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  1. What is the most common form factor today.

    A. DIP

    B. ATX

    C. NLX

    D. POST
    B - ATX( Advanced Techonology Extended) is the most commonly used form factor today.
  2. The first ATX power supplies and Motherboards used a single power connector. What is the name of the connector?

    A. Transformer

    B. Transistor

    C. Resistor

    D. PI Connector
    D - The first ATX power supplies and motherboards used a single power connector called the PI connector.
  3. Which of the following, if supported by the Operating System, can turn off the power to after the shutdown procedure is done?

    A. Soft switch.

    B. Joule.

    C. Riser card.

    D. PI connector.
    A -If an operating system supports the soft switch, it can turn off the power to a system after the shut down procedure is complete.
  4. What form factor is a major variation of ATX and addresses some techonolgies that have emerged since the original development of ATX?

    A. Soft switch.

    B. MicroATX

    C. NLX

    D. Post
    B - The MicroATX form factor is a mjor variation of ATX that adresses some technologies that have emerged since the original development of ATX
  5. What reduces the total cost of a system by reducing the number of expansion slots on the motherboard, reducing the power supplied to the board, allowing for a smaller case size?

    A. NLX

    B. MicroATX

    C. FlexATX

    D. BTX
    B - MicroATX reduces the total cost of a system by reducing the number of expansion slots on the motherboard, reducing th epower supplied to the board, and allowng a smaller case size.
  6. Which of the following is commonly used in slimline adn all-in-one cases but can fit in to any FlexATX, MicroATX, or ATX case that follows the ATX 2.03 or higher standard?

    A. PicoBTX

    B. NLX

    C. FlexATX

    D. BTX
    C - FlexATX is commonly used in slimeline and all-in-one cases but can fit in to any FlexATX, MicroATX, or ATX case that follows the ATX 2.03 or higher standard.
  7. What form factor was designed by Intelin 2003 for flexibility and can be used by everything from large tower systems to those ultra small systems that sit under a monitor?

    A. BTX

    B. MicroATX

    C. FlexATX

    D. PI Connector
    A - The BTX (Balanced Technology Exteneded) form factor was designed by Intel in 2003 for flexibility and can be used by everything from large tower systems to those ultra small systems that fit under a monitor.
  8. Which of the following designs focuses on reducing heat with better airflow and improved fans and coolers?

    A. BTX

    B. MicroATX

    C. Flex ATX

    D. NLX
    A - The BTX form factordesign focuses on reducing heat with better airflow and improved fans and coolers.
  9. What form factor for low-end personal computers was developed by Intel in 1998 to improve on an older and similar form factor, called the LPX form factor?

    A. ATX

    B. MicroATX

    C. Flex ATX

    D. NLX
    D - the NLX (New Low-profile Extended) form factor for low-end personal computer motherboardswasdeveloped by Intelin 1998 to improve on an older and similar form factor, called the LPX form factor.
  10. What is located on the edge of a NLX motherboard?

    A. Diode

    B. Riser card

    C. Joule

    D. Inverter
    B - The Riser cardon an NLX motherboard is on the edge of the board.
  11. What houses the power supply, motherboard, expansion cards, and drives?

    A. capacitor.

    B. riser card.

    C. transformer.

    D. Computer case.
    D - The computer case , sometimes called the chasis, houses the power supply, motherboard, expansion cards, and drives.
  12. What is the name of the first LGA socket?

    A. LGA 1366 socket.

    B. PGA 66 socket.

    C. LGA775 socket.

    D. SPGA1336 socket.
    C - The first LGA socket was called the LGA775 socket.
  13. Which statement is true?

    A. the X58 chipset supports the Intel LGA1366 socket, the core i7 processors, and PCI Expansion Version 2.

    B. the X58 chipset has the ability to control memory.

    C. the X58 chipset supports the Pentium Extreme Edition processor, multiple video cards, and up to 8GB of RAM.

    D. The P25 chipset supports up to 8GB of DDR3 or DDR2 memory.
    A - The X58 chipset supports the Intel LGA1366socket, the Core i7 processors, and PCI Express Version 2.
  14. What name is used to describe a bus that does not run in sync with the system clock?

