Motherboard is another vital part of a PC System that must work in tandem with the right CPU to function properly. It is constantly improving with changes that makes the motherboard a super-computer and has much capabilities than the super-computer of the early 60s.

If the Motherboard is Intel-based then it can only accommodate an Intel CPU likewise for AMD type motherboard which can only housed the AMD CPU chip.

The early days motherboard has many expansion slots to allow Third-Party peripheral cards such as Audio Card, Graphic Card, USB Card, Dialup Modem Card and many others to work along with but as time goes by, many of these commonly required features were embedded and as a result the cost factor has been reduced tremendously.


Older days Pentium 4 motherboard with Memory Module


Today’s components for Graphics, LAN ( Local Area Network ), Audio, USB ( Universal Serial Bus ) are assembled together with the motherboard thus making it more compact. You find that there are more USB adapters including HDMI adapter for monitor


New Generation Motherboard e.g. i5



As the motherboard are getting cheaper day by day, it is natural that most people can afford to change to a newer PC System in every 2 years. These newer generation motherboard can also cater a larger memory, as such a majority of users today wants to utilize the maximum allowable memory for their PC system.

As for a more technical know-how about the Motherboard technologies, you can visit websites that specialized on such topics or read at wikipedia encyclopedia (


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