Sunday, October 20, 2013
Parts of a Computer
SOFTWARE - programs which can be used on a particular computer system.
PERIPHERALS - input devices attached to the CPU.
MAIN MEMORY - section that holds programs and data while they are executed or processed.
HARD DRIVE (HARD DISK) - magnetic device used to store information.
HARDWARE - physical parts that make up a computer system.
INPUT - the information which is presented to the computer.
PORTS - sockets into which an external device may be connected.
OUTPUT - results produced by a computer.
CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT (CPU) - the brain of the computer.