CIS 111 Chapter 6

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CIS 111 Chapter 6; Technology in Action 7th Edition


 
  
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1
Most notebooks have a fast transfer pot like USB 2.0 or__________.
 
eSATA
2
The video subsystem consists of the__________ and the__________.
 
video card, monitor
3
CPU speed is measured in__________
 
gigahertz
4
In a Windows PC, the__________ window identifies which CPU you have in your system, as well...
 
system properties
5
A computer system becomes memory bound when:
 
there is not enough RAM installed
6
Level 2 cache is slightly farther away from the CPU than Level 1 cache or on a separate chip.
 
TRUE
7
Windows 7 includes__________, which enables you to migrate files and settings from a Windows...
 
windows easy transfer
8
Level 2 cache memory always contains more storage area than Level 2 cache.
 
TRUE
9
Modern processors are defined by the combination of processor speed, front side bus speed,...
 
cache memory
10
__________ is the type of RAM memory used most often in today's computers.
 
DDR2
11
The current surround-sound standard is from__________D
 
Dolby
12
Upgrading your CPU can increase how quickly data can move to or from the CPU.
 
FALSE
13
Soled state drives have no platters or motors.
 
TRUE
14
Running the Disk Cleanup utility is a quick way to:
 
clear out unnecessary files
15
__________ provides quick processing of information by enabling a new set of instructions to...
 
Hyperthreading
16
__________ sound is good at convincing the human ear that sound is omnidirectional.
 
3D
17
The CPU is located on the motherboard.
 
TRUE
18
RAM is stored directly on the CPU.
 
FALSE
19
__________ optical discs can hold four hours of high-definition video with both audio and video...
 
Blu-ray
20
To determine whether your system has the right hardware components to do what you want it to...
 
System evaluation
21
A CD_RW device that specifies speeds of 52X32X52 can rewrite data at a speed of__________.
 
32X
22
The primary circuit board of a computer system is the__________.
 
motherboard
23
When your computer is using virtual memory, the operating system builds a file called the__________...
 
Page file
24
The CPU consists of two parts....
 
1. Control unit 2. Arithmetic logic unit
25
The RAM included with a graphics card is call a__________ memory.
 
video
26
When referring to hard drives, the period of time that it takes for the correct sector to spin...
 
latency
27
On a Windows system, you can determine how much RAM you have by looking in the__________ window.
 
system properties
28
Front side bus speed is measured in:
 
megahertz
29
An expansion card that translates binary data into images is a:
 
video card
30
__________ determines how quickly the CPU can work.
 
clock speed
31
The amount of RAM recommended for most systems today is measured in:
 
GB
32
Two types of video memory are:
 
GDDR3 and GDDR6
33
A computer's memory subsystem is made up only of RAM.
 
TRUE
34
Moore's Law predicts that the number of trasistors inside a CPU will double every 18 months.
 
TRUE
35
__________ drives have much faster access times than flash drives, around 0.1 ms.
 
Solid state
36
__________ memory is a form of random access memory that is more accessible to the CPU than...
 
cache
37
A video card is an expansion card installed inside your:
 
system unit
38
The percentage of time your CPU is working is referred to as CPU:
 
usage
39
Kernel memory is:
 
RAM memory used by the operating system.
40
Windows 7 incorporates__________, which enables you to migrate files and settings from a Windows...
 
Easy Transfer
41
RAM is your computer's permanent storage space for data that is entered from the keyboard.
 
FALSE
42
Which of the following activities is carried out by the ALU?
 
completion of all arithmetic calculations.
43
If you want to be able to use a form of optical media (such as a CD or DVD) that you can write...
 
read / write
44
The time it takes a storage device to locate stored data and make it available for processing...
 
access
45
The minimum RAM requirement for running all the new features in Windows 7 is__________.
 
1 GB
46
The percentage of time that your CPU is working is referred to as processing time.
 
FALSE
47
When referring to hard drives, seek time and latency are the two factors that make up:
 
access time
48
The number of bits the video uses to represent each pixel on the monitor is called:
 
bit depth
49
The __________ can be considered the highway on which data travels between the CPU and RAM.
 
front side bus
50
Which is the fastest type of optical drive on the market?
 
