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Cache
Small store of data, close to the processor
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Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Responsible for interpreting and executing the commands and instructions from the computer’s hardware/software
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Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU)
Part of the CPU that carries out arithmetic and logic functions (all of the calculations and makes decisions on the data sent to the processor)
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Register
A memory location in the CPU designed to hold temporary data and instructions
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Random Access Memory (RAM)
The more you have, the faster your computer will run. If a computer loses power, all data stored in the RAM is lost - Volatile (temporary).
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Responsible for interpreting and executing the commands and instructions from the computer’s hardware/software

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Central Processing Unit (CPU)

Card 3

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Part of the CPU that carries out arithmetic and logic functions (all of the calculations and makes decisions on the data sent to the processor)

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Card 4

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A memory location in the CPU designed to hold temporary data and instructions

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Card 5

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The more you have, the faster your computer will run. If a computer loses power, all data stored in the RAM is lost - Volatile (temporary).

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Preview of the back of card 5

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