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1

Which stage causes the most pipeline stalls?

Decode

2

The four minimum stages of a CPU

Fetch, Decode, Execute, and Write

3

Special section of fast memory, usually built into the CPU, used by the onboard logic to store information most frequently accessed by the CPU

Cache

4

AMD AM3 pin count

941 pins

5

AMD AM3+ pin count

942

6

AMD FM1 pins

905

7

AMD FM2 pin

904

8

AMD FM2+ pin

906

9

AMD G34 pin

1974

10

AMD C32 pin

1207

11

What do registers provide for the CPU?

A. Registers Determine the clock Speed
B. The CPU uses registers for temporary storage of internal commands and data
C. Registers enable the CPU to address RAM
D. Registers enable the CPU to address RAM

B. The CPU uses registers for temporary storage of internal commands and data

12

What function does the external data bus have in the PC?

A. The external data bus determines the clock speed for the CPU
B. The CPU uses the external data bus to address RAM
C. The external data bus provides a channel for the flow of data and commands between the CPU and RAM
D. The CPU uses the external data bus to access registers

C. The external data bus provides a channel for the flow of data and commands between the CPU and RAM

13

What is the function of the address bus in the PC?

A. The address bus enables the CPU to communicate with the memory controller chip
B. The address bus enable the memory controller chip to communicate with the RAM
C. The address bus provides a channel for the flow of data and commands between the CPU and RAM
D. The address bus enables the CPU to access registers

A. The address bus enables the CPU to communicate with the memory controller chip

14

Which of the following terms are measures of CPU speed?

A. Megahertz and Gigahertz
B. Megabytes and Gigabytes
C. Megahertz and Gigahertz
D. Frontside bus and backside bus

A. Megahertz and Gigahertz

15

Which CPU feature enables the microprocessor to support support running multiple operating systems at the same time?

A. Clock multiplying
B. Caching
C. Pipelining
D. Virtualization support

D. Virtualization support

16

Into which socket could you place an Intel Core i5?

A. Socket LGA 775
B. Socket LGA 1155
C. Socket C
D. Socket AM3+

B. Socket LGA 1155

17

Which feature enables a single-core CPU to function like two CPUs?

A. Hyper-Threading
B. Speedstep
C. Virtualization
D. x64

A. Hyper-Threading

18

What steps do you need to take to install a Core i3 CPU into an FM2 motherboard?

A. Lift the ZIF socket arm; place the CPU according to the orientation markings; snap on the heat-sink and fan assembly
B. Lift the ZIF socket arm; place the CPU according to the orientation markings; add a dash of thermal paste; snap on the heat-sink and fan assembly
C. Lift the ZIF socket arm; place the CPU according to the orientation markings; snap on the heat-sink and fan assembly; plug in the fan.
D. Take all of the steps you want to take because it's not going to work

D. Take all of the steps you want to take because it's not going to work

19

A client calls to complain that his computer starts up, but crashes when Windows starts to load. After a brief set of questions, you find out that his nephew upgraded his RAM for him over the weekend and couldn't get the computer to work right afterward. What could be the problem?

A. Thermal paste degradation
B. Disconnected CPU fan
C. Bad CPU cache
D. There's nothing wrong. It usually takes a couple of days for RAM to acclimate to the new system.

B. Disconnected CPU fan

20

Darren has installed a new CPU in a client's computer, but nothing happens when he pushes the power button on the case. The LED on the motherboard is lit up, so he knows the system has power. What could the problem be?

A. He forgot to disconnect the CPU fan
B. He forgot to apply thermal paste between the CPU and the heat-sink and fan assembly
C. He used an AMD CPU in an Intel motherboard
D. He used an Intel CPU in an AMD motherboard

B. He forgot to apply thermal paste between the CPU and the heat-sink and fan assembly