CINS220_Chapter5_Part1

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1. Which component is a mass storage device?
A. CPU
B. Cache
C. Hard drive
D. RAM
C. Hard drive
2. When you load a program in Windows, the PC copies the program from the mass storage device to _______________ and then runs it.
A. BIOS
B. Hard drive
C. RAM
D. ROM
C. RAM
3. What was the width of the original 8088 processor's frontside bus?
A. 1 bit
B. 4 bits
C. 8 bits
D. 16 bytes
C. 8 bits
4. To optimize the flow of data into and out of the CPU, the modern MCC(memory chip controller) provides at least _______________ of data every time the CPU requests information from RAM.
A. 8 bits
B. 16 bits
C. 32 bits
D. 64 bits
D. 64 bits
5. In the acronym, SDRAM, what does the S represent?
A. Sequential
B. Synchronous
C. Speedy
D. Storage
B. Synchronous
6. SDRAM made its debut in 1996 on a stick called a(n) _______________.
A. CRIMM
B. RIMM
C. SIMM
D. DIMM(Dual In-line Memory Module)
D. DIMM(Dual In-line Memory Module)
7. What type of memory stick do laptops use instead of a DIMM?
A. SO-RIMM
B. Micro-RIMM
C. SO-DIMM(Small Outline DIMM)
D. Macro-DIMM
C. SO-DIMM(Small Outline DIMM)
8. What type of computer uses the 68-pin micro-DIMM and 144-pin SO-DIMM?
A. Desktop PC
B. Laptop
C. Mainframe
D. Mobile
B. Laptop
9. Which early DIMM form factor applied to laptops?
A. 32-pin SO-DIMM
B. 64-pin SO-DIMM
C. 72-pin SO-DIMM
D. 168-pin SO-DIMM
A. 32-pin SO-DIMM
10. In early PCs, a DIMM in any one of the DIMM slots could fill the 64-bit bus; therefore, each slot was called a(n) _______________.
A. bank
B. index
C. array
D. frame
A. bank
11. On laptops that used the 72-pin SO-DIMM, _______________ sticks of RAM needed to be installed to make a full bank, because each stick only provided half the bus width.
A. two
B. four
C. six
D. eight
A. two
12. What is another name for a stick of RDRAM?
A. RIMM
B. DIPP
C. SIMM
D. STRAM
A. RIMM
13. What size DIMM is used by desktop DDR SDRAMs?
A. 168-pin DIMM
B. 184-pin DIMM
C. 200-pin DIMM
D. 240-pin DIMM
B. 184-pin DIMM
14. DDR SDRAM for laptops comes in _______________.
A. 168-pin DIMMs
B. 172-pin micro-DIMMs
C. 172-pin micro-CRIMMs
D. 184-pin CRIMMs
B. 172-pin micro-DIMMs
15. What size DIMM is used by laptop DDR SDRAMs?
A. 168-pin SO-DIMM
B. 184-pin SO-DIMM
C. 200-pin SO-DIMM
D. 240-pin SO-DIMM
C. 200-pin SO-DIMM????
16. One of Rambus' best concepts may be the dual-channel architecture—using two sticks of RDRAM together to increase _______________.
A. power
B. voltage
C. capacity
D. throughput
D. throughput
17. What is the clock speed rating for DDR RAM with a DDR-200 speed rating and PC-1600 PC speed rating?
A. 100 MHz
B. 200 MHz
C. 400 MHz
D. 1600 MHz
A. 100 MHz
18. What size DIMM is used by desktop DDR2 SDRAMs?
A. 168-pin DIMM
B. 184-pin DIMM
C. 200-pin DIMM
D. 240-pin DIMM
D. 240-pin DIMM
19. What size DIMM is used by laptop DDR2 SDRAMs?
A. 168-pin SO-DIMM
B. 184-pin SO-DIMM
C. 200-pin SO-DIMM
D. 240-pin SO-DIMM
C. 200-pin SO-DIMM
20. What is the core RAM clock speed for RAM with a DDR2 speed rating of DDR2-400 and a PC speed rating of PC2-3200?
A. 100 MHz
B. 200 MHz
C. 400 MHz
D. 800 MHz
B. 200 MHz
21. What is the core RAM clock speed for RAM with a DDR2 speed rating of DDR2-800 and a PC speed rating of PC2-6400?
A. 100 MHz
B. 200 MHz
C. 400 MHz
D. 800 MHz
B. 200 MHz
22. How many pins are in a DDR3 DIMM?
A. 72
B. 168
C. 200
D. 240
D. 240
23. How many pins are in a DDR3 SO-DIMM?
A. 168
B. 200
C. 204
D. 240
C. 204
24. DDR3 doubles the buffer of DDR2 from _______________, giving it a huge boost in bandwidth over older RAM.
A. 1 bits to 2 bits
B. 4 bits to 8 bits
C. 8 bits to 16 bits
D. 16 bits to 32 bits
B. 4 bits to 8 bits
25. Some motherboards that support _______________ also support features called triple-channel architecture or quad-channel architecture, which work much like dual-channel, but with three or four sticks of RAM instead of two.
