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Processing information involves:
performing arithmetic or logical operations on information that is input.
The primary difference between RAM and secondary storage devices is:
the length of time data is stored.
An advanced coding scheme that incorporates Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, and Japanese is known as:
Backward compatibility means that:
a Pentium 4 chip can handle processing previously done by a Pentium III.
The clock of a computer system is the:
timing device that produces electrical pulses to synchronize the computer's operations.
The part of the CPU that instructs the bus unit to read instructions stored at a certain memory address is known as the:
The storage area for the next likely data or instruction to be processed, preventing bottlenecks and slowing of the system, is known as:
Information stored in RAM is considered volatile, which means it is:
not held permanently, only temporarily.
The permanently etched program in ROM that automatically begins executing the computer's instructions is the:
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