HWD101Lab3AnsUnhidden

HWD101Lab3AnsUnhidden - Hardware101- Fall 2009 Lab Week 3...

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Lab Week 3 BIOS Name Name - _______________ Student ID __________ Section_____________ 1. What does the term asynchronous mean and which type of data transmission uses it. 1. Out of step with the clock. Serial communication. 2. Explain what is meant by the term “device specific BIOS”. The I/O functions (drivers) specific to a particular device that is loaded at either boot-up time or when connecting (PnP) to the system 3. The “SETUP” utility in the BIOS maintains your customized settings in a specific place on the motherboard. What is that component called. In the Real Time Clock/NVRAM chip 4. The component referenced in Q3 above has in addition to storing and maintaining environmental and customizing settings another major function. What is this specific function? Explain its importance and where can it be found in the current / latest architecture / technology . It is important because of timing and synchronization requirements and has become a part of the chip set and is located on the Southbridge /.ICH chip .
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