Computer Hardware Vocabulary

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CPU

Central Processing Unit, the brains of the computer.

format

To prepare a disk so that data and programs can be stored on it.

motherboard

A circuit board that contains all of the computer system's main components.

memory chip

The part of the CPU that holds memory.

expansion board

A circuit board used to connect a device to a computer's motherboard.

storage device

Hardware that allows you to store information, such as a hard drive or a flash drive.

hardware

The physical equipment of a computer system that you can touch.

monitor

The computer screen.

peripherals

Computer add-ons like printers, mice, keyboards, etc.

port

outlet in a computer where other equipment can be plugged in.

router

a device that connects multiple computers on a network.

firewall

hardware or software that prevents outside users from accessing a computer.

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