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What part of the computer are ALL the physical components of the computer connected to, either directly, or indirectly?
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What part of a computer is responsible for sending the electrons to all the computer's electrical parts?
What are the three expansion cards we learned about and discussed in class?
network, sound and graphics
Which expansion card is responsible for allowing the computer to connect to the internet?
Which expansion card is responsible for allowing the computer to play music through speakers or headphones?
Which expansion card is responsible for allowing the computer to show pictures and animations?
What does CPU stand for?
Central Processing Unit
What is the role of the computer's CPU?
it is the brain of the computer. It is in charge or processing all of the computers instructions.
Name 2 components that are included in a computer that helps keep the CPU from overheating.
Heat sink and the fan.
What part of your computer is considered to be "long-term memory"?
What part of your computer is considered to be "short-term memory"?
If you are using your computer for a long time, give one common reason why your computer may be running more SLOWLY than when you first turned it on:
you may have many programs open.
If your computer is running slowly, provide ONE solution that may help speed it up. EXPLAIN WHY this solution may work:
- restart your computer
- save your files (and close the program)
- cool down your device manually
put on a hard surface
use an external fan
Explain how your computer's Hard Drive and RAM work together to open programs:
the computer loads the program from the harddrive onto the RAM, then runs the program from the RAM.
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