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RAM Study Guide

RAM Study Guide - RAM Multiple Choice Identify the letter...

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RAM Multiple Choice Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. Memory that retains its data when the computer is turned off is _____. a. ROM c. CMOS b. RAM d. BIOS ____ 2. _____ is used for main memory in the computer. a. Static RAM c. DIMM b. Dynamic RAM d. COAST ____ 3. A method used to store data or programs in SRAM for quick retrieval is _____. a. memory control c. memory caching b. memory retrieval d. all of the above ____ 4. When memory caching is used, the _____ anticipates what data or programming the CPU will request next. a. cache controller c. DRAM b. microprocessor d. memory cache ____ 5. When cache memory is located on the motherboard, it either is located on individual chips or on a _____ called cache on a stick. a. COAST c. circuit board b. memory module d. socket ____ 6. _____ is used on older computers to increase the amount of memory cache. a. Static RAM c. CELP b. PCI expansion d. COAST ____ 7. All CPUs today have _____. a. COAST c. L2 cache b. L1 cache d. L3 cache ____ 8. In earlier PCs, DRAM used for main memory was stored in _____. a. DIMM modules b. SIMM modules c. RIMM modules d. as single, socketed chips on the motherboard ____ 9. _____ are used as memory modules in notebook computers. a. DIMMs c. SO-DIMMS b. RIMMs d. SIMMs ____ 10. A memory module with pins on opposite sides of the circuit board that connect together to form a single set of contacts is known as a _____. a. DIMM c. DRAM b. RIMM d. SIMM ____ 11. A RIMM is a memory module that houses _____ chips. a. Rambus DRAM c. asynchronous DRAM b. synchronous DRAM d. Continuity RIMM ____ 12. A PC rating is the measure of the total _____ of data moving between the memory module and the CPU. a. bandwidth c. megabytes b. nanoseconds d. MHz ____ 13. A lower latency rating means memory is _____. a. low c. slower b. protected d. faster
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____ 14. _____ costs more than regular memory and is slower because of the extra time taken to verify data. a. Single-channel memory c. ECC memory b. Dual-channel memory d. DDR SDRAM ____ 15. In _____, the OS controls how an application can access hardware. a. real mode c. protected mode b. extended mode d. safe mode ____ 16. The first Windows operating system to support 32-bit, protected-mode application software was _____. a. Windows 9x c. Windows NT b. Windows 95 d. Windows XP ____ 17. In most cases, significant performance improvement in a computer results from _____. a. upgrading the CPU c. adding a larger hard drive b. changing the motherboard d. upgrading memory ____ 18. If possible, a user should try to upgrade the system to at least _____ of RAM. a. 128 MB c. 512 MB b. 64 MB d. 1 GB ____ 19. If the motherboard documentation does not specify how the system detects the type of memory installed, it most likely uses _____. a.
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