A simple problem of replacing a bad memory module can become a complex research project if you don't nave a good grasp of current and past memory technologies
Most often, placing memory on the motherboard and updating the BIOS manually is all that is necessary for installation
A hard disk drive (HDD) , most often called a hard drive, comes in two sizes for personal computers; the 1.8" size is used for laptop computers and the 2.5" size is used for desktops.
If you are replacing a floppy drive, you must inform BIOS setup by accessing setup and changing the drive type.
Hardware problems usually show up at POST, unless there is physical damage to an are of the hard drive that is not accessed during POST.
_____ loses its data rapidly, and the memory controller must refresh it several thousand times a second.
DIMMs intended to be used in server must be extremely reliable and use an error-checking technology.
If the number of bits is not an odd number for odd parity or an even number for even parity, a ___ error occurs.
When windows does not have adequate memory to perform an operation, it gives a _____ error or its slows down to a painful crawl.
To use System Information, in the Vista Start Search box or the Windows XP Run box, type ____ and press Enter
Higher-quality memory modules have ____ installed to reduce heat and help the module last longer.
If the chip's surface is dull or matted, or you can scratch off the markings with a fingernail or knife, suspect that the chip has been ____.
For ____ modules, small clips latch into place on each side of the slot to hold the module in the slot.
When installing the RIMM, ____ on the edge of the RIMM module will help you orient it correctly in the socket.
A ____ drive has one, two, or more platters, or disks, that stack together and spin in unison inside a sealed metal housing that contains firmware to control reading and writing data to the drive and to communicate with the motherboard.
The top and bottom of each disk of a magnetic hard drive have a(n) ____ that moves across the disk surface as all the disks rotate on a spindle.
_ on a circuit board inside the drive housing is responsible for writing and reading data to these tracks and sectors and for keeping track of where everything is stored on the drive.
During the ____ formatting process, you specify the size of the partition and what file system it will use.
____ is a system BIOS feature that monitors hard drive performance, disk spin up time, temperature, distance between the head and the disk, and other mechanical activities of the drive in order to predict when the drive is likely to fail.
____ is a standard for communication between a subsystem of peripheral devices and the system bus.
A technology that configures two or more hard drives to work together as an array of drives is called ____.