devry comp 129 week 2 quiz

| March 14, 2016

(TCO 3) What is/are the motherboard’s primary purpose(s)?

House the CPU

Enable communication between the CPU and devices

Enable communication between devices

All of the above

Question 2. Question :

(TCO 3) The _______ of the CPU manages data and instructions entering and leaving the CPU.

arithmetic logic unit (ALU)

cache

control unit

input/output (I/O) unit

Question 3. Question :

(TCO 3) Which CPU from the list below runs at the highest speed?

Student Answer: Classic Pentium

Pentium III

Pentium 4

Pentium 4 with HT Technology

Question 4. Question :

(TCO 3) On the newest ATX motherboards, you will find _____ ISA slots.

six

four

two

zero

Question 5. Question :

(TCO 3) Why does a Pentium system require that SIMMs be installed in pairs?

It takes two 32-bit SIMMs to accommodate a 64-bit data path.

It takes two SIMMs to yield 8 MB of memory, which is required for a Pentium to work.

Pentium system boards are designed to require at least two SIMMs so that the system will have enough memory for normal operation.

None of the above. A SIMM can work on a Pentium system board as an individual module.

Question 6. Question :

(TCO 3) The _______ on a motherboard holds the basic software needed to start a PC.

RAM

ROM BIOS

hard drive

chip set

Question 7. Question :

(TCO 3) The standard local I/O bus on computers is the ____ bus.

AGP

PCI

ISA

OSS

Question 8. Question :

(TCO 3) If you forget the BIOS password, you can reset it by _____.

(A) removing the CMOS battery

(B) shorting the pins on the CMOS jumper

(C) calling the manufacturer

Both A and B

Question 9. Question :

(TCO 2) Which sequence of events is correct in terms of the boot process?

The system clock is started, the video card is tested, the keyboard is checked, and Windows is loaded.

The video card is tested, the system clock is started, the keyboard is checked, and Windows is loaded.

Windows is loaded, the video card is tested, the keyboard is checked, and the system clock is started.

The system clock is started, the keyboard is checked, the video card is tested, and Windows is loaded.

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Question 10. Question :

(TCO 2) The _______ on a motherboard holds the basic software needed to start a PC.

RAM

ROM BIOS

hard drive

chip set

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