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The computer system

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The computer system One of the main parts of a computer is the CPU- Central Processing Unit. It controls the computer as a whole but also handles the input of data in to the computer (memory) as well as processing the pieces of data held in the memory. The CPU is normally a small chip which is found on the main circuit board along with the memory. The Memory is also a key part in the computer system. ...read more.

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1 KB =1,000 (1024) bytes * Megabytes (MB) 1MB =1,000,000 (1 million) bytes * Gigabytes (GB) 1 GB =1,000,000,000 (1 billion) bytes * Terabytes (TB) 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 (I trillion) bytes RAM: Random Access Memory is the standard memory which is used to store programmes and data which is running at the time of use. At the end of a session when the computer is switched off it loses the all the data. ...read more.

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Output devices are used to send information and data out of the computer. Storage is also an essential part of the computer system. You can get removable storage which includes CD's, DVD's, Floppy's, USB's and a few more. These enable the user to save data on to these devices and transfer them to other systems with out having to email or link the computers. The Binary code is a very complex system but is used by the computer system very easily. It uses two symbols to show the data and these symbols can be anything like dots and dashes. ?? ?? ?? ?? Assignment 2 ...read more.

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