Hardware

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System Unit

Case that holds and protects componets

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Input Device

Any device used to input data into the computer Examples: keyboard, mouse, scanner, microphone

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Microprocesser or CPU

Brains of the computer

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RAM

Random Access Memory-A computer temporary memory.

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ROM

Read Only Memory- a chip on the motherboard that hold specific instructions for te computer's operation-permanent, cannot be changed

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Output Device

Any device used to receive output from the computer. Examples: monitor, printer, speakers, projector.

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Storage Device

A device used to record and store data when the computer is turned off (all disks and drives are stored devices)

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CD/DVD

A storage device that uses optical laser technology to record data

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Hard Disk

A rigid, magnetic storage device kept inside the computer to hold programs and data

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Flash Drive

A small, prtable flash storage device used for storing data. Plugs into a USB port.

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External hard drive

A hard drive that is stored outside of the computer in its own case

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Video Card

Connects the computr to the monitor

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Sound Card

Connects the speakers and microphone to the computer

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Modem

Connects the comouter to a computer phone line for network purposes

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Network Interface Card NIC

Connects the computer to a network. Te card may be internal or external

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Peripheral Devices

Devices connected by cable to the computer (keyboard, printer, camera, etc.)

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Hardware Maintance

Keeping your hardware in a good state of repair