21 terms

DAHS CBA Hardware and Software

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RAM
Memory that temporaily stores programs and data when the computer is turned on but does not retain the contents when the computer is turned off.
ROM
Permanent memory that stores the instructions that tell the computer how to begin to load the operating system and programs.
RAM
Random Access Memory
ROM
Read Only Memory
System software
Software that controls the data flow among computer parts, and provides the platform on which application and network software work
Network software
Software used to run a server, such as Novell and Windows.
Applications software
A program used to perform a job or task; examples include word processors, databases, graphics programs, and spreadsheets
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
A silicon chip, stored on the motherboard, which processes data and carries out instructions given to the computer
Input device
Devices used to enter information into a computer and interact with the user; for instance, a keyboard, microphone, or pointing device
Logging on
An operation performed to access a computer or network
Memory
The chips that store data and programs while the computer is working. Often called RAM or Random Access Memory.
Storage device
Device such as disk drive, CD/DVD drive, flash drive, or tape drive that is used to store and retrieve data on a computer.
Output device
Device that displays the results of computer processing; for example, a monitor, printer, or speaker.
Flash Drive
A storage device that is inserted into a USB port on a computer
Hard disk drive
The main storage device for a computer, usually inside the system unit
Motherboard
The place the computer memory (ROM) and other vital electronic parts are stored
PDA
An electronic organizor that can be held in your hand
Computer
A machine that is used to store, retrieve, and manipulate data
Stylus
An input device that is used with a PSA or touch screen
Monitor
An ouput device that allows you to see your work before printing.
Printer
An output device that produces a hardcopy