computer term 11-20
Anything that can be communicated. Some information has value; some has none.
Information given out by the computer
The box that contains a computer’s main circuitry and storage devices
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
Part of the computer that processes information, performs arithmetic calculations, and makes basic decisions based on information values.A1/27/14
Hundreds of transistors packed into an integrated circuit on a piece of silicon.
A unit of measurement for a computer’s clock speed; millions of clock cycles per second.
RAM (Random Access Memory)
– Memory that stores program instructions and data temporarily.A1/27/14
ROM (Read Only Memory)
Memory that includes permanent information only. The computer can only read information from it; it can never write any new information on it.A1/27/2014
Binary digit. The smallest unit of information. A bit can have two values: 0 or 1.
Grouping of 8 bits