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					                                                                                   COMPONENTS
                                                                                                    OF A


Motherboard
                                  Crazy
The main circuit board of the computer. All key
internal and external components plug into the
                                                                  Memory
                                                                               MOTHERBOARD

                                                                  RAM (Radom Access Memory) is the temporary
Motherboard, i.e. CPU, RAM, Hard Drives, etc.                     workspace of the computer and determines how
The speed at which information travels across                     much work can be done at any one time. The workspace
the Motherboard is referred to as the BUS speed.                  is cleared when the computer is switched off or
                                                                  re-started. RAM is measured in MB (Megabytes) or
Central Processing Unit (CPU)                                     GB (Gigabytes) and has a major influence on the
The brain of the computer, the CPU’s                                          performance (speed) of the computer.
function is to execute the instructions in
the programmes. The speed of the CPU
is measured in
Giga-Hertz
(GHz).                              CD or DVD/CD Burner
                                    This is a device which can record and read
                                    data, programmes, music, photos, etc on CD’s
                                                                                               Storage - Hard Drive
                                    and/or DVD’s. Storage capacity is measured in GB. Most
                                    burners can do both record (CD-R) and rewrite (CD-RW).               The hard drive stores all
                                                                                                   programmes and information
Mouse                                                                                               (data). Hard drive capacity is
This is a device which                                                                              measured in GB (Gigabytes),
enables you to navigate                                                                                   determining how much
your computer from                                                                                    information and how many
one programme to                                                                                     programmes can be stored.
another as well as
various other quick
one touch functions.



                                                                                         Graphics Card
                                                                                         A video card or graphics card is
                                                                                         similar to a processor, but is specifically
                                                                                         designed to control the screen
                                                                                         images or graphics on the
                                                                                         computer. A high quality
                                                                                         graphics card is needed
                       Keyboard 101 keys                                                 for graphic-intensive
                       This is a device which enables                                    games, videos and
                       you to type all your information                                  programmes.
                       into the computer.

                                                                                                 Monitor or Screen
                                                                                                 This device enables you to view
                                                                                                 all commands and programmes
                                                                                                 in your computer. Available in
                                                                                                 LCD and TFT format.




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