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Crossword
Description

1. What is used on a motherboard to connect components? (7) Chipset
2. What controller allows hardware subsystems to access system memory independently of the CPU? DirectMemoryAccess
3. What chip in the motherboard chipset connects directly to the components that need to operate faster? Northbridge
4. What does FSB stand for? FrontSideBus
5. What are the very small storage locations in the CPU called? Registers
6. What is the 3rd process that the CPU carries out in the machine cycle? Execute
7. What register in the CPU stores the result of each execution? Accumulator
8. What does the S in SDRAM stand for? Synchronous
9. What format does an HDMI carry signals so that there is no conversion required at either end? Digital
10. What is the name of the pancake-like object that spins in an HDD? Platter
11. What is the term for the time during which the read/write head is idle while the platter spins to the correct sector? Latency
12. What is another name for the microscopic bumps on the surface of Optical CD drives? Pits
13. Through what do Flash Drives connect to a computer? USBPorts
14. What is the set of diagnostic routines carried out by the BIOS whenever a computer is booted? PowerOnSelfTest
15. What type of memory (SRAM) was powered by a small battery when system power was off?(give the abbreviation) CMOS
16. What does RTC stand for? RealTimeClock
17. What does the DDR stand for? DoubleDataRate
18. What is another name for Web Cache? Proxy
19. What memory improves the time taken to read from a hard disk? It is either a fast access area of the hard disk or an area of RAM set aside for this purpose. DiskCache
20. What is the main section in the CPU other than the arithmetic logic unit called? ControlUnit

Computer Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills Digital Literacy
a computer designed for use by one person at a time. Personal Computer
is the collection of physical parts of a computer system. Hardware
is a generic term for organized collections of computer data and instructions Software
one of the most essential parts of a computer system. Motherboard
A central processing unit CPU
refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. Back Up
The primary computer storage device, which spins, reads and writes one or more fixed disk platters. Hard Drive
Short for digital versatile disc or digital video disc DVD
a device or program that enables a computer to transmit data over Modem
a widely used sans-serif typeface developed in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger Helvetica
Universal Serial Bus USB
The global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information. Internet
providing a common topic identifier in text and chat messages so they can be searched as a group. Commonly used in tweets hashtag
connects to the motherboard of a computer system and generates output images to display. Video Card

COMPUTER PARTS Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

WHAT IS THE SCREEN OF A COMPUTER CALLED MONITOR
WHAT DO YOU TYPE ON TO MAKE WORDS APPEAR ON THE MONITOR KEYBOARD
WHAT DO YOU USE TO NAVIGATE AROUND YOUR COMPUTER MOUSE
WHAT DEVICE ALLOWS YOU TO MAKE A PAPER COPY OF THE INFORMATION ON YOUR COMPUTER PRINTER
WHAT DEVICE MAKES SOUND FROM YOUR COMPUTER AUDIBLE SPEAKER
WHAT IS A SET OF FACTS OR FIGURES SYSTEMATICALLY DISPLAYED, ESPECIALLY IN COLUMNS TABLE
WHAT PART OF A COMPUTER EXECUTES ALL GIVEN COMMANDS CPU
WHAT IS THE MOST PRIMARY PART OF A COMPUTER MOTHERBOARD
WHAT ALLOWS YOU TO TYPE ON THE KEYBOARD KEYS
WHERE ARE THE IMAGES YOU CHOOSE, OR WANT TO SEE, DISPLAYED SCREEN
WHAT TOOL(s) COMPRISES A COMPUTER SYSTEM HARDWARE
WHAT CATEGORY DOES GOOGLE FALL INTO BROWSER
WHAT ORGANIZES ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS INFORMATION FOLDERS
WHAT CATEGORY DO COMMENTS/ OPINIONS FALL UNDER NOTES
WHAT REPRESENTS A COMMAND ON YOUR DEVICE ICON
WHAT WORD DESCRIBES RESTARTING YOUR DEVICE REBOOT
WHAT ITEM IS ESSENTIAL FOR CONNECTING EXTERNAL DEVICES TO YOUR COMPUTER USB
WHAT CIRCULAR DISK HOLDS LARGE AMOUNTS OF DATA DVD
WHAT WORD DESCRIBES HOW YOU WOULD ELECTRONICALLY RETREIVE DATA SEARCH

