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Hardware definitions/terms.

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Central Processing Unit (CPU)   The chip located inside the system unit of a computer that performs the processing for a computer  
GHz (Gigahertz)   Speed of a processor counted by billions of ticks per second  
MHz (Megahertz)   Speed of a processor counted by millions of ticks per second  
Monitor   A display device that projects images onto a display screen  
Hard disk drive   A storage system consisting of one or more metal magnetic disks permanently sealed with an access mechanism inside its drive  
Motherboard   The main circuit board of a computer to which all computer system components connect  
System Unit   The container that holds the motherboard and keeps components safe  
Network Interface Card   Enables a PC to connect to a network  
Optical Drive   Adds read and write capabilities to your computer for portability  
GB (Gigabyte)   Storage measurement in billions of bytes  
Random Access Memory (RAM)   provides a high speed, temporary location for the computer to hold data and program instructions  
Bit   The smallest unit of computing, consists of either a 0 or 1 (on or off)  
Byte   8 bits makes 1 byte  
Video Graphic Adapter   Enables the connection of a monitor and may provide additional graphics capabilities  


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