The motherboard is the main circuit board of a mic Essay

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The motherboard is the main circuit board of a microcomputer


January 28, 2005
The motherboard is the main circuit board of a microcomputer. The motherboard contains the
connectors for attaching additional boards. Typically, the motherboard contains the CPU,
BIOS, memory, mass storage interfaces, serial and parallel ports, expansion slots, and all
the controllers required to control standard peripheral devices, such as the display
screen, keyboard, and disk drive. Collectively, all these chips that reside on the
motherboard are known as the motherboard's chipset. On most PCs, it is possible to add
memory chips directly to the motherboard. You may also be able to upgrade to a faster CP
by replacing the CPU chip. To add additional core features, you may need to replace the
motherboard entirely. (Glossary)

"Also known as the logic board, main board, or computer board, the motherboard is the
computer's main board and in most cases holds all CPU, memory, and I/O functions or has
expansion slots for them". (Kingston)

The motherboard is the most important part of your computer. It is also one of the most
compared, critiqued, and reviewed pieces of hardware. Often, on the internet, you'll find
reviews and debates over which board is best or which chipset is best. The chipset
controls the system and its capabilities. It is the hub of all data transfer. It is a
series of chips on the motherboard, easily identified as the largest chips on the board
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