Computer Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A screen that displays an image that is being generated by a computer. monitor
The set of keys that are used to type words on a computer or typewriter. keyboard
A small device that is connected to a computer that you move with your hand to help you click on items on the computer screen. mouse
A machine that is used for printing documents, pictures, etc. printer
An electronic device that can intensify speeches, music, etc., and made audible throughout a room, hall, or the like. speaker
A set of facts or figures that can be displayed through a computer, especially in columns. table
or the Central Processing Unit is the component of a computer system that processes and exchanges data with the peripherals. CPU
The main circuit board of a computer that holds together many of the important components of a computer. motherboard
are on a keyboard to help you enter information on the computer. Keys
where you can find the images on your electronic device. Screen
where you can find the physical components of an electronic device. hardware
a computer program where you can look up and information on the internet. Browser
A group of files or documents that are stored together by a title on your computer. folders
A brief comment or explanation. notes
A small picture on a computer screen that represents a program or function that can be opened. icons
Booting a computer system again usually due to a problem. reboot
A special kind of cord that enables you to connect a computer to another device. USB
An disk that contains usually a video recording or computer data. DVD
To look up something. search

Review of digital literacy unit Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Short for digital versatile disc or digital video disc DVD
- is the physical aspect of computers, telecommunications, and other devices. Hardware
The programs used to direct the operation of a computer Software
a computer designed for use by one person at a time PersonalComputer
short for Universal Serial Bus USB
the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. Digitalliteracy
refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. Backup
A means of providing a common topic identifier in text and chat messages so they can be searched as a group. hashtag
a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data. CdROM
The fundamental structure of a system or organization. Infrastructure
The primary computer storage device, which spins, reads and writes one or more fixed disk platters. HardDrive
The global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information. Internet
Short for modulator-demodulator. A modem is a device or program that enables a computer to transmit data over, for example, telephone or cable lines. Modem
a printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other device, with connectors into which other circuit boards can be slotted. motherboard
is an acronym for random access memory RAM
Most of your music collection is probably in digital format, either on CDs or as files on your computer. sOUNDCARD
connects to the motherboard of a computer system and generates output images to display. vIDEOCARD
is basically a system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents. WORLDWIDEWEB
is a disk drive that uses laser light or electromagnetic waves within or near the visible light spectrum as part of the process of reading or writing data to or from optical discs. OPTICALDISKDRIVE
is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions. cpu

Computer Basics ! Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an electronic device that manipulates information, or data. It has the ability to store, retrieve, and process data Computer
any part of your computer that has a physical structure, such as the keyboard or mouse. Hardware
any set of instructions that tells the hardware what to do and how to do it Softwarwe
the metal and plastic box that contains the main components Computer Case
one of the main ways to communicate with a computer. Keyboard
another important tool for communicating with computers. Commonly known as a pointing device. Mouse
is used to print documents, photos, and anything else that appears on your screen. printer
is the computer's main circuit board motherboard
your system's short-term memory RAM
where your software, documents, and other files are stored hard drive
is the most important software that runs on a computer. It manages the computer's memory and processes, as well as all of its software and hardware. It also allows you to communicate with the computer without knowing how to speak the computer's language operating system
What id a shorter term for Wireless Internet Connection Wifi
is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks app
llows you to write a letter, design a flyer, and create many other types of documents word proccessor
the tool you use to access the Internet web browser
any type of software that is designed to damage your computer or gain unauthorized access to your personal information Malware
measured in megahertz (MHz), or millions of instructions per second; and gigahertz (GHz), or billions of instructions per second. speed
When you save a file, the data is written to the hard drive, which acts as long-term storage
is responsible for what you see on the monitor video card
also called an audio card—is responsible for what you hear in the speakers or headphones sound card

