Comptia A+

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ROARKE008
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101745
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Comptia A+
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2011-09-19 21:48:40
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This is my first set of Comptia Flash Cards for A+.
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  1. What two types of expansion slots are found on all modern motherboards? What is a third older type?
    • PCI AND AGP
    • ISA
  2. NAME THREE FEATURES THAT DISTINGUISH AN ATX FROM AN AT MOTHERBOARD?
    • POSITION OF CPU
    • EXPANSION SLOT ORIENTATION
    • BUILT IN PORTS ON THE SIDE
    • ONE PEICE POWER SUPPLY CONNECTOR
    • SIZE AND SHAPE
    • TYPE OF KEYBOARD CONNECTOR
  3. WHAT ARE PGA AND SECC?
    WHICH OF THOSE IS SOCKET 423 USED WITH PENTIUM 4
    • THEY ARE SLOTS/SOCKETS FOR THE CPU'S IN THE MOTHERBOARDS. PGA IS THE TYPE WITH GRID OF HOLES INTO WHICH PINS FINT ON A FLAT CHIP. SECC IS THE SAME AND ACCEPTS A CIRCUIT BOARD SURROUNDED BY A CARTRIDGE.
    • PGA ALWAYS SOCKET
    • SECC ALWAYS SLOT
  4. WHAT VOLTAGES DOES A TYPICAL POWER SUPPLY PROVIDE TO THE MOTHERBOARD?
    +5V, -5V, +12V, AND -12V FOR ALL POWER SUPPLIES, PLUS 3.3V FOR AN ATX POWER SUPPLY.
  5. ON MODERN SYSTEMS WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A CPU'S INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SPEEDS?
    THE INTERNAL SPEED IS A MULTIPLE OF THE EXTERNAL SPEED
  6. WHICH CACHE IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE BACKSIDE CACHE?
    L2 CACHE
  7. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A VRM ON A MOTHERBOARD?
    TO PROVIDE DIFFERENT VOLTAGES FOR DIFFERENT CPU'S.
  8. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A PARITY BIT ON A SIMM?
    ERROR DETECTION
  9. WOULD THE POST TEST IDENTIFY A PROBLEM WITH RAM?
    YES. ONE OF THE COMPONENTS THE POST CHECKS IS THE RAM.
  10. IF A LEGACY SERIAL PORT IS PHYSICALLY FINE BUT DOES NOT SHOW UP IN THE WINDOWS DEVICE MANAGER, HOW MIGHT YOU ENABLE IT?
    IT MAY BE DISABLED IN BIOS SETUP, TRY ENABLING IT THERE.

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