12 terms

10 major internal parts of a computer


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a printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other device, with connectors into which other circuit boards can be slotted.
It is the unit that reads and executes program instructions.
heat sink
a device or substance for absorbing excessive or unwanted heat
inside a computer case used for cooling purposes, and may refer to fans that draw cooler air into the case from the outside, expel warm air from inside
Internal storage areas in the computer
hard drive
a high-capacity, self-contained storage device containing a read-write mechanism plus one or more hard disks, inside a sealed unit
an insulated wire or wires having a protective casing and used for transmitting electricity or telecommunication signals.
power supply
the component that supplies power to the other components in a computer
cd/dvd drive
a drive that reads a compact disc and that is connected to an audio/video system
sound card
a video card that converts digital data to analog sound waves you can actually hear
video card
a printed circuit board controlling output to a display screen.
network card
a hardware device that handles an interface to a computer network and allows a network-capable device to access that network.