Terms associated with 'Motherboard' Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

is a specification used to outline motherboard configuration and dimensions in an effort to improve standardization. ATX
Four or six wire power supply connector that connects to the motherboard. Auxiliary Connector
Short for Basic Input/Output System, is a ROM chip located on all motherboards that allows you to access and set up your computer system at the most basic level. BIOS
Some number of short beeps that are sounded by the BIOS upon startup when a memory, cache or processor error is encountered. Beep Codes
Brains of the computer where most calculations take place. CPU
Is an architecture that offers breakthrough performance for the motherboard through efficient memory utilization and Direct AGP. DVMT
Is a connection or port located inside a computer on the motherboard or riser board that allows a computer hardware expansion card to be connected. Expansion Slot
Is a circuit that enables a computer to read and write information to a hard drive. Hard Disk Controller
Physical parts or components of a computer, such as the monitor, mouse, keyboard, computer data storage, hard disk drive (HDD), graphic cards, sound cards, memory (RAM), motherboard. Computer Hardware
A basic speaker on a motherboard that creates beeps, beeping noises, and mono tones. It is not a speaker for playing songs or music. It works even if your sound card is not working. Internal Speaker
Is an integrated circuit responsible for communications between the CPU interface, AGP, and the memory. Northbridge
Is an integrated circuit on the motherboard responsible for the hard drive controller, I/O controller and integrated hardware. Southbridge
Two wire cables that are color coded to help identify where they connect to the motherboard system panel connector. The black or white wire is the ground (GND) wire and the colored wire is the powered wire. System Panel Cables
Is commonly used to refer to a component, such as a sound card, network card (LAN), video card, or WLAN that is integrated onto the motherboard. On board
A test the computer must complete to verify all hardware is working properly before starting the remainder of the boot process. Power On Self Test
Is a plug-and-play interface that allows a computer to communicate with peripheral and other devices. Devices include keyboards, mice, music players and flash drives. USB
Power-On Self Test POST
A pin connection found on a computer motherboard that allow additional 1394 and USB connections to be added to the computer. USB Header
Short for voltage regulator module. It is either embedded into the motherboard or a separate, small circuit board that regulates and supplies the correct voltage to the processor. VRM
Type of crystal used in watches, computers, and other devices to keep time. Quartz Crystal
A circuit board that gives a computer motherboard the option for additional expansion cards to be added to the computer. Riser board
Short for real-time clock, is an integrated circuit on a computer's motherboard that is powered by the CMOS battery. RTC
Is a data connection between two or more devices connected to the computer. Local Bus
Processor _______ is a connection that allows a computer processors to be connected to a motherboard. socket
Today, ____ processors are no longer found in new computers and have been replaced by sockets. slot
The ___ _____ can be set either using the system BIOS or with jumpers located on the computer motherboard. FSB speed

Computer Basics Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

It has the ability to store, retrieve, and process data. Also it is an electronic device that manipulates information, or data computer
uses an electronic eye to detect movement and is easier to clean. Optical mouse
what is any set of instructions that tells the hardware what to do and how to do it. Software
what is the computers main circuit board motherboard
Ram is an acronym of... random access memory
what do most computers have located on the motherboard in order for you to insert various expansion cords expansion slots
is the most important software that runs on a computer operating system
the type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks application
what is it called when you have more than on app open at the same time mutli-tasking
if your battery isn't charged then the problem may be that your _________ isn't pulled in. fill in the blank with the best vocabulary. AC adapter
applications for a desktop pr laptop computers are sometimes called.... desktop applications
a wireless ethernet connection wifi
allows you to write a letter, design a flyer, and create many other types of documents word processors
what internet service provider uses a broadband connection,which makes it much faster than dial up DSL
what does mbps stand for Megabits per second
a hardware device that allows you to connect several computers and other devices to a single Internet connection, router
is a computer that serves up information to other computers on a network. server
common operating app for typing research papers on computer Microsoft Windows
is the science of equipment design and how specific equipment usage and placement can reduce a user's discomfort and increase productivity Computer ergonomics
where your software, documents, and other files are stored hard drive

