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1

What are the four steps of expansion card installation?

Knowledge, physical installation, device drivers, and verification

2

Within what period of time does a burn in failure occur?

Usually within the first 30 days of use.

3

Which of the following statements about the expansion bus is true?

A. The expansion bus runs at the speed of the system clock
B. The expansion bus crystal sets the speed for the expansion bus
C. The CPU communicates with RAM via the expansion bus
D. The frontside bus is another name for the expansion bus

B. The expansion bus crystal sets the speed for the expansion bus

4

What does a black down arrow next to a device in Device Manager indicate?

A. A compatible driver has been installed that may not provide all of the functions for the device.
B. The device is missing or Windows cannot recognize it
C. The system resources have been assigned manually
D. The device has been disabled.

D. The device has been disabled.

5

Which variation of the PCI bus was specifically designed for laptops?

A. PCI-X
B. PCIe
C. Mini-PCI
D. AGP

C. Mini-PCI

6

Which of the following form factors dominates the PC industry?

A. AT
B. ATX
C. ITX
D. CTX

B. ATX

7

Amanda bought a new system that, right in the middle of an important presentation, gave her a Blue Screen of Death. Now her system won't boot at all, not even the CMOS. After extensive troubleshooting, she determined that the motherboard was at fault and replaced it. Now the system runs fine. What was the most likely cause of the problem?

A. Burn-in failure
B. Electrostatic Discharge
C. Component failure
D. Power supply failure

A. Burn-in failure

8

Martin bought a new motherboard to replace his older ATX motherboard. As he left the shop, the tech on duty called after him, "Check your standouts!" What could the tech have meant?

A. Standouts are the connectors on the motherboard for the front panel buttons, such as the on/off switch and reset button
B. Standouts are the sharp metal edges on some cases that aren't rolled
C. Standouts are the metal connectors that attach the motherboard to the case
D. Standouts are the dongles that enable a motherboard to support more than four USB ports

C. Standouts are the metal connectors that attach the motherboard to the case

9

Solon has a very buggy computer that keeps locking up at odd moments and rebooting spontaneously. He suspects the mother board. How should he test it?

A. Check settings and verify good components
B. Verify good components and document all testing
C. Replace the motherboard first to see if the problems disappear
D. Check settings, verify good components, replace components, and document all testing

D. Check settings, verify good components, replace components, and document all testing

10

When Jane proudly displayed her new motherboard, the senior tech scratched his beard and asked, "What kind of ICH does it have?" What could he possibly be asking about?

A. The PCI slot
B. The PCIe slot
C. The Northbridge
D. The Southbridge

D. The Southbridge

11

What companies dominate the chipset market? (select two)

A. AMD
B. Intel
C. NVIDIA
D. SiS

A. AMD
B. Intel

12

If Windows recognizes a device, where will it appear?

A. Device Manager
B. C:\Windows\System32\Devices
C. Desktop
D. Safely remove hardware applet

A. Device Manager

13

PCIe 1.0 speed per lane

2.5 GTps

14

PCIe 2.0 speed per lane

5 GTps

15

PCIe 3.0 speed per lane

8 GTps