Motherboard

Flyer about Motherboard.

What is motherboard?

The main, and usually the largest, printed-circuit board of a computer that generally carries the central processing unit (CPU) chip, read only memory (ROM), random access memory (RAM), other major functional elements, and (in PCs) the basic input and output system (BIOS).

DETAILED INFORMATION

The layout and shape of the motherboard is called a form factor. The form factor affects where does every part of the computer go and the overall shape of the computer's case.


There are severtal specific form factors that most PC motherboards use so they can fit into a standard case.


Some of the other standars, excluding the form factor, affect the motherboards :


  • The Chipset. It is the part of motherboard's logic system. The two "bridges" from which the chipsets are usually made, connect the CPU to other parts of the computer.
  • The real-time clock chip. It maintains the basic settings and the system time.

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