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System Unit
a case that contains electronic components of the computer used to process data
Motherboard
the main circuit board of the system unit
Chip
small piece of semiconducting material, usually silicon, on which integrated circuits are etched
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate a computer
Multi-Core Processor
a chip with two or more separate processor cores
Control Unit
the component of the processor that directs and coordinates most of the operations of the computer
ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit)
component of the processor that performs arithmetic, comparison, and other operations
System Clock
a small quartz crystal circuit that controls the timing of all the computers operations
Clock Speed
pace of the system clock measured by the number of ticks per second