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Computer Maintenance Chapter 7
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Which term refers to industry-standardized shapes and layouts that enable motherboards to work with cases and power supplies?
As an improvement of the ATX form factor over AT, shorter wires made it easier to shield them and made them capable of handling double or quadruple the _______________ speed of the motherboard.
What are the usual dimensions of a microATX motherboard?
9.6 × 9.6 inches
What are the maximum dimensions of a FlexATX motherboard?
9 × 7.5 inches
What is the smallest motherboard version in the ATX standard?
Which ATX form factor is essentially no longer in use?
Which form factor is the largest and the most popular of the three ITXs?
Which ITX form factor competes head to head with the virtually identical microATX?
What is the size of the Nano-ITX form factor?
4.7 × 4.7 inches
What is the size of the Pico-ITX form factor?
3.8 × 2.8 inches
Which port is considered to be a newer video port?
The acronym RAID stands for _______________.
redundant array of independent disks
A 200-MHz motherboard has its chipset chips all timed by a _______________ crystal.
The original PCI bus was _______________ wide and ran at 33 MHz.
An AGP slot was a PCI slot; however, it had a direct connection to the _______________.
What is the latest, fastest, and most popular expansion bus in use today?
How many wires does a PCIe connection use for sending and receiving data?
One for sending and one for receiving
Each pair of wires between a PCIe controller and a device is called a(n) _______________.
What is the most common PCIe slot size used for video cards?
The 16-lane (×16) version
The motherboard mounts to the case via small connectors called _______________.
_______________, which are included on the motherboard, are lights that have positive and negative sides.
A brand new system failing due to manufacturing defects is often called a(n) _______________ failure.
A(n) _______________ symptom is the most difficult symptom to diagnose.
Which term refers to the millions of incorrectly formulated bulging capacitors that made it into computers in the mid-2000s and then failed at high rates?
Flashing the BIOS entails running a small command-line program to write a new BIOS in the flash _______________ chip.
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