    A. sector

    B. Jumper.

    C. Joule.

    D. Expansion bus.
    D - A bus that does not run in sync with the system clock is called an expansion bus and always connects to the slow end of the chipset, the South Bridge.
  15. Which statement is true?

    A. the frequency state is a command to the processor to wait for slower devices to catch up.

    B. The first PCI bus had a 32-bit data path, supplied 5 Volts of power to an expansion card, and operated at 33MHZ.

    C. A Universal PCI card uses a 3.3 volt PCI slot.

    D. PCI-X introduced the 64-BIT, 3.3 Volt PCI slot.
    B - the first PCI bus had a 32-bit data path, supplied 5 Volts of power to an expansion card, and operated at 33 MHZ.
  16. What term is sometimes used interchangeably with throughput?

    A. Boot loader.

    B. CrossFire.

    C. Bandwidth.

    D. Latency.
    C - Throughput is sometimes called bandwidth.
  17. Which of the following is focused on technologies that target the server market?

    A. PCI-X.

    B. PCI Express.

    C. AGP

    D. AMR
    A - PCI-X is focused on technologies that target the server market.
  18. What slot contains a single bus for data, which is actually 4 wires?

    A. PCI Express x16.

    B. PCI Express x8.

    C. PCI Express x1.

    D. PCI Express x4.
    C - A PCI Express x1 slot conatins a single lane for data, which is actually 4 wires.
  19. Which statement is false?

    A. The original PCIe allowed for 150W.

    B. PCIe Version 1.1 increased the wattage to 225 watts by allowing two 6-pin connections from the power supply to the card.

    C. PCIe Version 2 tripled the frequency of the PCIe bus.

    D. PCIe Version 2 also allows for up to 32 lanes on one slot.
    C - PCIe Version 2 doubled the frequency of the PCIe bus, theoretically doubling the throughput.
  20. Which statement is false?

    A. A motherboard will have a PCI Express x16 slot or an AGP slot but not both.

    B. AGP has mostly been replaced by PCI Express.

    C. AGP standards include three major releases (AGP 1.0, AGP 2.0, AGP 3.0).

    D. You can only use a riser card in an NLX system.
    D - You can use a riser card in other systems besides NLX to extend an expansion slot.
  21. Which statement is false?

    A. If an AGP video card does not use the extra pins provided by the AGP Pro slot, it can still be inserted into the AGP Pro slotif it has a registration tab tht fits in to the end of the Pro slot near the center of the motherboard.

    B. AGP 3.o cards can be installed in an AGP 1.5 V slot. Signals are also put on the data bus using 1.5 V.

    C. A universal AGP card can fit in to a universal AGP slot.

    D. An AGP video card will be keyed to 1.5 V or 3.3 V.
    B - AGP 3.0 cardscan be installed in AGP 1.5 V slot, but signals are put on the data bus using 0.8 V.
  22. What card has part of its audio, modem or networking logic on the card and part on a controller on the motherboard?

    A. CNR.

    B. Ethernet.

    C. Riser.

    D. PCI.
    C - Part of a riser card's audio, modem, or networking logic is on the card, and part is on a controller on the motherboard.
  23. Which statement is false?

    A. An ACR slot looks like a PCI slot, but it sits a little closer to the rear of the motherboardthan does a PCI slot.

    B. ACR cards might be used for wireless or wired networking, FireWire or modems.

    C. A CNR slot is larger than a PCI slot but about the same height.

    D. AMR and CNR slots are rarely used today, and it's next to impossible to find the cards to fit them.
    C - A CNR slot is smaller than a PCI slot but about the same height
  24. What name is used to describe ports that come directly off the motherboard?

    A. Jumpers.

    B. Joules.

    C. I/O shields.

    D. On-Board ports.
    D - Ports coming directly off the motherboard are called On-Board ports or integrated components.
  25. B - A motherboard might have several internal connectors, including Parallel ATA connectors (also called EIDE connectors), a floppy drive connector, serial ATA connectors, SCSI connectors, or a FireWire (IEEE1394) connector

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