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Exam Prep Questions

  1. To obtain higher performance levels from their systems, gamers typically configure their systems to drive the microprocessors at higher speeds than the manufacturers suggest. What is this practice called?

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    1. Hyperthreading

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    1. Processor throttling

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    1. Overclocking

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    1. Speed stepping
  2. Which of the following is not a component of a Pentium II SEC cartridge?

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    1. Processor core

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    1. Tag RAM

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    1. 262-contact socket interface

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    1. L2 burst SRAM
  3. AMD Athlon 64 processors provide HyperTransport technology. How does this make the AMD systems different from comparable Intel Core Duo systems?

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    1. The AMD boards use this technology to automatically change the operating speeds of their processors to conserve power.

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    1. The AMD boards with HyperTransport do not require a North Bridge in their chipsets.

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    1. The HyperTransport feature allows the AMD boards to clock their processors at higher speeds than recommended for standard boards.

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    1. The HyperTransport feature allows the AMD boards to run multithreaded applications.
  4. Which types of system board sockets can accept a Pentium III microprocessor? (Select all that apply.)

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    1. Slot 1

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    1. Super Socket 7

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    1. Socket 370

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    1. Socket A
  5. Which processors can be used in a Socket 370 system?

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    1. Pentium MMX, Celeron

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    1. Celeron, Pentium III

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    1. Pentium III, Pentium 4

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    1. Celeron, Duron
  6. Which microprocessor can use a Slot 1 connection?

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    1. Athlon K7/550

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    1. Duron/600

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    1. Celeron/266

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    1. Pentium Pro
  7. Which advanced microprocessor architecture enables multiple program segments to be run in different sections of the processor simultaneously to fool the operating system into thinking that two processors are available?

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    1. Hyperthreading

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    1. Hypertransport

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    1. Speed stepping

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    1. Dual-core processing
  8. What is the appropriate socket for the Pentium II microprocessor?

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    1. Slot 1

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    1. Super Socket 7

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    1. Socket 370

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    1. Slot A
  9. You are trying out your new Dual Core Pentium, Windows XP Professional-based notebook computer on a long flight when you notice in System Properties that the system is reporting the wrong processor speed. What should you do?

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    1. Return the notebook to the vendor for one with the correct processor.

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    1. Use Windows Updates to download and install SP2 to correct this common reporting error.

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    1. Nothing, the system has throttled back to save power.

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    1. Run the system's system board drivers disc to update the system board with the correct drivers for the processor.
  10. What is the appropriate socket for the Pentium 4 microprocessor?

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    1. Socket A

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    1. Super Socket 7

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    1. Socket 370

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    1. Socket 423
  11. What is the appropriate socket for the Duron microprocessor?

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    1. Socket A

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    1. Super Socket 7

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    1. Socket 370

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    1. Socket 423
  12. What is the appropriate socket for a new dual-core Intel microprocessor?

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    1. SPGA 973 Socket

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    1. Socket A

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    1. LGA 775Socket

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    1. FCPGA 921 Socket
  13. The unofficial overclocking record for a Pentium 4 processor is 8.32GHz. The overclocking team that accomplished this record pushed the processor's internal clock multiplier to 16. At what speed did the FSB run in this machine?

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    1. 133MHz

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    1. 520MHz

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    1. 1.04GHz

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    1. 4.16GHz
  14. Which processor can be used in a Slot A system board?

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    1. Athlon K7/550

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    1. Duron/600

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    1. Celeron/266

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    1. Pentium II/233
  15. What is the actual clock frequency of a dual core Pentium D 915 with a quad-pumped FSB running at 800MT/s?

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    1. 100MHz

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    1. 200 MHz

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    1. 400 MHz

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    1. 800 MHz
  16. Which advanced processor technologies are useful in preventing malicious software programs from taking control of programs and running their own code? (Select all that apply.)

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    1. XD-bit technology

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    1. No-step technology

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    1. MMX technology

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    1. NE-bit technology
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