The two major manufacturers of processors are Intel and NVIDIA.

True or False

False
Multiple processors can be installed in a single processor housing.

True or False

True
When installing a processor, you must line up the red circle on the processor with the right-angle mark on the motherboard.

True or False

False
After installing the processor, if the system begins the boot process and suddenly turns off before completing the boot, the processor is most likely overheating.

True or False

True
Today’s DIMMs use a 64-bit data path.

True or False

True
What is the general name of the processor feature that AMD calls HyperTransport?

multicore processing
multithreading
virtualization support
integrated graphics

multithreading
What type of processor memory is located on the processor chip (processor die)?

Level 0 cache
Level 1 cache
Level 2 cache
Level 3 cache

Level 1 cache
What Intel processor technology interconnects the processor, chipset, and wireless network adapter as a unit, improving laptop performance?

Pentium
Core i5
Celeron
Centrino

Centrino
A processor housing that contains more than one processor is referred to as what term?

multithreaded processor
multicore processor
multiprocessing processor
multihoused processor

multicore processor
What is the most likely result of a correctly installed processor, but an incorrectly installed cooler?

-powers on, but nothing else happens
-boot process begins, but system suddenly turns off after a short period
-system does not power on at all
-BIOS setup does not recognize the processor correctly

boot process begins, but system suddenly turns off after a short period
What type of RAM is typically installed onto a motherboard and loses data rapidly, requiring it to be refreshed often?

SRAM
CMOS RAM
DRAM
Flash RAM

DRAM
Which type of memory can support quad, triple, and dual channels?

DDR3
DDR2
DDR
RIMM

DDR3
Which statement is true regarding DIMM technologies?

-DDR2 uses 184 pins
-DDR3 is backward compatible with DDR2
-SDRAM runs synchronized with the system clock
-the S in SDRAM stands for static

SDRAM runs synchronized with the system clock
What is the transfer rate of a 64-bit module running at 1600 MHz? (8x speed because DIMM has an 8-byte/64-bit data path)

1600 MB/second
3200 MB/second
6400 MB/second
12800 MB/second

12800 MB/second
DIMMs used in servers can provide additional reliability if they use what specific technology?

EDO
dual ranked
ECC
PC3

ECC
What can a DIMM use to hold data and amplify a signal just before the data is written to the module?

EDO
registers
parity
CAS

registers
What technology in a DIMM informs the BIOS of the module’s size, speed, voltage, and data path width?

SPD
ECC
Buffers
DDR

SPD
Hybrid processors that can process 32 bits or 64 bits are known by what term?

x86 processors
Itanium processors
Dual Mode processors
x86-64 processors

x86-64 processors
When populating a motherboard with DIMM modules, what configuration option will not work?

-using two different manufacturer’s memory
-mixing memory speeds
-leaving a slot unpopulated
-mixing unbuffered with registered

mixing unbuffered with registered
What component of a processor handles all logical comparisons and calculations inside the processor?

ALU
register
bus
control unit

ALU
What component of a processor holds instructions waiting to be processed by the ALU?

register
bus
internal memory cache
control unit

internal memory cache
Where can the Execute Disable Bit (EDB) technology be disabled?

-in the EDB configuration software
-in the BIOS / UEFI setup screen
-in the Windows Device Driver screen
-in the Windows command line EDB utility

in the BIOS / UEFI setup screen
Which of the following is NOT the name of a current family of Intel processors?

Duo
Core
Atom
Celeron

Duo
A DDR4 DIMM with a PC rating of PC4-17000 is running at what speed?

1800 MHz
2000 MHz
2133 MHz
3000 MHz

2133 MHz
A DDR4 DIMM running at a speed of 2666 MHz has what PC rating?

PC4-17000
PC4-24000
PC4-21300
PC4-30000

PC4-21300
What two technologies below are hybrid processors that can handle 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems natively?

Itanium
IA64
AMD64
EM64T

AMD64
EM64T
Modern desktop motherboards and laptop motherboards all utilize what what two types of DRAM respectively?

DIMM
RIMM
SO-DIMM
SIMM

DIMM
SO-DIMM
What two different DIMM technologies below can be used in a quad channel configuration?

SDRAM
DDR3
SDRAMII
DDR4

DDR3
DDR4
What are the two different ways of measuring access timing for memory?

CAS Latency
LSA Latency
NS Latency
RAS Latency

CAS Latency
RAS Latency
What are the two names used by Intel and AMD respectively that refer to the Execute Disable Bit (EDB) technology?

Xtreme Security (XS)
eXecute Disable (XD)
Enhanced Virus Protection
BitStopper

eXecute Disable (XD)
Enhanced Virus Protection
a DIMM module with memory chips installed onto one side only
single-sided
a task or group of instructions executed by the CPU
thread
an older type of memory module designed by RAMBUS
Rimm
double-sided DIMMs that provide more than one bank
dual ranked
a technology that allows a processor to handle more than one group of instructions
Hyper-threading
the factor used to determine clock speed between the processor and FSB
multiplier
the number of clock cycles it takes to write or read a row of data
RAS Latency
an error checking technology used by older SIMMs
parity
the speed at which the processor operates internally and is measured in gigahertz
processor frequency
compares bits written to a memory module to what is later read from the module, and it can detect and correct an error in a single bit of the byte.
ECC
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