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Functions that used to be provided by expansion cards are more often found as onboard ports today? True or False
Hard drives have three connections for cables: one for reading data, one for writing data, and one for power. True or False
Which of the following is an audio port that connects to an external home theater audio system, providing digital audio output?
Which of the following is most likely to be installed in a PC, is considered primary storage, and has Windows 7 installed on it?
hard disk drive
Which component probably has a dual-voltage selector switch, and has cables that connect to the motherboard and drives?
Which is the most common form factor used today for computer cases, power supplies, and motherboards?
Which power supply connector is the main motherboard power connector on most motherboards today?
If you have a PCI Express Version 2 video card, how many pins will the power connector have if the card requires extra power?
Which type of electrical current is used to transmit electricity to our homes and workplaces?
What type of component holds its charge even after the power is turned off and the device is unplugged?
Which type of fire extinguisher should you have available in the event of an electrical fire?
What tool can help discover and report computer errors and conflicts that occur when you first turn on a computer and before the operating system is launched?
Which general-purpose tool can measure characteristics of electricity in a variety of devices?
When disassembling a computer, it's okay to stack circuit boards on top of each other as long as you follow ESD protection rules.
True or False
Immediately after you unplug the computer from the power outlet, you're safe to begin working inside the case. True or False
The motherboard sits on elevated screw holes or spacers to keep it from touching the case. True of False
A system always needs the 4-pin auxiliary power connector, and sometimes needs the P1 connector as well. True of False
A board with PCIe slots might have a 4-pin Molex power connector to provide additional power to some types of PCIe boards. True of False
Which of the following is NOT a good practice when working inside a computer case?
don't touch a microchip with a magnetized screwdriver
Which of the following is the second step in opening the case of a working computer?
power down the system and unplug it
To what should you normally clip the ground bracelet before you work inside the computer case?
the side of the computer case
What do you call a connector on a motherboard that consists of pins that stick up from the board?
Which of the following can be described as round plastic or metal pegs that separate the motherboard from the bottom of the case?
Which of the following represents the correct order in which you should install components into the case after disassembling a computer?
power supply, drives, motherboard, cards
Which of the following is true about installing the motherboard and connecting power?
a 4-pin power cord supplies supplemental power to the processor
What is placed between the bottom of the cooler heat sink and the top of the processor that makes an airtight connection between the fan and processor?
If your computer is in a dirty, dusty environment, what tool should you use periodically to prevent overheating?
Which technology may require that you purchase a power supply that specifically supports that technology?
Which of the following is a consideration when purchasing a power supply with the correct wattage?
the power supply should be rated 30% higher than your needs
What is the result of using a 3-pin fan connector on a 4-pin header on the motherboard?
the fan speed cannot be controlled
When you build a computer from parts, you usually start by deciding on which processor and motherboard you will use. True or False
What type of socket ensures that even force is applied to the processor when it is being installed in the socket?
Which of the following is a technology that allows for multiple video cards to work together in one system?
If you need to reset the BIOS password on a motherboard and the instructions say to make sure jumper J1 is open, what should you do?
open the case and remove the cover from a set of pins marked J1.
Which of the following represents a method for accessing the BIOS setup program?
press a key during the BIOS POST
What has occurred if you see the message "Chassis Intruded! System has halted." the next time you start your computer?
the case has been opened
What should you do if you want to be able locate your laptop in the event of loss or theft and give it a command through the Internet to lock it or delete data?
subscribe to LoJack for Laptops
What must your motherboard have to use BitLocker Encryption in Windows 7 which will ensure that your hard drive cannot be used in another computer?
when one physical machine hosts multiple activities that are normally done on multiple machines.
a set of components on the motherboard that work closely with the processor to control the memory, buses, and peripherals.
When installing a processor, you must line up the red circle on the processor with the right-angle mark on the motherboard.
Which Intel processor technology interconnects the processor, chipset, and wireless network adapter as a unit, improving laptop performance?
Which of the following is true about installing a processor on a motherboard?
after placing the processor in the socket, you need to lock down the lever
What is the most likely result of a correctly installed processor, but an incorrectly installed cooler?
Which of the following is true about DIMM technologies?
SDRAM runs synchronized with the system clock
DIMMs used in servers can provide additional reliability if they use which of the following technologies?
A DIMM that holds data and amplifies a signal before the data is written to the module uses which technology?
Which memory technology that is no longer used has a 32-bit data bus, 232 pins and requires a placeholder in empty slots?
What technology in a DIMM informs the BIOS of the module's size, speed, voltage, and data path width?
Which of the following memory configurations definitely will not work when populating a motherboard with DIMMs?
mixing unbuffered with registered
Which of the following is NOT a necessary precaution when installing memory modules?
test the motherboard for residual electrical charges
The read/write head on a magnetic hard drive is at both the top and bottom of each disk. True or False?
If you connect the floppy cable in the wrong direction, the floppy drive light stays on continuously?True of False?
Which of the following is NOT true about hard disk drives?
sold state drives are less expensive than magnetic hard drives.
Why would you use a round PATA ribbon cable instead of traditional flat cable?
Round cables obstruct air flow less inside the case.
Which of the following is true about selecting a hard drive?
magnetic drives have larger capacity for the money than solid state drives
What should you keep in mind when installing hard drives?
If you are adding a hard drive to a system that already has a drive with Windows installed on it, which of the following is true?
a chip that contains grids of rows and columns with two transistors at each intersection that hold a zero or one bi
NAND flash memory
A feature in startup BIOS that detects a new drive and selects the correct drive configuration.
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