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Y8 - Topic 2 - Computer Hardware - Internal Components
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A circuit board that contains all of the computer system's main components.
The copper channels which connect and allow electricity to flow between components.
The main memory of the computer which holds programs and data until the computer switches off
Optical Disk Drive
A device which makes it possible to read from and write to CDs and DVDs
The device which is used to store data and programs while the computer is running and also switched off.
Network Interface Card
A device that provides the interface between the computer and network
An interface card installed in the computer to control visual output on a monitor. Also called display adapter.
A device which cools the computer system
Hardware which contains all of the computer components
Wireless Interface Card
Same as a network interface card but connects the system to the network wirelessly
Central Processing Unit
The brains of the computer - all of the instructions which are sent around the computer are processed here.
External components are connected to the computer using these
A type of connector which enables peripherals to connect to the computer system.
A hardware device which is not inside the case.
An output device often included inside the computer system which outputs sound.
An input device which represents analogue sound waves as digital sound waves
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