9/17 What drives the decision on which form factor to use?

9/18 TRUE / FALSE.   BTX motherboards cannot use an ATX power supply. 

9/20 What are the output voltages of an ATX power supply?

9/21 Which of the following is the latest form factor?

  1. NLX
  2. ATX
  3. BTX
  4. Baby AT

9/24 TRUE / FALSE.   The form factor describes the size, shape, and major features of a hardware component.

9/25 TRUE / FALSE.   A loop-back plug is used to test a serial, parallel, USB, network, or other port.

9/26 What memory address is always assigned to the first instruction in the ROM BIOS startup program?

9/27 The best way to guard against ESD is to use a(n) _______________ together with a ground mat.

9/28 TRUE / FALSE.   The minimum requirements to install an OS are always the same as the requirements to run an OS.
CPU’s operate in how many modes?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4


10/1  Which of the following operating systems has been used in troubleshooting OS failures?

  1. Windows XP
  2. Windows ME
  3. Windows 3.1
  4. DOS

10/2  TRUE / FALSE.   An operating system (OS) is software that controls a computer.

10/3  Applications that have been written to provide a GUI shell for Unix and Linux are called______________________.

10/4  The monitor is typically rated by hardware manufacturers according to the diagonal size of its screen and by the       monitor’s_______________________________.

10/5 The system pathways used for communication, and the protocol and methods used for transmission, are collectively called which of the following?

  1. RAM
  2. Bus
  3. SIMM
  4. Cache memory

10/8  The central processing unit is also called which of the following?

  1. Microprocessor
  2. CPA
  3. Software
  4. Monitor

10/9  TRUE / FALSE.   Software uses hardware to perform tasks related to input.
Which of the following is the memory cache on the processor chip?

  1. Level 2 cache
  2. Primary cache
  3. Secondary cache
  4. DRAM

10/10  The PCI Express bus currently comes in how many different slot sizes?_______________

10/11  TRUE / FALSE.   When one port fails, the entire motherboard must be replaced.

10/12  Where is CMOS RAM typically located?_____________________________

10/15  TRUE / FALSE.   The number of wires that make up the memory address lines of the bus determines how many bits can be used for a memory address.

10/16  A component on the motherboard is called a(n)____________________ or a(n) ___________________ component.

10/17  Motherboards that support PCI Express and have the 24-pin P1 connector are sometimes called ____________ boards.