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1

Use this tool to detect if a cable can connect properly end-to-end and determine if there is a short.

A. Stand-off
B. FRU
C. Cable Tester
D. POST card

C. Cable Tester

2

What would you use to measure the resistance, voltage, and/or current in computer components using two probes?

A. Multimeter
B. FRU
C. Cable tester
D. Punch down tool

A. Multimeter

3

Which is the most common type of RAM slot on desktop motherboards?

A. RIMM
B. SIMM
C. SODIMM
D. DIMM

D. DIMM

4

Which of the following statements is true?

A. The motherboard must always be in a horizontal position.
B. Each internal and external PC component connects to the motherboard, directly or indirectly.
C. The "lines" on the motherboard provide cooling.
D. A system board is an unusual motherboard variant.

B. Each internal and external PC component connects to the motherboard, directly or indirectly.

5

Which of the following describes a motherboard form factor?

A. The size and color of a motherboard
B. The processor the motherboard supports
C. The type and location of components and the power supply that will work with the motherboard, plus the dimensions of the motherboard.
D. Mid-tower

C. The type and location of components and the power supply that will work with the motherboard, plus the dimensions of the motherboard.

6

This variant of the most enduring and popoular motherboard form factor measures 9.6" on each side.

A. Mini-ATX
B. ATX
C. Mobile-ITX
D. Micro-ATX

D. Micro-ATX.

Mini ATX is 5.9" x 5.9"
ATX is 12" x 9.6"
Mobile-ITX is 2.9" x 1.77"

7

Which statement is correct for North-bridge?

A. A chip set component that connects directly to the CPU's front side bus
B. A chip set component that controls communications between the CPU and I/O buses
C. A component that saves configurations.
D. The system setup program itself.

A. A chip set component that connects directly to the CPU's front side bus

8

Which of the following describes a difference between PCI and PCIe?

A. PCIe is only used for graphics adapters; PCI is used by a variety of adapters.
B. PCI uses parallel data communications; PCIe uses serial communications.
C. PCIe uses parallel data communications; PCI uses serial communications.
D. PCIe is used by a variety of adapters; PCI is only used by video adapters.

B. PCI uses parallel data communications; PCIe uses serial communications.

9

What type of local bus connector designed for video adapters was phased out in favor of PCIe?

A. PCI
B. NIC
C. AGP
D. USB

C. AGP

10

What is the maximum address space of a CPU with a 64-bit address bus?

A. 4GB
B. 8GB
C. 1TB
D. 128GB

C. 1TB

11

Which of the following most accurately describes a function of the CPU's cache memory?

A.. To Store instructions used by currently running applications.
B. To provide temporary storage of data that is required to complete a task.
C. To anticipate the CPU's data requests and make that data available for fast retrieval
D. To store a device's most basic operating instructions.

C. To anticipate the CPU's data requests and make that data available for fast retrieval

12

What component in a CPU is responsible for all logical and mathematical operations?

A. ALU
B. Processor
C. Control Unit
D. Processor Bus

A. ALU

Processor is just another name for CPU

Control unit is responsible for directing activities in the computer and managing interactions between the other components

Processor bus is just a pathway among components in the CPU

13

What CPU component contains microcode?

A. ALU
B. Processor
C. Control Unit
D. Bus

C. Control Unit

ALU does not contain microcode, but receives instructions from the control unit

Processor is just another name for CPU

Bus is just a group of wires

14

What Intel CPU technology allows two threads to execute at the same time within a single execution core?

A. Hyperthreading
B. Core
C. Cache memory
D. Microcode

A. Hyperthreading

15

What type of memory is very fast and too expensive to use as system RAM, but is used as cache memory?

A. DIMM
B. RIMM
C. DRAM
D. SRAM

D. SRAM - Static RAM

16

Which statement most accurately describes the relationship between the computer's BIOS and CMOS?

A. The CMOS uses information stored in the BIOS to set computer configurations, such as boot sequence, keyboard status, and hard drive settings.
B. The BIOS configuration settings are stored on the battery-supported CMOS chip so they are not lost when you turn off the computer.
C. The CMOS uses information stored in the BIOS to communicate with the computer's components.
D. They perform the same functions, but the BIOS is found only in newer computers.

B. The BIOS configuration settings are stored on the battery-supported CMOS chip so they are not lost when you turn off the computer.

17

Which of the following are hardware devices used to configure a motherboard?

A. Slot covers
B. Jumpers and DIP switchs
C. Stand-offs
D. POST cards

B. Jumpers and DIP switchs

18

After installing a motherboard and assembling the entire computer system and installing the operating system, what should you do next in order to access all the features of a motherboard?

A. Flash the BIOS
B. Install jumpers
C. Install motherboard drivers
D. Install a POST card

C. Install motherboard drivers

19

Which statement is true?

A. A case, motherboard, and power supply must match, or the motherboard or power supply will not fit in the case.
B. Any power supplies will fit into any case.
C. Any motherboards will fit into any case.
D. The relative position of drive bays to the motherboard is not a consideration because the motherboard is flat.

A. A case, motherboard, and power supply must match, or the motherboard or power supply will not fit in the case.

20

How can you add components other than RAM to an all-in-one computer?

A. Small access panel
B. Jumpers
C. Registers
D. External connectors

D. External connectors