Flashcards on Computer Hardware: Components and Functions

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What is the main function of a CPU?

The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the brain of the computer and performs all the processing and calculations.

What is the purpose of RAM in a computer?

RAM (Random Access Memory) temporarily stores data that is actively being used by the computer's programs for quick access.

What does the motherboard do in a computer?

The motherboard connects and allows communication between all the hardware components in a computer.

What is the role of a hard drive in a computer?

The hard drive is the primary storage device in a computer and stores all the data and files.

What does the power supply unit (PSU) do in a computer?

The power supply unit provides electrical power to all the components in a computer.

What is the function of a graphics card in a computer?

A graphics card is responsible for rendering and displaying images, videos, and animations on a computer's monitor.

What is the purpose of a cooling system in a computer?

A cooling system prevents the computer's components from overheating by dissipating heat and maintaining a safe operating temperature.

What does a sound card do in a computer?

A sound card processes and outputs audio signals, allowing the computer to produce sound.

What is the function of a network card in a computer?

A network card enables a computer to connect to a network and communicate with other devices.

What are the primary functions of a monitor in a computer?

A monitor displays the visual output from a computer, allowing users to interact with the system.

What does a keyboard do in a computer system?

A keyboard is an input device that allows users to input text and commands into a computer.

What is the purpose of a mouse in a computer setup?

A mouse is an input device that allows users to control the cursor and interact with graphical user interfaces.

What does a CD/DVD drive do in a computer?

A CD/DVD drive reads and writes data to CDs and DVDs, allowing users to access software, media, and other files.

What is the role of a power cable in a computer setup?

A power cable provides the electrical power needed to operate the computer.

What is the purpose of a USB port in a computer?

A USB port allows users to connect peripheral devices and transfer data between the computer and external devices.

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What component serves as the brain of the computer?



Which component stores data that is actively being used by the computer's programs?



What does the motherboard do in a computer?



Which component is responsible for rendering and displaying images on a computer's monitor?



What is the primary function of a monitor in a computer?



Which component allows users to input text and commands into a computer?



What does a CD/DVD drive do in a computer?



Which component provides electrical power to all the components in a computer?



What is the function of a cooling system in a computer?



What does a USB port allow users to do in a computer?




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