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Computer Hardware and Ports
Name the main hardware included in a PC. Also name all of the main ports included in a PC and the two main types of wires in modern PCs.
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February 16, 2017
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A piece of hardware that stores long term memory.
Optical drive that reads and writese to a CD or DVD. You can watch movies, install files, save files and more.
Cools down the computer.
Converts electricity from the wall into a format that is safe for the computer. Give power to almost all of the components and motherboard.
Short-term memory that is cleared when the computer is shut off or a program is closed. The more you have the more applications you can use at once or files/windows open.
Random Access Memory
Connects to the ____ ____ to keep the processor cool.
Connects to the processor ____ to keep the processor cool.
Circuit boards and connected ports that allow you to expand the functionality of your computer.
A circuit board that connects all of the major components of the computer to each other. Allows data and power to move from component to component.
The brain of the computer. Handles all the instructions it receives from the hardware and software.
"Firmware" contains instructions to the computer and how to boot. Keeps track of time, date, and location while the computer is powered down.
CMOS Battery and BIOS Chip
Sends power around the computer from the power supply.
Transfers electricity from wall socket to power supply.
Transmits data from the motherboard to different components.
Transfers video data and audio data to a display.
Connects the monitor or other video to the computer tower.
Connects some sort of video to a computer such as a monitor. Can transfer sound and other kinds of data, too. Less common than VGA or HDMI
Used to connected headphones, speakers, and mics to the computer.
Most popular connection wire. Usually will be one end of a hand-held devices's sync cable.
Common on printers, and scanners. The other end of the cable is ___ _.
Popular sync/power cable on non-Apple phones and other small handheld devices.
Popular sync/power cable on old cellphones. Commonly used on video cameras and digital cameras.
High performance connection like USB 2.0, but faster.
Connects a computer to another device or to a network. These can be connected to modem/routers at your house.
Wide variety of components that can be connected to a computer including, keyboards, mice, monitors, webcams, microphones and more.
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