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Dan Mullasseril

Computers 2

CPU I am the brain of the computer
ROM I have a very good memory. I can read, but I can't write
BIOS I wake up the computer and remind it what to do.
Video card I handle the graphics that are displayed on the monitor
Power supply I get electricity into the computer
Motherboard I hold all of the other circut boards
Hard Drive Information in the computer is stored on my magnetic cylinders
RAM I can read and write; but if you turn off the computer, I forget everything
Modem I connect computers and allow them to talk to each other
Port Other hardware, like the keyboard or monitor, plug into me.
Power Plug Used to provide power in to the computer and provide power out to the monitor.
Parallel Port (Printer Connector) An electrical connector that is used to send information on wires at the same time.
Serial Port used to connect older or specialized devices send parts of a message, Examples:bar code scanner
Network Interface Card (NIC) An Ethernet cable connection
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Universal Serial Bus is an external bus that tranfers Mbps
Created by: mrspowell2