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Hardware Basics 0625

Chapter 2

CPU often referred to as the processor
access options one or more stand-alone computers,
control unit retrieves the instructions and send command signals to the rest of the computer
memory unit allows storage of information in many data processing problems
memory unit allows storage of information, is internal to the computer, and is divided into two types of memory
RAM temporary memory that is designed to hold new data and is available
ASCII american standard code for information interchange
bit smallest unit of binary
byte 8 bits
kilobytes computer memory
megahertz one million cycles per second
peripheral devices input the info
input devices allow the input of data into the computer
joysticks game devices that come in a variety of designs
dpi resolution on a printer
Created by: mrwwg4