ITE Chapter 3 Exam Answer v6.0 2016
When a computer is being assembled, which action can be taken to help eliminate cable clutter within a computer case?
- Install a CPU without using a heat sink and fan assembly.
- Install a 2.5in HDD instead of a 3.5in HDD.
- Install a modular power supply.
- Install a motherboard without using standoffs in the case.
What is the best way to apply thermal compound when reseating a CPU?
- Clean the CPU and the base of the heat sink with isopropyl alcohol before applying the thermal compound.
- Use rubbing alcohol to clean the base of the heat sink before applying thermal compound.
- Scrape off the old thermal compound on the heat sink with a sharp knife and apply the thermal compound liberally.
- Put a thick layer of thermal compound over the existing thermal compound before reseating the CPU.
- Change the base of the heat sink before applying the thermal compound.
A technician is installing additional memory in a computer. How can the technician guarantee that the memory is correctly aligned?
- The label on the memory module should always face the CPU.
- A notch in the memory module should be aligned with a notch in the memory slot.
- The arrows on the memory module should be aligned with the arrows on the motherboard slot.
- Memory slots are color coded, with one end red and one end blue.
What is used to prevent the motherboard from touching metal portions of the computer case?
- an I/O shield
- thermal compound
- ZIF sockets
Which statement describes the purpose of an I/O connector plate?
- It makes the I/O ports of the motherboard available for connection in a variety of computer cases.
- It plugs into the motherboard and expands the number of available slots for adapter cards.
- It provides multiple connections for SATA hard drives to connect to the motherboard.
- It connects the PCIe adapter slots used for video directly to the CPU for faster processing.
What are three important considerations when installing a CPU on a motherboard? (Choose three.)
- Antistatic precautions are taken.
- The CPU is correctly aligned and placed in the socket.
- The CPU contacts are first cleaned with isopropyl alcohol.
- The CPU heat sink and fan assembly are correctly installed.
- The CMOS EPROM battery is removed prior to installing the CPU.
- Maximum insertion force is applied to the load lever so the CPU is locked in place.
Which type of drive is typically installed in a 5.25 inch (13.34 cm) bay?
- hard drive
- optical drive
- flash drive
Which type of motherboard expansion slot has four types ranging from x1 to x16 with each type having a different length of expansion slot?
A technician is installing a new high-end video adapter card into an expansion slot on a motherboard. What may be needed to operate this video adapter card?
- PCI expansion slot
- PCIe x 8 expansion slot
- Two 8-pin power connectors
- 24-pin ATX power connector
When assembling a PC, how is pin 1 identified on the front panel cables so that it can be aligned properly with pin 1 on the motherboard panel connector?
- by a small arrow or notch
- by a plus sign
- by a P1
- by a red cable
A technician has just finished assembling a new computer. When the computer is powered up for the first time, the POST discovers a problem. How does the POST indicate the error?
- It issues a number of short beeps.
- The LED on the front of the computer case flashes a number of times.
- It places an error message in the BIOS.
- It locks the keyboard.
What is a function of the BIOS?
- enables a computer to connect to a network
- provides temporary data storage for the CPU
- performs a check on all internal components
- provides graphic capabilities for games and applications
A technician has assembled a new computer and must now configure the BIOS. At which point must a key be pressed to start the BIOS setup program?
- before the computer is powered on
- during the Windows load process
- during the POST
- after the POST, but before Windows starts to load
What data is stored in the CMOS memory chip?
- BIOS settings
- Windows configuration settings
- user login information
- device drivers
What is the purpose of LoJack?
- It allows the owner of a device to remotely locate, lock, or delete all files from the device.
- It ensures that a computer will only boot an operating system that is trusted by the motherboard manufacturer.
- It provides passwords for different levels of access to the BIOS.
- It encrypts data on hard drives to prevent access without the correct password.
Which is a BIOS security feature that can prevent data from being read from a hard drive even if the hard drive is moved to another computer?
- drive encryption
- secure boot
- BIOS passwords
What is one purpose of adjusting the clock speed within the BIOS configuration settings?
- to allow a computer to run multiple operating systems in files or partitions
- to change the order of the bootable partitions
- to disable devices that are not needed or used by the computer
- to allow the computer to run slower and cooler
A technician is assembling a new computer. Which two components are often easier to install before mounting the motherboard in the case? (Choose two.)
- sound card
- video card
Which two components are commonly replaced when a computer system with a newer motherboard is being upgraded? (Choose two.)
- hard disk drive
- optical drive
- CMOS battery
- adapter card
A user reports that every morning when a particular computer is turned on, the configuration settings on that computer have to be reset. What action should be taken to remedy this situation?
- Replace the motherboard.
- Replace the CMOS battery.
- Move the jumpers,
- Upgrade the BIOS.
What are two reasons for installing a second hard disk drive inside an existing computer? (Choose two.)
- to support a RAID array
- to store BIOS configuration settings
- to store the system swap file
- to increase CPU speed
- to allow access to a secondary display output
When should a technician use unsigned drivers for newly installed computer hardware?
- if the unsigned driver is the most current driver available
- if the original installation media is not available
- if the source of the drivers is trusted by the technician
- if the Windows installation media does not contain a valid signed driver
What computer component is often required to allow a single computer to use two monitors simultaneously?
- an extra power supply
- a second video adapter card
- an extra USB connection
- a KVM switch
A technician notices that half of the memory slots on a motherboard are colored differently from the other half. Which technology is probably implemented on this system?
- dual channeling