Computer Hardware

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What type of storage is an SSD? Flash
What does RAM stand for? Random Access Memory
Draw a diagram of the 4-box model
What does ROM stand for? Read only memory
List 3 input devices Mouse, keyboard, touchscreen
What does HDD Stand for and what category is it in? Hard Disk Drive and it is in magnetic
Liam is university student and needs to take his work back and forth from uni and home what storage should he us? Flash Storage
How is CPU speed measured? GHz or Giga Hurtz
What does CPU stand for? Central Processing Unit
What is cache memory used for? It is used by a CPU so instaed of going to RAM it goes there for programs that you have already opened so it can open them quicker
What is a DVD an example of ? Optical Media
What is the main difference between SSD and HDD? HDD has moving parts and a SSD doesn't
Put the parts of the fetch execute cycle in order. Fetch, Decode, Execute
Explain what virtual memo0ry is? Virtual memory is apart of the HDD and it stops your computer from crashing as when the RAM is full it stores the open programs that you aren't using.
what does BIOS stand for? Basic Input/output System
What is BIOS used for? It is the program that the computer uses to turn itself on with
which is faster static or dynamic RAM Static RAM
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