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Mikes Chipset Questions?

Discussion in 'A+' started by Newbie, Dec 14, 2005.

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  1. Newbie

    Newbie New Member

    Im working my way through Mike Meyers A+ exam guide and was wondering, in chapter 7 "Motherboards" he has put a table of aload of chipsets and there

    various spec's, am i expected to memorise all of these or would that be a bad use of valuable study time? :blink
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  2. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    I think in the context of the exam and theoretical work, CPU specs and types and their compatibility with various motherboards are useful to memorise - I have certainly seen questions on them.

    For example, you are asked in the exam 'user A has a Socket 7 type motherboard. What processors are compatible with this?'

    If you haven't really learnt the basics, you won't be able to answer this. However, I don't think Comptia expects you to know every nuance of detail. Check out the hardware exam objectives here
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    First - that table is now well old. And I don't think CompTIA expect you to be an expert on chipsets, new or old. But, as Arroryn said, you *should* know which processor fits with which socket/slot.

    Certainly my exam didn't mention chipsets. (But just one exam is not a sufficient sample for being certain!)

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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester


    Just as Harry said :thumbleft
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  5. Newbie

    Newbie New Member

    Ok, i think i'll learn the basic info on the chipsets but not go into all the different spec's, i expect i only need to know the compatability issues.
    Thanks guys/gals :D
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