Friday, March 20, 2009

Basic infomation on Motherboards/mainboards


Every computer component in your pc connects to the motherboard! The motherboard also known as the main board is the component in your pc that links everything together! A motherboard is a thin flat silicon based board that has millions of different circuits that all connect to each other.

A Motherboard has tones of sockets and slots that components fit into, one of these is the CPU socket which fits straight into the main board, another component that fits directly into the board is RAM.

Other devises like hard drives, CD drives also connect to the motherboard but through a cable that is plugged into the motherboard leading into the devise. You can also plug add-on cards onto your motherboard such as extra graphics cards and TV tuners.

For more in depth information or for history on motherboards please go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motherboard

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