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Graves Computer Part

Graves Computer Parts

QuestionAnswer
Information or commands the user gives to the CPU Input
How the computer works on your commands Processing
How the computer keeps programs or data you want to use ready for the processor Memory
How the computer keeps programs or data available when not using them Storage
The results of your instructions that the CPU gives to you Output
Equipment that lets you give the computer commands or data Input Devices
Equipment that lets you keep and retrieve files. They are both input and output devices Storage Devices
Equipment that lets the CPU give you information Output Devices
Input device for entering text commands or data. Has many keys. Keyboard
Input device for pointing on the screen and controlling the cursor. Has a ball or laser on the bottom for tracking the device’s movement, and USUALLY two or three buttons. Mouse
Input device for pointing on the screen and controlling the cursor. The user moves his or her hand on the device, which does NOT move. Track Pad
Input device for video or photos, has no file storage. Webcam
Input device for audio. Microphone
Box that holds the motherboard, CPU, memory, and expansion slots, fans, and power supply. Case
Brain of the computer. Works on what you tell the computer to do. Processor/CPU
Connects everything to the CPU. Foundation of the computer. Motherboard
Memory chips which contain programs or data you are using. Lose their contents when the computer is turned off. RAM (Random Access Memory)
Memory chips on the motherboard that are programmed at the factory for running and checking the computer. Keeps its contents when the computer is turned off. ROM (Read Only Memory)
Equipment used to read and write data to spinning discs using magnetism. Magnetic storage
Large capacity magnetic storage device; usually sealed from dust. Hard disk drive
Equipment used to read and write data to spinning discs using laser light. Optical storage
Optical disk that holds up to ¾ of a GB of data. CD
Optical disk that holds up to 4.7 GB of data. DVD
Optical disk that holds up to 25 GB of data. Blu-ray Disks
Equipment used to read and write data to chips using electricity and USB ports. NO moving parts. Flash Drives
Large capacity flash memory used as the main storage device for a computer, replacing hard disk drives. Solid State Drives
Output device for audio. Speaker
Output device for text, pictures, and video. Monitor
Output device for text and pictures. Printer
An output device that also allows input (movement of the cursor and selection) by moving a finger or stylus (like a pen) over its surface, and that may or may not have buttons. Touch screen
Parts of the computer held within the case. Components
Parts of the computer connected from the outside of the case. Peripherals
Optical disk that holds up to 66-100 GB of data. 4k Blu-ray Disk (UHD Blu-ray)
Created by: EdwardgRM