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Motherboard
Definition
The motherboard of a computer is a central piece of hardware that helps to direct the function of everything it’s connected to. While the motherboard does not, strictly speaking, control how other components (such as the video card or RAM) work, it does supply each component with the electricity that it needs. It also provides critical circuits that help each component interact with every other component in the computer. - A motherboard is the underlying circuit board of a computer. The central processing unit (cpu), Random Access Memory (RAM),hard drive(s), disk drives and optical drivesare all plugged into interfaces on the motherboard. A video interface and sound card can beoptionally built-in or added.

PARTS OF THE MOTHERBOARD:
1. Processor
2. Processor socket
3. Heat sink
4. PC memory slot
5. Power Connector
6. Sound card
7. IDE, ATA And S-ATA Interface Connectors
8. BIOS
9. Floppy Drive Connector
10. Capacitors

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....................http://demo000909.hgsitebuilder.com/hardware/motherboard/motherboard Motherboard History and Development

The first computers did not have motherboards that work in the same way as they do now Instead had a series of circuit boards each with different functions, connected to a ‘backplane’ The first true PC motherboard created by IBM had an integrated CPU in 1980s ,functions that had once been carried out by individual circuit boards began to be carried out by increasingly more complex motherboards. , a motherboard could support peripherals such as a mouse and keyboard, and floppy drive. By the late 1990s, a typical motherboard also housed video, audio, storage, and networking capabilities, in addition to memory and CPU

Structure of a Motherboard
A typical motherboard is simply a printed circuit board. This type of circuit board contains conductive pathways—also called traces—that...
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