Main circuit board in computer called
System Board, Main Board or planar
Central Nervous System everything
connects to CPU via motherboard
Holds CPU, RAM, expansion slots,
backside ports and most importantly
Supplies electrical power to every
Converts wall current (AC) to DC
Delivers 3.3, 5 and 12 volts
Designed to work with 120V or 240V AC
Described as constant voltage
Puts out same voltage to internals no
Homework 4 - Chapter 4
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
1) _F_ The two major manufacturers of processors are Intel and NVIDIA.
2) _T_ Multiple processors can be installed in a single processor housing.
Homework 5 Chapter 5
_F_ 1. Volatile Memory is used for long term storage of information.
_T_ 2. When accessing information in memory the CPU will use the
Address bus to supply the address of the data and receive the data on
Two main categories
short term storage only
Loses power the contents are gone
RAM i.e. Main Memory
Long term storage
Doesnt lose data if power is lost
CDs, Floppy Disks, Hard Drives, ROM
Volatile or Non-Volatil
Homework 6 Chapter 6
_T_ 1. BIOS represents the link between the hardware and software
in a system with the single exception being graphics which is done on its
own. (Bios is the link between software/hardware, but unsure whether
Basic Input/Output System
Low level software
Acts as interface between OS and
Consists of device drivers, ALL of them
Plus onboard software
One of three sources
Adapter card rom
_T_ 1. Power Supplies are one of the most important parts of a PC.
_T_ 2. Power Supplies are built to operate on 120V or 240V AC so you need to
know what type of current you have to buy the proper supply.
_F_ 3. Top rated power s
CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT
Runs the show
All roads lead to Rome
Graphics processing only exception
AMD or Intel
AMD competes on price
Intel competes on performance
AMD has better graphics components
Intel has better throughput
Chapter 12 Homework 12
_F_ 1. Windows 7, by default, has built in virus and malware blocking
_T_ 2. There are many signs of an infected PC such as running slower or
_T_ 3. Malware is software installed on yo
Homework 3 Chapter 3
Instructions used to direct the operation of a computer
A physical device that holds instructions for the operation of the hardware
The pathway over whi
_F_ 1. Its not required to be familiar at all with Windows in order to
_F_ 2. The first computer operating system itself, used graphics and a
few windows components but was far from the robust GUI systems o
Homework 2 Chapter 2
Brains of the computer
Smallest piece of data a computer can work on
A book of instructions
Physical Part of the computer
Instructions which tell the computer what to do
Chapter 11 Homework 11
_F_ 1. Ethernet is used to refer to any type of networking for you PC
either cabled or wireless.
_T_ 2. The MAC address is the physical address that all devices
which connect to a network have.
_T_ 3. 10-Base-T represents
Chapter 13 Homework 13
_T_ 1. Virtualization is a substantial change in the way computing services are
_T_ 2. Moores law predicts computing work load will increase two fold every
_T 3. Virtualization first occurred in the 6
_F_ 1. You can create magnetism from electricity but
not electricity from magnetism which hindered the
development of permanent storage.
_T_ 2. An electric current flowing thru a wire will create
a magnetic field around the wire.
_F_ 1. The Motherboard does all the computations and logic for a computer.
_T_ 2. The traces on a motherboard are the electrical pathways over which
_F 3. Motherboards have also been known as main boards, plana
Homework 1 - Chapter 1
_T_ 1. Early Computers were based on the decimal numbering system (T/F)
_T_ 2. It was never thought more than a few computers would ever be needed. (T/F)
_T_ 3. Replacing hard drives, adding memory is usually regarded as a s