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40 terms
CompTIA A+ Certification: BIOS and CMOS
chipset
BIOS
system BIOS function
ROM
extends the data bus to every device on the PC
basic input/output services
supportive services that enable the CPU to communicate with d…
read-only memory
chipset
extends the data bus to every device on the PC
BIOS
basic input/output services
19 terms
CompTIA A+ Certification: BIOS and CMOS
BIOS
system BIOS function
ROM
flash ROM
basic input/output services
supportive services that enable the CPU to communicate with d…
read-only memory
contents can be updated or changed
BIOS
basic input/output services
system BIOS function
supportive services that enable the CPU to communicate with d…
116 terms
compTIA A+ 220-801
Adapter card
BIOS
BIOS setup bit
Chipset
A generic term used to describe any card inserted onto the mo…
Basic Input / Output System turns on the computer and tells i…
The program in system BIOS that can change the values in CMOS…
A group of chips on the motherboard that controls the timing…
Adapter card
A generic term used to describe any card inserted onto the mo…
BIOS
Basic Input / Output System turns on the computer and tells i…
58 terms
A+ Guide to IT Technical Support - Chapter 3
Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)
ball grid array (BGA)
BItLocker Encryption
bus
An AMD technology that is a combination of a CPU and a graphi…
A connection via a processor that is soldered to the motherbo…
EncryptionA utility in Windows 8/7/Vista that is used to lock…
The paths, or lines, on the motherboard on which data, instru…
Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)
An AMD technology that is a combination of a CPU and a graphi…
ball grid array (BGA)
A connection via a processor that is soldered to the motherbo…
11 terms
BIOS
BIOS acronym
BIOS Definition
Memory type
CMOS Acronym
Basic input/output System
Firmware that communicates with input/output devices(keyboard…
Older BIOS use ROM/ NEWER use Flash
Complementary Metal-Oxide Battery
BIOS acronym
Basic input/output System
BIOS Definition
Firmware that communicates with input/output devices(keyboard…
40 terms
CompTIA A+ Certification: BIOS and CMOS
chipset
BIOS
system BIOS function
ROM
extends the data bus to every device on the PC
basic input/output services
supportive services that enable the CPU to communicate with d…
read-only memory
chipset
extends the data bus to every device on the PC
BIOS
basic input/output services
14 terms
COMP Firmware
Firmware is?
ROM is
EEPROM is
Flash is
Software that exists in a chip. Located in the BIOS... PC Firmw…
Hardwired data
Electrically erasable and programmable ROM
developed from EEPROM
Firmware is?
Software that exists in a chip. Located in the BIOS... PC Firmw…
ROM is
Hardwired data
121 terms
CompTIA A+ 901-220 - 1.4 Expansion Cards
(sec 3.9) Symptom: high disk usage
Symptom: Not Enough Memory Errors
Error: The system boot fails and sound…
Error: The system boots, but the displ…
Cause: hard drive constantly operating as you work - add more…
Cause: multiple programs cannot run - add more memory
Cause: Either no memory is installed or the memory was not de…
Cause: Either a card or memory module is not seated, or the s…
(sec 3.9) Symptom: high disk usage
Cause: hard drive constantly operating as you work - add more…
Symptom: Not Enough Memory Errors
Cause: multiple programs cannot run - add more memory
48 terms
The BIOS: Configuring CMOS
The BIOS uses _ _ _ to access system s…
You can configure CMOS settings using…
CMOS settings are sometimes erroneousl…
The CMOS setup utility starts _ _ _.
