By Katie Mygind
What does it do?
What is it?
A motherboard sometimes also known as the mainboard, system board, planar board or logic board. It is the main circuit board.
It holds many of the crucial electronic components of the system, such as the central processing unit and memory, and provides connectors for other peripherals.
The board is the "mother" of all components attached to it, which often include sound cards, video cards, network cards, hard drives or other forms of persistent storage and a variety of other custom components.