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Review of the 7 Major Components of the Computer


the main circuit board of the computer that allows all parts of the computer to receive power and communicate with each other


Central Processing Unit


Random Access Memory


where programs are stored when running

Video Card

handles graphics that are displayed on the monitor

Power Supply

rub your finger on this to remove Static electricity before touching components in the computer

Hard Disk

The main disk inside a computer used for storing programs and information

Optical Drives

Used for playing and burning CD's, and DVD's.


Brain of the Computer


Temporary memory


handles ALL the instructions of the computer

Power Supply

Supplies the power that the computer needs

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