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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
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UNIT 4 SYSTEMS INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION SPECIFY, CONSTRUCT AND CONFIGURE A �1000 SYSTEM FOR AN AVCE ICT STUDENT BY CHIEDOZIE ADINGUPU INTRODUCTION USER REQUIREMENT: I am setting up a computer for an AVCE (Advanced Vocational Certificate Education) ICT student. This computer would be used for the following: * Researches * To communicate with family and friends via email and chat rooms * Preparation of coursework Here is a list of some hardware and software devices, which I would use to set up my system for my suitable user. Hardware Main processor CPU (central processing Unit) Motherboard Ports Sound card Video card Output Devices Printer Monitor Speakers Input Devices Mouse Keyboard Scanner Storage Devices Disk drives Hard disks CD -ROM drive (RICOH MP 5240 DVD+RW KIT) Floppy disk drive Table with Products and Prices List of products and prices that would be used for the system. Part Type Speed Size Price Hard Drive 5400rpm �91.68 Monitor HEWLETT PACKARD- TFT MONITOR 15" �279.99 Printer HEWLETT PACKARD LJ1010 LASER PRINTER, 600 x 600 dpi Resolution- 23 Pages Per Minute �99.99 CPU Celeron Inc. Fan 2.0GHz �91.68 Memory PC900 RAM,DDR(up to DDT400) 515MB �49.35 Mouse Microsoft Trackball Optical PS2/USB CD RW RICOH MP 5240 DVD+RW KIT �39.99 Motherboard MSI KT4 Ultra-FISR �89.30 Sound card Model - CREATIVE LABS SOUNDBLASTER �34.99 Speakers PACKARD BELL 2.1 FLAT PANEL, 2 x Satellites, 1 x Subwoofer, 10 Watts RMS, Wired Remote control, Ultra thin, Uses NXT technology. 10watts RMS �29.99 Scanner CANON LIDE 80, Up to 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution, Up to 48 bit depth, One-touch scanning buttons, Z-Lid for scanning thick documents, USB Interface, Software included, Windows and MAC compatible, 500 mm Width usb2 high speed �99.99 Anti-Virus Norton Antivirus 8.0 * Removes viruses automatically * Cleans infected Internet and email downloads * Automatic updating defends against new viruses 24 MB RAM �105 Application Software The various types of application software include Database E-mail Spreadsheet Word processing Utilities, such as Virus checkers (Norton Antivirus 8.0) ...read more.


rows and columns * To make an option in a dialog box more accessible * To automate a complex series of tasks A brief description on how to create a macro Firstly, you open a Blank word document and click on Tools on the Toolbar, then move the mouse cursor downwards to Macro and then another menu with the different sub-headings as shown on fig 1.0 Macros are advanced features that can speed up editing or formatting you may perform often in a Word document. They record sequences of menu selections that you choose so that a series of actions can be completed in one step. Recording a Macro To record a macro, follow these steps 1. Click Tools|Macro|Record New Macro on the menu bar. 2. Name the macro in the Macro name field. This name cannot contain spaces and or begin with a number. 3. From the Store macro in drop-down box, select the document you would like the macro to be associated with or choose "All Documents" be able to use the macro in any document. 4. Enter a description of the macro in the Description field. This is for your reference only so you remember what the macro does. 5. Click OK to begin recording. 6. Select options from the drop-down menus and Word will record the options you choose from the dialog boxes, such as changing the margins on the Page Setup window. Select only options that modify the document. Word will not record toggle actions such as View Toolbars that have no effect on the document itself. 7. The recording toolbar will allow you to stop, pause, and resume recording. 8. Click the Stop button the recording toolbar. The macro is now saved. Running a Macro To run an existing macro, follow these steps. 1. Select Tools|Macro|Macros from the menu bar. 2. From the Macros window, highlight the Macro name in the list and click 3. ...read more.


If I had that type of case, I would first lay the case on its side. Next, I screw in the spacer mounts for fixing the motherboard as seen in the photo above. There are usually more holes drilled in the mounting plate than you actually need. There are standard locations for these holes on the mounting plate, which correspond to the holes on the motherboard. How many of these are actually used depends on the board manufacturer. Fitting the Hard disk Photo of a Typical Hard disk The hard drive is secured with four screws, usually the coarse thread type, and the end of the drive with the connectors must point towards the inside of the case. There are usually a couple rows of holes in the cage, make sure the holes you pick let the screws clear the opening at the front of the case when you put the cage back in. Normally, the second set from the cage bottom is used The Ribbon Cable Always install the ribbon cables before replacing the drive cage in the case. As the cage is being installed back in the case, you can see that the ribbon cable is already connected to the floppy drive and has been fed through the opening prior to sliding the cage in. Note also the position of the screws securing the floppy drive to the cage, all the way forward in the slots, which is the norm. The hard drive is mounted in the second set of holes from the cage bottom. Do not forget to reinstall the screws back in the cage, even though it snaps into place. The CD drive has already been installed in the top bay of our mini-tower, though you can wait until after you restore the plastic faceplate to the case, particularly if you are not sure which set of screw holes will align the drive flush with the cover. The ribbon cable has been installed on to the motherboard; with the red key wire in the ribbon towards pin one on the connector. Chiedozie Adingupu Unit 4 1 ...read more.

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