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A+ and CPU

Discussion in 'A+' started by cheekynanard, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. cheekynanard

    cheekynanard New Member

    hi i am new to this so please be kind to me lol.

    i have the sis editions of mike seyers all in one A+ exams is it sufficent to pass the two exams has the objectives change in 30 june ? anyway i come only across about CPu package has PGA what is OLGA, LGA and SEC? sorry again i want a confirmation does a socket matches the number of pins that a CPU /microprocessor has? and the most confusing to me is wattage is it the smaler the better or too depend how power hungry they are ? thank you for your answer for my selly question lol
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    When you are new to these things then the questions are *not* silly!

    I don't have the 6th edition yet, so can't be specific on that.

    However - the 6th ed covers what is soon to be the *only* version of the exam. The previous version was covered by the 5th edition. Which ends, as you so rightly say, on the 30th of this month.

    In general - these days the socket number is in fact the number of pins on the CPU.

    And as for power - the lower the better for heat problems. However it isn't quite as simple as that, as the more power (processing wise) a CPU has the higher the wattage. So it is a balancing act!
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  3. Dhughes

    Dhughes Byte Poster

    and as for the cpu packages

    PGA - Pin Grid Array
    OLGA - Organic Land Grid Array
    LGA -LAND Grid Array
    SEC - Single Edge Cartridge or
    S.E.C.C. -Single Edge Contact Cartridge

    and a copy others i can think ofoff the top of my head..

    PPGA - Plastic Pin Grid Array
    S.E.P. - Single Edge Processor
    FCPGA -Flip Chip Pin Grid Array
    FCLGA -Flip Chip Land Grid Array
    BGA -Ball Grid Array
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  4. c9kay

    c9kay Bit Poster

    I found this helpful mate:

    The following is a list of acronyms which appear on the CompTIA A+ exams covering 2006 objectives.

