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1

What is the mother board

The heart of the computer, everything is either on the mother or attached to it

2

What is a CPU

Directly attached to motherboard
Executes programas and receives data input

3

What is BUS

Moves signals throughout the computer, if further away from CPU, could be slower

4

What is a sound card

Responsable for sound, attached in a special slot on mother board

5

What is the graphics card

Responsible for the images you see on the screen
Attached to mother board on special slot

6

What is RAM

RAM chips are inserted as sticks onto motherboard
Stores temporary information, if computer turns off, ram is emptied
It’s volatile

7

What is ROM

ROM chips are attached to motherboard
Does not lose info when computer is turned off
Not volatile

8

What is Cache

Copies data from ROM but can be accessed a lot quicker

9

What is a hard drive disk

Connects to motherboard with a cable , has lots of storage such as terabytes

10

What is a solid state drive (ssd)

Store memory but run a lot faster than hard drives (expensive