By Tess Holmes

What is a motherboard?

This is what a Motherboard looks like. The motherboard gives power to the surrounding components such as the CPU and RAM. It also allows them to connect with one another. The motherboard is one of the most crucial parts of the computer. If the CPU is referred to as the brain then the motherboard is the backbone.
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What is it made of?

A motherboard is made of a toughened sheet of plastic with thin layers of copper or aluminum foil printed onto this sheet. This strips form the circuits between the many components.

What are its uses?

The mother board is used to connect input and output devices such as headphones and USB devices. It is also used to distribute power between the other main components such as RAM and the CPU. It also allows these to connect with each other.
What is a Motherboard

The parts of the motherboard

  • The main parts of the mother board are the Processor socket, Power connectors,Memory slots, expansion slots. The processor socket holds the CPU inside it (the brain of the computer).
  • No computer component can operate without power, and a motherboard is no exception. The power connector, commonly a 20 or 24-pin connector, can be situated either near the right edge of the motherboard, or somewhere close to the processor socket on older motherboards.
  • Located in the upper-right part of the motherboard, the memory slots are used to house the computer’s memory modules. The number of slots can vary, depending on motherboard, from 2, in low-end motherboards, all the way up to 8 memory slots, on high-end and gaming motherboards
  • Expansions have the role of letting you install additional components to enhance or expand the functionality of your PC. You can install a TV tuner, a video capture card, a better soundcard, etc.