Chapter 7 - RAM

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In SDRAM, what does the S represent?

a. SIMM c. Speedy
b. Synchronous d. Storage
b. Synchronous
Where are programs stored when they not running?

a. BIOS c. Hard drive
b. DRAM d. RAM
c. Hard drive
When the user loads a program, where is it copied before it is run?

a. BIOS c. RAM
b. Hard drive d. ROM
c. RAM
What unit is used to measure the capacity of RAM?
a. Bit c. Hertz
b. Byte d. Meg
b. Byte
Which of the following is a mass storage device?

a. CPU c. Hard drive
b. Cache d. RAM
c. Hard drive
SDRAM comes on a stick known as a ____ on most modern PCs.
a. DIPP c. SIMM
b. RIMP d. DIMM
d. DIMM
What do most laptops use instead of a DIMM?
a. CRIMM c. SO-DIMM
b. Micro-RIMM d. L-DIMM
c. SO-DIMM
A DIMM in any one of the DIMM slots is referred to as ____.
a. a bank c. filled DIMM
b. pop DIMM d. full DIMM
a. a bank
What was the width in bits of the original 8088 processor's frontside bus?
a. 1 c. 8
b. 4 d. 16
c. 8
Most 8088 machine language commands need ____ byte(s).
a. 1 c. 8
b. 2 d. 16
a. 1
Which of the following DIMMs is used in laptops?
a. 144-pin SO-DIMM c. 184-pin DIMM
b. 168-pin DIMM d. 195-pin DIMM
a. 144-pin SO-DIMM
How many pins are in a DDR3 DIMM?
a. 72 c. 168
b. 200 d. 240
d. 240
Modern CPUs since the Pentium have a data bus that is ____ bits wide.
a. 40 c. 55
b. 56 d. 64
d. 64
What is RDRAM also known as?
a. RIMM c. SIMM
b. DIPP d. SIPP
a. RIMM
What type of computer uses the 68-pin micro-DIMM and 144-pin SO-DIMM?
a. Desktop PC c. Mainframe
b. Laptop d. Mobile
b. Laptop
DDR SDRAM for laptops comes in ____.
a. 168-pin DIMMs c. 172-pin micro-CRIMMs
b. 172-pin micro-DIMMs d. 184-pin CRIMMs
b. 172-pin micro-DIMMs
How many pins does a DDR3 SODIMM have?
a. 241 c. 200
b. 204 d. 168
b. 204
Which statement is true?
a. DDR2 sticks will fit in DDR sockets.
b. DDR2 sticks will fit in DDR3 sockets.
c. DDR3 sticks will fit in DDR2 sockets.
d. DDR3-1066 has a PC3-8500 PC speed rating.
d. DDR3-1066 has a PC3-8500 PC speed rating.
AMD's answer to RDRAM was ____.
a. AMDRAM c. FPM RAM
b. ECC DRAM d. DDR-SDRAM
d. DDR-SDRAM
All unused RIMM slots on an RDRAM motherboard should have a device called a ____
installed on them.
a. CRIMM c. SIMM
b. DIMM d. SO-RIMM
a. CRIMM
DDR SDRAM for desktops comes in ____.
a. 168-pin DIMMs c. 184-pin DIMMs
b. 168-pin SIPPs d. 184-pin SIPPs
c. 184-pin DIMMs
What does excessive disk thrashing indicate?
a. Excessive RAM c. Insufficient RAM
b. Excessive hard disk space d. Insufficient hard disk space
c. Insufficient RAM
If Windows generates parity errors with the same addresses, the ____ is probably at fault.
a. BIOS c. power supply
b. processor d. RAM
d. RAM
What is the delay in RAM response time called?
a. Parity c. Latency
b. ECC d. Page fault
c. Latency
When choosing RAM for a modern system, what should you consider first?
a. Technology, capacity, speed c. BSoDs
b. Non-maskable interrupts d. 72-pin SIMMs
a. Technology, capacity, speed
Which of the following is correct about the DDR speed rating of DDR400 RAM?
a. It has a clock speed of 800 MHz. c. It has a clock speed of 100 MHz.
b. It has a clock speed of 400 MHz. d. It has a clock speed of 200 MHz.
d. It has a clock speed of 200 MHz.
SDRAM uses the ____ speed.
a. access c. motherboard
b. clock d. system
b. clock
The user has to install RIMMs in pairs, as the ____ chip employs dual-channel architecture.
a. DRAM c. RDRAM
b. FPM RAM d. SDRAM
c. RDRAM
RAM with a PC rating of PC1600 has a clock speed of
a. 100 MHz c. 400 MHz
b. 200 MHz d. 1600 MHz
a. 100 MHz
RAM with a DDR2 speed rating of DDR2-800 has a core RAM clock speed of
a. 100 MHz c. 400 MHz
b. 200 MHz d. 800 MHz
b. 200 MHz
RAM with a DDR2 PC speed rating of PC2-3200 has a core RAM clock speed of
a. 100 MHz c. 400 MHz
b. 200 MHz d. 800 MHz
a. 100 MHz
The panic button inside the PC is called ____.
a. CRIMM c. MI
b. ECC d. NMI
d. NMI
Chipsets that support a feature called triple-channel memory usually support which type of
memory?
a. DDR3 c. SO-DIMM
b. DDR2 d. DIMM
a. DDR3
What do PCs use on the hard drive as an extension of system RAM?
a. L2 cache c. Page file
b. System file d. SO-DIMM
c. Page file
What are the minimum system RAM requirements for Windows XP?
a. 8 GB c. 1 GB
b. 4 GB d. 64 MB
d. 64 MB
What are the minimum system RAM requirements for Windows Vista (32-bit)?
a. 8 GB c. 1 GB
b. 4 GB d. 64 MB
c. 1 GB
What are the minimum system RAM requirements for Windows 7 (64-bit)?
a. 4 GB c. 1 GB
b. 2 GB d. 128 MB
b. 2 GB
Which version of Windows comes with the Memory Diagnostics Tool, which can
automatically scan your computer's RAM when you encounter a problem?
a. Windows 7 c. Windows 2000
b. Windows XP d. Windows Server 2003
a. Windows 7
Where does the system swap programs from RAM to when the PC starts running out of real
RAM?
a. CRIMM c. Page file
b. L2 d. ECC
c. Page file
What feature, supported by some chipsets, works a lot like dual-channel before it, but with
three sticks of RAM instead of two?
a. Tripled-channel memory c. Overclocking
b. B.DIMM d. Parity
a. Tripled-channel memory