Computer Hardware Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

interfaces can support removable storage devices? eSATA
motherboard bus types is designed for servers and has a throughput of 1,064 MB/s? PCI-X
removable memory types would you be most likely to use with a mobile phone? microSD
You would like to configure a RAID array that included both striping and mirroring. Which of these RAID types would accomplish this requirement? RAID 1+0
What type of interface is used to connect newer drives in a computer to the motherboard? SATA
What 15-pin connector is commonly used to transmit video? VGA
connectors would you most likely find a high-resolution digital video signal? DVI
What port is also known as IEEE 1394? FireWire
connectors is commonly used to configure infrastructure devices? Serial
the best way to delete the data on a stolen laptop? LoJack for Laptops
Which part of a hard drive is responsible for moving the arm back and forth? Actuator
What type of memory or storage would a computer use to load running programs into while working with them? DDR3 modules
Which part of the PC architecture commonly manages the control of keyboards, USB interfaces, and hard drive controllers? Southbridge
Which of these sockets has pins and is paired with a CPU that does not have any pins? LGA
What memory type is often used as L1 cache memory? SRAM
Today's optical technologies provide impressive storage capacities for personal computer users. Which optical technology provides up to fifty gigabytes of storage capacity on a single disc? Blu-ray
Your new motherboard comes with four SATA ports. What is the maximum number of SATA devices that it can support? Four devices
Which bus type uses full-duplex lanes to provide communication between devices? PCIe
would you most likely find in a computer's BIOS? Keyboard diagnostics
Which of these RAID types splits data evenly across two or more disks, but does not provide any data redundancy? RAID 0

Inside a Computer Worksheet

Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

Supplies electrical power to the computer power supply
Primary source of cooling for most computers case fan
Also known as CPU, the brain of the computer, does calculations microprocessor
Where the computers RAM is installed memory sockets
The computer is constantly using RAM to temporarily store information while it is working with it memory
Connects monitor and other video display devices to the computer video card
Provides sound from the computer sound card
Converts a computers digital data into analog waves, so that it can travel through telephone lines to another computer modem
Allows you to add more devices to the computer expansion slots
Uses tiny electrical paths to connect all the components of a computer motherboard
Basic Input/Output System, used to set up the computers hardware BIOS
Preserves the computers time and BIOS settings while the computer is turned off motherboard battery
Traffic cops of the motherboard - Direct the flow of data from one point to another chipset
Protects all the electronic components inside and provides adequate ventilation to prevent overheating The Case
Connect front panel components to the motherboard Front Panel Connector Cables
Integrated Device Electronics - Transfers Data from one drive to another IDE Cables
A storage device that needs disks to be manually inserted from the outside of the computer 3.5" Drive Bay
Supplies electrical power from the power supply to drives and other drives Power Cables
Can hold several different kinds of hardware (eg: CD burner) 5.25" Drive Bay

Chapter 1 - Computer Hardware Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An electronic device that can accept data, process the data, produce results, & store the results computer
A collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, & video Data
A devide that connects to the system unit & is controlled by the processor in the computer Peripheral
A case that contains electronic components of the computer used to process data System unit
The main circuit board of the system unit Motherboard
A duplicate of a file, program, or disk placed on a separate storage medium that you can use in case the original is lost Backup
A hardware component that allows you to enter data & instruction into the computer Input device
Interprets & carries out the basic instructions that operate a computer Processor
Consists of electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed & data needed by those instructions Memory
Hardware components that convey information to one or more people Output device
Computer hardware that records and/or retrieves items to and from storage media Storage Device
A hardware component that enables a computer to send and receive data, instructions, & information to and from one or more computers Communication device
Designed so the system unit fits entirely on or under a desk Desktop
A portable computer designed to fit on your lap Laptop
A communication device small enough to carry in a pocket Mobile device