(TCO 3) What is/are the motherboard’s primary purpose(s)?
House the CPU
Enable communication between the CPU and
Enable communication between devices
All of the above
Question 2. Question
(TCO 3) The _______ of the CPU manages data and instructions
entering and leaving the CPU.
arithmetic logic unit (ALU)
input/output (I/O) unit
Question 3. Question
(TCO 3) Which CPU from the list below runs at the highest
Student Answer: Classic Pentium
Pentium 4 with HT Technology
Question 4. Question
(TCO 3) On the newest ATX motherboards, you will find _____
Question 5. Question
(TCO 3) Why does a Pentium system require that SIMMs be
installed in pairs?
It takes two 32-bit SIMMs to accommodate a
64-bit data path.
It takes two SIMMs to yield 8 MB of memory,
which is required for a Pentium to work.
Pentium system boards are designed to require
at least two SIMMs so that the system will have enough memory for normal
None of the above. A SIMM can work on a
Pentium system board as an individual module.
Question 6. Question
(TCO 3) The _______ on a motherboard holds the basic software
needed to start a PC.
Question 7. Question
(TCO 3) The standard local I/O bus on computers is the ____
Question 8. Question
(TCO 3) If you forget the BIOS password, you can reset it by
(A) removing the CMOS battery
(B) shorting the pins on the CMOS jumper
(C) calling the manufacturer
Both A and B
Question 9. Question
(TCO 2) Which sequence of events is correct in terms of the
The system clock is started, the video card is
tested, the keyboard is checked, and Windows is loaded.
The video card is tested, the system clock is
started, the keyboard is checked, and Windows is loaded.
Windows is loaded, the video card is tested,
the keyboard is checked, and the system clock is started.
The system clock is started, the keyboard is
checked, the video card is tested, and Windows is loaded.
Question 10. Question
(TCO 2) The _______ on a motherboard holds the basic
software needed to start a PC.
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