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Hardware Basics:6

chapter 2 vocab

Ram temporary memory that is designed to hold new data and is available only while the computer is on.
Rom permanent internal memory inside the system
Binary code code made up of a series of zeros and ones
Bit is the smallest unit of binary information
Byte 8 bits can represent on alphabetic or numeric character of information
Kilobyte 1024 bytes
Megabyte 1024 kilobytes
Gigabyte 1024 megabytes
Terabyte 1024 gigabytes
Megahertz the processor speed equals one million cycles per second
Cache temporary storage area that provides a quick access to information
Keyboard input device used to type information on the computer
Mouse input device used to click and select things on the screen of the computer
Hard disk drive holds large amounts of information and is significant in the purchasing decision of a new computer
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