13.8. Answers to Review Questions

  1. C. Very often, computer systems prove to have an upgrade path for their RAM. Also, upgrading the RAM is the least expensive upgrade compared to the increase in performance that you can observe, up to a point.

  2. C, D. ISA is an antiquated computer expansion bus. PCI is liable to be replaced by its high-performance cousin, PCIe. AGP remains a popular video technology in today's market.

  3. B. All RAM is solid state. The other three options are selection criteria.

  4. A. You should never apply insertion pressure to a CPU. With ZIF sockets, you release the lever on the side of the socket, and the CPU should drop right in, sometimes with delicate urging but never with what could be considered pressure.

  5. D. Removing the expansion ...

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