the CMOS
the CMOS setup program or the system setup utility
the BIOS setup settings
when a computer is booting up
The BIOS uses _ _ _ to access system s…
the CMOS
You can configure CMOS settings using…
the CMOS setup program or the system setup utility
26 terms
Ch 1
Adapter card
CMOS
Port
Clock Speed
An adapter card is a circuit board that holds microchips, or…
The technology used to manufacture microchips. CMOS chips req…
A physical connector, usually at the back of a computer, that…
A physical connector, usually at the back of a computer, that…
Adapter card
An adapter card is a circuit board that holds microchips, or…
CMOS
The technology used to manufacture microchips. CMOS chips req…
14 terms
A+ Certification - BIOS and CMOS
CMOS
CMOS jumper
Advanced BIOS features
FlashROM
used to store information that describes specific device para…
allows you to easily clear the CMOS settings back to default
where the boot option can be selected
chip can be reprogrammed to update its contents
CMOS
used to store information that describes specific device para…
CMOS jumper
allows you to easily clear the CMOS settings back to default
83 terms
3.10-3.12 UEFI/BIOS, Expansion Cards, Video
PC Boot Process
The UEFI was designed to replace the ___
The UEFI is ____
The UEFI/ BIOS program controls the __…
Power to CPU Loads UEFI/BIOS Runs POST Identifies System D…
BIOS
firmware
startup process / operating system
PC Boot Process
Power to CPU Loads UEFI/BIOS Runs POST Identifies System D…
The UEFI was designed to replace the ___
BIOS
24 terms
1Configuring CMOS - CompTIA A+ 220-801 BIOS and Motherboards
How can you access system settings req…
How do you access CMOS setup utility
A CMOS setup utility typically enables…
basic settings
BIOS uses a CMOS.... You can configure CMOS setting using a tool…
Generally the CMOS setup utility starts when a computer is bo…
-Basic settings... -diagnostic and error handling... -memory manage…
such as the types and sizes of drives, and whether they're en…
How can you access system settings req…
BIOS uses a CMOS.... You can configure CMOS setting using a tool…
How do you access CMOS setup utility
Generally the CMOS setup utility starts when a computer is bo…
32 terms
BIOS and CMOS Quizlet
BIOS stands for:
CMOS stands for:
The BIOS is a program stored in a ____…
The BIOS program controls the ________…
Basic Input Output System
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
read-only memory (ROM) chip
startup process
BIOS stands for:
Basic Input Output System
CMOS stands for:
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
22 terms
Computer components
Hard Drive
How a hard drive works
solid state drive
volatile memory
a high-capacity, self-contained storage device containing a r…
It works using a magnetic head with one or more platters, in…
is a drive that uses non-volatile (no Power) memory. has no m…
is computer storage that only maintains its data while the de…
Hard Drive
a high-capacity, self-contained storage device containing a r…
How a hard drive works
It works using a magnetic head with one or more platters, in…
120 terms
A+ Comp TIA 801
BIOS
Firmware
The BIOS conducts a _____ on startup a…
POST
Basic Input/output System
Software that's hard-coded into hardware but that can be modi…
A power on self test (POST)... Selects a hard disk to boot from
Power On Self Test
BIOS
Basic Input/output System
Firmware
Software that's hard-coded into hardware but that can be modi…
18 terms
A+01B Video-Firmware-BIOS
What is the first program accessed at…
ROM stands for _____ ______ ______.
The BIOS information requires constant…
What initiates POST?
System BIOS
Read Only Memory
False
Bootstrap loader
What is the first program accessed at…
System BIOS
ROM stands for _____ ______ ______.
