A piece of temporary memory. It can refer to a part of the RAM, storage disk, CPU, or an area for storing web pages.
Central processing unit – the brain of the computer that processes program instructions. Also called a microprocessor.
Arithmetic Logic Unit




Arithmetic logic unit – a component of the CPU that performs calculating functions such as addition and subtraction.


The section of high speed memory within the CPU that stores data to be processed.
Clock Speed
The speed of a computer CPU, measured in hertz
Gigahertz. One billion hertz per second = one gigahertz. This is a measure of frequency and is used to describe bus speeds and CPU clock speeds.
Dual Core Processer
A dual core processer is a processer that can do 2 intructions
1,000,000 hertz – a measure of frequency, or cycles per second.