Computer Components: Motherboard

By Ben Wharton

Motherboard and its uses.

The motherboard is the computer's main circuit board. It's a plate that holds the CPU, memory, connectors for the hard drive and optical drives, expansion cards to control the video and audio, as well as connections to your computer's ports (such as the USB ports). .

Motherboard and what it connects to.

A modern motherboard connects to: Sockets, Slots, RAM, CPU, Power Connectors, Clock Generator and Chipset. It is the heart of a computer and powers every component.

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