What's inside a computer?

What's on a Motherboard?

Motherboard component - CPU

CPU- The CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. It's referred to as the brain of the computer. It is usually in the shape of a square or a rectangle

Motherboard component - Northbridge

A Northbridge or host bridge is one of the two chips in the core logic chipset architecture on a PC Motherboard. It's connected directly with the CPU, and is responsible for tasks that require the highest performance. Usually it's paired with the Southbridge. They manage communication between the CPU and other parts of the motherboard.

Motherboard component - DVI Port

DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface. It's a video display interface. The digital interface is used to connect a video source, such as a display controller to a display device, such as a computer monitor.

Motherboard Component - Audio Jacks

A phone connector, also known as audio jack is a connector that is used for analog signals, primarily audio. Basically, it's a socket for plugging in an audio source.

Motherboard Component - PCI - E Slot

PCI - E stands for 'Peripheral Component Interconnect Express'. A high-speed hardware interface from Intel for connecting devices. PCIe is also used for Internal Wi-Fi cards.

Motherboard Component - IDE Connector

IDE stands for Integrated Drive Electronics. It's a standard interface for connecting a motherboard to storage devices such as hard drives and CD-ROM/DVD drive.

Motherboard component - CPU Fan (Cooler)

CPU Fan - This device draws away heat from the CPU chip and other hot running chips.

motherboard component - southbridge

The southbridge is one of the 2 chips in the core logic chipset on your computer motherboard.

Motherboard component-USB

A USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. It is a data storage device that includes flash memory.

Motherboard component- AGP slot

AGP stands for Accelerated Graphics Port. A AGP slot is a intel for connecting a display adapter.

Motherboard component- CMOS battery

CMOS stands for complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor. CMOS battery it is used as a volatile, it is powered by a small battery when the system is off.

Motherboard Component - RAM

The Random Access Memory (RAM) is a temporary type of memory storage if your computer shuts down or looses power everything is lost.

Motherboard Component - VGA Port

VGA (Video Graphics Array) is the standard monitor display interface. Any monitor that is VGA compatible, should work with most computers.

Motherboard Component - NIC

NIC's (Network Interface Cards) are small circuit boards. They are connected to the motherboard. Computer games also contain NIC cards to be able to access the internet.

Motherboard Component - PCI Slot

PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slot are the connection points of hardware devices into computers, such as modem, network card, sound card, video card etc.

Motherboard Component - SATA Port

SATA Port (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) are the points to connect the hard drive, DVD drive, SSD drives. You have to use a SATA cable.