When you are planning to build your computer, you need to understand the parts of the motherboard. This is essential for you to know the importance of each piece and what makes your system slower or faster. And the good thing here is that you’ll learn how to choose your own computer parts wisely.
The following explains the significant parts of the motherboard
1. CPU socket – is a part of the motherboard that holds the processor in the proper place. Sometimes called ZIF socket (zero insertion force) because it allows the processor to be inserted without any resistance or effortless and to be locked in the proper place with the lever arm.
2. Chipset – It comes with two parts the Northbridge and the Southbridge chipset. The Northbridge handles the communications between the processor, RAM, ROM BIOS, PCI-E, and AGP. It also connects the Southbridge. The Southbridge manages the slower capabilities of the motherboard such as the SATA, IDE, USB, Audio, and LAN. In short, the Northbridge is a memory controller for fast, and the Southbridge is an I/O controller for slower capabilities. In the AMD64 processor, the Northbridge was integrated into the processor.
3. Memory slot – It holds the memory module of your computer. Sometimes it is called memory banks. It has 2 types, the single channel, and the dual channel. With the single channel, you can install any number of memories while in the dual channel you can only install the memories in pair with the same size and speed.
4. Interface connectors – It connects the drives from the motherboard. IDE or ATA (advanced technology attachment) It combines the hard drives and optical drives in which you can attach 2 trips on the same cable one for the master, and the other is the slave. … Read More