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Define the following words. Then write down what each word is used for and what
are some of the different options or sizes.

Computer Components Checklist


Component Definition or Answer
Processor/CPU Brains of the computer where most calculations are
made
What is it Carries out instructions by performing the basic
operations
used for?
What are Single box, single core single box, multi core multi
box
some
options/sizes
Operating system Software that supports a computers basic functions
What is it Manages all the other programs in a computer
used for?
What are Microsoft windows, mac OS, linux, unix
some
options/sizes
Memory Capable of storing info
What is it Storing information temporarily and permanently.
used for?
What are Kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte.
some
options/sizes
Hard Drive Storage device
What is it stores and retrieves data on a computer
used for?
What are IDE,SATA,SCIS,SAS
some
options/sizes
Optical Drive Type of computer disk drive
What is it Reads and writes data
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used for?
What are 700 MB, 4700 MB, 8500 MB
some
options/sizes
Monitor Electronic visual display for computers
What is it Display video and graphical info.
used for?
What are 1080p, 4k, 5k,
some
options/sizes
Monitor
What is it
used for?
What are
some
options/sizes
Video Card Printed circuit board
What is it Controls output to a display screen
used for?
What are GPU CPU
some
options/sizes
Sound Card Device that can be slotted into a computer
What is it Allow the use of audio components for multimedia
apps
used for?
What are 3.5 mm
some
options/sizes
Speakers Device that converts electronic systems.
What is it To make noise
used for?
What are Full range, sub woofer, woofer, tweeted, coaxial
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some drivers, horn loudspeakers


options/sizes
Keyboard A panel of keys
What is it Operate a computer or type writer
used for?
What are Hp, Logitech, etc
some
options/sizes
Mouse Input device used with computer
What is it Moving items on a monitor
used for?
What are Wireless, gstick, optical, a trackball, mechanical
some
options/sizes
Modem A combined device for modulation and demodulation.
What is it A analog signal of a telephone line.
used for?
What are Fax, intelligent, short haul, wireless, cable,
some
options/sizes

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