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  • hardware components of a computer system  11 ATAR, 12 GEN


  • component = a part of a computer 


  • visit wikipedia to learn more about the general components of a computer system. Also use the table at the bottom of the same page to go to other pages for more details


  1. Make a list of top of the range and average for each of the following
  • CPUs
  • RAM
  • Hard drives
  • Solid state drives
  • Graphics cards
  • Monitors
  • Graphic Tablet

2. You are expected to be very familiar with all components above. You should know the following details and a whole lot more.

  • SDRAM and RDRAM are types of RAM
  • LED and LCD are types of monitors
  • i7, intel, AMD, Athlon are popular CPUs
  • Radeon, GeForce are popular video/graphics cards
  • Western Digital, Seagate are popular hard disk drives
  • Wacom are popular graphic tablets

3. You are expected to know that cache is stored in several locations; on the CPU L1 cache, next to the CPU L2 cache. Also that cache is the fastest memory so it is important to have a larger amount, but it is costly.

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