Computer Hardware Components Quiz

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Which hardware component is temporary or volatile, losing its data when the power goes off?

Random access memory (RAM)

What is the function of the BIOS in a computer system?

Carries out a hardware check and loads the operating system into the RAM

What type of data does ROM store?

Data that needs to be permanent and can only be read from

Which component is a printed circuit board that allows the computer processor and other hardware to communicate together?

Motherboard

What is the purpose of SSD in a computer system?

It is used for storing data and programs currently in use

What are the functions of the BIOS in a computer system?

The BIOS carries out a hardware check to find out if all the devices are present and functional. It also loads the operating system into the RAM.

Explain the purpose of the motherboard in a computer system.

The motherboard is a printed circuit board that allows the computer processor and other hardware to communicate together. It contains several sockets and slots to connect other components.

Describe the characteristics and functions of RAM in a computer system.

RAM is an internal chip used to store data and programs currently in use. It is temporary or volatile and loses its data once the power goes off.

What type of data does Read-only memory (ROM) store? Provide examples of the data it contains.

ROM stores data that needs to be permanent, such as configuration data and the BOOTFILE, which contains the BIOS (basic input/output system) code.

Explain the role of the SSD in a computer system and how it differs from HDD.

The SSD is used to store data, programs, and operating systems. It differs from HDD as it has no moving parts, resulting in faster data access and better durability.

Test your knowledge on the types and components of a computer system, including internal and external hardware such as motherboard, RAM, ROM, graphics card, sound card, SSD, and HDD. Explore the major physical components that make up a computer system.

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