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Page 1 of 3 CST 141 Computer Hardware Homework Due Monday November 21, 2016 Name_________________________ From the Text, Chapter 7 Reviewing the Basics 1. Which is faster, an eSATA-600 port or a FireWire 800 port? 2. What is the speed for Hi-Speed USB? 3. How many times faster is a Hi-Speed USB port than an Original USB port running at 12 Mbps? 4. Which is faster, USB 3.0 or eSATA 600? 5. Which is faster, Wi-Fi 802.11n or Bluetooth? 6. How many pins does a FireWire 800 port have? Page 2 of 3 7. What type of wireless transmission requires a line-of-sight clearance? 8. Will a printer rated to use USB 3.0 work when you connect the printer’s USB cable into a USB 2.0 port on your computer? 9. What is the easiest way to tell if a USB port on a laptop computer is using the USB 3.0 standard? 10. For an LCD monitor, what is the best resolution to use? 11. Which gives less glare, an LED monitor or an OLED monitor? 12. Which gives a better measurement for the quality of an LCD monitor, the contrast ratio or the dynamic contrast ratio? Page 3 of 3 Thinking Critically 1. If a PS/2 keyboard does not work on your system and yet you know the keyboard is good, what is the best solution? a. Disable the PS/2 port in UEFI/BIOS setup and use a PS/2 splitter to install a keyboard and mouse using the PS/2 mouse port. b. Install a USB keyboard on a USB port. c. Exchange the PS/2 port on your motherboard. d. Replace the motherboard. 2. You plug a new scanner into a USB port on your Windows 7 system. When you first turn on the scanner, what should you expect to see? a. A message displayed by the scanner software telling you to reboot your system. b. Windows Device Setup launches to install drivers. c. Your system automatically reboots. d. An error message from the USB controller. 3. You turn on your Windows 7 computer and see the system display POST messages. Then the screen turns blue with no text. Which of the following items could be the source of the problem? a. The video card b. The monitor c. Windows d. Microsoft Word software installed on the system