Blu-ray drives
51
__________ discs have the greatest storage of all types of optical discs.
 
Blu-ray
52
Hard drive access time is measured in milliseconds.
 
TRUE
53
Each o the following is a computer subsystem EXCEPT the:
 
data subsystem
54
RAM is an example of __________ storage because when the power is off, RAM is cleared out.
 
volatile
55
When your computer's performance suddenly seems to drop off, the Windows program called__________...
 
Task Manager
56
If your computer is often using virtual memory, adding more RAM will increase performance.
 
TRUE
57
__________ are the small circuit boards that hold a series of RAM chips.
 
Memory modules
58
When there is not enough RAM installed in your system, the system becomes memory bound.
 
TRUE
59
When referring to hard drives, access time is measured in:
 
milliseconds
60
When you evaluate your video cards and monitor, you are evaluating your__________ subsystem.
 
Video
61
Which of the following statements is true about optical media?
 
A blu-ray burner will most likely burn both CDs and DVDs.
62
Moore's Law is a rule that predicts:
 
the pace at which CPUs improve.
63
Because displaying graphics demands a lot of the CPU, video cards also come with their own:
 
graphics processing unit
64
Accessing data from the hard drive to send to the CPU is faster than accessing data from RAM.
 
False
65
The control unit coordinates the activities of all computer components except for the CPU itself.
 
TRUE
66
The audio subsystems consists of the speakers and__________.
 
a sound card
67
Hard drives have been growing in storage capacity by about 50 percent each year.
 
TRUE
68
When your operating system is using virtual memory, it builds a file called the__________ on...
 
page file
69
The __________ move over the spinning platters to retrieve data from the hard disk.
 
read/write heads
70
To make sure your computer performs reliably, you can do all of the following EXCEPT:
 
increase the front side bus speed
71
The memory your operating system uses is referred to as__________ memory.
 
Kernel
72
__________ hard drive use much thinner cables and can transfer data more quickly than IDE drives.
 
Serial ATA
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Temporary data and instructions are not stored on the hard drive because it is faster to retrieve...
 
True
74
A stoppage of the hard drive that often results in data loss is called a__________.
 
head crash
75
Cache memory levels are determined by:
 
the chip's proximity to the CPU
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The CPU is connected to the system memory by the:
 
front side bus
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A __________ handles the same type of processes as a CPU but is specialized for 3-D and image...
 
graphics processing unit
78
A dual-layer blu-ray disc has a storage capacity of up to__________.
 
50 GB
79
Blu-ray players are __________ and can play both DVDs and CDs.
 
backward compatible
80
Notebooks are equipped with__________ slots that allow you to add fax modems, wireless adapters,...
 
Express Card
81
Front side bus (FSB) speed is measured in__________.
 
megahertz
82
RAM is nonvolatile storage.
 
FALSE
83
All of the following are advantages of notebook computers EXCEPT:
 
you get more speed for a lower price
84
Which statement pertaining to system reliability is FALSE?
 
An accumulation of temporary internet files has no effect on your computer's overall performance.
85
The __________ table in the Performance tab of Windows Task Manager shows both the total amount...
 
Physical memory
86
Cache memory is a form of ROM.
 
FALSE
87
All of the following are forms of RAM except:
 
XRAM
88
The use of multiple cores on one CPU ship allows the execution of two sets of instructions...
 
TRUE
89
__________ provides high speed information processing by enabling a new set of instructions...
 
Hyperthreading
90
Which of the following is NOT a main disadvantage of a desktop computer as compared to notebooks?
 
A desktop computer is more expensive
91
The amount of RAM that is actually on the memory modules in your computer is the__________...
 
physical
92
Computer systems with insufficient amounts of temporary memory, or __________, often crash.
 
RAM
93
A __________ performs the same kind of computational work that a CPU performs but is specialized...
 
GPU
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The small circuit boards that hold a series of RAM chips are called:
 
memory modules
95
__________ predicts that the number of transistors inside a CPU will doubles every 18 moths
 
Moore's Law
96
Running the Disk Defragmenter utility will:
 
make the hard drive work more efficiently
97
You can determine the amount of RAM in your system by looking in the __________ window.
 
System properties

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