What is a Motherboard?
The Motherboard is the component that connects all the components of the PC together, it has sockets for the CPU and RAM, along with PCI slots for various expansion cards such as graphics and wireless.
Why is it important?
Motherboards are responsible for getting all the components to communicate with each other, and they are the key to upgrading your rig to the next step.
Differences between Motherboards
Every motherboard is different, with the main difference between whether it takes an AMD or Intel Processor. The other differences are as follows:
- Number of RAM Slots
- Speed of the RAM supported
- Number of PCI slots
- Input/Output options
- Front Panel Headers
- Number of SATA ports
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