Hardware Unit Name: Mrs. Julie Buford Course and Grade Level: 8th Grade Keyboarding Software Selected: Powerpoint
Hardware Unit By the end of this unit, you will be able to: Identify major computer parts and what they do Do you know what parts make a computer work? Graphic by: www.simplepc.com Quick Menu Click here to take the review quiz
CPUCentral Processing Unit Graphic by www.msi-computer.nl/.../cpu_clip.jpg BRAIN OF THE COMPUTER Runs Your Programs
RAM (Random Access Memory) • Short Term Memory • What you see on the computer stored there • 64 MB or more • Graphic by: www.patik.com/tools/computer/ram.jpg
ROM • Permanent memory for data that stays the same
BIOS • Type of ROM • Basic Input/output system • Makes sure chips, hard drives, ports and CPU work together
Virtual Memory • Place on hard disk that stores data as it goes in and out of RAM
Routes paths Of Computer Parts Motherboard All parts connected to • Graphic by: www.techwarelabs.com/.../4beav_board.jpg
Power supply • Powers Everything • Regulates electric current
Hard Drive • Long Term Memory • Programs stored here • Settings stored here • 10 Gigabyte or more of memory Graphic by: www2.grynx.com/.../IMG_4978.JPG
Operating System • Software that lets user work with computer • Examples include: Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Vista
Modem • Connects you to the Internet • What is the Cost? • DSL, Cable, Dialup • DSL-over phone line • Cable-uses the cable like on your Cable TV • Graphic by: ludit.kuleuven.be/internet/kotnet/upc-modem-l...
Video Card Makes video programs faster *Translates image information so it can be shown on monitor Need 32 MB or More Video intensive programs Graphic by: www.cuc.fr/.../cartesvideoson/30474.jpg
Why do we need to know this? Careers Fixing a computer Buying a computer
Buying a Computer • Technology changes fast • Research the Internet • Know what you will be using the computer for
Sources: • Tyson, Jeff. "How PCs Work." 05 June 2001. HowStuffWorks.com. <http://computer.howstuffworks.com/pc.htm> 19 October 2009.
End Products of this Unit Powerpoint Self Check Quiz • Notes Page • Internet Worksheet Hardware Test
Let’s get started And have some fun!!!
PICK ONE Click the question below to take the powerpoint review quiz. Click the picture below to start the written worksheet.