CompTIA - Hardware-intensive Mini-review

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CompTIA - Hardware-intensive Mini-review - Quiz

Strong focus on hardware elements, not specific to any particular A+ section.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When describing a CPU, what does "45 nm" refer to?
    • A. 

      The energy wavelength that powers it.

    • B. 

      The manufacturing process used to produce it.

    • C. 

      The thickness of the silicon wafer it came from.

    • D. 

      The factory in New Mexico (NM) where it was made.

    • E. 

      The processor's "code-name".

  • 2. 
    What is the bus clock speed of PC8500 DDR2 SDRAM?
    • A. 

      8500 MHz

    • B. 

      266 MHz

    • C. 

      533 MHz

    • D. 

      1066 MHz

    • E. 

      8.5 GHz

  • 3. 
    What type of cable, at a minimum, must be used for Gigabit ethernet?
    • A. 

      Cat 3

    • B. 

      Cat 4e

    • C. 

      Cat 5

    • D. 

      Cat 10e

    • E. 

      Cat Stevens

  • 4. 
    In referring to computer components and materials, what is TIM short for?
    • A. 

      Timing Interface Mode.

    • B. 

      Transistor Impact Module.

    • C. 

      Thermal Inversion Mainframe.

    • D. 

      Thermal Interface Material.

    • E. 

      The sorcerer from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

  • 5. 
    How many pins does a PCIe power connector have?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      20

    • E. 

      247

  • 6. 
    What is the advantage of using LCD monitors instead of CRT monitors?
    • A. 

      Lighter weight.

    • B. 

      Less heat.

    • C. 

      Takes up less space.

    • D. 

      Less power usage.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is most likely to interfere with a home wireless network (WLAN)?
    • A. 

      Convection oven.

    • B. 

      TV remote.

    • C. 

      Cordless phone.

    • D. 

      Running car engine.

    • E. 

      Background radiation from the Big Bang.

  • 8. 
    What kind of fire extinguisher is most appropriate for computer/electronics related fires?
    • A. 

      Type C

    • B. 

      Type A

    • C. 

      Type F

    • D. 

      Type 2

    • E. 

      Type O-

  • 9. 
    Terms like SLI and CrossFire refer to which computer component?
    • A. 

      The CPU.

    • B. 

      The PSU.

    • C. 

      The video card.

    • D. 

      The memory.

    • E. 

      The KGB.

  • 10. 
    The number "64", when used in reference to a processor, typically means:
    • A. 

      You need 64 of them to run a computer.

    • B. 

      You can't use it if you are over 64 years old.

    • C. 

      The processor contains 64 million transistors.

    • D. 

      The processor supports 64-bit computing mode.

    • E. 

      It costs 64 times more than a typical processor.

  • 11. 
    What does ACPI stand for?
    • A. 

      Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.

    • B. 

      Alternate Control Processing Interface.

    • C. 

      Awaiting Competent Procedural Instructions.

    • D. 

      Accelerated Central Processing Initiative.

    • E. 

      Anti Cow Personnel Invasion.

  • 12. 
    What is a Peltier cooler?
    • A. 

      A home air-conditioning device that can be controlled by your computer.

    • B. 

      A type of sub-zero quantum-computing device that speeds up your computer.

    • C. 

      A thermoelectric cooling device that can cool a processor in a very efficient manner.

    • D. 

      A heatsink made of a special alloy called 'Peltier metal'.

    • E. 

      Someone named Peltier, who is much cooler than you.

  • 13. 
    Where is a PCIe 16x slot located, and what is it typically used for?
    • A. 

      On the motherboard, on the back edge and close to the CPU socket, used for video adapter cards.

    • B. 

      On the motherboard, near the bottom edge, used for TV tuner cards.

    • C. 

      On the motherboard, near the top edge, used for a spare processor.

    • D. 

      On the front panel of the computer case, used for inserting 16x CD and DVD media.

    • E. 

      On your mailbox, used by postal employees to drop off your newest mail-order computer gadget.

  • 14. 
    Overclocking functions and features are located in your:
    • A. 

      Motherboard.

    • B. 

      Processor.

    • C. 

      Memory modules.

    • D. 

      Power supply.

    • E. 

      Imagination.

  • 15. 
    Latency, in regards to computer technology, is typically measured in:
    • A. 

      Nanometers.

    • B. 

      Picoferads.

    • C. 

      Nanoseconds.

    • D. 

      Micrograms.

    • E. 

      Milliamps.

  • 16. 
    Twisted Nematic (TN) is a type of:
    • A. 

      Voltage regulation.

    • B. 

      LCD panel technology.

    • C. 

      Networking cable construction.

    • D. 

      Comic-book supervillain.

    • E. 

      Computer processor.

  • 17. 
    CFM, in regards to computer cooling technology, stands for:
    • A. 

      Carbon Fluoride Matrix.

    • B. 

      Cathode Flux Material.

    • C. 

      Cool Flow Management.

    • D. 

      Cubic Feet per Minute.

    • E. 

      Cat Fuzz Monitor.

  • 18. 
    An example of an HID would be:
    • A. 

      An all-copper heatsink.

    • B. 

      An eight-core server-quality processor.

    • C. 

      A surround-sound gaming audio system.

    • D. 

      A multi-format optical disk burning drive.

    • E. 

      A mouse.

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