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access time

the time it takes a storage device to locate its stored data

Cache memory

Small blocks of memory, located directly on and next to the CPU, that act as holding places for recently or frequently used instructions or data that the CPU accesses the most.


A complete processing section from a CPU, embedded into one physical chip

CPU usage graph

the percentage of time a central processing unit (CPU) is working

Data transfer rate

the maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between two nodes on a network

External SATA-

The most common form of memory found in personal computers. Increases about 60% every year

Express Cards-

Allow your computer to add extra capabilities such as; a card that allows you to read flash memory

Front side bus-

connects the processor (CPU) in your computer to the system memory

GDDR5 (Graphic Double Data Rate)

Graphic Double Data Rate memory refers to memory specifically designed for use on graphics cards

GPU Graphics processing unit

A specialized logic chip that is detected quickly displaying and calculating visual data such as shadows, textures, and luminosity

hard drive

has the largest storage capacity of any storage device

HDMI (High definition multimedia interface

a compact audio- video interface standard that carries both high- definition video and uncompressed digital audio

memory modules

a small circuit board that holds a series of ram chips

moore's law

a prediction named after Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel; states that the numbers of transistors on a CPU chip will double every two years


a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit

RAM (random access memory)

the computers temporary storage space or short term memory. it is located in a set of chips in the system unit's motherboard, and its capacity is measured in megabytes or gigabytes

3d sound card

an expansion card that enables a computer to produce sounds that are omnidirectional

SSD (solid state drive)

a drive that uses the same kind of memory that flash drives use, but can reach data in only a tenth of the time a flash drive requires. Fastest nonvolatile storage system.

surround sound

a type of audio processing that makes the listener experience sounds as if it were coming from all areas

open office impress is a

presentation program

a free alternative to adobe photoshop that can be used to edit images is


what kind of software can be installed on as many computers as you wish

open source software

which is a popular open source program for creating diagrams and charts


what new feature of Mac Os Lion acts as a command center for the desktop

mission control

by default, files saved in Write use which extension


which statement about linux is false

because so many developers contribute to the OS, Linux is a prime target for hackers

which is not necessarily an advantage of building your own computer

having outside support if something goes wrong

one popular Linux distro is


when building your own computer, which of these should not be included with the motherboard

drive bay

which statement about notebook computers is false

notebooks typically have longer lifespan than desktop computers

SSD is classified as what type of storage


to document a problem you are having, you can use

problem steps recorder

f you want your system to run reliably, you should

defragment the hard drive

which best describes RAID 0 technology

saved data is spread across two hard drives

CPUs have several internal components including

l2 cache, ALU, level 1 cache memory... all of the above

which is not a type of video port

USB 3.0

a sound card that supports 7.1 surround sound will drive

8 speakers

superFetch is a memory-management technique that

preloads the applications you use most into system memory

what is the name of the time it takes a storage device to locate its stored data and make it available for processing

access time

T or F. a quad core CPU with hyperthreading has 8 virtual CPUS


T or F the memory that your operating system uses is reffered to as kernal memory


T or F SSD hard drives need to be defragged but mechanical hard drives do not


T or F Cache memory is a form of read- only memory that can be accessed more quickly by the CPU.


T or F GDDR5 memory is often used in ESATA drives


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