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Hardware Review

Hardware Review


1. What is the role / functionality of the following components:
  1. CPU
  2. Heatsink
  3. DVD
  4. HD
  5. RAM
  6. Motherboard
  7. Northbridge
  8. Southbridge
  9. EPROM Battery
  10. IDE cable
  11. power supply


2.  Be able to identify the above components on the motherboard.

3. Glossary Items
BIOS
byte
CD-ROM
CPU
circuit board
compact disc read-only memory (CD-ROM)
data
device
disk drive
diskette
diskette drive
execute
file
floppy disk
gigabyte (GB)
hard drive / hard disk
heat sink
input device
keyboard
kilobyte (KB)
megabyte (MB)
memory
microprocessor
monitor
motherboard
mouse
nonvolatile
operating system
output device
processing
processor
random access memory (RAM)
read/write head
read-only memory (ROM)
software
storage
system software
terabyte (TB)
volatile


4. Identify the following cables/connectors and explain their usage:

IDE cable
RJ-45 jack
ethernet cable,
parallel port
serial port
USB port
audio ports
jumper




5. Short answers about the roles of the hardware.
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