A level Computer Hardware quizzes

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Revising Computer Hardware with Quizzes: I/O components, motherboard, CPU, graphics card, etc

( A level Computer Hardware quizzes for GCE A level candidates )

In this section, we will be looking at Computer hardware. Here, our focus will be on I/O components, motherboard, CPU, graphics card, etc. All these are some examples of computer hardware. With regards to this, ready-made quizzes on this concept are available below. Before going further, let's know what computer hardware is:

On a simple note, computer hardware is the physical components that a computer system requires to function. It encompasses everything with a circuit board that operates within a PC. Some including the:

  • motherboard: The motherboard is a hardware at the center of what makes a PC work. It houses the CPU and is a hub that all other hardware runs through. The motherboard acts as a brain; allocating power where it’s needed, communicating with and coordinating across all other components – making it one of the most important pieces of hardware in a computer.,
  • CPU (Central Processing Unit):  The CPU is responsible for processing all information from programs run by your computer. The ‘clock speed’, or the speed at which the processor processes information, is measured in gigahertz (GHz). 
  •  power supply:  A power supply unit, commonly abbreviated as PSU, does more than just supply your computer with power. It is the point where power enters your system from an external power source and is then allocated by the motherboard to individual component hardware. Not all power supplies are made equally, however, and without the right wattage PSU your system will fail to work., and so on...

 The computer is an amazingly useful general-purpose technology, to the point that now cameras, phones, thermostats, and more are all now little computers. This section will introduce major parts and themes of how computer hardware works. "Hardware" refers the physical parts of the computer, and "software" refers to the code that runs on the computer.

During the exams, students are tested on the ability to recall the basic hardware components of a computer system, and even go as far as knowing some components like the CPU, RAM, ROM, etc. For more quizzes, click here.

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A level Computer Hardware quizzes