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Parts of a computer
(Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) Newer type of cable that joins various drives, such as the optical drive or hard drive, to the motherboard of a computer.
(Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment) Older type of cable that joins various drives, such as the optical drive or hard drive, to the motherboard of a computer.
Device that removes heat from the computer to keep the computer components within permissible heat levels.
Central Processing Unit: The part of the computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program. Also known as the "brains" of the computer.
Slots where additional components can fit into the motherboard.
The main storage device inside the computer. This stores all data such as the operating system, system files, and user profiles.
An external device used to enter data into the computer for processing.
Jumpers are used to configure the settings for computer peripherals such as the motherboard, hard drives, modems, sound cards, and other components (SATA drives can be configured in BIOS)
The main circuit board of a computer that connects all of the computer components together.
An expansion card that enables a computer to connect to a network such as a home network or the internet using an Ethernet cable.
Type of storage device that uses laser to write and read data (includes CD, DVD and BluRay)
Provides the user with data from the computer
Places on the outside of the computer that connect to the motherboard or expansion and allows external hardware to work.
How electricity gets to your computer.
Random Access Memory: Temporary Memory that allows the computer to preform calculations and run multiple programs at one time. It erases when you turn the computer off.
An expansion card or integrated circuit that provides a computer with the ability to produce sounds that can be heard by the user either over speakers or headphones
Type of expansion card that controls the video output of the computer
An expansion card that enables a computer to connect to a network such as a home network or internet wirelessly
Device that writes data on a floppy disk with the use of magnets
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