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Chapter 5

Computer Hardware Chapter 5

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

____ 1. ____ memory temporarily holds data and instructions as the CPU processes them.
a. Random array c. Repeatable access
b. Read-only d. Random access


____ 2. RAM is divided into two categories, ____.
a. DIMM and SODIMM c. RIMM and SRAM
b. DRAM and SRAM d. SRAM and mSDRAM


____ 3. ____ is used for a memory cache and is contained within the processor housing.
a. SRAM c. ROM
b. DRAM d. cSRAM


____ 4. ____ loses its data rapidly, and the memory controller must refresh it several thousand times a second.
a. Static RAM c. Dynamic RAM
b. Read-only memory d. Flash RAM


____ 5. RAM on motherboards today is stored on ____.
a. chips c. Socket Mem478
b. FPGAs d. DIMMs


____ 6. Laptops use a smaller version of a DIMM called a(n) ____.
a. mDIMM c. dDIMM
b. SO-DIMM d. l-DIMM


____ 7. A(n) ____ gets its name because it has independent pins on opposite sides of the module.
a. DIMM c. SIMM
b. RIMM d. TRIMM


____ 8. DIMMs intended to be used in servers must be extremely reliable and use an error-checking technology called ____.
a. CRC c. AES
b. ECC d. DPD


____ 9. If the number of bits is not an odd number for odd parity or an even number for even parity, a ____ error occurs.
a. checksum c. word
b. flip d. parity


____ 10. A Rambus memory module is called a(n) ____.
a. RIMM c. SIMM
b. DIMM d. RDIMM


____ 11. SIMMs are rated by speed, measured in ____.
a. microseconds c. picoseconds
b. milliseconds d. nanoseconds


____ 12. When Windows does not have adequate memory to perform an operation, it gives a(n) “____” error or it slows down to a painful crawl.
a. Out of memory c. Excess memory
b. Insufficient memory d. Stack overflow


____ 13. To upgrade memory means to add more ____ to a computer.
a. ROM c. RAM
b. Flash d. disk


____ 14. To use System Information, in the Vista Start Search box or the Windows XP Run box, type ____ and press Enter.
a. msinfo32 c. wininfo
b. msconfig d. msinfo


____ 15. In the table found in the motherboard manual, a chip on a RIMM module is called a ____.
a. tool c. widget
b. gadget d. component


____ 16. Higher-quality memory modules have ____ installed to reduce heat and help the module last longer.
a. fans c. epoxy
b. heat rails d. heat sinks


____ 17. If the chip’s surface is dull or matted, or you can scratch off the markings with a fingernail or knife, suspect that the chip has been ____.
a. re-burned c. defaced
b. re-marked d. installed new


____ 18. For ____ modules, small clips latch into place on each side of the slot to hold the module in the slot.
a. DRAM c. DIMM
b. RIMM d. SIMM


____ 19. For RIMM modules, install the RIMMs beginning with bank ____.
a. 0 c. alpha
b. 1 d. beta


____ 20. When installing the RIMM, ____ on the edge of the RIMM module will help you orient it correctly in the socket.
a. vents c. notches
b. colors d. symbols


____ 21. In Windows, memory errors can cause frequent ____ errors.
a. General Fault c. Stack Underflow
b. General Protection Fault d. Heap Underflow


Matching

Match each term with the correct statement below.
a. MicroDIMMs f. Re-marked chips
b. 72-pin SIMM g. SO-DIMM
c. SRAM h. 30-pin SIMM
d. 240-pin DDR3 DIMM i. DRAM
e. 168-pin SDRAM DIMM


____ 22. Holds its data as long as the RAM has power

____ 23. Loses its data rapidly

____ 24. Used on laptops

____ 25. Used on subnotebook computers

____ 26. Currently the fastest memory and can support triple or dual channels or be installed as a single DIMM

____ 27. Has two notches on the module

____ 28. Must be installed two modules to a bank of memory

____ 29. Must be installed four modules to a bank of memory

____ 30. Have been used, returned to the factory, marked again, and then resold
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