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Secret buttons for launching system setup

Del, F1, ctrl S and ctrl alt s


Configure component information has the following

RAM, Hard drive, optical drive, CPU


Built in diagnostics
Part of BIOS

Always available


Built in diagnostics
Run from the BIOS menu

No additional media or software required


Built in diagnostics
Focused on hardware checks

Doesn't touch the operating system


What term refers to the standard firmware interface for personal computers (PCs) that was designed to improve software interoperability and address the limitations in the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)?

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)


Which feature of the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) would you enable if you wanted to ensure the authenticity of the firmware and prevent pre-boot viruses from being launched?

Secure Boot


What would the built-in firmware diagnostics of a system Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) allow you to do?

Confirm the functionality of system components such as memory


Which of the following is unlikely to be displayed within typical system firmware monitoring capabilities?

Device Drivers


On an Intel computer, what does the Northbridge chip control?

The system memory and the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) video ports


The speed at which circuits will carry data simultaneously from one area of the motherboard to another is known as which of the following?

Bus Speeds


In the majority of modern computers, how is the central processing unit (CPU) connected to the motherboard?

It is attached to a socket using a pin grid array (PGA)


What is the main difference between the Rambus Inline Memory Module (RIMM) and Dual In-line Memory Module (DIMM) form factors?

They have different pin settings.


The following is true for buffered memory?

It often contains Error-Correcting Code (ECC) circuitry and is typically used in servers.


What type of Random Access Memory (RAM) is used for cache memory and does not need to be refreshed to retain information?

Static Random Access Memory


Which type of Random Access Memory (RAM) eventually replaced Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) by transferring data twice per clock cycle?

Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (DDR SDRAM)


What type of card would you need to install if you wanted to allow a desktop user to be able to connect two separate monitors?

A Video Card