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Hardware Basics 0610

The Basics of Computer Hardware

How many bits make a byte? eight
Where does processing information take place? central processing unit
what provides temporary storage ? cache
What does CRT stand for? cathode ray tube
What allows storage of data for later use? storage device
what is the biggest byte? gigabyte
What is another name for a flash drive? USB drive
What helps connect the computer and printer together? Parallel ports
What cord is used to help the high speed of the internet? Ethernet port
What is a temporary memory that is designed to hold new data and is available while the computer is still turned on? RAM
What does a computer system work with? binary coding system
What allows the input of data into the computer? Input devices
What serves as a mouse on most laptops? trackball or touch pads
What produces data after it has been processed? Output devices
What navigation of information on the Internet? Browser software
Created by: aajohn08