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CMT - Chapter 6



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

 1. 

An expansion bus always connects to the faster end of the chipset, the North Bridge.
 

 2. 

On-board ports are also called integrated components.
 

 3. 

A motherboard can retain setup or installation information in different settings of jumpers on the board.
 

 4. 

The first step in preparing the motherboard to go in the case is to set the jumpers or DIP switches.
 

 5. 

You should connect the power cord from the power supply to the PS2 power connection on the motherboard.
 

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

 6. 

A motherboard ____ determines the size of the board and its features that make it compatible with power supplies, cases, processors, and expansion cards.
a.
battery
c.
switch
b.
form factor
d.
jumper
 

 7. 

The most popular motherboard form factor is the ____.
a.
ATX
c.
AT
b.
BTX
d.
FlexATA
 

 8. 

The latest motherboard form factor is the ____.
a.
ATX
c.
AT
b.
BTX
d.
FlexATA
 

 9. 

A component on a motherboard is called a(n) ____ component.
a.
fixed
c.
embedded
b.
support
d.
hard-wired
 

 10. 

If the processor requests something from a device and the device is not ready, the device issues a ____.
a.
wait state
c.
halt state
b.
wait order
d.
halt order
 

 11. 

The first expansion slots on early PCs were ____ slots.
a.
MCA
c.
PCI
b.
VESA
d.
ISA
 

 12. 

A bus that does not run in sync with the system clock is called a(n) ____ bus.
a.
local
c.
local I/O
b.
expansion
d.
local video
 

 13. 

Conventional PCI now has ____ types of slots and ____ possible PCI card configurations to use these slots.
a.
two, four
c.
six, eight
b.
four, six
d.
eight, ten
 

 14. 

With PCI Express, each PCI Express slot for a PCIe card has its own link or bus to the ____.
a.
RAM
c.
North Bridge
b.
drives
d.
South Bridge
 

 15. 

Ports coming directly off the motherboard are called ____ ports.
a.
integral
c.
on-board
b.
static
d.
embedded
 

 16. 

To reduce the total cost of a computer system, some older motherboards might have a small expansion slot, about the length of a PCI Express x1 slot, called a(n) ____ slot.
a.
EIDE
c.
AMR
b.
SCSI
d.
DIP
 

 17. 

CNR slots accommodate small, inexpensive expansion cards called ____ cards.
a.
add-on
c.
zip
b.
dynamic
d.
riser
 

 18. 

A jumper cover that is ____ is hanging on a single pin for safekeeping, but is not being used to turn a jumper setting on.
a.
parked
c.
opened
b.
closed
d.
draped
 

 19. 

On older computers, changes are made to the CMOS setup data using a setup program stored on a ____.
a.
CD
c.
floppy disk
b.
jumper
d.
punch card
 

 20. 

The process of upgrading or refreshing the ROM BIOS chip is called ____ ROM.
a.
restoring
c.
recharging
b.
installing
d.
flashing
 

 21. 

A motherboard comes bundled with a ____ that contains drivers for all the onboard components.
a.
register
c.
jumper
b.
CD
d.
floppy disk
 

 22. 

Which of the following is the first step in the process of replacing a motherboard?
a.
Determine proper configuration settings for the motherboard
b.
Remove components so you can reach the old motherboard
c.
Verify that you have selected the right motherboard to install in the system
d.
Set any jumpers or switches on the new motherboard
 

 23. 

Standoffs are also called ____.
a.
spacers
c.
slots
b.
jumpers
d.
faceplates
 

 24. 

After you install the motherboard and connect all the cables and cords, you next install the ____ card and plug in the keyboard and monitor.
a.
diagnostic
c.
riser
b.
video
d.
modem
 

 25. 

When a PC boots, ____ indicate(s) that all is well after POST.
a.
one beep
c.
three beeps
b.
two beeps
d.
four beeps
 

 26. 

PCI Express uses a ____ bus.
a.
streaming
c.
parallel
b.
peripheral
d.
serial
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 27. 

A(n) ____________________ is a command to the processor to wait for slower devices to catch up.
 

 

 28. 

If a local bus connects to the slower I/O controller hub or South Bridge of the chipset, it is called a(n) ____________________ bus.
 

 

 29. 

An audio/modem riser (AMR) slot is also called a(n) ______________________________ slot.
 

 

 30. 

Access to a computer can be controlled using a startup ____________________.
 

 

 31. 

Items that can be exchanged without returning the motherboard to the factory are called ____________________.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Identify the letter of the choice that best matches the phrase or definition.
a.
ROM BIOS
f.
faceplate
b.
standoff
g.
remote switch
c.
motherboard manual
h.
CMOS RAM
d.
dual inline package (DIP) switch
i.
HDD LED
e.
Power LED
 

 32. 

Used by many older motherboards and expansion cards and a few newer ones to store setup data
 

 33. 

Retains the data even when the computer is turned off
 

 34. 

Should contain a list of all CMOS settings, an explanation of their meanings, and their recommended values
 

 35. 

Includes the CMOS setup program, the startup BIOS that manages the startup process, and the system BIOS that manages basic I/O functions of the system
 

 36. 

A metal plate that comes with the computer case and fits over the ports to create a well-fitting enclosure for them
 

 37. 

A round plastic or metal peg that is used to separate the motherboard from the case, so that components on the back of the motherboard do not touch the case
 

 38. 

Controls power to the motherboard; must be connected for the PC to power up
 

 39. 

Light indicating that power is on
 

 40. 

Controls a light on the front panel that lights up when any IDE device is in use
 



 
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