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CMT - Chapter 5



True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

The processor can process instructions and data faster if they are temporarily stored in SRAM cache.
 

 2. 

Cartridge processor packages can stand up on their end and install in a slot on the motherboard or lay flat in a socket.
 

 3. 

Newer processors receive all their electrical power from the traces or wires on the system bus that carry power.
 

 4. 

Socket 775 has a lever and a socket cover.
 

 5. 

The ALU manages all activities inside the processor.
 

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

 6. 

The ____ installed on a motherboard and the chipset embedded on the board primarily determine the power and features of the system.
a.
ports
c.
processor
b.
connector
d.
ALUs
 

 7. 

____ is the ability of a system to do more than one thing at a time.
a.
Multibusing
c.
Online processing
b.
Multiprocessing
d.
Batch processing
 

 8. 

____ are small holding areas on the processor chip that work much as RAM does outside the processor.
a.
ALUs
c.
Sockets
b.
Control units
d.
Registers
 

 9. 

The portion of the internal bus that connects the processor to the internal memory cache is called the ____ bus.
a.
inside
c.
front-side
b.
system
d.
back-side
 

 10. 

Inside the processor housing, data, instructions, addresses, and control signals travel on the ____ bus.
a.
internal
c.
front-side
b.
back-side
d.
system
 

 11. 

If you multiply the system bus frequency by the multiplier, you get the ____.
a.
internal bus width
c.
system bus width
b.
processor frequency
d.
data width
 

 12. 

Running a motherboard or processor at a higher speed than what the manufacturer suggests is called ____.
a.
multiplexing
c.
bridging
b.
throttling
d.
overclocking
 

 13. 

Multiprocessing is accomplished when a processor contains more than one ____.
a.
ALU
c.
internal bus
b.
system bus
d.
I/O unit
 

 14. 

In ____ processing, the processor housing contains two processors that operate at the same frequency, but independently of each other.
a.
dual-core
c.
cache
b.
dual-platform
d.
linked
 

 15. 

A memory cache on the processor chip is called a(n) ____ cache.
a.
external
c.
secondary
b.
internal
d.
execution
 

 16. 

Some processors use a special type of Level 1 cache. Many times, a processor decides to follow one branch of operations in a program of instructions rather than another branch. Only branches of operations that the processor has determined will be executed are stored in the ____, making the execution process faster.
a.
SRAM cache
c.
discrete L2 cache
b.
Execution Trace Cache
d.
On-Package L2 cache
 

 17. 

If there is L2 cache in the processor housing and additional cache on the motherboard, the cache on the motherboard is called ____ cache.
a.
Level 1
c.
Level 3
b.
Level 2
d.
Level 4
 

 18. 

The Intel Itaniums use a new instruction set called ____.
a.
reduced instruction set computing (RISC)
b.
complex instruction set computing (CISC)
c.
explicitly parallel instruction computing (EPIC)
d.
threaded instruction computing (TIC)
 

 19. 

Earlier Pentiums used a(n) ____ socket, with pins aligned in uniform rows around the socket.
a.
DIP
c.
PGA
b.
LGA
d.
SPGA
 

 20. 

Current processor sockets are called ____ sockets.
a.
zero insertion force (ZIF)
c.
pin grid array (PGA)
b.
dual inline package (DIP)
d.
low insertion force (LIF)
 

 21. 

A ____ is a clip-on device that mounts on top of the processor; fingers or fins at its base pull the heat away from the processor.
a.
fan
c.
refrigerator
b.
cooler
d.
heat sink
 

 22. 

The combination heat sink and cooling fan is sometimes called a ____.
a.
deep freezer
c.
refrigerator
b.
cooler
d.
heat conductor
 

 23. 

The processor and the ____ determine what type and how much RAM you can use in the system.
a.
cache
c.
system bus
b.
chipset
d.
control unit
 

 24. 

Word size of today’s processors is ____ bits or ____ bits.
a.
4, 8
c.
32, 64
b.
16, 32
d.
48, 82
 

 25. 

Memory cache is referred to as ____.
a.
SRAM
c.
SROM
b.
DRAM
d.
DROM
 

 26. 

Instructions which are permanently built into the processor chip are called ____.
a.
processor code
c.
microcode
b.
cache code
d.
dual-code
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 27. 

____________________ is the frequency or speed at which data is placed on a bus.
 

 

 28. 

One method of improving performance is installing more than one processor on a motherboard, creating a(n) ____________________.
 

 

 29. 

The processor’s housing is called the ____________________.
 

 

 30. 

Processors that require one voltage for external operations and another for internal operations are called ____________________ processors.
 

 

 31. 

After the system is up and running, you can check the CPU and motherboard temperatures by entering ____________________ setup.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Identify the letter of the choice that best matches the phrase or definition.
a.
North Bridge
f.
Xeon
b.
Celeron
g.
control unit
c.
memory cache
h.
South Bridge
d.
ALU
i.
word size
e.
data path
 

 32. 

The unit that manages all activities inside the processor
 

 33. 

The portion of the system bus that transports data into the processor
 

 34. 

The largest number of bits the processor can process in one operation
 

 35. 

A small amount of RAM that is much faster than the rest of RAM
 

 36. 

A low-end Pentium processor that targets the low-end PC multimedia and home market segments
 

 37. 

A processor that uses Hyper-Threading Technology and dual-core processing and is designed to be used on servers and high-end workstations in a corporate environment
 

 38. 

The fast end of the hub interface, which contains the graphics and memory controller, and connects to the system bus
 

 39. 

The slower end of the hub interface; contains the I/O controller hub
 

 40. 

Component of a processor that does all the comparisons and calculations
 



 
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