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When installing RAM, you always fill the slot with the lowest ________ or letter first.


The contents of the ____________and Registers get erased every time the computer gets turned off.

CPU cache

______enables the computer’s CPU to hold information, even when it gets turned off


The fact that your computer is _______ at performing certain tasks is an indicator that you might need more ________


The fastest and cheapest method of dealing with the challenge of running out of hard drive space is to ________.

delete some of the files on your current hard drive.

what happens when The CPU cache and registers are turned off?

Their contents are lost

the following hardware configuration improvement to your computer memory hierarchy EXCEPT the installation of

an all-in-one printer.

a very expensive form of high-speed storage

cache and registars

The memory device that enables the computer’s CPU to hold information, even when it gets turned off, is the ________.

hard drive

________ are individual parts of a program that run independently


A ________ performs the same kind of computational work that a CPU performs but is specialized to handle 3-D graphics and image and video processing


A _______ performs the same kinid of computational work that a CPU performs but is specialized to handle 3-D graphics and image and video processing


On a Windows system, you can determine the amount of RAM by looking in the ________ window.

system properties

Front side bus speed is measured in ________.


An expansion card that translates binary data into images is a(n) ________.

video card

Running the Disk Cleanup utility is a quick way to ________.

clear out unnecesary files

Which of the following is NOT a main characteristic associated with desktop computers as compared to notebooks

A desktop computer is more expensive

The CPU is connected to the system memory by the ________.

Front side bus

The small circuit boards that hold a series of RAM chips are called ________.

memory modules

The CPU consists of which two parts

the control unit and the arithmetic logic unit

Two types of video memory are ________.


All of the following are advantages of notebook computers EXCEPT

you get more speed for a lower price

Windows 7 incorporates ________, which enables you to migrate files and settings from a Windows Vista system to a Windows 7 system via a network connection

Windows Easy Transfer

Cache memory levels are determined by ________.

the chip’s proximity to the CPU

Which of the following activities is carried out by the ALU

completion of all arithmetic calculations

Each of the following is a computer subsystem EXCEPT the

data subsystem

Which is the fastest type of optical drive on the market

Blu-ray drives

The control unit is one component of the ________.


Which statement pertaining to system reliability is FALSE

An accumulation of temporary Internet files has no effect on your computer’s overall performance

Running the Disk Defragmenter utility will ________.

make the hard drive work more efficiently

Which of the following is a very expensive form of high-speed storage

cache and registers

Which of the following statements about the CPU cache and registers is TRUE

Their contents are lost when the power is turned off

All of the following are hardware configuration improvements to your computer memory hierarchy EXCEPT the installation of

an all-in-one printer.

Moore’s Law predicts that the number of transistors inside a CPU will triple every 18 months


Hard drives have been growing in storage capacity by about 50 percent each year


The video subsystem is made up of the video card and speakers


A computer’s memory subsystem is made up only of RAM.


The control unit coordinates the activities of all computer components except for the CPU itself


The CPU is located on the motherboard


The percentage of time that your CPU is working is referred to as processing time


Notebook and desktop processors are basically the same and therefore interchangeable


Level 1 cache memory always contains more storage area than Level 2 cache


The use of multiple cores on one CPU chip allows the execution of two or more sets of instructions at the exact same time


Cache memory is a form of ROM


Level 2 cache is slightly farther away from the CPU than Level 1 cache or on a separate chip


Upgrading your CPU can increase how quickly data can move to or from the CPU


Solid state drives have no platters or motors


Hard drive access time is measured in milliseconds


RAM is nonvolatile storage


RAM is your computer’s permanent storage space for data that is entered from the keyboard


Temporary data and instructions are not stored on the hard drive because it is faster to retrieve data from RAM


RAM is stored directly on the CPU


Accessing data from the hard drive to send to the CPU is faster than accessing data from RAM


Every computer is designed with a maximum limit on the amount of RAM it can support


External hard drives are an ideal solution when you need more storage than a flash drive can provide


A Blu-ray burner will most likely record both CDs and DVDs


The amount of memory your video card needs depends on what you want to display on your monitor


Video cards often include their own RAM


Hard drives have the largest capacity of any storage device


3D sound cards are bidirectional


3D sound is the same as surround sound


Upgrading your operating system to the newest version might help increase system reliability


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