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Motherboard Components

Mainboards, also known as motherboards, are the main circuit boards for mounting the various parts of a computer. The mainboard provides sockets for mounting the CPU, memory and power supply unit; connectors for connecting external memory devices such as hard disks; and slots for connecting interface devices such as video cards. The chipset that integrates the mounted LSI exchanges data between the devices connected to the computer and is an element that greatly affects the mainboard performance. The central processing unit (CPU) of the computer is available in various standards. Select a mainboard that is compatible with the standard of your CPU. In a personal computer, there are several predetermined physical size standards, such as the standard ATX size and the smaller microATX size. Each of these has a dedicated mainboard.