SACMDA CNS A+ Quiz 1

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1 The typical connector of a parallel printer port on the rear of a PC is _________.
a DB-25 male
a DB-9 male
a DB-25 female
a DB-15 female

2 The 486SX CPU is characterized by ___________.
lack of a co-processor on the CPU
a 16-bit expansion bus.
an SEC connector on the systemboard.
a co-processor on the CPU.

3 The VESA or VL bus is characterized by _________.
an 8-bit data path.
a 16-bit data path.
a 32-bit data path.
a 64-bit data path.

4 What SIMMs are natively 16 bit?
30 pin
56 pin
72 pin
None of the above

5 A DRAM memory bank with parity most commonly consists of _________.
8 chips
9 chips
10 chips
16 chips

6 The parity value is determined by __________.
binary addition and comparison
Boolean logic
Cyclic Redundancy Checksum (CRC)
the number of bits in a byte

7 How many pins does a 16-bit ISA expansion slot have?
62
64
98
128

8 In recent history, the most common memory package was _________.
DRAM
SIMM
DIMM
VRAM

9 EISA features bus mastering and automated setup.
True
False

10 ISA and EISA are limited to _______ transfers.
8-bit
8Mhz
16-bit
16Mhz

11 What is the component identified by #4?
Systemboard
PCI expansion slots
Cache RAM
ISA expansion slots
VESA expansion slots

12 What is the component identified by #6 in the above picture?
ISA expansion slots
PCI expansion slots
SIMM slots
ROM BIOS

13 On a 486 DX2-50, what speed is the external clock?
16Mhz
25Mhz
33Mhz
50Mhz

14 WRAM is faster and cheaper than VRAM.
True
False

15 When inserting DIMMs, care must be used since they can be inserted backwards.
True
False

16 ISA can be plug and play.
True
False

17 What three things are needed for plug and play operations? (select 3 items)
PNP OS
PNP adapter card
PNP BIOS
PNP controller chip

18 On most computers built around 1998, what size L2 chache most effectively balanced cost and efficiency?
8-32K
64-128K
128-256K
256-512K

19 On AT style system boards, which CPU did not use a socket?
386SX
386DX
486SX
486DX

20 A ___________ processor has 16K of L1 cache built into the CPU.
286
386
486
Pentium / 586

21 What is the capacity and speed of a dRAM chip marked M41256J-7?
1024 bits, 7 nanoseconds
256 mbits, 70 nanoseconds
256 bytes, 7 microseconds
256 bits, 70 nanoseconds

22 Intel originally developed the ATX systemboard for what processor?
80386
80486
Pentium
Pentium II

23 What component is identified by #7?
Systemboard
ROM BIOS
Keyboard controller
Parallel port
Keyboard connector

24 In the above picture what component is identified by #2?
SIMM slots
Cache RAM
ROM BIOS
PCMCIA slots

25 When data is found in cache (L1 or L2), what is this referred to as?
Successful read
Good
A hit
Abnormal