Main Components of a computer

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  • Created on: 02-04-13 11:18
What is the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
One or more microprocessors, processes raw data, turns data into information
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What is the main memory
In chips, holds program instructions, holds data being processed
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What is the motherboard
Central circuit board, hold electronic components (e., CPU, memory), contains connectors
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What is the sound card
electronic circuit board, can produce high quality sound
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What is the video card
electronic circuit board, allows the production of graphics
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What are the input devices used for
used to input data, keyboard, mouse, etc
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What are the output devices used for
used to output information, screen, printer, etc
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What are the secondary/backing storage
storage other than memory, inclued hard drives, CD/DVD drives
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