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What is Hardware?
Physical parts of a computer system.
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What is Cache and where is it found?
It is built into a computer’s central processing unit or located next to it on a separate chip. The CPU uses cache memory to store instructions that are repeatedly required to run programs improving overall speed.
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What is a CPU?
Abbreviation for central processing unit. It performs calculations.
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What is the ALU?
Processes logical and mathematical instructions.
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What is a register?
A small amount of storage in the CPU that stores addreses and data
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What is RAM?
Memory that can be accessed randomly that is used to quicly get around in a computer.
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What is ROM?
data has been pre-recorded. Once data has been written onto a ROM chip, it cannot be removed and can only be read.
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What is an input device?
Is a piece of hardware that allows the user to enter data.
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It is built into a computer’s central processing unit or located next to it on a separate chip. The CPU uses cache memory to store instructions that are repeatedly required to run programs improving overall speed.

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What is Cache and where is it found?

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Abbreviation for central processing unit. It performs calculations.

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Processes logical and mathematical instructions.

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A small amount of storage in the CPU that stores addreses and data

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