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BPC125: Microcomputer Setup & Maintenance

Homework Assignment: PCMaint-2


Chapter 3


  1. Give three examples of pointing devices.
  2. What factors must you consider with upgrading your keyboard?
  3. What factors must you consider with installing a new printer?
  4. Explain the difference between a laser printer and an inkjet printer.
  5. What are ways to upgrade your video card?
  6. What should you consider when choosing a new monitor?
  7. What considerations must you make when choosing a new sound card?
  8. What must you do in order to listen to audio CD's in your computer?
  9. What considerations must your make in choosing a scanner?
  10. What does USB stand for? What is the maximum number of devices that USB supports?
  11. What is another name for IEEE 1394 or i.LINK?
  12. Why is a UPS important and how to you select one?


Chapter 4


  1. What considerations must be made when choosing a network interface card?
  2. What is the most popular type of network?
  3. What are the two type of cabling used in most networks.
  4. What considerations must be made when choosing a modem?
  5. How can you upgrade your modem?
  6. What factors affect modem performance?
  7. How does a cable modem differ from a telephone modem?