    AC alternating current
    ACPI advanced configuration and power interface
    ACT activity
    ADSL asymmetrical digital subscriber line
    AGP accelerated graphics port
    AMD advanced micro devices
    AMR audio modem riser
    APIPA automatic private internet protocol addressing
    APM advanced power management
    ARP address resolution protocol
    ASR automated system recovery
    AT advanced technology
    ATA advanced technology attachment
    ATAPI advanced technology attachment packet interface
    ATM asynchronous transfer mode
    ATX advanced technology extended
    BIOS basic input/output system
    BNC Bayonet-Neill-Concelman or British Navel Connector
    BRI basic rate interface
    BTX balanced technology extended
    CCD charged coupled device
    CD compact disc
    CD-ROM compact disc-read-only memory
    CD-RW compact disc-rewritable
    CDFS compact disc file system
    CMOS complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
    CNR communication network riser
    COM1 communication port 1
    CPU central processing unit
    CRIMM continuity-rambus inline memory module
    CRT cathode-ray tube
    DAC discretionary access control
    DB-25 serial communications D-shell connector, 25 pins
    DB-9 9 pin D shell connector
    DC direct current
    DDOS distributed denial of service
    DDR double data-rate
    DDR RAM double data-rate random access memory
    DDR SDRAM double data-rate synchronous dynamic random access memory
    DFS distributed file system
    DHCP dynamic host configuration protocol
    DIMM dual inline memory module
    CompTIA A+ Acronyms v1.5 2 of 6
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    DIN Deutsche Industrie Norm
    DIP dual inline package
    DLT digital linear tape
    DLP digital light processing
    DMA direct memory access
    DNS domain name service or domain name server
    DOS disk operating system or denial of service
    DPMS display power management signaling
    DRAM dynamic random access memory
    DSL digital subscriber line
    DVD digital video disc or digital versatile disc
    DVD-RAM digital video disc-random access memory
    DVD-ROM digital video disc-read only memory
    DVD-R digital video disc-recordable
    DVD-RW digital video disc-rewritable
    DVI digital visual interface
    ECC error correction code
    ECP extended capabilities port
    EEPROM electrically erasable programmable read-only memory
    EFS encrypting file system
    EIDE enhanced integrated drive electronics
    EISA extended industry standard architecture
    EMI electromagnetic interference
    EMP electromagnetic pulse
    EPROM erasable programmable read-only memory
    EPP enhanced parallel port
    ERD emergency repair disk
    ESD electrostatic discharge
    ESDI enhanced small device interface
    EVGA extended video graphics adapter/array
    EVDO evolution data optimized or evolution data only
    FAT file allocation table
    FAT12 12-bit file allocation table
    FAT16 16-bit file allocation table
    FAT32 32-bit file allocation table
    FDD floppy disk drive
    FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
    Fn Function (referring to the function key on a laptop)
    FPM fast page-mode
    FRU field replaceable unit
    FTP file transfer protocol
    FQDN fully qualified domain name
    GB gigabyte
    GDI graphics device interface
    GHz gigahertz
    GUI graphical user interface
    GPRS general packet radio system
    GSM global system for mobile communications
    HAL hardware abstraction layer
    HCL hardware compatibility list
    CompTIA A+ Acronyms v1.5 3 of 6
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    HDD hard disk drive
    HDMi high definition media interface
    HPFS high performance file system
    HTML hypertext markup language
    HTTP hypertext transfer protocol
    HTTPS hypertext transfer protocol over secure sockets layer
    I/O input/output
    ICMP internet control message protocol
    ICS internet connection sharing
    ICR intelligent character recognition
    IDE integrated drive electronics
    IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    IIS Internet Information Services
    IMAP internet mail access protocol
    IP internet protocol
    IPCONFIG internet protocol configuration
    IPP internet printing protocol
    IPSEC internet protocol security
    IPX internetwork packet exchange
    IPX/SPX internetwork packet exchange/sequenced packet exchange
    IR infrared
    IrDA Infrared Data Association
    IRQ interrupt request
    ISA industry standard architecture
    ISDN integrated services digital network
    ISO Industry Standards Organization
    ISP internet service provider
    KB kilobyte
    LAN local area network
    LBA logical block addressing
    LC Lucent connector
    LCD liquid crystal display
    LDAP lightweight directory access protocol
    LED light emitting diode
    LIP or LiPoly lithium-ion polymer
    Li-on lithium-ion
    LPD/LPR line printer daemon / line printer remote
    LPT line printer terminal
    LPT1 line printer terminal 1
    LPX low profile extended
    LVD low voltage differential
    MAC media access control
    MAN metropolitan area network
    MAPI messaging application programming interface
    Mb megabit
    MB megabyte
    MBR master boot record
    MBSA Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
    MCR multivariant curve resolution
    MFD multi-function device
    CompTIA A+ Acronyms v1.5 4 of 6
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    MFP multi-function product
    MHz megahertz
    MicroDIMM micro dual inline memory module
    MIDI musical instrument digital interface
    MIME multipurpose internet mail extension
    MLI multiple link interface
