A+ Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC

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REVIEWING THE BASICS 1. Why is all data stored in a computer in binary form? 2. What are the four primary functions of hardware? 3. What are the two main input devices and two main output devices? 4. What three things do electronic hardware devices need in order to function? 5. How many bits are in a byte? 6. What is the purpose of an expansion slot on a motherboard? 7. Which component on the motherboard is used primarily for processing? 8. Name the two main CPU manufacturers. 9. Order the following ports according to speed, placing the fastest port first: FireWire, eSATA, USB.
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10. What are two other names for the system bus? 11. What type of output does a S/PDIF port provide? 12. Why is an SSD hard drive more reliable under rugged conditions than an IDE hard drive? 13. How is the best way to determine if a cable inside a computer is a data cable or a power cable? 14. List three types of ports that are often found coming directly off the motherboard to be used by external devices. 15. What is the purpose of the S/PDIF port?
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ITSC 1425 taught by Professor Bush during the Summer '10 term at Dallas Colleges.

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CH1REVIEW - REVIEWING THE BASICS 1 Why is all data stored...

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