Everything About PC Motherboard

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Essential Components to Consider in Selecting Motherboards

March 26th, 2015 · Comments Off

Choosing a motherboard PC in most cases would require a careful reference to Motherboard manual and other pertinent documents. There are a lot of motherboards available in the market, yet it is gleaned important that you very well know how to choose the right one. One of the most essential factors to look at is the type of processor it supports. There should also be enough memory slots that will be able to hold up the sound and graphic system, the support of the hard drives and CD ROM and lastly the connections among other hardware like mouse and keyboard.

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

March 19th, 2015 · Comments Off

3. Find a large space for workspace. Changing a motherboard requires a lot of unscrewing the parts and so, you might want to consider doing it in a large open area. Although you might find it reasonable to open your CPU on a small table, it’s ok, as long as you can remember where you placed the screws (and as long as you won’t find it annoying to go to and fro the places where you’ve placed the parts).
4. Make the puzzle fit. Newer versions of motherboards use another kind of power supply and have a 24 pin slot for the connector. If your computer is relatively old, the cord for the power supply might only have 20 pins on it. Although it is possible to do this, it is somewhat risky since you will deliver insufficient electric supply to your motherboard.

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Sandy Bridge mobos now being rolled out

March 12th, 2015 · No Comments

Intel’s new second generation core processors, which has a codename Sandy Bridge, is getting a lot of a attention from PC enthusiasts. The main reason is the ability of the CPU to turbo boost all four cores of the processor, not just one of it.

Anticipation is really getting stronger especially now that Sandy Bridge mini-ITX motherboards are beginning to be rolled out. I myself might get one of these mobos and give it a test spin. It will be interesting to see how much of a performance boost we will get with this new technology. With Diablo III on its way, this may be a great time to upgrade.

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March 5th, 2015 · Comments Off

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マザーボードはパソコンシステムの心臓部を代表する。 他の構成要素を繋げ、全てがスムーズで確実に動作するようにしている。 ゲーミング・パソコンを組み立てる時、一番重要な作業は最高のゲーミング・マザーボードを選ぶ事である。 最初に、どのタイプのCPUを使うか決めなければならない。 そしてマザーボードは選んだCPUをサポートするか判断する。 もしCPUをオーバー・クロックするのであれば、FSBスピードの調整が出来るマザーボードを選ばなければならない。 現時点でDDR2が市場で最高の速度を誇るメモリーなので、そのマザーボードはDDR2メモリーをサポートしなければいけない。 次はSLI / クロスファイアーとなる。 クロスファイアー対応マザーボードとは、同一の高機能グラフィックカードを二つ使用し映像を描写するので、速く、よりリアルなビデオ効果を得ることが可能となる。 最高のゲーミング・マザーボードを購入する際、事前にインターネットや雑誌で広範な調査をする事はそれだけの値打ちがある。 全パソコンシステム上、一番重要な部位なので、マザーボードにかける予算はケチらない方が良い。

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Components and Functions

February 26th, 2015 · Comments Off

The motherboard of a typical desktop consists of a large PCB. It holds electronic components and interconnects, as well as physical connectors (sockets, slots, and headers) into which other computer components may be inserted or attached.

Most motherboards include, at a minimum:

  1. sockets (or slots) in which one or more microprocessors (CPUs) are installed
  2. slots into which the system’s main memory is installed (typically in the form of DIMM modules containing DRAM chips)
  3. a chipset which forms an interface between the CPU’s front-side bus, main memory, and peripheral buses
  4. non-volatile memory chips (usually Flash ROM in modern motherboards) containing the system’s firmware or BIOS
  5. a clock generator which produces the system clock signal to synchronize the various components
  6. slots for expansion cards (these interface to the system via the buses supported by the chipset)
  7. power connectors and circuits, which receive electrical power from the computer power supply and distribute it to the CPU, chipset, main memory, and expansion cards.

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Choosing the Best Chipsets

February 19th, 2015 · Comments Off

Motherboards usually differ in the kind of chipsets used in a computer. Hence, when selecting the best chipset that would match your preference, one must look into the factors like the RAM it will be capable of supporting and if it can sustain a PCI and the parallel ATA that is essential for older hard disks. After keenly checking on this side, it is also salient to find out the other functions handled by chipsets.  The integrated graphics is one element which is ideal for those who are into high end graphic detail, the kind of effects it has and the speed.

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The Significance of a PC Motherboard

February 12th, 2015 · Comments Off

A motherboard PC is a circuit board commonly used in hardware’s like personal computers and laptops.  It is known to be the main board and is use in other electronic devices. A standard motherboard offers attachment of the CPU, sound card, hard disk, memory and other external devices. The circuit that mostly connects the external peripherals uses color coded formats that is based on the PC99 requirement. The newer version of 2007 motherboard contains numbers of connections. As of that same year, motherboards contain 4x USB ports on the rear with 2 connections attached and with the Ethernet also included.

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GeForce 9300 Motherboard PC

February 5th, 2015 · Comments Off

There’s a new PC motherboard in town: the GeForce 9300, and it seems to be a winner:

XFX has launched a new GeForce series of motherboard – GeForce 9300. Featuring state-of-the-art CUDA technology, integrated HDMI and DVI, PCI Express 2.0 and SATA II 3 Gb/s, the GeForce 9300 motherboard offers exceptional graphics performance, the company said.

CUDA technology taps into the many-core parallel processor power of the GPU to accelerate applications. And Hybrid Power technology allows the GPU to shut-off during non-resource-intensive applications, and instead use the integrated GPU.

The XFX GeForce 9300 motherboard features DDR2 memory controller that allows high bandwidth and low latency data access to the CPU, ensuring that data and information are relayed through the system as quickly as possible for unparalleled performance.

More info here.

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Motherboard and Warranty

January 29th, 2015 · Comments Off

Most of the trouble caused by a damaged motherboard is as similar as to problems caused by an out of order or failing power supply. So be certain to verify if the power supply is not working or switch out another power supply to test if your problem is fixed. If it happens that you have an extra motherboard you’ll be able to solve the problem by swapping it, if that is the situation then the motherboard is most likely defective.

If the motherboard is defective check for warranty then if it is under warranty you can send it back to the manufacturer. It can be replaced by a new one. At times manufacturer might even shell out for the shipping & handling. Make it to a point that while you open a motherboard you hold all of the packaging, user’s manual, do not rip the sticker and the box itself so claiming of warranty is easy.

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Asustek ROG Rampage II Gene

January 22nd, 2015 · Comments Off

AsustekAnother of Intel Core i7 capable motherboards, from one of Taiwan’s largest manufacturers of PC related hardware, loaded with Intel’s X58/CH10R architecture it’s one heck of a gaming PC board. It supports the Core i7 Extreme Edition with dynamic speed control that allows utmost configuration control with minimal fuss. Capable of 6X4 Gigabyte Dimms, it can also go as far as 24 gigabytes of DDR3 for that seamless gaming support with triple channel memory architecture. The motherboard is NVIDIA SLI /ATI CrossfireX capable to allow multiple GPU support for fast and crisp play time. Hailed as one of the best gaming boards today, it has unsurpassed reliability and being part of the elite ROG line, it has the ability to address memory issues automatically to get you bak on track to using your PC fast. [Read more →]

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