10 terms

Hardware on the Inside

STUDY
PLAY
CPU
The brains of the computer
BIOS
Wakes up the computer and reminds it what to do
Power Supply
Gets electricity into the computer
Hard Drive
Information in the computer is stored on its magnetic cylinders
ROM
Has a very good memory and can read but cannot write
Modem
Connects computers and allows them to talk to each other
Video Card
Handles graphics that are displayed on the monitor
Mother Board
Holds all of the other circuit boards
RAM
Can read and write but forgets everything when the computer is turned off
Port
Other hardware like the keyboard or monitor plugs into it