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Old 05-24-2011, 06:26 AM
 
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PCiQ is a supposedly serious and high quality test that asks you questions about computers,software and hardware. Then it determines your Iq in terms of Computer knowledge. Its actually the most interesting test I have ever taken and I would suggest that anyone here interested and knowledgable in computers to take it.

There are 3 sets of tests: The mini question one,the standard 25 question one,and the Full 50 question one.

Some questions are:

A firewire is A/an:
What is a search engine?
Versions of Intel's Pentium 4 CPUs can be fitted into all of the following sockets except:
RAID is a/an:
Which would have the largest file size?

Test:

www.pciqtest.com

I took the FULL TEST and got 52% (Some of the stuff i didnt know what it was )
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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Got a 9/10 on small test. The answer that I got wrong was regarding the name of an event from 2003.

I wouldn't say it's the best test. It had two questions with answers that were not entirely correct.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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10/10 on the mini test. IDE on a ATX ... yeah, the answer only applies if that board has dual channels. I have encountered boards with only a single channel before, so.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Whittier
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Full Test I got 38/50 or 76%.

Standard Test 18/25 or 72%

Mini Test I got 8/10.

I felt like I did better, although I did rush through the test(s) while at work...
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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I can't take it. the pictures referred to in some questions aren't there. Poor quality site IMO.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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It seems to think that optical mice don't work on glass and that a 169.x.x.x IP means no network connectivity. Modern optical mice, such as laser optics mice, do work on glass.

An IP of 169.x.x.x just means that no DHCP server is found. The computer will still be able to communicate with other computers on the same subnet.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Took it using IE so I could see the pictures and got 82% on the 50 question test.

My lack of "new" knowledge is a killer! That's what I get for retiring...

Some of the questions actually show the lack of knowledge on the creators part.

As a learning tool it scores 0 since you can't find out what questions you missed.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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10/10 on the mini test. IDE on a ATX ... yeah, the answer only applies if that board has dual channels. I have encountered boards with only a single channel before, so.
That one was a stopper for me. My initial reaction was 2, not 4, but I knew 4 could be right so I picked it. Since we don't know what questions the creator thinks we missed we can't know if that was right for this test or if he expected "none of the above".
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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My lack of "new" knowledge is a killer! That's what I get for retiring...
We need a test for us old-timers. Back in the days before graphics and fancy WYSIWYG, we had to use ESC/P codes to do all the document formatting. No plug-and-play hardware either ... IRQs were mapped out, some drivers had their sequence to load properly ... yeah, those were the days.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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Driver load sequence! ACK!!!
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