    MMC Microsoft management console
    MMX multimedia extensions
    MP3 Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
    MPEG Moving Picture Experts Group
    MSCONFIG Microsoft configuration
    MSDS material safety data sheet
    MUI multilingual user interface
    NAS network-attached storage
    NAT network address translation
    NetBIOS networked basic input/output system
    NetBEUI networked basic input/output system extended user interface
    NFS network file system
    NIC network interface card
    NiCd nickel cadmium
    NiMH nickel metal hydride
    NLI not logged in or natural language interface
    NLX new low-profile extended
    NNTP network news transfer protocol
    NTFS new technology file system
    NTLDR new technology loader
    NWLINK Netware Link
    OCR optical character recognition
    OEM original equipment manufacturer
    OMR optical mark recognition
    OS operating system
    OSR original equipment manufacturer service release
    PAN personal area network
    PATA parallel advanced technology attachment
    PC personal computer
    PCI peripheral component interconnect
    PCIe peripheral component interconnect express
    PCIX peripheral component interconnect extended
    PCL printer control language
    PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
    PDA personal digital assistant
    PGA pin grid array
    PGA2 pin grid array 2
    PIN personal identification number
    PKI public key infrastructure
    PnP plug and play
    POP post office protocol
    POP3 post office protocol 3
    POST power-on self test
    POTS plain old telephone service
    CompTIA A+ Acronyms v1.5 5 of 6
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    PPP point-to-point protocol
    PPTP point-to-point tunneling protocol
    PRI primary rate interface
    PROM programmable read-only memory
    PS/2 Personal System/2 connector
    PSTN public switched telephone network
    PVC permanent virtual circuit
    PXE preboot execution environment
    QoS quality of service
    RAID redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) discs
    RAM random access memory
    RAS remote access service
    RBAC role-based access control or rule-based access control
    RDRAM RAMBUS® dynamic random access memory
    RF radio frequency
    RFI radio frequency interference
    RGB red green blue
    RIMM RAMBUS® inline memory module
    RIP routing information protocol
    RIS remote installation service
    RISC reduced instruction set computer
    RJ registered jack
    RJ-11 registered jack function 11
    RJ-45 registered jack function 45
    RMA returned materials authorization
    ROM read only memory
    RS-232 or RS-232C recommended standard 232
    RTC real-time clock
    SAN storage area network
    SATA serial advanced technology attachment
    SC subscription channel
    SCSI small computer system interface
    SCSI ID small computer system interface identifier
    SD card secure digital card
    SDRAM synchronous dynamic random access memory
    SEC single edge connector
    SFC system file checker
    SGRAM synchronous graphics random access memory
    SIMM single inline memory module
    SLI scalable link interface or system level integration or scanline interleave mode
    SMB server message block or small to midsize business
    SMTP simple mail transport protocol
    SNMP simple network management protocol
    SoDIMM small outline dual inline memory module
    SOHO small office/home office
    SP service pack
    SP1 service pack 1
    SP2 service pack 2
    SPDIF Sony-Philips digital interface format
    SPGA staggered pin grid array
    CompTIA A+ Acronyms v1.5 6 of 6
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    SPX sequenced package exchange
    SRAM static random access memory
    SSH secure shell
    SSID service set identifier
    SSL secure sockets layer
    ST straight tip
    STP shielded twisted pair
    SVGA super video graphics array
    SXGA super extended graphics array
    TB terabyte
    TCP transmission control protocol
    TCP/IP transmission control protocol/internet protocol
    TDR time domain reflectometer
    TFTP trivial file transfer protocol
    UART universal asynchronous receiver transmitter
    UDF user defined functions or universal disk format or universal data format
    UDMA ultra direct memory access
    UDP user datagram protocol
    UL Underwriter’s Laboratory
    UNC universal naming convention
    UPS uninterruptible power supply
    URL uniform resource locator
    USB universal serial bus
    USMT user state migration tool
    UTP unshielded twisted pair
    UXGA ultra extended graphics array
    VESA Video Electronics Standards Association
    VFAT virtual file allocation table
    VGA video graphics array
    VoIP voice over internet protocol
    VPN virtual private network
    VRAM video random access memory
    WAN wide area network
    WAP wireless application protocol
    WEP wired equivalent privacy
    WIFI wireless fidelity
    WINS windows internet name service
    WLAN wireless local area network
    WPA wireless protected access
    WUXGA wide ultra extended graphics array
    XGA extended graphics array
    ZIF zero-insertion-force
    ZIP zigzag inline package
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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    Now thats a lot of acronyms.
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  6. c9kay

    c9kay Bit Poster

    :biggrin You can never have too much
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  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    No, I guess not. :biggrin
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV

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