what are the three PC tower sizes
full, mini, macro
how many storage devices can attach to a SATA port
OLD PC CPUs had a chipset that is split into ____ sections
ATX new form factor was designed in…
Field Replaceable Unit
Bios is a type of…
Advanced Intelligent Tape can hold up to 200 GB of data
DVDs can hold…
4.75 GB of data
DVD-RW media allows for…
Power on self-diagnostic test
When upgrading components on the motherboard you should change the position of the jumpers. True or False
Transistors and Capacitors store…
Form factor refers to
the shape and layout of a motherboard and case.
RAM is called…
The basic timing signal for the CPU is…
the system clock which synchronizes the operation of all part of the PC
Linear tape-Open (LTO) Tapes have
up to 2.5 TB of uncompressed capacity.
what do sound cards provide connections for?
audio input (microphones and MDI and output (speakers and MIDI).
How many DDR standards are there
A System firmware setup program will contain information on
CPU, RAM, and Hard drives
If you add SDRAM to your PC with a bus speed of 70 MHz
the bandwidth for the system will be 560MB per second.
If a program or files are actively being used or are open by the user, they are being used in system memory. T or F
If you add an odd number of RAM modules or you mismatch DIMM cards, there will be an error and the system might not work properly. T or F
The boot sequence is very important in the system setup. T or F
Symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) involves
a multiprocessor computer hardware and software architecture where two or more identical processors are connected to a single shared main memory.
Motherboards formerly used parity checking to detect errors. T or F
Graphic card memory (GDDR) is…
graphics memory that is dedicated to a discrete GPU and the workloads it operates on, separate from the system memory plugged in to your motherboard
DRAM stores each data bit as…
an electrical charge within a single-bit cell.
RAM only retains data while…
there is a power source
Laptops typically use SODIMM RAM which could be
DDR2, DDR3, DDR4, and now DDR5
Ideally you will use similar memory in all sockets when a dual-channel motherboard is used. T or F
When a computer is booted (started)
serial presence detect (SPD) is information stored in an electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) chip on a synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) memory module that tells the basic input/output system BIOS the module’s size, data width, speed, and voltage. It detects installed memory modules
rive encryption encrypts
the entire content of the drive like system files and folders.
A Thread is
a stream of instructions generated by software applications.
The best CPU ranges are
Core i3, i5, i7
Intel and AMD have a huge presence in…
in the desktop and laptop market
ARM has a large presence and is widely used in
smartphones and tablets.