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CPU consists of which two parts?

Control unit and arithmetic logic unit

What does the arithmetic logic unit do?

Completion of all arithmetic calculations

Two types of video memory are?


In most current systems _____ is the type of RAM used


RAM is an example of


the small circuit boards that hold a series of RAM chips are

memory modules

The rule of thumb that predicts that CPU capacity will double every 2 years is?

Moore's Law

What enables the computer to drive the speaker system?

sound card

Windows 7 system, you can determine that amount of RAM by looking in the _______ window?

System Properties

running the Disk cleanup utility is a quick way to

clear out unnecessary files

A video card is an expansion card installed in your _____

system unit

Which statement pertaining to system reliability is FALSE?

An accumulation of temporary Internet files has no effect on your computer's overall performance

Cache memory levels are defined by

The chips proximity to the CPU

Which program provides a seven layer overwrite for the Mac operating system

Shredt X

How many level of cache memory are there?


Uses electronic memory and has no motors or moving parts

Solid state drive

All of the following are procedures you can follow ensure your system performs reliably, EXCEPT

Run key utilities only when you can observe the process

All of the following are types of computer users EXCEPT

typical users

All of the following are part of the machine cycle EXCEPT


Running the Disk Defragmenter utility will

make the hard drive work more efficiently

running the CPU at a faster speed than the manufacturer recommended is


The maximum memory you can install using the 64 bit version of Windows 8 pro is ____GB


The amount of RAM recommend for most systems today is measure in


All of the following are examples of optical drives EXCEPT

solid state disc

The control unit is one component of the


An expansion card that installed inside the system unit to translate data into images

video card

The amount of RAM that is actually on the memory modules in your computer is the _____ memory


Which of the following is NOT a main characteristic associated with desktop computers as compared to notebooks?

A desktop computer is more expensive

Laptops are often equipped with an ______ slot that allows you to read flash memory cards such as CompactFlash, memory sticks, and secure digital cards


When referring to hard drives, access time is measuring in


Provides high speed information processing by enabling a new set of instructions to start before the previous set is finished


The dominant system processors on the market are made by


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