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A tower case conserves space since it can double as a monitor stand.
A DVI port transmits a video signal and is also called a DB-15 port.
An Ethernet port has a connector called an RJ-45 to connect to a network cable.
Functions that used to be provided by expansion cards are more often found as onboard ports today.
Hard drives have three connections for cables: one for reading data, one for writing data, and one for power.
What type of port transmits both digital audio and digital video with a single connector?
What audio port connects to an external home theater audio system, providing digital audio output?
Which statement is NOT true regarding motherboards?
also called a system board
has a CPU socket
has a heat sink on the PCIe slots
has slots for DIMMs
What component is most likely to be installed in a PC, is considered primary storage, and typically stores the operating system, as well as its applications?
hard disk drive
What is the component that usually has a dual-voltage selector switch and has cables that connect to the motherboard and drives called?
How many pins are in the power supply connector that is typically used on most motherboards today?
If you have a PCI Express Version 2 video card, how many pins will the power connector have if the card requires extra power?
What statement about an FRU is true?
-they are not necessary for the computer’s operation
-all types can be easily disposed of in any trash can
-it’s easily repaired by a support technician
-a support technician should know how to replace one
What acronym is another name for static electricity, which can damage chips and destroy motherboards?
What tool can help discover and report computer errors and conflicts that occur when you first turn on a computer and before the operating system is launched?
What general-purpose tool can measure characteristics of electricity in a variety of devices?
Programs and data that are stored on a motherboard are referred to by what term?
What is the name for the type of flash memory that is used by mobile devices to store their apps and data?
solid state device
Law enforcement agencies sometimes use what type of data to reconstruct a person’s travels?
What is the most common pointing device on laptops?
a touch pad
a touch screen
In a cellular network, each cell is controlled by a tower. What are these towers called?
A micro-ATX motherboard will fit into a case that follows what minimum standard?
How many pins are used in a parallel port, also known as an LPT port?
What type of port is sometimes used by routers for management and configuration purposes?
What connector has 4 pins, is used for older IDE drives and some SATA drives, and can provide +5 V and +12 V power outputs?
The two services that Windows must provide for an ExpressCard are:
What two different types of firmware may be used on motherboards?
What are the two most common form factors used today for computer cases, power supplies, and motherboards?
The PCIe connectors on an ATX Version 2.2 power supply come in what two different configurations, depending on the version of PCI express involved?
What are two different ways by which a laptop could utilize the cellular network connection of a mobile device?
store and forward