Intel, Central processing unit, Side-channel attack, Computer security Take This COMPUTER Quiz to Test Your Knowledge!
. I know everybody loves quizzes and computers, so I compiled a mostly multiple choice: quiz where you can test your knowledge about computers and see, if youre, the computer master, that you think you are. The way this quiz works is the questions are mostly multiple choice and the Questions get progressively harder as you move forward. For each question. You get right, you get a certain amount of points and the harder the question. The more points you get. After each question Ill spout a fun fact related to that question, because we all like a good fun, fact., JustaBit, Intro, Jumping right into question. One: do you know what web browser youre currently using? Yes, no, I forgot it at home or Im checking right now. If the answer is yes give yourself 1 point: youve earned it.. If the answer isnt, yes, youve failed the quiz.. The fun fact did you know that the newest Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium, a project started by Google and the project on which the Chrome browser is also based off of Question number 2. What is the most popular operating system, Windows, macOS, Linux or FreeBSD? The answer is Windows, of course, If you got that right, give yourself 1 point.. The fun fact. Did you know that every 3 out of 4 desktops or laptops uses Windows as its OS Question number 3? What does CPU stands for Complex Processing Unit, Core Processing Unit, Central Processing Unit or Computing Processor Unit? The answer is Central Processing Unit.
Of course, If you got that right, give yourself 1 point.. The fun fact did you know the first microprocessor the Intel 4004 used less than 60 times the amount of power as an average modern, desktop CPU, Assuming the average power consumption of an average modern desktop CPU is about 65 watts.Question number 4. How do you back up your data To a local external drive to an offsite location, to a local external drive and an offsite location, or you dont back up your data? If you dont back up your data, subtract 2 points., If you back it up to a local external drive or offsite location, give yourself 1 point and if you back it up to an offsite location and a local external drive, give yourself 2 points.. The fun fact did you know hard drive. Data recovery can cost 100s of dollars. Question number 5. Do you know how much RAM you have in your computer? If you do give yourself 1 point and if you dont subtract 1. Fun fact: did you know that DRAM isnt, the only memory in your system, Your CPU, has a cache. Your GPU has VRAM your motherboard has a CMOS battery and even SSDs use a type of non volatile RAM like NAND flash. Question number 6, and now things are gon na start to ramp up a bit.. What element is a CPU mostly made of Beryllium, Silicon, Selenium or Silicone? If you answered Silicon, give yourself 3 points.
Fun fact: did you know nearly 30 of the Earths crust is made of Silicon, So that makes it the second most abundant element in the Earths. Crust right after Oxygen. Question number 7: What does the p stand for at the end of a resolution, For example the p in 1080p or 1440p.? Here? Are your choices, pixels, progressive plane or resolution.? If you answered D, subtract 2 points because resolution doesnt even start with a p., But if you got progressive, add 3 points. Fun fact: did you know that most linear channels, so your cable TV channels, broadcast in 1080i, the i meaning interlaced. So unlike progressive scan where Each row of pixels in a frame are rendered in sequence. Interlaced only renders every other row in a frame to decrease the bandwidth needed to broadcast these signals. Question number 8 in a Linux based operating system with BASH. What is the command to get new updates? Sudo apt get update, sudo update, sudo, update now or sudo upgrade. If you answered sudo apt, get update, pat yourself on the back, because you just got 3 points. Fun fact: did you know that Linux itself isnt an operating system? Linux is just a kernel. The central part of the OS that directly communicates with the hardware. Question number 9: what operating system is macOS based on Linux, Unix, MS DOS or Netbeans? If you answered Netbeans subtract 1 point because thats a development environment for Java.. However, if you answered Unix, you get 3 points, Fun fact: did you know that the Linux kernel is based on Unix as well? Atampt must be so proud Question number 10.
What does DNS stand for Domain Name, Service, Direct Name, Service, Direct Name System or Domain Name System? If you answered Domain Name System, give yourself 2 points, Fun fact: did you know that there are over a whopping wait for it, 100 million registered domains all over the world Question number 11? What is the default port for the HTTPS protocol? Port 83, port 80. Port 443 or port 540. If you got port 443, you get 3 points, nice job Fun fact. Did you know that ports 1 through 1023 are the well known ports and are used for typical TCPIP apps Question number 12? Have you ever built a computer or upgraded a laptop If youve done one of those give yourself 4 points. Fun fact. Did you know that the first computer is said to be a loom that Joseph Jacquard made to automatically weave fabric designs Lucky question 13? Have you overclocked your CPU? If you have give yourself 2 points for every 100 MHz, you pushed it from the base clock. Or if youve overclocked it with the stock cooler, your CPU came with give yourself 3 points for every 100 MHz. Fun fact. Did you know early CPU, overclocking, involved, soldering components and moving jumpers instead of making software changes in a BIOS? We have it easy today. Folks. Question number 14 is a doozy. What is the second number in a DDR4 RAM modules? Timing and what does it indicate The CAS latency how many cycles it takes to respond to a data request, the CAS latency? How many cycles it takes to access the row and column in which the piece of data is in the tRCD? How many cycles it takes to access the row and column in which the piece of data is in or tRCD how many cycles it takes to respond to a data request.
