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Unformatted text preview: 1 of 4 Exam Report: 3.1.3 Practice Questions Date: 9/8/2019 4:36:06 pm Time Spent: 1:52 Candidate: Howie, Peter Login: peter27 Overall Performance Your Score: 57% Passing Score: 80% View results by: Objective Analysis Individual Responses Individual Responses Question 1: Correct You want to build a computer that can stand upright on a desk and takes up the least amount of space possible. Which case type should you select? Micro-ATX slim tower HTPC ATX mid-tower Mini-ITX tower Explanation Micro-ATX slim towers are designed to be able to stand upright on desks, reducing the amount of space they require. An ATX mid-tower case would take up a considerable amount of space on a desk and are not designed to be small. While Mini-ITX towers can sit on desks, they take up more space than a Micro-ATX slim tower that is designed to stand upright. HTPC cases are design to be used with TVs and home theatre systems. [e_case_pp6.exam.xml Q_CASES_01] Question 2: Incorrect Which of the following motherboard form factors BEST allows for low-consumption power supplies? microATX Mini-ITX NLX EATX Explanation Mini-ITX motherboards are designed for low-power, small, form factor computers. Some MiniITX motherboards are designed to be used with 100 watt power supplies. [e_case_pp6.exam.xml Q_CASES_02] 9/8/2019, 4:38 PM 2 of 4 Question 3: Correct You decided to upgrade your PC with a faster processor. To do this, you ordered a new motherboard over the Internet that supports the processor you want to use. When it arrives, you discover that the motherboard uses the Mini-ATX form factor. Your current case is an ATX mid-tower with a standard ATX motherboard inside. What should you do? Drill new holes in the Mini-ATX motherboard to match the mounting hole pattern in the ATX case. Drill new holes in the ATX case to match the mounting hole pattern in the Mini-ATX motherboard. Return the motherboard and replace it with an ATX form factor motherboard. Use the Mini-ATX motherboard in the ATX case. Explanation ATX mid-tower cases support all ATX form factors, including Mini-ATX. The main difference between ATX and Mini-ATX is the number of bus and memory slots on the motherboard. The mounting holes for both are located in the same place, making them interchangeable in most cases. [e_case_pp6.exam.xml Q_CASES_03] Question 4: Correct Which of the following form factors does not have expansion slots on the motherboard, but instead uses a riser card for expansion cards? BTX NLX ATX Micro-ATX Explanation The NLX form factor uses a riser card in the middle of the system board (expansion slots are located on the riser card rather than the system board). The BTX form factor was designed for better thermal management. microATX is a smaller version of the ATX form factor with fewer expansion slots. The ATX form factor is the most common form factor. References TestOut PC Pro - 3.1 Cases and Form Factors [e_case_pp6.exam.xml Q_CASES_04] Question 5: Incorrect 9/8/2019, 4:38 PM 3 of 4 Use the above diagram to match the case type labels on the left with their corresponding cases, identified by letters on the right. A Micro-ATX Tower Mini-ITX Tower B Micro-ATX Slim Tower C Mini-ITX Tower Micro-ATX Tower D ATX Full-Tower ATX Mid-Tower E ATX Mid-Tower ATX Full-Tower Explanation Mini-ITX towers are designed to house Mini-ITX motherboards. They are typically smaller than Micro-ATX towers. The ITX form factor was designed for low-power, small, form factor (SFF) computers. The most common ITX form factor is the Mini-ITX form factor. Mini-ITX towers are often used with home theaters PC (HTPCs). Micro-ATX slim towers are typically half the width of a Micro-ATX tower and are designed to lay flat or upright. Micro-ATX towers are smaller cases designed to be placed on desktops. Micro-ATX towers typically only have one drive bay and are compatible with the micro-ATX and Mini-ITX form factors. ATX mid-tower cases are slightly smaller than ATX full-tower cases. Mid-tower cases have fewer external and internal bays. ATX mid-tower cases are compatible with the Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX, and some EATX form factors. ATX full-tower cases are the largest computer cases. Full-tower cases have a lot of space for external and internal components. ATX full-tower cases are compatible with the Standard ATX, microATX, and EATX form factors. The ATX (advanced technology extended) form factor is the most commonly used form factor. Because of its popularity, several variants of the ATX form factor exist. Each variant has different specifications for dimensions and number of expansion slots. However, all ATX variants share the following characteristics: • Back plate measurements (6.25" x 1.75") • Power supply specifications as follows; 24-pin ATX power connector, on/off switch runs from the case to the motherboard, and soft-power control (OS can turn the computer off) • Expansion slot locations and spacing (0.8" between slots) • Mounting hole locations • CPU location (top of board near power supply) References TestOut PC Pro - 3.1 Cases and Form Factors [e_case_pp6.exam.xml Q_CASES_05] Question 6: Incorrect 9/8/2019, 4:38 PM 4 of 4 You need to purchase a case that meets the following criteria: • Compatible with most form factors • At least two external and internal bays • Good balance of size and space Which case type should you purchase? ATX full-tower ATX mid-tower Micro-ATX tower Mini-ITX tower Explanation You should purchase an ATX mid-tower case. ATX mid-tower cases are compatible with the most motherboard form factors and typically have at least two external bays. Most ATX full-tower cases are not compatible with Mini-ITX motherboards and are larger than necessary for most applications. Micro-ATX towers are only compatible with microATX and MiniITX form factors. Mini-ITX towers are only compatible with the Mini-ITX form factor. [e_case_pp6.exam.xml Q_CASES_06] Question 7: Correct You work as the IT administrator for a small corporate network. One of the company employees needs to add an additional PCI card to the motherboard. When you open the computer, you see that the card purchased will not fit due to the card's height. Which of the following is the BEST method for using the newly purchased card? Use an expanded case to accommodate the height of the newly purchased card. Use a riser card to allow the new card to be installed parallel to the motherboard. Use a firewire card to allow the new card to be installed parallel to the motherboard. Use a parallel card to allow the new card to be installed parallel to the motherboard. Explanation Riser cards attach to the motherboard and have expansion cards on the side. Using these expansion slots allow you to install additional cards parallel to the motherboard. This is especially useful in low-profile computers. A parallel card adds additional parallel ports used for such things as a printer. A firewire card gives the computer the ability to connect to a device using firewire. References TestOut PC Pro - 3.1 Cases and Form Factors [e_case_pp6.exam.xml Q_CASES_07] 9/8/2019, 4:38 PM ...
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