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A bent pin on a three row DB-15 male connector plug could cause problems with which device or component?
Monitor
What is the total number of devices that can connect to a IEEE 1394 (Firewire) port?
63
What new feature was added to the Pentium III?
SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions)
Which processors will fit in the same socket?
Cyrix MII
AMD K6
Pentium MMX
A 144 pin memory module MOST likely belongs to which type of device?
Laptop Computer
What is the advantage of using ECC memory?
Corrects memory errors
Which of the following devices require an IRQ?

1. Serial ports
2. Parallel ports
3. IDE primary controller
4. System timer
1. Serial ports
3. IDE primary controller
4. System timer
What does a 601 POST error indicate?
A floppy drive error.
You get a CMOS Checksum error during boot up. What is the most likely cause?
CMOS battery is nearing end of life.
Which interrupt does the RTC use?
8
When installing an AT power supply, which colors are adjacent on the P8/P9 connectors?
Black, Black
A bearing in the power supply fan goes out. What should you replace?
The power supply.
When you boot up your computer the light on the diskette drive lights up and stays lit. What does this mean?
The data cable is installed backwards.
What DMA channel does the floppy drive controller use?
2
What is the smallest storage access unit on an IDE hard drive?
A Sector
How many pins does a standard IDE connector have?
40
Which of the following are valid translations in the hard drive settings in the CMOS?

1. CHS
2. LBA
3. MFM
4. ECHS
5. RLL
1. CHS
2. LBA
4. ECHS
How would an ID logical 3 be set on a three-bit jumper block on a SCSI hard disk drive?
011
Which items need to be set up on SCSI drives?
Unique ID
Terminators
Which RAID level is known as "Disk Duplexing"?
RAID 1
ESD
Electrostatic Discharge
Three types of ESD are?
Upset Failures - causes an electrical componet to fail without causing any detectable physical damage.

Degradation Failures - take place when a componet is physically damaged by ESD, but still works-at least some of the time.

Catastrophic Failure - when the ESD damage is so severe that the componet is physically destroyed.
Before working on a PC?
Take a moment to touch the power supply every once in a while as you work to keep the same electrical potential as the PC.
ESD
CPU
Central Processing Unit or Microprocessor -performs all the calculations that take place inside a PC.
Every CPU has?
A Make
A Model
A Speed
A Package Type
RAM
Random Access Memory -stores programs and data currently being used by the CPU. Each piece of RAM is called a Stick.
EIDE
Enhanced Intergrated Drive Electrons -EIDE drives are inexpensive and easy to install. More than 95% of all PC's use EIDE drives.
SCSI
Small Computer System Interface -SCSI drives are generally faster and more expensive, so they usually show up only in high-end PC's such as network servers or graphics workstations.
DIN Connectors
DIN =25pin female
MCA
Microchannel Architecture
ISA
Industry Standard Architecture
IRQ Used: Primary Hard Drive
14
IRQ Used: Secondary Hard Drive
15
5 1/4 Floppy KB=?

Double Sided Double Density
Double Sided High Density
Double Sided Extra High Density
360KB / Double Sided Double Density
1.2KB / Double Sided High Density
None Made / Double Sided Extra High Density
3 1/2 Floppy KB=?

Double Sided Double Density
Double Sided High Density
Double Sided Extra High Density
720KB / Double Sided Double Density
1.44KB / Double Sided High Density
2.88KB / Double Sided Extra High Density
Uses a serial wire instead of a parellel wire & transfers 150-600MBS
Serial ATA
Parallel ATA Bandwidth
33/66/100/133/MBs
Parallel ATA Volts Required?
5v
Parallel ATA Pins Per Cable?
40
Parallel ATA Cable Length?
18"
Parallel ATA Cable Width?
Wide
Parallel ATA Ventilation?
Poor
Serial ATA Bandwidth?
150/300/600/MBs
Serial ATA Pins Per Cable?
7
Serial ATA Cable Length?
1 Meter
Serial ATA Cable Width?
Thin
Serial ATA Ventilation?
Good
How Many Hard Drives in a Normal System?
4
Name the 4 types of parellel ports and their differences.
SSP (standard Parelle port) -can only send data to a printer.

