Unit 11: Vocabulary

Please study the 15 vocabulary below and press the 'Mark Complete' button.
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BIOS (basic input output system)
This is normally a ROM program that controls the base functionality of the computer such as video, hard drives, optical drives, and keyboard
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The technician needed to upgrade the BIOS before installing a faster processor in the workstation.
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chipset
a collection of integrated circuits on the motherboard designed to perform certain tasks such as controlling components and system buses
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Speccing a low-end chipset is not a good way to save money when building a new PC.
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coprocessor
Any computer processor or portion of the CPU which assists the main processor with a highly specialized task
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Many older microprocessors included a coprocessor to speed up floating-point calculations.

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