When you build a computer from parts, you usually start by deciding on which processor and motherboard you will use.

True
False

True
Typically, PGA sockets give better contact than LGA sockets.

True
False

False
Sandy Bridge processors house the memory controller and graphics controller.

True
False

True
Motherboards contain only a single bus for I/O, video, and data.

True
False

False
The LGA2011 socket supports both DDR3 and DDR4 memory.

True
False

True
What socket type is soldered to the motherboard, along with the CPU?

SPGA
FCLGA
BGA
PGA

BGA
What type of socket ensures that even force is applied to the processor when it is being installed in the socket?

ZIF
FM2
LGA
AM3

ZIF
What motherboard slot has direct access to the North Bridge?

secondary PCIe slot
ATA bus slot
Firewire
primary PCIe slot

primary PCIe slot
What was the 64-bit Front Side Bus replaced with in the X58 (Nehalem) chipset?

FSB
PCIe
QPI
ICH

QPI
Which statement is NOT true regarding Ivy Bridge chipsets when compared to earlier products?

-Ivy bridge uses more power than Nehalem chipsets
-Ivy bridge has higher density transistors
-The Ivy Bridge chipset provides better performance than Sandy Bridge
-The Ivy Bridge chipset was released in 2012

Ivy bridge uses more power than Nehalem chipsets
What unit is used to measure the frequency of memory, FSB, and the processor?

bps
mph
Hz
MIPS

Hz
What type of bus does PCI Express use?

serial
virtual
parallel
logical

serial
Where do today’s computers store almost all motherboard configuration data?

BIOS ROM
CMOS RAM
DIMM RAM
Solid State Disk

CMOS RAM
Which of the following represents a method for accessing the BIOS setup program?

-boot Windows and go to Control Panel
-set a motherboard jumper and start the computer
-press a key or combination of keys during the BIOS POST
-boot to the BIOS setup floppy disk

press a key or combination of keys during the BIOS POST
Which setting can be configured via the BIOS screen?

Windows driver status
set desktop bakcground
screen saver timeout value
change the boot sequence

change the boot sequence
What has occurred if you see the message “Chassis Intruded! System has halted.” the next time you start your computer?

-the disk has failed
-Windows has not been activated
-the case has been opened
-the keyboard has been unplugged

the case has been opened
What should you do if you want to be able locate your laptop in the event of loss or theft and give it a command through the Internet to lock it or delete data?

-set a BIOS No Access password
-subscribe to LoJack for Laptops
-enable a GPS module in the BIOS
-install a high-power WiFi card

subscribe to LoJack for Laptops
What must your motherboard have to use BitLocker Encryption in Windows 7 which will ensure that your hard drive cannot be used in another computer?

TPM chip
CMOS RAM
BIOS password
Encrypted USB port

TPM chip
What is a possible remedy if your system hangs at odd times or during the boot?

install new CMOS RAM
remove the TPM chip
flash the BIOS
format the hard disk

flash the BIOS
At what point during the motherboard installation should you install the motherboard drivers?

-after Windows successfully boots without errors
-before applying power for the first time
-after the POST successfully completes
-only if you get a blue screen of death when Windows boots

after Windows successfully boots without errors
The soon to be released Skylake chipset architecture will use what socket?

LGA1150
LGA1151
LGA2011
LGA771

LGA1151
The PCI Express Version 3.0 can provide up to what amount of throughput with 16 lanes for data?

8 GB/sec
16 GB/sec
32 GB/sec
64 GB/sec

32 GB/sec
The first PCI bus has a 32-bit data path, supplied 5 V of power to an adapter card, and operated at what frequency?

16 MHz
33 MHz
64 MHz
88 MHz

33 MHz
What AMD socket uses the Steamroller architecture, providing an integrated graphics controller in the processor?

FM2+
FM2
FM1
AM3+

FM2+
The QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) replacement for the Front Side Bus utilizes how many lanes for data packets?

4
8
16
32

16
The Haswell and Broadwell chipsets work with what two different types of RAM?

DDR
DDR2
DDR3
DDR4

DDR3
DDR4
A Mini PCIe slot can have how many pins?

52 pins
53 pins
54 pins
55 pins

52 pins
54 pins
What two different passwords can be set to lock down a computer from unauthorized access?

supervisor password
e-mail password
screen saver password
user password

supervisor password
user password
What are the two different methods for partitioning hard drives?

-Extended Partitioning Scheme (EPS)
-Master Boot Record (MBR)
-Standard Partition Layout (SPL)
-GUID Partition Table (GPT)

Master Boot Record (MBR)
GUID Partition Table (GPT)
What are two names for the database that holds digital signatures provided by OS manufacturers, such as Microsoft and Red Hat?

key-exchange Key
key-enrollment Key
key-registration Key
key-authority Key

key-exchange Key
key-enrollment Key
a set of components on the motherboard that work closely with the processor to control the memory, buses, and peripherals

chipset

chipset
if disconnected, this component causes setup information in the CMOS to be lost

CMOS battery

CMOS battery
the system of pathways used for communication which carry data

data bus

data bus
also called the host bus, this is a 64-but bus that connects the north Bridge to the processor

front side bus

front side bus
two small posts or metal pins on the motherboard that are either open or closed

jumper

jumper
a set of rules and standards that any two entities use for communication

protocol

protocol
installs in a PCI slot and provides another slot at a right angle

riser card

riser card
a device dedicated to timing activities on the motherboard

system clock

system clock
when one physical machine hosts multiple activities that are normally done on multiple machines

virtualization

virtualization
issued by a slow device that is not ready to service a request from the processor

wait state

wait state
x

Hi!
I'm Niki!

Would you like to get a custom essay? How about receiving a customized one?

Check it out