3.3.3.2 Lab – Upgrade Hardware Answers

Last Updated on October 28, 2018 by InfraExam

3.3.3.2 Lab – Upgrade Hardware Answers

Lab – Upgrade Hardware (Answers Version)

Introduction

Use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information about hardware components. Your customer’s computer currently has one module of 2 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard disk drive, and a PCIe video adapter card with 256 MB of RAM. Your customer wants to be able to play advanced video games.

Answers Note: Check to make sure students have chosen parts that are compatible with the current configuration and meet the needs of the customer.

Step 1: Research memory options.

Shop around, and in the table below list the brand, model number, features, and cost for two different 4 GB modules of DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800).

Brand and Model Number Features Cost

Kingston

KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX

4 GB

240-Pin DDR 3

Cas Latency 9

Voltage 1.5V

$36.99

Based on your research, which RAM would you select? Be prepared to discuss your decisions regarding the RAM you select.

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Answers may vary.

Step 2: Research hard disk drive options.

Shop around, and in the table below list the brand, model number, features, and cost for two different 2 TB 7200 rpm SATA 3 hard disk drives.

Brand and Model Number Features Cost
Seagate ST2000DM001

2 TB

7200 RPM

64 MB Cache

SATA 3

3.5”

$89.99

Based on your research, which hard disk drive would you select? Be prepared to discuss your decisions regarding the hard disk drive you select.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

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Answers may vary.

Step 3: Research video adapter card options.

Shop around, and in the table below list the brand, model number, features, and cost for two different PCIe video adapter cards with 1 GB RAM.

Brand and Model Number Features Cost
XFX Radeon HD 6870

PCIe 2.1

1 GB GDDR5

900 MHz GPU

256-bit Interface

2 x HDMI 1.4a

$134.99

Based on your research, which video adapter card would you select? Be prepared to discuss your decisions regarding the video adapter card you select.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

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Answers may vary.

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