What is a Motherboard?

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MotherboardThis board sits inside of your computer case, it is what many of your other computer devices plug into. It is called “main” or “mother” board because most of your computer’s devices (CPU, Memory Chips, Video Card and Modem) plug directly into it.

Devices such as the ones mentioned above plug directly unto the motherboard via expansion slots.

All signals used by the computer are processed by the motherboard. Memory chips, the central processor, expansion boards and cables to disk drives all attach to the motherboard. Click here to learn more about motherboards…