Bi-directional -can send & recieve data, but it is slow by todays standards.

EPP (enhanced parellel port) -is a faster parellel port.

ECP (enhanced capabilities port) -It is the same as an EPP exect it can use DMA for an even faster transfer speed.
Parelle Port : LPT 1 , IRQ 7

= I/O Port?
378h
Parelle Port : LPT 2 , IRQ 5
278h
serial
Data high speed on one wire
IEEE 1394
Firewire
Memory SIMS =pins?
72
Power supply fall tollerance is?
10% up or down.
Media Type Floppy 5 1/4 , 3 1/2
Double Sided Double Density
Double Sided High Density
Double Sided Extra High Density
Are expansion cards for laptops. Supports PNP. Comes in 3 Types.
PCMCIA or PC Cards - (Personal Computer Memory Cards Industry Association)
IRQ's & Which Com Ports are being used:

Com 3 , IRQ 4
3E8H
IRQ's & Which Com Ports are being used:

Com 4 , IRQ 3
2E8H
1.5 MB (megabyte) is = to?
12 mb (Megabits)
60 (megabyte) is = to?
480 mb (Megabits)
PCI
(Peripheral Componet Interconnect)
Created for the penn. CPU's because the UL-Bus was closely tied to the 486 CPU & runs @ 33 MHz w/32 or 64 bit bus.
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)
AGP
(Advanced Graphics Ports)
Used for graphic cards only.
AGP (Advanced Graphics Ports)
AMR
(Audio Modem Riser)
Used as an interface between the motherboard and the phone line. (20% CPU power only)
AMR - (Audio Modem Riser)
CNR
(Communication & Networking Riser)
Used to hold chips for the modem & audio devices. Used for low budget Lan Modems & audio subsystems. Used to reduce the cost of onboard Lan Cards. Up-Gradable to support DSL lines.
CNR - (Communication & Networking Riser)
PCMCIA or PC Cards
(Personal Computer Memory Cards Industry Association)
What are the 3 types of PCMCIA Cards?
Type I: 3.3mm in thickness and used for flash memory.

Type II: 5.0mm in thickness and used for I/O devices like modems, networks, SCSI Cards.

Type III: 10.5 mm in thickness and used for hard drives.
IRQ's & Which Com Ports are being used:

Com 1 , IRQ 4
I/O Port is 8F8H
IRQ Used: Keyboard
1
IRQ Used: open / casaded to 9
2
IRQ Used: com 2
3
IRQ Used: com 1
4
IRQ Used: Floppy Drive
6
IRQ Used: Real Time Clock
8 (reserved)
IRQ Used: Open / Cascaded to 2
9
IRQ Used: Open For Use
10, 11, 12
IRQ Used: LPT 1
7 (reserved)
IRQ Used: LPT 2 (line printer port)
5 (reserved)
IRQ Used: math CO Processor
13
SYSTEM I/O PORT ADDRESSES:

Parallel Port 1
0378
SYSTEM I/O PORT ADDRESSES:

Parallel Port 2
0278
SYSTEM I/O PORT ADDRESSES:

Com 1
03F8
SYSTEM I/O PORT ADDRESSES:

Com 2
02F8
SYSTEM I/O PORT ADDRESSES:

Com 3
03E8
SYSTEM I/O PORT ADDRESSES:

Com 4
02E8
MCA
Microchannel Architecture
MCA I/O Bus - bit/MHz running are?
32 bit running @ 12 MHz
Has the ability to self-configure devices.
MCA (Microchannel Architecture)
MCA is used by what manifacture?
IBM Only
MCA is not compatible with what?
ISA
ISA
Industry Standard Architecture
8 bit running @ 4.77 MHz
16 bit running @ 8 MHz
ISA - (Industry Standard Architecture)
Developed to give 386 & 486 32 bit bussupport.
EISA
Developed for the 486 to provide a faster bus & runs @ 33 MHz w/32 bit bus.
UL- Bus (UESA LOCAL BUS)
IRQ's Used: system timer
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