Main parts of a computer

by caleb rose

processor

the processor of a computer handles all processing requirements for the computer

memory (RAM)

random accessed memory the part of the computer that holds the instructions

read only memory (ROM)

a memory chip that stores important information

disk drive

a mechanical drive that allows you to transfer

floppy disk

a magnetic coated disk on which information can be stored or retrieved. requires a floppy drive

lip disk

same function as floppy drive

hand disk

large capacity storage unit

monitor

screen that allows you to see what the computer is doing

keyboard

allows you to type camands

mouse

a small hand held device used to access file and other similar things