Read Only Memory
15 terms
Startup and Apps
Hardware stage
Firmware stage
Software stage
POST
The system powers on, tests, and prepares the hardware
The computer's firmware is loaded. Firmware is permanent soft…
The boot loader, a program that places the operating system (…
-If successful, Mac will emit a startup chime and continue th…
Hardware stage
The system powers on, tests, and prepares the hardware
Firmware stage
The computer's firmware is loaded. Firmware is permanent soft…
38 terms
A+ Chapter 4
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
ball grid array (BGA)
bus
chipset
A 32-bit wide bus standard developed specifically for video c…
A connection via a processor that is soldered to the motherbo…
The paths, or lines, on the motherboard on which data, instru…
A group of chips on the motherboard that controls the timing…
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
A 32-bit wide bus standard developed specifically for video c…
ball grid array (BGA)
A connection via a processor that is soldered to the motherbo…
18 terms
1.1-General/Function/Components
PC
PCB
Peripheral
Firmware
Personal Computer
A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and elect…
a peripheral device
Software that is permanently stored in a chip
PC
Personal Computer
PCB
A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and elect…
127 terms
BIOS and Motherboards
BIOS
firmware
POST
Summary Screen
basic input/output system... during start-up, information about…
software that's hard-coded into hardware but can be modified
Power-On Self-Test... when you start a computer, the BIOS initia…
displayed when a computer performs a POST... varies depending on…
BIOS
basic input/output system... during start-up, information about…
firmware
software that's hard-coded into hardware but can be modified
44 terms
Ch. 8 Operating Systems and Utility Programs
system software
operating system
OS Functions
ROM chip
programs that control or maintain the operations of the compu…
set of programs containing instructions that work together to…
1. starting & shutting down the computer ... 2. providing a user…
where the OS may reside on handheld computers and mobile devi…
system software
programs that control or maintain the operations of the compu…
operating system
set of programs containing instructions that work together to…
19 terms
2.1-BIOS/UEFI
ROM
BIOS
UEFI
POST
Read Only Memory; in the system BIOS; controls boot processes…
a set of computer instructions in firmware that control input…
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface; a newer, more modern v…
Power-On Self Test; procedures carried out by BIOS to boot a…
ROM
Read Only Memory; in the system BIOS; controls boot processes…
BIOS
a set of computer instructions in firmware that control input…
16 terms
Computers and Computing
BIOS
CMOS
computer
computing
Basic input/output system... a set of computer instructions in f…
complementary metal- oxide semiconductor
a device that takes input of data, processes it, and an outpu…
to calculate
BIOS
Basic input/output system... a set of computer instructions in f…
CMOS
complementary metal- oxide semiconductor
13 terms
BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
System BIOS
Startup BIOS
Setup BIOS
Compatibility Mode
contains instructions for running the essential hardware devi…
starts the computer and finds a boot device (hard drive, CD d…
used to change motherboard settings. Can be used to enable or…
a group of settings that can be applied to older drivers or a…
System BIOS
contains instructions for running the essential hardware devi…
Startup BIOS
starts the computer and finds a boot device (hard drive, CD d…
15 terms
IT Essentials Chapter Three
Firmware that is used during the PC bo…
A software layer that replaces the BIO…
Allows multiple operating systems to r…
Stores security keys and passwords
BIOS
UEFI
Virtualization
TPM
Firmware that is used during the PC bo…
BIOS
A software layer that replaces the BIO…
UEFI
69 terms
A+ Ch1
adapter card
binary number system
BIOS (basic input/output system)
BIOS setup bit
A small circuit board inserted in an... expansion slot and used…
The number system used by... computers; it has only two numbers,…
Firmware that can control much of a computer's input/output... f…
The program in system BIOS that can... change the values in CMOS…
adapter card
A small circuit board inserted in an... expansion slot and used…
binary number system
The number system used by... computers; it has only two numbers,…
131 terms
Unit 1
PC
PCB
Peripheral
Firmware
Personal Computer
Printed Circuit Board
...
Software that is permanently stored in a chip. The BIOS on a…
PC
Personal Computer
PCB
Printed Circuit Board
15 terms
BIOS and CMOS
What is the BIOS?
How much storage space is available to…
How do SCSI devices interact with the…
Do all motherboards only have a single…
The BIOS program controls the startup process and loads the o…
Most BIOS chips are 64k in size, though there is 384k address…
SCSI devices include a BIOS chip on the device. These devices…
Some motherboards have two BIOS chips, one for the main BIOS…
What is the BIOS?
The BIOS program controls the startup process and loads the o…
How much storage space is available to…
Most BIOS chips are 64k in size, though there is 384k address…
45 terms
Configure and apply BIOS settings
How do you install firmware upgrades?
How do you flash the BIOS or "install…
BIOS Component Information:... - RAM
BIOS Component Information:... - Hard Dr…
1. The CD that comes bundled with the motherboard contains a…
1. Express BIOS update. ... - Download the update file to your…
A program in BIOS, called BIOS setup or CMOS setup, can easil…
Using BIOS setup, you can view information about installed ha…
How do you install firmware upgrades?
1. The CD that comes bundled with the motherboard contains a…
How do you flash the BIOS or "install…
1. Express BIOS update. ... - Download the update file to your…
52 terms
Chapter 1 Comp A+ 1.1
If a computer contains a bug, what is…
Why do we also upgrade the computer?
