Flashcards in 1-2_deck_4469446 (1) Deck (25)
Firmware is the name given to any software encoded in hardware. p24
The best example is the BIOS chip,and some expansion cards:SCSI cards.
What is the BIOS. p24
BASIC INPUTE/ OUTPUT SYSTEM, allows the operating system to interact with certain hardware in the compute.r.
What is the POST.P26
It is a series of system checks performed by the BIOS and other components such as the SCSI BIOS and video bios.
WHAT DOES THE CMOS DO??P28
It overrides the default information in the BIOS.
Wen u flash the BIOS, what are you doing?p27
Giving it an upgrade.
What does the POST take care of? p26
Verifies the intergity of the BIOS,and confirms the size of primary memory.
What does DIP stand for? p28
dual inline package.
what is hyperthreading? p32
a form of simultaneous multithreading.
what another name for the core. p33
what is cpu throttling? p33
reading the operating frequency of the cpu.
what does the reset button do? p29
a way to reboot the computer.
whats a jumper for? p28
more ancillary purposes, such as clearing the CMOS.
whats on the front panel of the computer? p29
a power button,power light,reset button, drive activity lights,etc.
does the motherboard supply the connectivity to the Drive activity light, YES OR NO. p30
what is throttling? p34
it reduces the operating frequency(MHZ or GHZ)
WHATS virtualization support?p35
eases the burden on the system that software-based virtualization.
does the BIOS allow the operating system to interact with certain hardware. Yes or No p24
What does CMOS stand for? p28
complementary metal oxide semiconductor.
Is there a CMOS battery? yes or no
it keeps the setting for the time,date, memory,cpu setting as overclocking.
it controls and directs all the activities of the computer using both external and internal buses.
CPU two kinds. p31
PGA:ping grid array, and LGA: land grid array.
USB CONNECTIVITY. P30
flash drives, cameras etc.
todays motherboards have 10-position pin headers designed to connect to standardized front panel audio modules.