Joshua Waring

ITS 230 SEC 001

Due on 10/19/18



1.      True

2.      False;  A single-board computer is often less expensive than a traditional desktop computer.

3.      False; A dual core processor does not double the speed of a single-core processor.

4.      False;  In general, multi-core processors are more energy efficient than separate multiple processors. 

5.      False;  The real-time clock keeps track of the date and time in a computer.

6.      True

7.      False;  In the binary system the digit 1 represents the presence of an electrical charge.

8.      False;  Most RAM is volatile.

9.      False;  The processor interprets and executes a program or application’s instructions while the program or application is in volatile memory.

10.   True

11.   True

12.   True


1.      C

2.      G

3.      I

4.      B

5.      F

6.      H

7.      D

8.      A

9.      E

10.   G








Problem Solving:

1.      No Matching Port:  I would try to find an adapter that I could use to bridge between a video port on my pc and the monitor cable.

2.      Incompatible Power Adapter:  This might be happening if the power adapter is malfunctioning, or if the adapter isn’t plugged in all the way to the laptop or wall (or one of the cords attached to the transformer might be lose).  If nothing else, the power adapter for charging and powering your laptop when the charger is plugged in may be “fried”, or the battery may be malfunctioning.

3.      Nonworking Fan:  I would check to see if there was significant dust build up on the rotor and clean it, if necessary I would buy a new fan and replace it myself.

4.      Selecting the right processor:  I would check to ensure the processor uses the same socket as my motherboard has, that is better than my current one, and check that my pc’s cooling and power system can support the increased power requirements.

5.      System Password:  I would contact the IT department and ask if there is a default password I should use to log-in, or if they can help me reset the password so that I’m able to log into the terminal.


Internet Research (#2: Upgrading Memory)

1)       I would check in the system hardware information what type of ram the laptop is using, or check the manufactures support site for the ram specifications.  I would then check how much memory the computer can support and make sure not to purchase more, as there would be no benefit to larger amounts of memory as the system wouldn’t support it and it would not be cost-effective whatsoever.  I would determine the available slots by either opening the laptop up and checking visually, or by checking the manufacture’s website, and I would make sure to use a non-static work surface with an anti-static wrist band to prevent ESD damage to the  laptop’s internal components.  It is generally better to upgrade memory, as memory is significantly cheaper than an entire laptop, and you don’t have to worry about copying all of your current files to a new computer.