Chapter 1

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Define the term Hardware?
Hardware is the physical parts of the computer system – the parts that you can touch and see.
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4 Examples of hardware
Printer, CPU, Mouse, keyboard
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What is the meaning of Software?
Software is a collection of instructions that can be ‘run’ on a computer. These instructions tell the computer what to do. Software is not a physical thing (but it can of course be stored on a physical medium such as a CD-ROM), it is just a bunch o
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What does RAM stand for?
Random Access Memory
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What is RAM used for?
Random Access Memory (RAM) is the part of the computer that temporarily stores the instructions that the computer is running, and the data it is processing. RAM is a volatile storage device. This means that if the computer’s power is turned off the
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What is ROM
Read Only Memory
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Give two facts about ROM
1. It is a non-volatile storage. This means the data is never lost even when the power is gone. 2.Runs when the computer when it is switched on
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Give tow facts about RAM
1. RAM is volatile. This means it only runs when the application is running. 2.the data stored on RAM is lost when the computer is switched off.
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List output devices
Printer and a monitor
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List 2 input devices
Keyboard and Mouse
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Printer, CPU, Mouse, keyboard

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What does RAM stand for?

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What is RAM used for?

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