A school has brought a computer system. The hardware items include: 800 MHz processor, 640 MB of RAM, a sound card, speakers, a monitor, a keyboard, a 12 GB hard disk, a floppy disk drive, CDRW drive, a mouse, a modem, an inkjet printer and a joy
A school has brought a computer system. The hardware items include: 800 MHz processor, 640 MB of RAM, a sound card, speakers, a monitor, a keyboard, a 12 GB hard disk, a floppy disk drive, CDRW drive, a mouse, a modem, an inkjet printer and a joystick. The software supplied includes: an OS, a BASIC interpreter and the following packages: Spreadsheets, graphic, word processor, art database and games.
(a) List three input devices from the given specifications
(b) Explain the meaning of the following
(i) 800 MHz
refers to the clock speed/ processor speed. The number of clock cycles per second at which the computer performs its basic operations
(ii) 640 MB
The size of the main memory installed inside main memory, which holds data and information waiting to be processed.
(iii) 12 GB
The size of the fixed disk (hard disk) in the computer, it is a secondary storage medium.
(c) Some of the students in the school use the computer to do homework.
Name the packages used to:
(d) Students enjoy playing noisy computer games
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