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Electron Beam

The speed at which the ___ moves across the screen is known as the Horizontal refresh rate.

Vertical Refresh Rate

VRR stands for ___.


A color LCD screen is composed of many tiny liquid crystal molecules called ___.


A single port that is similar to a PCI slot and is dedicated to video is the ___.

Dual Scan Passive

In a ___ matrix LCD display the screen is refreshed two lines at a time.


In a CRT monitor a stream of ___ hits the phosphor coating inside the display.


Video Cards have a ___ that offloads 3-D rendering duties from the CPU.


The ___ applet in Windows XP can be used to set screen resolution.

Random Access Memory Digital to Analog Converter

RADMDAC stands for ___.


The higher the intensity of the electron stream in a CRT monitor, the ___ the color produced by the glowing phosphor.

Shadow Mask

The ___ is a screen that lies directly behind the phosphors in a CRT and allows only the proper electron gun to light the proper phosphors.

Picture Elements

The term pixels is derived from the term.


A resolution of 1024 x 768 indicates a horizontal resolution of ___ pixels.


Monitors that meet the ___ specifications for DPMS can reduce monitor power consumption by roughly 75 percent


A good contrast ration, which is the difference between the darkest and lightest spots that the monitor can display is ___.


The ___ indicates how fast the monitor can display an image on the screen.

Dot Pitch

The ___ of a monitor defines the diagonal distance between phosphorous dots of the same color.


LCD monitors need a ___ signal.


All LCD monitors have a ___ resolution that enables them to display the sharpest picture possible.

15-pin VGA

Most digital LCD monitors come with an ___ connector.


The VESA specification pertains to ___ and can reduce power consumption.


A typical CRT monitor uses about 120 watts. In contrast, a typical LCD monitor uses about ___ watts.


Direct access to the hardware for MIDI devices is supported by the ___ protocol.

640 x 480

When IBM introduced the VGA standard in video cards, it offered 16 colors at resolution of ___ pixels.

Video Processor Circuitry

The video RAM and the ___ are the two major components of the video card.


A pixel is made up of a group of red, green and blue phosphors, called a ___.


With the introduction of the PS/2, IBM introduced the ___ standard.

Monitor Power Supply

If you hear bird-like chirping sounds emanating from your computer at regular intervals, it usually indicates a problem with the ___.

Graphics Processor

The ___ takes commands from the CPU and translates them into coordinates and color information that the monitor understands and displays.


In the PC gaming world, ___ is a small picture that is tiled over and over again on walls, floors, and other surfaces to create the 3-D surfaces.


In the PC gaming world, a true 3-D object is composed of a group of points called


The ___ function of AGP significantly increases the signals two, four and eight times for each clock cycle.

Cables for Breaks

If one color is missing on a monitor display, you should check the ___.

Horizontal Refresh Rate

The speed at which an electron beam moves across a monitors screen is known as the ___.

Vertical Refresh Rate

The amount of time taken to draw a monitors entire screen and get the electron guns back up to the upper-left corner is called the ___.

15, 2

Using DPMS, a typical CRT monitors power consumption will be reduced to approximately ___ watts and a LCD monitor will be reduced to about ___ watts.

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