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Which type of port transmits both digital audio and digital video with a single connector?
Which component probably has a dual-voltage selector switch, and has cables that connect to the motherboard and drives?
Which power supply connector is the main motherboard power connector on most motherboards today?
What tool can help discover and report computer errors and conflicts that occur when you first turn on a computer and before the operating system is launched?
Which type of electrical current is used to transmit electricity to our homes and workplaces?
Which standard provides the best performance for hard drives?
Which of the following is NOT true of a motherboard?
- Has a CPU socket
- Has slots for DIMMS
- Also called a system board
- Has a heat sink on the PCIe slots
Has a heat sink on the PCIe slots
What type of component holds its charge even after the power is turned off and the device is unplugged?
Which unit of electricity measures electrical force and 115 is a common value?
Which type of fire extinguisher should you have available in the event of an electrical fire?
To what should you normally clip the ground bracelet before you work inside the computer case?
A. the grounding plug on the power cord
B. a AC outlet
C. the side of the computer case
D. the top of the power supply
the side of the computer case
Which of the following is NOT a good practice when working inside a computer case?
a. be sure to hold expansion cards by the edge connectors
c. don’t touch a microchip with a magnetized screwdriver
b. remove loose jewelry
d. don’t touch the inside of a computer that is turned on
be sure to hold expansion cards by the edge connectors
What is the result of using a 3-pin fan connector on a 4-pin header on the motherboard?
the fan speed cannot be controlled
What is placed between the bottom of the cooler heat sink and the top of the processor that makes an airtight connection between the fan and processor?
Which of the following can be described as round plastic or metal pegs that separate the motherboard from the bottom of the case?
Which of the following is true about installing the motherboard and connecting power?
a. there are typically three screw sets that hold the motherboard to the case
c. the P1 connector is used for PCIe devices
b. you can use an adapter to convert two 6-pin connectors to a PCIe connector
d. a 4-pin power cord supplies supplemental power to the processor
a 4-pin power cord supplies supplemental power to the processor
Which of the following is the Intel maximum degree limit for processors?
185 F or 85 C
Under what circumstance is a liquid cooling system most likely used?
Which technology may require that you purchase a power supply that specifically supports that technology?
What determines the physical size of a power supply and the placement of screw holes?
What should you do if you want to be able locate your laptop in the event of loss or theft and give it a command through the Internet to lock it or delete data?
subscribe to LoJack for Laptops
Which socket type is soldered to the motherboard, along with the CPU?
Which of the following is a technology that allows for multiple video cards to work together in one system?
What type of bus does PCI Express use?
Which of the following is a setting you can configure from the BIOS setup program?
change the boot sequence
What is a possible remedy if your system hangs at odd time or during the boot?
flash the BIOS
If you need to reset the BIOS password on a motherboard and the instructions say to make sure jumper J1 is open, what should you do?
open the case and remove the cover from a set of pins marked J1.
Which motherboard slot has direct access to the North Bridge?
primary PCIe slot
What unit is used to measure the frequency of memory, FSB, and the processor?
Hz or Hertz
Which of the following is the smallest motherboard form factor?
Which memory technology that is no longer used has a 32-bit data bus, 232 pins and requires a placeholder in empty slots?
What is the most likely result of a correctly installed processor, but an incorrectly installed cooler?
a. powers on, but nothing else happens
c. system does not power on at all
b. boot process begins, but system suddenly turns off after a short period
d. BIOS setup does not recognize the processor correctly
boot process begins, but system suddenly turns off after a short period
Which type of memory can support quad, triple, and dual channels?
Which type of processor memory is located on the processor chip (processor die)?
Level 1 cache
Which of the following memory configurations definitely will not work when populating a motherboard with DIMMs?
a. using two different manufacturer’s memory
c. leaving a slot unpopulated
b. mixing memory speeds
d. mixing unbuffered with registered
mixing unbuffered with registered
DIMMs used in servers can provide additional reliability if they use which of the following technologies?
b. dual ranked
ECC (Error Checking & Correction)
Which Intel processor technology interconnects the processor, chipset, and wireless network adapter as a unit, improving laptop performance?