? If you got C, you get 6 points, good job. Fun fact. Did you know a slower clocked RAM module can still be faster than a higher clocked one BECAUSE it has tighter timings. So a module running at 3000 MHz with a CAS latency of 15 will overall be faster than a RAM module running at 3600 MHz with a CAS latency of 24 for example.. You can calculate this latency in nanoseconds. Using this formula. Question number 15. Have you ever edited the Windows Registry? If you have give yourself 4 points for every registry value, youve, added or changed. Fun fact in the Windows Registry, you can do so many things from disabling data collection to decreasing startup delay. Question number 16.. How many unique IP addresses does IPv6 allow A 240 septillion. B, 340 undecillion. C 340 septillion. Or D 240 undecillion.. If you answered B, you are correct and you can give yourself 8 points good job. Fun fact: did you know that IPv4s 32 bit address only allowed for about 4 billion, unique addresses., Obviously not enough for ALL the devices in the world, which is why IPv6 was needed to prevent the depletion of IPv4 addresses. Question number 17 is another doozy.. What type of servers do you get forwarded to in sequence when you type in a domain name, for example, youtube.com Hint? This has to do with DNS A Your computer to a recursive name, server to a root name; server to a top level domain; server to an authoritative name, server.
B, Your Computer to a root name server to a recursive name, server to an authoritative name server to A top level domain, server. Or C Your Computer to an authoritative name, server to a top level domain server to a root name server to a recursive name, server., To make it easier for you if arent familiar with this Ill, stick with 3 choices.. If you answered A give yourself 10 points because thats impressive. Fun fact, did you know that hackers who want to redirect someone to a malicious website might do something called DNS redirection., Meaning they somehow we wont get into how make your DNS requests resolve incorrectly, which will Reroute you to a malicious website. To prevent attacks like these make a robust, router password, install an antivirus use, a VPN. If you can make sure your security method is WPA and also make sure youre not using the DNS that your ISP provides. Change it to Googles. Public DNS or Cloudflare, which Ive heard, is really good.. Question number 18. Have you ever updated your computers, BIOS, Meaning youve, got the file on a USB drive and flashed it and everything.. If you have give yourself 8 points, Fun fact, the way the BIOS used to be was that it supported, drive partitions of up to only 2 terabytes.. While that sounds like a lot, there are hard drives on the market that have up to 18 terabytes of capacity. So then they created UEFI, which is a whole another topic.
. Now, in these last three questions were really gon na see the hard core PCMR among you., Or maybe you just know a lot about technology. Anyway, question number 19 In AMDs new Zen, 3 CPUs. How many cores does one CCD have and how many megabytes of L3 cache is in one CCD. If this was a question they asked in college, they would probably make you write an entire essay on this with three examples and proof.. Anyway. Here are your choices., A 8 cores with 16 MB of L3 cache. B 6 cores with 16 MB of L3 cache. C 8 cores with 32 MB of L3 cache. Or D 6 cores with 32 MB of L3 cache.? If you answered C, give yourself 10 points. Fun fact: did you know that Intel criticized AMDs multiple chiplet die design? They said that the Zen based Epyc processor, codenamed Naples had 4 glued together dies.. They certainly arent glued together, but they are connected by the Infinity Fabric. A whole another topic. Anyway continuing this excruciatingly long fact. This multiple CCD design does have its drawbacks, like relying on the RAM to be fast since half the RAMs speed is what the Infinity Fabric will effectively operate. At.. Okay! For the final question number 20, what does FLOPS mean Not what it stands for, but what it actually indicates. A the time it takes for a processor to be ready with a certain calculation involving fractions and whole numbers with the finite space it has.
B. How quickly a processor can compute something involving fractions and whole numbers with the finite space, it has. C. How fast a processor can give instructions in one cycle. Or D, how fast a processor can return a result. After finishing a calculation involving fractions and whole numbers with the finite space, it has., That is a mouthful.. If you got B, you just earned yourself 10 points And for the final fun fact did you know that the Intel 80486 introduced in 1989 had a single precision performance, otherwise known as FP32 performance of 0.128 FLOPS. For reference, an AMD Ryzen, 5 3600 introduced in 2019, Has an FP32 performance of over 1209 GFLOPS, Oh and for the final FINAL question: have you made it this far in the video? Obviously you have so give yourself 1 point for completion.. Alright, so add up your points and lets see how you did. First off. If you got a score of 10 or less, you are a computer noob., You likely dont care about actively learning about computers. Next up, if you are in the 11, 55 points range. You are a computer novice if youre at the lower end of this and about average, if youre at the middle or high end of this range.. If you are in the 56 81 points range, I would say, youre definitely above average on your computer knowledge.. If you are in the 82 97 points range, you are extremely adept at using and understanding computers and you probably have a related job if youre, old, enough.
And finally, if you got a score of 98 or above you are a computer genius., You know the ins And outs of computers and youre so good that people are starting to wonder if they should pay you for all the computer, help and tips youve given them. Anyway. I know this was a SUPER meticulously crafted quiz, but if you feel like sharing what you got, why not put it in the comments section down below, along with what you THINK you should have gotten, so I can see how accurate my quiz really was. If you thought this quiz absolutely sucked, you can hit that dislike button, BUT if you enjoyed it, why not hit that like button to let the algorithm know and consider subscribing for more tech content like this.