Session 4. Motherboards Version: 3. Session Four. Website Intel Motherboards Motherboard Video 1 (15 min) Lecture Motherboard Video 3 (15 min) Lab 2. Motherboard Form Factors. What is a “form factor”? It is a standard.
What is a “form factor”? It is a standard.
e.g. tire sizes – a 215/75 x 15 light truck tire is considered to be functionally equivalent regardless of whether it was manufactured by Goodyear, Firestone, B.F. Goodrich, Michelin, etc.
Motherboards are also known as system boards,
main boards, and planars
not low cost or small size
Chipset family Processor class (family)
420xx P4 (486)
430xx P5 (Pentium)
440xx P6 (Pentium II, III, Celeron)
e.g. 440BX is a powerful and popular chipset
(440BX was first to allow 100 MHz memory bus)
(vs. North Bridge, South Bridge, etc.)
e.g. 66 MHz, 100 MHz, 133 MHz
CPU core (internal) speed is a multiple
e.g. 1.5x, 2x, 2.5x, 3x, 3.5x, 4x, etc.
plug into expansion slots