Computer Ports and Connectors Overview
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Computer Ports and Connectors Overview

Test your knowledge on different ports and connectors commonly found on computer systems, such as PS/2, USB, VGA, HDMI, and more.

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Questions and Answers

What type of connector is a PS/2 port?

6-pin mini-DIN connector for keyboards and mice

Which port is commonly used for connecting devices to local area networks?

Ethernet Port/LAN Port

What does a DIMM slot primarily allow you to insert into a computer?

RAM modules

Which component maintains values in CMOS and provides power to the BIOS chip?

<p>CMOS Battery</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main function of the CPU Fan Power Connector?

<p>Connects CPU fan power</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which component converts AC to regulated DC power in a computer system?

<p>Power Supply Unit (PSU)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of interface is a DVI port primarily used for?

<p>Video transmission</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which port is commonly found on video cards and monitors?

<p>VGA Port</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main purpose of the BIOS chip in a computer system?

<p>Runs the first code on PC start-up</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do IDE connectors primarily facilitate in a computer system?

<p>Storage device connection</p> Signup and view all the answers

What component is responsible for storing working data and machine code temporarily?

<p>Random-Access Memory (RAM)</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which connector supplies power to the CPU voltage regulator module in a computer system?

<p>ATX Power Connector</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Ports and Connectors

  • PS/2 Port: 6-pin mini-DIN connector for keyboards and mice
  • Serial Port: 9-pin interface for serial communication
  • Parallel Port: 25-pin interface for connecting peripherals
  • USB Port: Universal Serial Bus for device communication
  • Sound Port/Audio Port: Input/output of audio signals controlled by programs
  • VGA Port: 15-pin connector for video cards and monitors
  • DVI Port: Digital Visual Interface for video transmission
  • HDMI Port: High-Definition Multimedia Interface for digital data
  • Ethernet Port/LAN Port: Common in local area networks

Expansion Slots and Connectors

  • DIMM Slot/Memory Slot/RAM Slot: For inserting RAM modules
  • PCIe x16 Slot: For PCIe x16 video cards
  • PCI Slots: For attaching hardware devices
  • IDE Connector: For PATA/IDE connections
  • SATA Connector: For connecting storage devices
  • ATX Power Connector: Connects power supply to motherboard
  • Auxiliary Power Connector/4 Pin 12 Volt: Supplies power to CPU voltage regulator module

CPU and Motherboard Components

  • CPU Socket: Connects microprocessor to motherboard
  • CMOS Battery: Maintains values in CMOS and provides power to BIOS chip
  • BIOS Chip: First code run by PC on powering on
  • CPU Fan Power Connector: Connects CPU fan power

Storage and Power

  • Optical Drive: Reads pre-pressed compact discs
  • Random-Access Memory (RAM): Stores working data and machine code
  • Hard Drive (HDD): Permanent storage for a computer
  • Power Supply Unit (PSU): Converts AC to regulated DC power

Expansion Cards

  • Commonly Used Expansion Cards: Video card, LAN card, Sound card, etc.

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