What does EEPROM mean?
What is flashing?
Upgrade the software
When the bios doesn't support the component you would like to…
Electronically erasable programmable read only memory
A chip (EEPROM) upgraded through certain software, which upgr…
If a computer contains a bug, what is…
Upgrade the software
Why do we also upgrade the computer?
When the bios doesn't support the component you would like to…
69 terms
Chapter1
adapter card
binary number system
BIOS (basic input/output system)
BIOS setup bit
A small circuit board inserted in an expansion slot and used…
The number system used by computers; it has only two numbers,…
Firmware that can control much of a computer-s input/output f…
BIOS setup - The program in system BIOS that can change the v…
adapter card
A small circuit board inserted in an expansion slot and used…
binary number system
The number system used by computers; it has only two numbers,…
53 terms
Comp. Arch. Chapt.: 3 Vocab.
Active backplane
AT motherboard
ATX motherboard
Baby AT motherboard
Active backplane- A backplane that incorporates circuitry to…
AT motherboard- A type of motherboard form factor wherein the…
ATX motherboard- A motherboard type that has the processor an…
Baby AT motherboard- A type of motherboard form factor wherei…
Active backplane
Active backplane- A backplane that incorporates circuitry to…
AT motherboard
AT motherboard- A type of motherboard form factor wherein the…
30 terms
3.5 BIOS- COMPTIA A+ Essentials
BIOS (Basic Input Output System)
BIOS (Basic Input Output System)
BIOS (Basic Input Output System)
Flashing
The ____ is a firmware program stored in a read-only memory (…
The ____ program controls the startup process and loads the o…
You should check for ____ updates from manufacturers frequent…
Updating the BIOS (called ____ the BIOS) makes new features a…
BIOS (Basic Input Output System)
The ____ is a firmware program stored in a read-only memory (…
BIOS (Basic Input Output System)
The ____ program controls the startup process and loads the o…
33 terms
CompTIA A+ - Chapter 4: Motherboard - Lesson
Binary
How to access BIOS
"Chassis Intruded! System has halted"…
UEFI
All data and instructions inside a computer are represented i…
Press a key during BIOS POST
Means the case has been opened.
The new standard that is slowly replacing the BIOS standard,…
Binary
All data and instructions inside a computer are represented i…
How to access BIOS
Press a key during BIOS POST
56 terms
Chapter 3 Key Terms: All About Motherboards
Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)
ball grid array (BGA)
BitLocker Encryption
bus
An AMD technology that is a combination of a CPU and a graphi…
A connection via a processor that is soldered to the motherbo…
A utility in Windows 8/7/Vista that is used to lock down a ha…
The paths, or lines, on the motherboard on which data, instru…
Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)
An AMD technology that is a combination of a CPU and a graphi…
ball grid array (BGA)
A connection via a processor that is soldered to the motherbo…
40 terms
CompTIA A+ Certification: BIOS and CMOS
chipset
BIOS
system BIOS function
ROM
extends the data bus to every device on the PC
basic input/output services
supportive services that enable the CPU to communicate with d…
read-only memory
chipset
extends the data bus to every device on the PC
BIOS
basic input/output services
67 terms
A+ Certification
adapter card
binary number system
BIOS
BIOS setup bit
a generic term used to describe any card inserted onto the mo…
A number system that uses only two values, 0 and 1, and is us…
Basic Input/Output System, Basic Input Output System: Turns o…
The program in system BIOS that can change the values in CMOS…
adapter card
a generic term used to describe any card inserted onto the mo…
binary number system
A number system that uses only two values, 0 and 1, and is us…
26 terms
ITE 6.0 Chapter 3
BIOS
UEFI
virtualization
TPM
firmware that is used during the PC boot process
a software layer that replaces the BIOS and sits between the…
allows multiple operating systems to run on a computer at the…
stores security keys and passwords
BIOS
firmware that is used during the PC boot process
UEFI
a software layer that replaces the BIOS and sits between the…
19 terms
Unit 1 Section 2
ROM
BIOS
POST
UEFI
Data that has been written that can not be removed
set of instructions in firmware
diagnostic testing sequence
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
ROM
Data that has been written that can not be removed
