What is a Motherboard for a computer?
A motherboard is the chief component of your computer. It is a circuit board inside a computer that connects the different components of a computer together.
The motherboard has sockets for the CPU, RAM, and expansion cards. In addition, the Asus motherboard also hooks up to front panel ports, hard drives, disc drives with cables and wires.
The motherboard is also known as the backbone of a computer. Motherboard links all the separate parts of a computer together and enables the CPU to access and control these individual components.
On the other hand, the motherboard ports also enable you to connect external devices such as the monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, headphones, microphone, modem, and other USB devices to your computer. Asus
, and Nzxt
are the famous manufacturers of computer motherboards.
Functions of the Motherboard
Some of the basic functions of a computer motherboard are mentioned below;
• All other modular components of a computer are installed on motherboards such as the CPU, RAM, and hard disks.
• The MSI motherboard drivers
also provide a platform on which various expansion slots are available to install other devices/interfaces.
• The motherboard is also responsible for allocating power to the different components of the computer.
• Motherboard sizes
are available including ATX, mini ATX, micro ATX, Mini DTX, Mini ITX.