Computer hardware assignment

Information and communication University- Zambia

Assignment 1

  1. With aid of a diagram, explain the stages the CPU goes through as it executes a program. [8 marks]
  2. From the figure given below, give a brief explanation on every type of memory shown in the hierarchy. [10 marks]
  3. Give a brief account on the technology used in Flash memory implementation [2 marks]

Assignment 2

  1. Explain the start-up process of a computer clearly indicating the purpose of the POST, BIOS and CMOS. [10 marks].
  2. With aid of a diagram, give a brief explanation on the type of busses available on modern computer systems and the purpose of the North Bridge and South Bridge. Your diagram should clearly show where the bridges are and what connects them. [10 marks]