The Computer Revolution/Hardware/Motherboard

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The motherboard, the main part of the computer is a circuit board to which all components of the computer connect to, wired or wireless. It is a system that supports a computer, like humans, we need our organs to survive in or for us to do so as well. Motherboard controls many parts of the computer and holds many chips, and slots to have a good running computer. It can also decide whether or not how some parts that come with it are used. CPU is located on the motherboard which does most of the processing for the computer and determines how much free space is available on your computer. More importantly it is the brain for the computer that can process all the information we put in, and controls other parts of the computer. It basically tells other parts of the computer or motherboard to do its job, and how to do it. Multi-core CPUs were created to replace regular CPUs as they were causing overheating and damaging the computers. Cache memory is located close to the CPU which stores data that may be used more frequently to speed up processing. It also stores, many of our online history, or documents and files that we used the day before, and is of access the next time you turn on the computer. These days cache memory is being built directly into the CPU. Other components which connect to the motherboard the monitor, mouse, keyboard, and flash drives. Although these devices are not attached to the motherboard by default, they can be connected through USB or the ports assigned for these particular devices, and they are really popular and easy to use. In other words, the motherboard is the main part of a computer without it there wouldn’t be a computer. The mother board contains many chips that help function a computer, and is the base line for the hardware to connect. Heart of the computer is also known as the motherboard, that keeps the system moving. Like a heart that pumps the blood to keep the body alive, motherboard sends signals or allows electricity to go by the thin board to reach its destination or "components".



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A motherboard is one of the main components needed for a computer, It is a circuit board with computer chips,and other semiconducting material where electronic current can travel. Along with it, it contains transistors that control the flow of electrons like the flow of traffic on a highway. It could also be described as our organs in our body, we need them to keep us alive and to function properly, as well as a computer needs a motherboard to do its job well. There are many parts that are attached to a mother board. Some of these parts have names like Northbridge, but on older motherboards it is named memory controller hub (MCH) or integrated memory controller hub (IMCH) if equipped with an integrated (VGA), video graphics controller. Southbridge, Input / Output Controller Hub (ICH), (PCI) slot, Peripheral Component Interconnect, (ATX) Power Connector, (DRAM), dynamic random access memory slot, connectors for peripherals (mouse, keyboard). The motherboard has many components connected to it. These components are vital to a computer performing properly. They are needed in a computer as well, to be able to use these peripherals. Some of the component needed for running the computer is the CPU Central Processing Unit, the brains of the computer, heat sink, which is one of the cooling units, RAM Random Access Memory; every component either connected directly to the motherboard or connected to one of its components has a way of communicating through it. Without the motherboard we cannot enjoy the simple devices of seeing programs through a monitor, communicate with the world with a keyboard, and being able to print information out on paper.