The Components of the System Unit

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The Components of the System Unit by Mind Map: The Components of the System Unit

1. The system unit

1.1. Insides

1.1.1. Drive bays

1.1.2. Power supply

1.1.3. Sound card

1.1.4. Video card

1.1.5. Processor

1.1.6. Memory

1.2. The motherboard

1.2.1. A computer chip

2. Processor

2.1. control unit

2.2. arithmetic logic unit

2.3. system clock

2.4. clock speed

3. Data Representation

3.1. binary system

3.1.1. Bits and bytes

3.2. ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)

4. Memory

4.1. kilobytes (KB or K), megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB), or terabytes (TB)

4.2. memory module

4.3. memory slots

4.4. Memory cache

4.5. Read‐only memory (ROM)

4.6. Flash memory

4.6.1. CMOS

4.7. Access time

4.7.1. nanoseconds

5. Expansion Slots and Adapter Cards

5.1. expansion slot

5.2. adapter card

5.2.1. Sound card and video card

5.3. Plug and Play

5.4. Memory cards, USB flash drives, and PC Cards/ExpressCard modules

6. Ports and Connectors

6.1. A port is the point at which a peripheral attaches to or communicates with a system unit (sometimes referred to as a jack)

6.2. A connector joins a cable to a port

6.3. USB port

6.3.1. USB hub

7. Buses

7.1. bus

7.1.1. Data bus

7.1.2. Address bus

7.2. Word size

8. Bays

8.1. bay

8.1.1. drive bay

9. Power Supply

9.1. AC adapter

10. Putting It All Together

10.1. Home

10.2. Small Office/ Home Office

10.3. Mobile

10.4. Power

10.5. Enterprise

11. Keeping Your Computer or Mobile Device Clean

12. Video: The Leopard with a Time Machine