Chapter 5 Test - Processors And Chipsets

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This goes along with chapter 5 in our Comptia A+ book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following terms refers to the largest number of bits the processor can process in one operation?
    • A. 

      Overclocking

    • B. 

      Word size

    • C. 

      Data path

    • D. 

      Throttle

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the memory cache on the processor chip?
    • A. 

      Level 2 cache

    • B. 

      Primary cache

    • C. 

      DRAM

    • D. 

      Secondary cache

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best describes a PGA socket?
    • A. 

      The socket uses lands.

    • B. 

      It's a cartridge package for a processor that lays flat.

    • C. 

      The pins are staggered over the socket.

    • D. 

      The pins are aligned in uniform rows around the socket.

  • 4. 
    All I/O devices, except display and memory, connect to the hub by using which of the following?
    • A. 

      PCI bus

    • B. 

      South Bridge

    • C. 

      Accelerated Hub Architecture

    • D. 

      North Bridge

  • 5. 
    A cooler is a combination of a cooling fan and which of the following?
    • A. 

      Resistor

    • B. 

      Housing

    • C. 

      Heat sink

    • D. 

      Riser card

  • 6. 
    True or False.  Multiprocessing is accomplished when a processor contains more than one ALU.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    True or False.  Running a motherboard or processor at a lower speed than the manufacturer suggests is called overclocking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    True or False.  The front-side bus connects the processor to the internal memory cache.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The speed at which the processor operates internally is called ________________.
    • A. 

      Bus frequency

    • B. 

      Processor frequency

    • C. 

      Mph

    • D. 

      Internalization

  • 10. 
    True or False.The method for improving performance that is based on the processor housing containing two processors that operate at the same frequency but independently of each other is called dual core processing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The processor's housing is called ______________________.
    • A. 

      Case

    • B. 

      Chassis

    • C. 

      Package

    • D. 

      Cpu

  • 12. 
    If there is L2 cache in the processor housing and additional cache on the motherboard, the cache on the motherboard is called ___________________.
    • A. 

      Motherboard cache

    • B. 

      Internal cache

    • C. 

      Tertiary cache

    • D. 

      L3

  • 13. 
    The three basic components of a processor are I/O unit, control unit, and _______________.
    • A. 

      Data collection unit

    • B. 

      Housing

    • C. 

      Arithmetic logic unit

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 14. 
    The speed at which data is placed on the bus is known as _______________.
    • A. 

      Bus frequency

    • B. 

      Processing speed

    • C. 

      Word size

    • D. 

      Processor frequency

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT another name for the system bus?
    • A. 

      Front-side bus

    • B. 

      Motherboard bus

    • C. 

      Back-side bus

    • D. 

      External bus

  • 16. 
    The processor frequency can be found by multiplying the system bus frequency by the ______________.
    • A. 

      Multiplier

    • B. 

      Data bus frequency

    • C. 

      Processor speed

    • D. 

      Bit size

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT another name for memory cache?
    • A. 

      Static RAM

    • B. 

      Dynamic RAM

    • C. 

      L1, L2, and L3

    • D. 

      SRAM

  • 18. 
    On-package L2 cache is located where?
    • A. 

      Within the processor housing

    • B. 

      On the motherboard

    • C. 

      On front-side bus

    • D. 

      On the DIMM

  • 19. 
    The ____________ processor is a low-end Pentium processor that targets the low-end PC multimedia and home market segments.
    • A. 

      Athlon

    • B. 

      Pentium

    • C. 

      Celeron

    • D. 

      Xeon

  • 20. 
    Earlier micro-processors sockets were rectangular with two rows of pins down each side.  This type of socket was known as a ___________ socket.
    • A. 

      PGA

    • B. 

      DIP

    • C. 

      SPGA

    • D. 

      Slot

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