Which of the following is true about DIMM technologies?
a.DDR2 uses 184 pins
c.SDRAM runs synchronized with the system clock
b.DDR3 is backward compatible with DDR2 d.the S in SDRAM stands for static
SDRAM runs synchronized with the system clock
Which of the following statements is NOT true when setting up dual channeling?
a. a pair in a channel must be equally matched in size, speed and features
c. each channel runs independently of the other channel
b. if two DIMM slots do not have matching pairs, single-channeling will be used
d. if you have two pairs installed in two channels, all four DIMMs must match
if you have two pairs installed in two channels, all four DIMMs must match
Which of the following is NOT a feature of a processor?
1. clock speed
2. processor architecture
3. amount of CMOS
4. multi-core processing
amount of CMOS
How much data does a 3.5" floppy disk drive hold?
Which of the following is true about SCSI drives?
a. SCSI ID 7 has a higher priority than SCSI ID 10
c. one end of the SCSI chain needs a terminator
b. each logical device requires a unique SCSI ID
d. SCSI devices are typically found in SOHO servers and desktops
SCSI ID 7 has a higher priority than SCSI ID 10
Which is true about installing a PATA drive?
a. each IDE channel supports a single drive
c. each IDE cable has four connectors for drives
b. a motherboard can support up to four EIDE devices
d. you need to set the jumpers to Master when you have only one drive
a motherboard can support up to four EIDE devices
Which of the following is NOT true about hard disk drives?
a. the 3.5” size is typically used in desktops
c. solid state drives are less expensive than magnetic hard drives
b. a solid state drive has no moving parts
d. tracks on a hard drive are divided into sectors
solid state drives are less expensive than magnetic hard drives
Why is DMA (Direct Memory Access) a better transfer mode than PIO for PATA drives?
DMA data transfers don't involve the CPU
Which interface is not typically used for an internal tape drive?
What should you keep in mind when installing hard drives?
a PATA drive has master and slave settings
Which of the following best describes RAID 5?
it requires 3 or more drives and uses parity checking
Which hard drive technology is used to predict when a drive is likely to fail?
Which type of cable is required by ATA/66 and above?
40 pins, 80 wires
What icon might you see in Device Manager that indicates a problem with a device?
Which of the following might be the cause of a black screen right after you install a new video card?
the onboard video is not disabled in BIOS
Which of the following is true about installing a new device?
1) a mouse may not require an additional device driver installation, unless unusual features are available
2) Vista drivers never work with Windows 7
3) 32-bit drivers can be installed in a 64-bit OS
4) 64-bit drivers can be installed in a 32-bit OS
a mouse may not require an additional device driver installation
Which slot type would you install a video card in to get the best performance?
What should you install in a server room that will save space by allowing you to control multiple servers with a single mouse, keyboard, and monitor?
a KVM switch
Which of the following is a basic principle that applies to both internal and external devices?
1) when connecting a faster device to a slower port, the port adapts to the speed of the device
2) if you have multiple devices to install, it’s best to install them at the same time
3) for most installations, install the device first, then the device driver
4) some devices don’t require a software component for them to work properly
for most installations, install the device first, then the device driver
What is the purpose of the LightScribe technology?
labels can be burned on the top of a disc
Which of the following is true about the USB standard and devices?
1) up to 64 USB devices can be daisy chained together
2) USB uses parallel data transmissions
3) a USB cable has four wires, two for power and two for communication
4) USB devices must supply their own power
a USB cable has four wires, two for power and two for communication
Which type of monitor withstands a lot of handling, use mercury, and take up the most desk space?
Which of the following is a requirement for supporting the Aero user interface?
DirectX 9 or higher
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