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On the Motherboard

In this chapter from Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software, 7th Edition, Cheryl A. Schmidt explores the importance of motherboard components, their purpose, and properties.

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On the Motherboard Overview

Chapter 1 introduced you to the motherboard, which holds the majority of the electronics in the computer. Chapter 2 focused on connecting devices to a motherboard port or through an adapter port. Some parts of the motherboard are of specific interest to IT staff and that is what this chapter delves into. Key parts of the motherboard include the processor and processor socket, memory or RAM slots, and the various types of expansion slots. Figure 3.1 points out these key motherboard components.

Figure 3.1

Figure 3.1 Key motherboard components

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