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List the term from the Word Bank next to
the definition and graphic.
Cross out the term after you use it.
Hard drive
Heat sink/fan
Input device
Modem card
Network card
Operating system
Optical drive
Output device
Parallel port
Personal computer
1. An expansion card that is installed in an available
slot in a computer so that it may connect and
communicate to another computer .
2. Built into a computer's motherboard or inserted
into one of the computer's internal expansion
slots; allow the computer to play digital audio
and/or musical instrument sounds.
3. Circuit board in a system unit through which all
devices within your computer communicate;
contains the CPU, Chipset, expansion slots,
memory and device controllers.
4. Component of your computer that puts a picture
onto your screen.
5. Computer input/output port that transmits data
sequentially, one bit at a time.
Power supply
Serial port
Sound card
Storage device
System unit
Video card
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6. Computer used by one person at a time.
7. Device that allows a user to enter information
into a computer.
8. Converts the power from a wall outlet into the
lower voltages required internally in the
9. Device that delivers information back to a
computer user in a form they can see, hear, or
10. Device used to connect the computer to a
telephone line, often for the purpose of
connecting to on-line services.
11. Devices and tools that are used to store data and
12. Fixed disk inside the computer and is used to
store vast amounts of data on it; made of rapidly
rotating rigid (i.e. hard) platters with magnetic
surfaces; also referred to as the C: drive.
13. Main body of a desktop computer, typically
consisting of a metal or plastic enclosure
containing the motherboard, power supply,
cooling fans, internal disk drives, and the
memory modules and expansion cards that are
plugged into the motherboard.
14. Main program that makes the computer work,
examples are MAC, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
15. Permanent information (memory) on the
computer; is built-in and cannot be erased or
16. Physical parts of the computer system.
17. Piece of metal with cooling fins that can be
attached to or mounted on an integrated chip
(such as the CPU) to dissipate heat.
18. Set of instructions that make it possible for your
computer to perform tasks; also called a
program, examples are Microsoft Word, Excel,
Access, PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, etc.
19. Small chip that performs calculations and carries
out all instruction you give to your computer.
Considered to be the brain of the computer.
20. Socket at the back of a computer for connecting
external equipment or peripherals, especially
21. Specialized outlet on a piece of equipment to
which a plug or cable connects.
22. Stands for "Basic Input Output System" gives the
computer a little built-in starter kit to run the
rest of software from floppy disks (FDD) and hard
disks (HDD). Responsible for booting the
computer by providing a basic set of instructions.
23. Temporary information that your computer uses
only when you work with a particular file; is
erased when you turn off your computer.
24. The CD/DVD/Blu-Ray player in the computer,
some also come in writing varieties so they can
write files to disc (often called "burning").
25. Optical disk on which a program, data, music,
etc. is digitally encoded for a laser beam to scan,
decode, or transmit back to a playback system.
26. Computer processing speed – one million cycles
per second.
27. A measure of computer storage capacity equal to
1 billion bytes
28. A unit of a computer’s motherboard that stores
data – consists of RAM, ROM, and storage
29. A programmable machine that can execute (carry
out) a programmed list of instructions and
respond to new instructions that it is given.
30. Allows a user to write (burn), erase, and rewrite
data on them, just as it can be done with
magnetic drives and media.
31. A measure of computer storage capacity equal to
1 million bytes
32. An optical disk that can store a very large
amount of digital data, as text, music, or images,
movies, etc.
33. Computer processing speed – one billion cycles
per second.
What are the four components of computer systems?
Identify the computer components as:
Input =
Output =
Storage = C
35. Microphone
36. Barcode scanner
37. Laser printer
38. Scanner
39. Digital camera
40. Monitor
41. USB flash drive
42. Speakers
43. Mouse
44. Hard drive
45. Keyboard
46. CD
47. Headphones
48. What are the only two numbers that a computer works with and what are they called?