[2013] Lydia Teran: Computer: Inside & Out

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[2013] Lydia Teran: Computer: Inside & Out

Computer: Inside & Out

CD/DVD Drive Storage media device that holds content in digital format and is read using a laser assembly

Sound Card Device that allows the use of audio components for multimedia applications

Video Card Electronic device that converts information in memory to video output to a display

Microphone Port Allows microphones to connect to the computer using a specific port on the computer sound card

Webcam Video camera that inputs to a computer connected to the Internet, so that its images can be viewed by Internet users

Modem Allows one computer to connect another computer and transfer data over telephone lines

Scanner Scans documents such as photographs and pages of text and converts them into a digital format

Speakers Designed to work specifically with computers to produce audio output that can be heard by the listener

Network Port Port that allows a computer to connect to a network using a wired connection

USB Ports Allow stand-alone electronic devices to be connected via cables to a computer

Fan Any fan inside, or attached to, a computer case used for active cooling

Mouse Hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen

Monitor Device that displays signals on a computer screen

Motherboard printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other device

Keyboard Panel of keys that operate a computer or typewriter

Hard Drive Device that is used for storing computer data and that contains one or more hard disks

Serial Port Used to connect a serial device to the computer and capable of transmitting one bit at a time

Expansion Slots Long narrow socket in a computer into which an expansion card can be inserted

RAM Instant memory the computer uses to run the applications that are open

ROM Portion of computer memory which is unchangeable and is unaffected by a power loss

CPU Part of a computer in which operations are controlled and executed

Computer Tower Enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer in a vertical stack is housed in a tall, narrow cabinet

Lydia TeranOctober 21, 20133rd Period


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