what is inside a computer

what's on a matherboard

what's a motherboard

The motherboard is like you central nervous system, it sends messages to all of the components inside the computer, like your nerves send signals to different parts of your body!


The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the part of a computer system that is commonly known as the "brain" of the computer. The CPU is also known as the processor or the microprocessor.

Cpu Fan (cooler)

A computer fan is any fan inside or attached to a computer case, used for active cooling.


RAM (Random Access Memory) is the computer's main memory. The computer uses RAM constantly to temporally store information while you are working with it.

Northbridge and Southbridge

The Northbridge and the Southbridge are the two main chips on the motherboard of the computer. Together they create the computer chipset.

VGA Port

A VGA Port is a standard type of connection for video devices.

DVI Port

A DVI Port is a type of connection for video devices such as LCD monitors and projectors.


A USB is a data storage device.


A Network Interface Card (NIC) is a circuit board or card that is installed in the computer so it can be connected to a network.

Audio Jacks

Audio Jacks are connectors used for Audio.

AGP Slot

An AGP slot (Accelerated Graphics Port) is an advanced port designed for video cards and 3D accelerators.


PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is an interconnection system between a microprocessor and attached devices.

CMOS Battery

CMOS (Complementary Metal - Oxide - semiconductor) is the motherboard battery used for low - level system functions


Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI -E) is a serial expansion bus standard for connecting a computer to one or more peripheral devices.


The standard hardware interface for connecting hard drives, solid state drives and CD/DVD drives to the computer


Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) is a standard interface for connecting a motherboard to a storage device.