Mother Board

By Katie Mygind

What does it do?

The Motherboard connects all of the inner components together with data cables, transfers requests from the user or other components to the CPU, and sends out the information needed to complete those requests. It works just like a real mom in a sense that it makes sure everything is doing what it needs to be doing and giving out the instructions of how it wants it done.

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.