What Are Motherboards?

Motherboards are hardware. They are printed circuit boards with the important slots like the memory and the CPU (Computer Processing Unit) slots. They are also know as the mainboard, sytemboard, Planar board or Logic board. the motherboard can usually be found where the Ethernet port and other inputs are.

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What do motherboards do?

Motherboards or Main Boards are the primary source that links your computer processor unit (CPU), your memory, and hardware. Think of the motherboard as the veins of the computer. The CPU is the brain. The brain (CPU)computes data through the veins (motherboard) from your hard drives (storage). The motherboard is also responsible for holding the settings of your computer such as: Time and Date, the type and placement of your hard drive, CR-Rom and so on.