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Name three pieces of computer hardware
Motherboard, heat sink, RAM.
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Name three types of computer software
Word processor, spreadsheet, graphics.
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Name three computer output devices
Monitor, printer, speakers.
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Name three computer input devices
Mouse, keyboard, microphone.
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What is the job of the computer case?
The computer contains and protects the internal components of the computer. It also keeps the hardware cool.
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What is the job of the motherboard?
The motherboard is the main circuit board in a computer. It has the ability to hold other forms of hardware, such as the CPU and heatsink, and provides connection and communication between these crucial components.
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What is the job of the power supply?
A PSU, or Power Supply Unit, has the ability to convert mains electricity into lower voltage power, which can be used safely by the computer.
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What is the job of the central processing unit (C.P.U)?
A CPU, or central processing unit, is a chip with a series of circuits which acts as the brain of the computer. It carries out the instructions of the computer, including input, output and control operations.
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What is the job of the BIOS?
The BIOS ( Basic Input/Output System) is a ROM (Read-Only Memory) chip located on all motherboards that allows you to access and set up your computer system at the most simple level.
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What is the job of the RAM?
The RAM, or random-access memory, is a device which allows data to be accessed and temporarily stored on the computer. The information on the RAM is lost if the power is turned off.
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What is the job of the hard drive?
The hard drive of a computer is a device that stores all the software installed on a computer, as well as all the data files created and used by this software. The hard drive is a form of permanent storage.
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Name four things that might stop a computer from working properly.
The power supply may be faulty. The cables may be damaged of incorrectly plugged in. The cooling fans can become clogged with dirt and dust. Faulty batteries.
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