Win OS & Hardware. Motherboards. Primary connection point for all internal computer components. Motherboards. All of the basic circuitry and components required for a PC to function sit either directly on the motherboard or on an expansion card placed in a slot of the motherboard.
Primary connection point for all internal computer components
All of the basic circuitry and components required for a PC to function sit either directly on the motherboard or on an expansion card placed in a slot of the motherboard.
ATX Motherboard ASUS A7N8X-E
ATX Motherboard ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
The original IBM PC contained the original PC motherboard
The motherboard itself was a large printed circuit card that contained the 8088 microprocessor, the BIOS, sockets for the CPU's RAM and a collection of slots that auxiliary cards could plug into
IBM accomplished two huge things with this design:
They made it easy to add new features to the machine over time.
They opened the computer to creative opportunities for third-party vendors.
IBM Compatible PC’s
Machines that function like IBM PC’s but are not made by IBM
First IBM Compatible PC
COMPAQ Portable in 1982
Weighed about 45-50 lbs
Cost = $ 2500.00
Other IBM Compatible Companies
Those components that allow the motherboard and other parts of a computer function together
Key is to make sure your motherboard supports the CPU, RAM, and expansion cards you plan on using