Chapter 4 study guide part 1

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Question Answer
What are the two major manufacturers of processors? Intel and AMD
You have an AMD processor and an Intel processor, both of which have the same speed rating and both of which use the same front-side bus rate. Which of the following statements is true about the relative performance of both processors?Performance will depend on other factors such as cache and other features
The speed at which the processor operates internally is called the processor ___________ and is measured in gigahertz (GHz).frequency
When Windows hands off a task to the CPU it is called a _________.thread
What is the general name of the processor feature that AMD calls HyperTransport?multithreading
Which feature on Intel chips allows a single processor to run threads in parallel, as opposed to the older and slower technology of processing threads linearly?Hyper-Threading
Installing more than one processor on a motherboard creates a __________. Most motherboards used in servers use this technology also known as dual processors. Question options:multiprocessor platform
Memory on the processor die is called ________ cache. Level 1
Memory in the processor package, but not on the processor die, is called ________ cache.Level 2
_________ is used in a memory cache and is contained within the processor housing.Static RAM
_________ is memory used on the motherboard and loses its data rapidly. The memory controller must refresh it several thousand times a second. Question options:Dynamic RAM
A processor housing that contains more than one processor is referred to as what term?multicore processor
What is the most likely result of a correctly installed processor, but an incorrectly installed cooler?boot process begins, but system suddenly turns off after a short period
Where can the Execute Disable Bit (EDB) technology be disabled?In the UEFI/BIOS setup screen
A _______ is a processor that manipulates graphic data to form the images on a monitor screen.GPU
What component of a processor handles all logical comparisons and calculations inside the processor?ALU
________ are small holding areas on the processor chip that hold counters, data, instructions, and addresses that the ALU is currently processing.Registers
The factor by which the bus speed or frequency is multiplied to get the CPU clock speed is the called _________.multiplier
What is the biggest advantage of 64-bit processors over 32-bit processors?The ability to use over 4 GB of memory
The _________ technology from Intel combines a processor, chipset, and wireless network adapter into the same unit, which improves laptop performance.Centrino
If you have a friend who is building a computer from scratch and asks you what processor to use for a specific motherboard, where would you look first?The motherboard manufacturer's web site
What is placed between the bottom of the heat sink and the top of the processor to help draw heat off the CPU?Thermal compound
After you install a new processor and the computer is up and running, where can you go to verify that the system recognized the processor correctly?UEFI/BIOS Setup
_______ is faster than _______ because it doesn't need refreshing and can hold data as long as power is available.SRAM, DRAM
When the power is turned off, both SRAM and DRAM lose all their data, and are therefore called __________ memory.volatile

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