Computure Componants!

By: Katie Thurlow


Drives - A drive is a device intended to store data when it's not in use. A hard drive stores a PC's operating system and software. A drive connects to the motherboard based on the type of drive controller technology it uses, including the older IDE standard and the newer SATA standard.


Monitor - Monitor is just another name for display screen. Without a monitor you wouldny be able to see anything. your screen would be blank. a monitor is a very useful peice of equiqment.


Motherboard The primary circuit board inside your PC is its motherboard. All components, inside and out, connect through the motherboard in some way. Motherboards vary by the type of removable components they're designed to handle internally and what ports are available for attaching external devices.


CPU - CPU is the abbreviation for central processing unit. Sometimes referred to simply as the central processor. On large machines, the CPU requires one or more printed circuit boards. On personal computers and small workstations, the CPU is housed in a single chip called a microprocessor. Since the 1970's the microprocessor class of CPUs has almost completely overtaken all other CPU implementations.

Touch screen

A touchscreen is an electronic visual display that can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area.


ROM - stands for Compact Disk – Read Only Memory. The original name was WORM drive, which meant Write Once Read Many.


RAM: RAM is what you know as “Memory”, as in how much memory does your computer have? It is not permanent memory - the RAM is erased when the computer turns off. Permanent memory is stored on the harddrive.