Discover what makes your computer tick!

The Heart of Your Computer: The Motherboard

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The motherboard is the main printed circuit board (PCB) in a computer. It connects all components and allows them to communicate.

What is a Motherboard?

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- CPU Socket - RAM Slots - Power Connectors - Expansion Slots - Storage Connectors

Key Components of a Motherboard

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The CPU socket is where the central processing unit (CPU) is installed. It’s the brain of your computer.

CPU Socket

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These slots hold the memory (RAM) modules, which store data temporarily while your computer is running.

RAM Slots

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These connectors provide power to the motherboard and its components from the power supply.

Power Connectors

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Expansion slots allow you to add extra components like graphics cards, sound cards, and more.

Expansion Slots

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These connectors link to storage devices such as SSDs,M2 and HDDs, enabling data storage and retrieval.

Storage Connectors

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The chipset acts as a communication center and traffic controller, managing data flow between the CPU, memory, and peripherals.

The Chipset

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The BIOS/UEFI is the firmware interface that initializes hardware during the booting process and provides runtime services for the OS.

BIOS/UEFI

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Motherboards come in various sizes, such as ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX, to fit different types of cases and needs.

Motherboard Form Factors

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Understanding the motherboard is key to building or upgrading your PC. Choose wisely!

Building a Computer?

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