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Computer Parts

Computer Parts
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Hardware
Component devices that are typically installed into a computer case.
Software
The programs and other operation information used by a computer
Operating System
Program that helps the computer hardware to communicate and operate with the computer software
Peripheral
Device attached to a host computer.
CPU
Central Processing Unit- The portion of a computer system that carries out the instructions of a computer program. Brain of computer.
Power Supply
Supplies direct current power to all other parts of a computer.
Memory RAM
Form of computer data storage. RANDOM ACCESS OF MEMORY.
Case Fan
A fan inside a computer case that is used to help cool off computer parts.
Motherboard
Central printed circuit board. Heart of the computer.
Expansion Card
Printed circuit board that can be inserted into an expansion slot of a computer motherboard- Adds functionality to a computer.
PCI slot
Holds PCI Card
Heat Sink
Transfers generated heat in solid material to a liquid form
Jumper/Ribbon Cable
A cable with many conducting wires running parallel to each other on the same flat plane.
BIOS Chip
Software used to set up the hardware and load and start a boot loader. Basic Input Output System.
USB Port
Allows you to attach many different computer accessories to your computer.
Parallel Port
Type of interface found on computers for connecting various peripherals.
COM Port
Specialized software that includes underlying network software necessary to access networked device servers.
Serial Port
Serial communication interference where information transfers through.
CD-ROM Drive
Pre-pressed compact disc that contains data for storage.
Hard Disk
Digital data storage device. Holds all the information.
Laptop
Personal computer for mobile use.
Minimize Button
Minimizes Window
Maximize Button
Opens window or makes it bigger
Close Button
Exits page you are on
Title Bar
Part of window where the title of the window appears
Taskbar
Used to launch an monitor running applications
Tile Windows Vertically
Organizes windows in a vertical fashion
Tile Windows Horizontally
Organizes windows in a horizontal fashion
Save
Saves your file in the default folder
Save as
Lets you choose your save folder
Create a folder
Opens a new empty folder
F1
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