Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Vocab Hw
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Vocab Hw

1,141
views

Published on

Jeopardy game to guess computer hardware terms, goes with the presentation "Computer Hardware".

Jeopardy game to guess computer hardware terms, goes with the presentation "Computer Hardware".

Published in: Technology

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,141
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
78
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Computer Hardware Vocabulary
  • 2. Computer
    • Electronic device that
      • 1) takes in data and instructions (input)
      • 2) works with the data (processing)
      • 3) puts out information (output),
    • Consists of hardware and software.
  • 3. Hardware
    • Parts of a computer system that you can touch.
  • 4. Input device
    • Hardware used to input data,
    • Examples: Keyboard, mouse
  • 5. Output device
    • Hardware used to output information,
    • Examples: Printers and monitors
  • 6. Storage device
    • Hardware used to store data,
    • Examples: Hard drive, floppy drive, CD drive.
  • 7. Hard drive (HD)
    • Storage device built into a computer, sometimes external.
    • Holds data files and program files, even when the computer crashes or is turned off.
    • 40 MB and bigger.
  • 8. Motherboard
    • Plain board,
    • contains the computer's basic circuits and parts, like the CPU, the RAM, the BIOS, expansion slots and buses.
  • 9. CPU/ (Micro-)Processor
    • most important part of a computer.
    • brain of the computer,
    • processes data and instructions,
    • Central Processing Unit
  • 10. ALU
    • part of the CPU,
    • performs arithmetic and logic operations like additions, comparisons, etc.
    • Arithmetic Logic Unit
  • 11. Clock rate
    • Speed of the processor to execute instructions,
    • measured in megahertz (MHz =Million clock cycles per second) or gigahertz (GHz =Billion clock cycles per second).
  • 12. BIOS
    • Basic Input Output System,
    • wakes up the computer when you turn it on,
    • starts the operating system.
  • 13. ROM
    • The BIOS resides on a such a memory chip,
    • Read Only Memory.
  • 14. Boot process
    • Sequence of events that happens
      • after turning a computer on and
      • before it gets ready.
  • 15. RAM
    • Everything disappears here when power is off
    • holds data and programs while the CPU uses them,
    • Random access memory,
    • Types: SDRAM, RDRAM.
  • 16. Bus
    • Path for data on the motherboard.
  • 17. Expansion Card
    • Special purpose circuit board to expand the capability of a computer,
    • Example: video card.
  • 18. Expansion Slots
    • Slots on the motherboard for expansion cards
  • 19. Chip
    • Tiny piece of silicon with electronic circuits,
    • CPU and memory (RAM and ROM) live on those,
    • Integrated circuit.