hardware Configuarion and BIOS by HC121001082654


Hardware Configuration Worksheet/BIOS

   1. How many IDE interfaces are typically on a motherboard?

   2. How many IDE devices can be installed per IDE interface?

   3. If two IDE devices are installed on the same interface, how does the computer
      tell them apart? Is there something special you must configure to let the
      computer know the difference? (explain in detail)

   4. Which memory bank should a single stick of memory be installed?

   5. Name the three important things we discussed that the BIOS is good for

   6. Assuming you only have a hard drive, a floppy disk, and a CD ROM, which is the
      optimal boot order for our class?

   7. When you make changes to the BIOS, what do you have to do make sure those
      changes will take effect?

   8. Is the floppy drive considered and IDE device?

   9. Does a floppy drive use the same kind of cable as an IDE device?

   10. Give two examples of IDE devices?

   11. All IDE devices come with jumper configuration diagrams. If you are planning to
       install only one IDE device for an interface, and there is no special diagram for a
       single device setup, what should you set the jumper to by default?

      12. ____ It doesn’t matter how you plug in the IDE devices to the IDE cable
      13. ____ AGP is newer and faster than PCI.
      14. ____ Using the wrong jumper setting will not cause any negative effects
      15. ____ IDE cables are idiot proof and cannot be installed incorrectly
      16. ____ It is possible to lock someone out of the BIOS permanently
      17. ____ When installing a new operating system from a CD, set the boot order so
          that the hard drive is the first boot device
      18. ____ On an IDE cable, the slave device is usually connected to the middle part
          of the cable.
      19. ____ In certain cases, you want to set both devices on a single IDE cable to
      20. ____ A computer cannot function without memory.
      21. ____ Operating systems are typically installed onto hard drives.

BONUS: Given the following equipment, how/where would you install/configure
the following to make a working computer. Explain in detail (you can include
diagrams if it will help)

 Motherboard with processor already installed
1 memory stick
1 hard drive
1 IDE cable
1 power supply

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