Unit 4 Study Guide

  1. Which is NOT a component of a CPU?
    Bus Architecture
  2. The Math co-processor was the predecessor of what CPU component?
    FPU (Floating Point Unit)
  3. A single core processor has one of what component?
    Execution Unit
  4. _________ are very small, very fast, memory locations for holding instructions or units of data?
  5. Which type of bus connects the processor to the main memory?
    Address bus
  6. Which processor caching level is the fastest for accessing data?
    Level 1
  7. Which of the following performance features can overheat the processor?
  8. True or false? Current processors have both L1 and L2 caches.
  9. The data bus for current CPU's is how many bits?
  10. Which of the following CPU's does not use a 64-bit internal bus?
    AMD Athlon
  11. The ________ chip controls interactions between the CPU, memory, and AGP video control circuitry.
  12. The plain chip called a "die" is built into a(n) __________ so that it can connect to the rest of the circuitry in your computer.
  13. Which package type is similar to the PGA-style packages, except that the die is exposed on top, enhancing heat transfer and cooling options?
  14. Which package type has no pins, but uses small raised contacts instead?
  15. Which socket/slot type wasn't a popular design and didn't last very long on the market?
    Slot A
  16. Which socket type is similar to the socket 7 design, but with staggered rows of pins instead of five?
    Socket 370
  17. Which cooling system relies on small tubes filled with a small amount of fluid?
    Heat Pipes
  18. Which cooling system uses an electronic component that gets colder when voltage is applied?
    Peltier coolers
  19. True or false? Thermal compound is basically a glue used between the CPU and its heat sink or cooling fins?
  20. You open your PC and look at the CPU. How can you tell if it uses active or passive cooling?
    Active uses a fan to cool.
  21. A(n) _________ card is a circuit board that connects to a motherboard to provide additonal expansion slots or sockets.
  22. Before the Pentium CPU was introduced, what was the most common CPU cooling mechanism?
  23. True or false? CPU's of the same class are interchangeable. For example, you can replace any Pentium 4 CPU on a motherboard with any other Pentium 4-class CPU?
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Unit 4 Study Guide
Unite 4 Study Guide - CPU's and Motherboards