hold all of the otheer circut boards together
RAM I can read and write;but if you turn me off i forget everything
port Other hardware like the keyboard or monitor, plugs in to me
power plug used to provide power in computer and out monitor
parallel port electrical conector used to send information on wires at the same time.
Network interface card An ethernet cable connection
serial port Used to connect older or specialized devices, send parts of a message, example: bar code scanners
universal serial bus (USB) external bus that transfers MBPS
Created by: mrspowell2