Computer Hardware – Section 7

11. When seeking to upgrade for a particular motherboard what do you need to know?

A. memory
B. hard drive
C. make & model
D. dimm
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. make & model

12. What is the size of a sector?

A. 512 bytes
B. 256 bytes
C. 512 Kb
D. 1024 bytes
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: A. 512 bytes

13. During the normal PC boot process, which of the following is active first?

A. RAM BIOS
B. CMOS
C. ROM BIOS
D. Hard disk information
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. ROM BIOS

14. Pick the correct choice for the 8088 CPU.

A. 16 bit word size, 8 bit data path
B. 8 bit word size, 8 bit data path
C. 16 bit word size, 16 bit data path
D. 4 bit word size, 8 bit data path
E.  8 bit word size, 16 bit data path

Correct Answer: A. 16 bit word size, 8 bit data path

15. In which mode can 2 or more applications be stored in memory at the same time?

A. Segmented Mode
B. Unprotected Mode
C. Real Mode
D. Protected Mode
E. None of the above

Correct Answer: D. Protected Mode

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