Everything About PC Motherboard

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MOTHERBOARD SLOT DEFINITIONS (1/2)

July 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off

There are different types of slots in a motherboard.

Here are the definitions of the slots that are present in a PC motherboard:

1.AGP

The AGP, or Advanced Graphics Port, is used to contain video cards. It is highly recommended (and more practical) that only motherboards with AGP slots be considered to be bought.

2.AMR

The AMR, or Audio Modem Riser, is a type of slot that is utilized for Audio / Modem cards and is found on some motherboards. The Audi Modem Riser is not a very critical slot and has recently been replaced by the CNR (Communication and Network Riser).

To be Continued…

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Things you must do before changing your motherboard. (part V)

June 26th, 2015 · Comments Off

9. Making sure. Before installing an operating system, you have to make sure that all the hardware needed to install the said operating system is connected. If your installation will need a floppy disk (for boot disk concerns) and you “forgot” to install the floppy drive, things might get a little more complicated. Turning off your computer again just to install the drive can be much of a hassle (if you do this, pray that some of your hardware won’t be damaged).
10. Repair install. If you are using Windows as your operating system, running a repair install is recommended rather than replacing the files through new installation. If for example, your computer does not detect any prior installed OS and asks you if you wish to reformat your hard drive, you must stop the installation. You might have made a mistake in the mounting or connecting the wires and reformatting it will only worsen the scenario (you might lose all the files inside your hard drive). Turn off the computer immediately and troubleshoot.

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Replacing A Motherboard

June 19th, 2015 · No Comments

This article is to help people who would like to replace their motherboard on their computers. (Assuming that your current one needs an upgrade) This is not an easy task and if you do not have the patience and understanding for computers then this task can easily be frustrating. Here is a step by step instructions,

1. Make sure that you unplug all power sources before getting started.

2. Remove the casing and put all screws in one place. DO NOT LOSE ANYTHING.

3. Whenever removing anything, put a label so you won’t get confused.  Take out the motherboard and do it carefully so nothing gets broken.

4. Place the new/upgraded motherboard. Line it up properly. Attach all adapters, drives and power connector to the new motherboard. Check that everything is in place before putting the case back.

5. Turn the computer on and if it works properly then you’ve done a good job. If not, go over the same process and see if everything is in correct position and tightened securely.

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Intel G45 チップセットのデスクトップ・マザーボード

June 12th, 2015 · Comments Off

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最近地元の販売店でこの製品を購入した。 パソコンのホームシアター、又はパワーが低いHTPCに使えると思いこの製品を購入する事を決めた。 私は安く、消費電力が最小なCPUを好み、 ビデオにとりブルーレイとHD DVDとしてハイディフィニションの内容をハードウェアが解読しながら行うことは大事であった。だが私はたくさんの電気を消費するために、オンボードのビデオカードは選ばなかった。そして今のところ、この利口で驚異的な製品が全ての必要条件に合っている。私はRAM の2GBとWindows Vista Ultimateオペレーティングシステムと一緒に、Intel Core2 Duo E7200 CPUを使用している。トータル・メディア・シアター(TMT)を使用中、電力の短期間の技術上の問題なしにブルーレイの映画を鑑賞する事が出来る。素晴らしい事にCPUは電力手段の約20%しか消費していない。この製品を使用していて出くわした問題は、休止中、そしてスタンバイモード時に製品が不安定な事だ。時々製品が使用されていない時でさえ、休止モードに従事せず、時々従事する時もある。Intel社にこの問題を報告したが、残念ながらこの問題について返答をしていない。たぶんBIOSの更新のように修正を発見できるだろう。

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Understanding Motherboard

June 5th, 2015 · Comments Off


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A motherboard is the central or main circuit board making up a multifaceted electronic system, such as a modern computer. It is also recognized as a mainboard, baseboard, system board, or, on Apple computers, a logic board, and is from time to time abbreviated as mobo.[1]
Most after-market motherboards formed today are designed for so-called IBM-compatible computers, which hold over 96% of the personal computer market today.[2] Motherboards for IBM-compatible computers are specifically enclosed in the PC motherboard article.
The basic purpose of the motherboard, like a backplane, is to supply the electrical and logical connections by which the other components of the system communicate.
A archetypal desktop computer is built with the microprocessor, main memory, and other essential components on the motherboard. Other components such as external storage, controllers for video display and sound, and peripheral devices are typically attached to the motherboard via edge connectors and cables, although in modern computers it is increasingly common to integrate these “peripherals” into the motherboard.

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What are Processors?

May 29th, 2015 · Comments Off

They are the brains of all computer systems based on silicon and a ton of minuscule electronics, shrunk down to the size of pinpoints allowing complex computations(from thousands to billions of computations per second). So what’s your processor type? Don’t know? Then you’d better start researching it for you may just be surprised at the many types, It is very important for you to know what kind of CPU or processor you are using when buying your motherboard. For your information, motherboards are made differently. There is a tendency that the motherboard you bought will not support your CPU. You need to know what type of CPU you are using because this will determine the type of motherboard that you should purchase.

Let me give you an example, If you’re using Intel Pentium 4 CPU, you must select a motherboard that is capable of supporting that model of CPU. The speed of the processor is important. Motherboards are created to satisfy every need of the CPU.

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The motherboard’s form is also important.

May 22nd, 2015 · Comments Off

The design of the motherboard is something that you should consider much. Aside from the specs and speed of it, the form and design of it are also important since this will determine the placement of your hardware in your computer. If you wish to have USB ports in front of your PC, you must buy motherboards that have USB slots in front. With this, comes the issue of the CPU’s casing. If there are no holes in front, you obviously have to replace it. All the hardware slots (slots for the LAN, phone port, USB ports, plug, monitor etc.) are also important since you will be connecting some of your external devices on it. The least thing that you want to happen is for your slots to be covered.

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What is a Chipset?

May 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

Do you know what a chipset is? Well, chipsets are the main controllers on the motherboard – they allow the CPU to interface with the various components and expansion cards installed.

When choosing your chipset, always bear in mind the type of memory supported by the motherboard. Make sure that the board supports the type and amount of RAM you need. Generally, choosing a chipset that supports high speed memory will allow your system to perform better.

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Checking the Motherboard

May 8th, 2015 · Comments Off

When your motherboard was broken down be sure to test parts before thinking it was flat dead and acquiring new ones. Be, by all means, to do a visual check up of the motherboard to make sure all IDE cables are connected correctly, the fans are rotating, and that the CMOS battery is in it’s own place. Moreover make sure for any busted or leaking capacitors; those can instantly cause motherboard to be considered as dead.

Be definite that all of the jumpers are in place as well, in case you didn’t know about jumper setting please check the mainboard’s manual for further information, and the manufacturer’s website to find the manual for jumper setting

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Form Factor 2 : MicroATX

May 1st, 2015 · Comments Off

microATX, also known as ATX (sometimes transliterated as mATX[1] or uATX[2][3] on online forums) is a small form factor standard for computer motherboards, with a maximum size of 244 Xmm 244 mm (9.6 inches x 9.6 inches), but some uATX boards can be as small as 6.75 inches by 6.75 inches or 171.45 millimeters by 171.45 millimeters[4]. The standard ATX size is 25% longer, at 305mm X 244mm (12″ wide x 9.6″ deep). Currently available microATX motherboards support CPUs from VIA, Intel or AMD. There are no known microATX motherboards for processor architectures other than x86 and x86-64. -Source

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