Many people really have no clue what is actually inside a computer, or what the names of the components are that work together to give them the experience they have.
Laptop repair West Palm Beach companies have it cut out for them when it comes to explaining the why, what, and the how…
One of the main components which really dictates the whole setup of a computer, what it’s capabilities are, what functions it will be able to have, and most importantly what determines what all the rest of the components are made up of, is the motherboard.
There are many makes and models of motherboards. One of our favorite, as well as an computer repair industry favorite is Asus.
Some of the other name brands are BioStar, Gigabyte Technology, PNY Technologies, Intel, eVGA, to name some of the more popular manufacturers.
So what exactly does a motherboard do?
A motherboard is the component that everything else plugs into: the RAM, the GPU, CPU, hard drive, SATA or IDE peripheals, video cards, communication cards.
It is basically the control center of how everything communicates with each other.
While it is not responsible for the actually communicating, it holds the channels by which the CPU (central processing unit – AKA the brain) is able to send signals to the other parts of the machine in order to give you the experience you get during use.
Now you can’t just og out an buy a motherboard and then all these other parts and throw them together.
Every mobo has specifications to match to each of the other individual components specifications, and it is a very specific meeting of them all.
Not all parts are created equal and as technologies advance the requirements,channels, and connectors change as well.
From sockets, to dims, PCI slots, and video input/output, mobos are an ever evolving science to meet the demands of the ever evolving components that plug into them. Smaller, faster, and smarter.
Consult A Professional
If you are considering doing an upgrade or a custom build, please consult a professional before purchasing the components to do so. You can actually save time and money by having an expert handle those needs for you. A Plus Computer Support is available to get your custom build started today!