BIOS
set of instructions in firmware
67 terms
A+ Certification
adapter card
binary number system
BIOS
BIOS setup bit
a generic term used to describe any card inserted onto the mo…
A number system that uses only two values, 0 and 1, and is us…
Basic Input/Output System, Basic Input Output System: Turns o…
The program in system BIOS that can change the values in CMOS…
adapter card
a generic term used to describe any card inserted onto the mo…
binary number system
A number system that uses only two values, 0 and 1, and is us…
145 terms
CSIC chapter 0,1, 3,4
multiprogramming
queue
BIOS
bootstrapping
A technique that allows multiprocessing on a computer with a…
A storage system in which the first entry in is the first ent…
Manages the exchange of data between the OS and I/O
A procedure which is performed by a computer each time it is…
multiprogramming
A technique that allows multiprocessing on a computer with a…
queue
A storage system in which the first entry in is the first ent…
40 terms
CompTIA A+ Certification: BIOS and CMOS
chipset
BIOS
system BIOS function
ROM
extends the data bus to every device on the PC
basic input/output system
supportive services that enable the CPU to communicate with d…
read-only memory
chipset
extends the data bus to every device on the PC
BIOS
basic input/output system
32 terms
HardDrives and BIOS
BIOS
system BIOS function
ROM
flash ROM
basic input/output services
supportive services that enable the CPU to communicate with d…
read-only memory
contents can be updated or changed
BIOS
basic input/output services
system BIOS function
supportive services that enable the CPU to communicate with d…
67 terms
A+ Certification
adapter card
binary number system
BIOS
BIOS setup bit
a generic term used to describe any card inserted onto the mo…
A number system that uses only two values, 0 and 1, and is us…
Basic Input/Output System, Basic Input Output System: Turns o…
The program in system BIOS that can change the values in CMOS…
adapter card
a generic term used to describe any card inserted onto the mo…
binary number system
A number system that uses only two values, 0 and 1, and is us…
17 terms
220-901 1.1
ROM
BIOS
POST
UEFI
Read only Memory
A set of computer instructions in firmware that control input…
When power is turned on, POST (Power-On Self-Test) is the dia…
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a specificati…
ROM
Read only Memory
BIOS
A set of computer instructions in firmware that control input…
24 terms
Configuring CMOS - CompTIA A+ 220-801 BIOS and Motherboards
How can you access system settings req…
How do you access CMOS setup utility?
A CMOS setup utility typically enables…
basic settings
BIOS uses a CMOS.... You can configure CMOS setting using a tool…
Generally the CMOS setup utility starts when a computer is bo…
-Basic settings... -diagnostic and error handling... -memory manage…
such as the types and sizes of drives, and whether they're en…
How can you access system settings req…
BIOS uses a CMOS.... You can configure CMOS setting using a tool…
How do you access CMOS setup utility?
Generally the CMOS setup utility starts when a computer is bo…
40 terms
CompTIA A+ Certification: BIOS and CMOS
chipset
BIOS
system BIOS function
ROM
extends the data bus to every device on the PC
basic input/output services
supportive services that enable the CPU to communicate with d…
read-only memory
chipset
extends the data bus to every device on the PC
BIOS
basic input/output services
67 terms
A+ Certification
adapter card
binary number system
BIOS
BIOS setup bit
a generic term used to describe any card inserted onto the mo…
A number system that uses only two values, 0 and 1, and is us…
Basic Input/Output System, Basic Input Output System: Turns o…
The program in system BIOS that can change the values in CMOS…
adapter card
a generic term used to describe any card inserted onto the mo…
binary number system
A number system that uses only two values, 0 and 1, and is us…
99 terms
EAV1- Comp TIA+ study questions
Boot sequence
Retained
Security feature used for locating sto…
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
After completing the initial diagnostics and assigning system…
After a normal system shutdown, when the computer is turned o…
What is LoJack?
Which of the following terms refers to a technology that allo…
Boot sequence
After completing the initial diagnostics and assigning system…
Retained
After a normal system shutdown, when the computer is turned o…
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