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					Computer Parts
   Assignment
Reviewing the Functions of Each Part
CPU

CPU stands for central processing unit, and is also
 known as the brains of the computer. The CPU
 interprets and executes most of the commands and
 functions of the computer. The faster your CPU is, the
 faster your computer functions.
RAM

   RAM stands for Random Access Memory, and is a
    form of computer data storage. It can be used by
    computer programs to perform necessary tasks. RAM
    is a form of volatile memory storage.




CPU & RAM
Motherboard

   The main circuit board in most computers. The
    motherboard contains many of the important components
    of the computer, and also provides connectors for other
    pieces that can be attached to the computer.

Hard drive

   The hard drive is the main component for memory storage.
    The unique thing about the hard drive is that it can retain
    the information stored on it when the computer is turned
    off. This is known as non-volatile storage.




Motherboard & Hard drive
Graphics Card

The graphics card is the piece of hardware
 installed on a computer that is responsible for
 rendering the image on the monitor or display
 screen.
Cooling Fan

   Cooling fans are used to cool down particular
    parts of the computer while they are functioning.
    Compute parts heat up when they work, and if
    they get too hot they will cease to function,
    possibly permanently.



Graphics Card & Cooling Fan
GUI

   GUI is short for graphical user interface, and is the
    thing that allows users to interact with a computer
    system without typing specific, complicated
    commands. It is the interface between the user and
    computer on the screen’s display.

BIOS

   The bios is the basic input output system, and the
    primary function of the bios is to load an operating
    system, such as windows.




Graphical UI & Basic I/O System
USB
 Stands for universal serial bus, and is the form of
  connection between various devices that interact
  with the computer and perform specific
  functions.
DOS
 Stands for disk-operating-system, which refers to
  a basic operating system used in most
  computers.
HTML
 Hyper text mark-up language, used in the
  creation of web pages. Allows images and
  objects to be embedded on a website.



USB, DOS & HTML
Monitor
 The monitor is the display screen of the
  computer, and refers to the entire piece of
  hardware.
Megabyte
 A unit used to measure the amount of data
  stored on the computer. Refers to 1 million
  bytes.
IP Address
 A numerical label used for computers that is
  assigned to devices participating in a computer
  network. IP stands for Internet Protocol.




Monitor, Megabyte & IP Address

				
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