What's in side a computer?

What's on motherboard - Definitions & Role

CPU

CPU-Central professing Unit, it is a part of a computer that carries out the instructions contains in the software.

CPU FAN

CPU FAN-The CPU fan is critically necessary to ventilate the heat generated from the components, and actively cools the processor by bringing in cooler air before the heat damages the computer components. Cooling fans for the CPU are available in different sizes and is usually sold with an aluminum or copper heat sink fan.

RAM

RAM-random access memory is the place in a computer where the operating system application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer's processor.

Southbridge



Southbridge- Southbridge architecture designs, the Southbridge is the chip that controls all of the computers.

USB

USB- a standardized serial computer interface that allows simplified attachment of peripherals especially in a daisy chain.

Northbridge

Northbridge-
A northbridge is one of the two chips in the core logic chip set on a PC motherboard. The northbridge is connected directly to the CPU via the frontside bus and thus responsible for tasks that require the highest performance. The northbridge is usually paired with a southbridge.

VGA Port

VGA Port- Stands for "Video Graphics Array." It is the standard monitor or display interface used in most PCs. Therefore, if a monitor is VGA-compatible, it should work with most new computers.

NIC

NIC-A Network Interface Card is a computer hardware component that allows a computer to connect to a network. NIC may be used for both wired and wireless connections.

DVI Port

DVI- The DVI is a video display interface developed by the DDWG. The digital interface is used to connect a video source, such as a display controller to a display device, such as a computer monitor.

Hardware


Hardware- A hardware interface from Intel for connecting a display adapter (graphics card) to a PC. Superseded by PCI Express, a single AGP slot on the motherboard provided a direct connection between the card and memory.

Audio Jacks



Audio Jacks-
A socket for plugging in an audio source. Audio jacks are found on many types of audio equipment and musical instruments that accept external sound sources.

PCI Express Slot

PCI E Slot-


PCI is the initialism for Peripheral Component Interconnect and is part of the PCI Local Bus standard. The PCI bus supports the functions found on a processor bus but in a standardized format that is independent of any particular processor's native bus.

CMOS Battery

CMOS Battery -

A battery that contains the time, date, hard disk and other settings in the CMOS memory.CMOS batteries are small and are attached directly to the motherboard.

SATA Port

SATA Port-

SATA port is the fastest serial version of the parallel interface. SATA is "integrated drive electronics" device, which means the controller is in the drive, and only a simple circuit is required on the motherboard.

IDE Connector

IDE Connector-

Integrated Drive Electronics, is a standard interface for connecting a motherboard to storage devices such as hard drives and DVD drives. The original IDE had a 16-bit interface that connected two devices to a single-ribbon cable.

AGP Slot

AGP Slot-
A hardware interface from Intel for connecting a display adapter (graphics card) to a PC. Superseded by PCI Express, a single AGP slot on the motherboard provided a direct connection between the card and memory.