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CT-Lesson 2

CRHS: Computer Tech-Lesson 2

Coding system that computers of all types and brands can translate. American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)
In binary code, this represents a zero or one. Bit
Another word for character; represented by eight bits. Byte
Disk that can store up to 680 MB of data; datat can only be read from it. CD-ROM
Also known as the microprocessor; the brains of the computer. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Digital Versatile Disk; vidio output can be stored on this. DVD
A data storage unit inside a computer that can store a large quantity of data, but cannot easily be removed from the computer. Hard disk drive
Enable the user to input data and commands into the computer. Input devices
Where data is stroed on the computer's motherboard. Memory
A circuit board that contains all of the computer system's main components. Motherboard
A disk drive located on another computer or server that provides space you can use for data storage. Network drive
Enable the computer to give you the results of the processed data. Output devices
Where instructions and data are stored on a temporary basis. Random access memory (RAM)
Permanent storage; instructions are burned onto chips by the manufacturer. Read-only memory (ROM)
It controls the speed of the central processing unit. System clock
Created by: pcallahan