Computing Hardware

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What is the purpose of the CPU?
Control the movement of the data and instructions. Fetch data and instructions from the memory. decode and execute instructions. Preform arithmetic operations such as add or subtract
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What does the performance of the CPU depend on?
Processors speed. Bus speed. Amount of cache available. Number of processor cores
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What are the two main components of the CPU?
The control unit and the arithmetic and logic unit (ALU)
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What does the control unit do?
it directs the system to execute the instructions which is stored in stored programs
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What is ROM?
ROM stand for Read Only Memory. it stores data in the computer that cannot be overwritten,this makes it non-volatile. The data in ROM is always available and is not lost once the computer is turned off
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What does the performance of the CPU depend on?

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Processors speed. Bus speed. Amount of cache available. Number of processor cores

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What are the two main components of the CPU?

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What does the control unit do?

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What is ROM?

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