(AQA) ICT - Computer Systems

The physical objects that make up a computer system
Hardware
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Data entered into a system
Input
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The action that occurs after an input had been processed
Output
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Turning the input into a useful form
Processing
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Information is kept for later use
Stored
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Pieces of hardware
Devices
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A silicon chip that contains a central processing unit, which acts as the 'brain' of a computer
Microprocessor
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The part of the computer that does most of the data processing
CPU
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Controls and manages the computer
Operating systems software
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Computer programs that are designed to carry out specific tasks
Applications software
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What does CPU mean?
Central processing unit
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Example of an operating systems software
Windows
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What does RAM stand for?
Random access memory
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What does ROM stand for?
Read only memory
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When the computer is switched on, it automatically performs a set of processes to allow the computer to be used
Boots up
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What are operating systems S____ and applications S___ the two main types of?
Software
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Input and output devices are examples of this
Hardware
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Application or utility are examples of this
Software
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What does hardware need in order to fuction
Software
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What two things work together in computers and other devices that use microprocessors?
Hardware and Software
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What are; a mouse and keyboard examples of?
Input Devices
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What are; monitors, speakers and printers examples of?
Output devices
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What stores data when the power is switched off?
Secondary storage
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What loses it's contents when the computer is switched off?
RAM
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What loads instructions when the computer boots up, but data cannot be written to it?
ROM
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Increasing what will allow the computer to help boost it's performance?
RAM
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What is a fast temporary type of memory in which programs, applications and data are stored?
RAM
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What is Memory that is constantly being written to and read from?
RAM
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Dual or quad-core processors help the computer to do what?
Run quickly
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Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Data entered into a system

Back

Input

Card 3

Front

The action that occurs after an input had been processed

Back

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Card 4

Front

Turning the input into a useful form

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Information is kept for later use

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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