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Follows instructions from ROM and RAM
ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit)—
arithmetic and logic operations
– Nanoseconds (billionths of a second)
– Can compare numbers
– Basis of the computer’s decision
making power Binary, Bit, Byte
Binary, Bit, Byte Binary number system—base 2; uses only two digits
– 0 (zero) and 1 (one) Eight binary digits grouped together represent a single number or letter
Each 0 or 1 in the binary code is a bit (BInary digiT)
Each group of 8 (8bit unit) is a byte Megabyte...
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- Spring '10