A+ Hardware MidTerm

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  1. Along with the processor, what other device is the highest heat producer in the system?
    video card
  2. Which of the following is true about fans in the computer system?
    larger fans tend to run quieter
  3. Which type of memory is the main memory installed as DIMMs on a motherboard?
  4. What has occurred if you see the message "Chassis Intruded! System has halted." the next time you start your computer?
    the case has been opened
  5. What is the general name of the processor feature that AMD calls HyperTransport?
  6. Which type of removable storage media can provide up to 2 TB of storage?
  7. Which of the following is most likely to be installed in a PC, is considered primary storage, and has Windows 7 installed on it?
    hard disk drive
  8. At what point during the motherboard installation should you install the motherboard drivers?
    after Windows successfully boots
  9. Which disk drive standard uses an 80-conductor cable?
  10. Which of the following is NOT a typical connector found on the front panel header?
    SATA controller
  11. What type of socket ensures that even force is applied to the processor when it is being installed in the socket?
    ZIF (Zero insertion force)
  12. Which type of video port provides a digital-only signal?
  13. What happens when a problem occurs while Windows 7 is installing a device?
    the Action Center is launched
  14. Which is the most common form factor used today for computer cases, power supplies, and motherboards?
  15. Which SATA standard provides a transfer rate of 3 Gb/sec?
  16. Which of the following is NOT a necessary precaution when installing memory modules? 

    a.use a ground bracelet
    c.unplug the computer
    b.test the motherboard for residual electrical charges
    d.don’t stack modules on top of each other
    test the motherboard for residual electrical charges
  17. What was the 64-bit Front Side Bus replaced with in the X58 (Nehalem) chipset?
    QPI (Intel QuickPath Interconnect)
  18. Which general-purpose tool can measure characteristics of electricity in a variety of devices?
  19. What does a small triangle embedded on a connector signify?
    the wire nearest the triangle is pin 1
  20. Which of the following is NOT a component of a processor?
    device driver
  21. What unit of measurement is used for DIMM read and write times?
  22. Which of the following describes USB 2.0?
    480 Mbps, cable length up to 5 meters
  23. Which of the following is true about installing a processor on a motherboard?
    after placing the processor in the socket, you need to lock down the lever
  24. What must your motherboard have to use BitLocker Encryption in Windows 7 which will ensure that your hard drive cannot be used in another computer?
    TPM chip (Trusted Platform Module)
  25. What does a twist in a 34-pin data cable mean?
    it indicates drive A:
  26. Which material is a cooler that sits atop the CPU most likely made of?
  27. Which Intel CPU socket is discontinued?
    Socket 478
  28. Which of the following represents a method for accessing the BIOS setup program?
    press a key during the BIOS POST
  29. If you have a PCI Express Version 2 video card, how many pins will the power connector have if the card requires extra power?
  30. Which of the following is true about hardware RAID?
    RAID controllers have their own BIOS
  31. Why might you want to use a RAID 0 disk configuration?
    to improve overall disk performance
  32. Which monitor characteristic is the distance between adjacent dots on the screen?
    pixel pitch
  33. Which file system is used by large-capacity USB and memory cards?
  34. If you are adding a hard drive to a system that already has a drive with Windows installed on it, which of the following is true?

    a. You should boot from the windows setup DVD to prepare the new drive. 
    b. Boot windows and use disk management to prepare the new drive 
    c. Use the BIOS setup screen to partition and format the new drive 
    d. The new hard drive must use the the same standard as the windows drive.
    Use the BIOS setup screen to partition and format the new drive
  35. Which of the following is an audio port that connects to an external home theater audio system, providing digital audio output?
    S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format)
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A+ Hardware MidTerm
2014-10-14 11:18:26

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