The CPU

What does CPU stand for?
central processing unit
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What is a CPU?
hardware within a computer system
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What does a CPU do?
carries out the instructions of a computer program
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How long was the term been in use in the computer industry?
since the early 1960s
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What does the control unit part of the CPU do?
extracts instructions from memory and decodes and executes them
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What is a CPU?

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hardware within a computer system

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How long was the term been in use in the computer industry?

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What does the control unit part of the CPU do?

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