A+ Chapter 9 220-701 Flashcards

Personal computer
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Which is faster, an eSATA port or a FireWire 800 Port?
eSATA, It goes at 3.0 gbs, Firewire 800 only goes 800 mbs.
Which is the speed for High Speed USB?
480 Mbps
How many times faster is HI-Speed USB port than an Original USB port Running at 12mbps?
40 Time faster
Which USB port Is square and which USB port is Flat and Wide?
The A-Male connector, the connector on the computer or Hub end, is flat and wide. The B-male the connector on the devie end of the cable, square.
How many wires does a USB cable have?
Four, 2 are for power and 2 are for communication. Power wires (one is hot the other is Ground) the host provide power to a device.
Does Windows XP without any servie packs applied support Hi-Speed USB?
No, but it does if Service pack are applied Windows Vista and 7 both support it.
FireWire and i.link are common names for what peripheral bus?
IEEE 1394 (sometimes just called 1394)
How many USb device can be daisy chained. how many 1394?
127 USb devices, 63 Firewire (1394)
How many pins does a fire wire 800 poert have?
Firewire 800, 1394b) uses a 9 pin rectangle connector
which parallel port standard uses a DMA channel?
ECP (extended capabilities port)
What are the parallel port standards?
Standard parallel port (SPP), enhanced parallel port (epp), and Extended Capabilities Port (ECP)
how many pins does the most common type of serial port have?
the most common type of serial port is the DB9 (standing for data bus and the number of pins) there is also the DB 25
what type or wirless transmission require line of sight clearance?
Infrared
which is better for your eyes, a monitor that supports a 75 hz refresh rate or a 60 hz refresh rate?
75 hz
For an LCD monitor, what is the best resolution to use?
the native resolution
which type of port gives the best output? A composite out put or an S-Video port?
S-Video port.
what command do you use to find out what version of direct X your video card is using?
dxdiag.exe
Name three types of port a keybaord might use.
USB, 5 pin round DIN (mostly outdated), a 6 pin OS/2 connector(sometimes called a mini-DIN) USB port, or a wireless connection.
what two types of ports might a touch screen use?
USB or Serial connection
which windows utility is mostly the one to use when uninstalling an expansion card?
Device manager
would you expect all the devices listed in BIOS setup to also be listed in Device manager? would you expect all devices listed in device manager to also be listed in BIOS setup?
Any device that shows up in BIOS should be in device manager, but not all things listed in devcie manager will be listed in BIOS.
If ECP mode does not work on your parallel port, what should you do next?
Change the mode in BIOS
why is it best to leave a slot empty between two expanison cards?
to allow more airflow across the compone
what two technologies allow you to use more than one video card in a system?
crossfire and SLI
if you are installing windows on a hard drive that is managed by a RAID storage controller card, when and how do you install the RAID drivers?
for a fresh installation of windows, you need to prepare a floppy disk that windows setup will need while it is installing Vita or XP. On another computer, copy the RAID driver files from the card driver CD to the disk. Then Begin the windows installation by booting computer from setup CD or DVD. on the frist screen of the WIN install, message appears to select load drievr click load driver or press F6 then follow intruction.
if a monitor display worng characters, what devcie is likely to be the problem?
Typically an issue with the Video Card.
What is the Display resolution for standard VGS settings?
640x480
what key do you press at startup to display the Vista Advance Boot Options window?
F8 after teh first beep.
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