A. DDR3
B. DDR2
C. SO-DIMM
D. DIMM
A. DDR3
26. Which are DDR3 I/O speeds related to clock speeds?
A. DDR3 I/O speeds are the same as the clock speeds.
B. DDR3 I/O speeds are double the clock speeds.
C. DDR3 I/O speeds are triple the clock speeds.
D. DDR3 I/O speeds are quadruple the clock speeds.
D. DDR3 I/O speeds are quadruple the clock speeds.
27. How are DDR2 I/O speeds related to clock speeds?
A. DDR2 I/O speeds are the same as the clock speeds.
B. DDR2 I/O speeds are double the clock speeds.
C. DDR2 I/O speeds are triple the clock speeds.
D. DDR2 I/O speeds are quadruple the clock speeds.
B. DDR2 I/O speeds are double the clock speeds.
28. At what voltage does DDR3L run?
A. 1.25 volts (V)
B. 1.35 volts (V)
C. 1.50 volts (V)
D. 1.65 volts (V)
B. 1.35 volts (V)
29. At what voltage does DDR3U run?
A. 1.25 volts (V)
B. 1.35 volts (V)
C. 1.50 volts (V)
D. 1.65 volts (V)
A. 1.25 volts (V)
30. What is the theoretical maximum DDR4 DIMM capacity that manufacturers can create?
A. 128 GB
B. 256 GB
C. 512 GB
D. 1024 GB
C. 512 GB
31. What size DIMM is used by desktop DDR4 SDRAMs?
A. 168-pin DIMM
B. 204-pin DIMM
C. 288-pin DIMM
D. 312-pin DIMM
C. 288-pin DIMM
32. What size DIMM is used by laptop DDR4 SDRAMs?
A. 204-pin SO-DIMM
B. 260-pin SO-DIMM
C. 288-pin SO-DIMM
D. 312-pin SO-DIMM
B. 260-pin SO-DIMM
33. RAM with a lower latency—such as CL6—is _______________ than RAM with a higher latency—such as CL9.
A. slower
B. faster
C. more reliable
D. less reliable
B. faster
34. Which term refers to typical consumer RAM?
A. Unbuffered
B. Buffered
C. Registered
D. Unregistered
A. Unbuffered
35. Computers use a portion of the hard drive as an extension of system _______________ through what is called virtual memory.
A. L2 Cache
B. RAM
C. BIOS
D. CMOS
B. RAM
36. Virtual memory is a portion of an HDD or SSD set aside as a page file or _______________ file.
A. cache
B. extension
C. swap
D. swing
C. swap
37. The default and recommended page-file size in Windows is _______________ times the amount of installed RAM on your computer.
A. 1.5
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
A. 1.5
38. What is the name of the Windows page file?
A. pagefile.exe
B. pagefile.sys
C. pagefile.bin
D. pagefile.cab
B. pagefile.sys
39. What does excessive disk thrashing suggest?
A. There is a bad hard drive that needs to be replaced.
B. The system needs more CPU power.
C. The system needs more RAM.
D. The operating system needs to be reinstalled.
C. The system needs more RAM.
40. What is Microsoft's minimum system RAM requirement for 32-bit versions of Windows?
A. 1 GB
B. 2 GB
C. 4 GB
D. 8 MB
B. 2 GB
41. What is Microsoft's minimum system RAM requirement for 64-bit versions of Windows?
A. 1 GB
B. 2 GB
C. 8 GB
D. 16 MB
B. 2 GB
42. What is the minimum system RAM requirement for the latest versions of Mac OS X?
A. 1 GB
B. 2 GB
C. 8 GB
D. 64 MB
B. 2 GB
43. Where does Windows display the amount of RAM currently installed in a PC?
A. In the Device Manager Management Console
B. In the System Control Panel applet
C. In the Help and Support center
D. In the defrag computer hard drive report
B. In the System Control Panel applet
44. When implementing ReadyBoost, what is the maximum number of flash devices Windows 7 and later can handle?
A. 1
B. 4
C. 8
D. 16
C. 8
45. When implementing ReadyBoost, what is the maximum number of flash devices from which Windows Vista can benefit?
A. 1
B. 4
C. 8
D. 16
A. 1
46. What are the two radically different types of parity errors?
A. Real and phantom
B. Virtual and logical
C. Short and long
D. Buffered and unbuffered
A. Real and phantom
47. What component is probably at fault if a real parity/ECC error shows up at the same place in memory each time?
A. BIOS
B. Processor
C. Power supply
D. RAM stick
D. RAM stick
48. Which term describes a milder error that can be caused by memory issues but not necessarily system RAM problems?
A. Page fault
B. Parity fault
C. Non-maskable interrupt (NMI)
D. Pinwheel of death
A. Page fault
49. How does a non-maskable interrupt (NMI) manifest itself?
A. By issuing a page fault
B. By displaying a proprietary crash screen
C. By issuing a single 3-second beep
D. By discretely increasing RAM latency
B. By displaying a proprietary crash screen
50. How should a non-maskable interrupt (NMI) be handled?
A. The system RAM should be replaced.
B. The operating system should be reinstalled.
C. The system should be rebooted.
D. The system should be unplugged from the wall for 10 minutes.
C. The system should be rebooted.
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