Computer Maintenance and Upgrading 10 Hour

Computer Maintenance and Upgrading
10 Hour - Part 2
Student Workbook
Issue: US660/10/2b-IQ-0301A
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Assignment 6
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Image Capture
Describe the three types of scanner found in the CAI
Scanner type
How does it work (Brief Description)
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Complete the table describing some of the common connectors for external devices
Port
Type of connector
Typical devices that use it
Mouse
Round 6-pin PS/2
Mouse
Keyboard
Keyboard
Monitor
Monitor
Serial
Parallel
25-pin female
USB
Joystick
SCSI
Network
RJ-45 (telephone jack) or round
co-ax
Assignment 7
Network
Printers
Complete the table below to compare between printers
Printer Type
Printing Mechanism
Print Quality
Dot Matrix
Inkjet
Laser
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Write down the name of each of the steps involved in the laser printing process and a brief description of
what happens at that stage:
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Assignment 8
Multimedia and Entertainment
“The Windows component that is responsible for making games and other multimedia work
well is called …………..……, and updates can be downloaded from the …………..……
website.”
“If you add a new sound card to a computer that has sound integrated into the …………..……,
you may have to ……………..…… the on-board audio in the …………setup program.”
Assignment 9
Alternative Storage Devices
“Outlook Express 6 outgoing messages are stored in the ……………... file, and incoming
messages are stored in the ……………... file.”
“To change drive letters and paths, go to Start, alternate click My Computer, click
……………... and under Computer Management and Storage, click ………. ……………... .”
“You can use …………..…………………... to access the Properties page of your optical drive,
and there enable features such as DMA. DMA stands for ……… …………... …………..……”
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Problem and Solution:
Selecting Computer Components
Design brief (in your own words).
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Components list
Component
(E = Essential Item for basic system)
Processors (E – choose 1)
Socket A – AMD Athlon
Socket 478 – Pentium 4
Socket 478 – Celeron
Socket 603 – Pentium 4 Xeon
Motherboards (E – choose 1)
BTX (3 x PCI; 3 x PCI-Express)
Micro ATX (3 x PCI;1 x PCI-Express)
ATX (5 x PCI; 1 x AGP)
Memory Modules (E – choose at least 1)
SIMM – 16MB
DIMM – 128MB
DIMM – 512MB
DIMM – 1GB
Storage Drives (E – choose at least 2)
Floppy Drive – 3½-inch
Hard Drive – 80GB
Hard Drive – 200GB
ZIP Drive – internal – 750MB
ZIP Drive – external – 750MB
Tape Drive – LTO Ultrium
Tape Drive – DAT
CD-RW
DVD-RW
DVD/ CD-RW Combo Drive
Graphics Cards
128 MB PCI-Express
128 MB AGP
Sound Cards
24-bit PCI
Cost
($) per unit
Available
95.00
139.00
80.00
350.00
Now
Now
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Undefined
80.00
75.00
57.00
Now
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32.00
47.00
65.00
139.00
Now
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Now
Next month
7.00
37.00
50.00
66.00
89.00
1130.00
325.00
56.00
116.00
175.00
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Now
Next month
Now
Undefined
Next month
Now
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Next month
150.00
89.00
Next month
Now
72.00
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Components list (continued)
Component
(E = Essential Item for basic system)
Cost
($) per unit
Available
Case (E – choose 1)
BTX
97.00 Undefined
ATX Mini-Tower
26.00 Now
ATX Midi-Tower
38.00 Next month
ATX Full-Tower
41.00 Now
Displays (E – choose 1)
LCD – 19-inch
310.00 Now
LCD – 20-inch
490.00 Undefined
CRT – 17-inch
81.00 Next month
CRT – 19-inch
175.00 Now
Keyboards (E – choose 1)
Standard
4.00 Now
Ergonomic
19.00 Now
Ergonomic (with built-in Trackball)
25.00 Now
Pointing Devices (E – choose at least 1)
Mouse
4.50 Now
Optical Mouse and Graphics Tablet
20.00 Now
Touchpad
10.00 Undefined
Speakers (E – choose 1)
Active
15.00 Now
Passive
9.00 Next month
NOTICE:
UNDEFINED ITEMS TAKE OVER TWO MONTHS TO BECOME AVAILABLE
Use the tables for Options 1, 2 and 3 to identify the best choice and calculate its cost.
Components for Option 1
Celeron CPU – Socket 478
BTX M/board (3 x PCI; 3 x PCI-Express)
2 x 128MB DIMM
3½-inch Floppy Drive
80GB Hard Drive
CD-RW
BTX Case
17-inch CRT Monitor
Standard Mouse
Standard Keyboard
Passive Speakers
Replace: ………………………………….
With:
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Availability
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Cost ($)
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New Total = $
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Components for Option 2
AMD Athlon CPU – Socket A
Micro ATX M/board ( 3 x PCI; 1 x PCI-E)
1 x 1GB DIMM
3½-inch Floppy Drive
200GB Hard Drive
DAT Tape Drive
CD-RW
DVD-RW
PCI-Express Graphics Card
PCI Sound Card
ATX Mini-tower Case
20-inch LCD Monitor
Ergonomic Keyboard
Standard Mouse
Touchpad
Active Speakers
Availability
Undefined
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Replace: ………………………………….
With:
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Components for Option 3
Pentium 4 CPU – Socket 478
ATX M/board (5 x PCI; 1 x AGP)
1 x 512MB DIMM
3½-inch Floppy Drive
200GB Hard Drive
ZIP Drive (external)
CD-RW
DVD-RW
AGP Graphics Card with 128MB
24-bit PCI Sound Card
Full-Tower ATX Case
19-inch LCD Monitor
Standard Keyboard
Graphics Tablet and Optical Mouse
Active Speakers
Replace: ………………………………….
With:
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Cost ($)
Total = $
New Total = $
Availability
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Cost ($)
Total = $
New Total = $
The best option is number …… because …………………………………………….
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