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Computer Engineering Motherboard

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1. A motherboard that became the default standard for many businesses to copy with permission

2. This is used to connect the mother board and the CPU together

3. Universal asynchronous receiver transmitter


5. Hard disk drives can be used for recording digital video images and can be built into the camera or attached to the outside of the camera - it is the primary memory unit

6. EEPROM - Chace - RAM

7. The most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on

8. Component of the chipset that allows the CPU to communicate with the hard drives - sound card - USB ports - and other I/O ports.

9. A miniature circuit board used in newer computers to hold memory. called Dual Line Memory modulo

10. Serial ATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a new standard for connecting hard drives into computer systems

11. Contain circuits that all allows it to 'Talk' to the MB

12. This is when tracers work together

13. Communication network riser

14. The most common form factor for PC systems presently in use. ATX motherboards and cases make better use of space and resources than did the AT form factor.

15. Audio modem riser

16. Also called Advance technology - it was a motherboard that sent PC computers booming - this was created in 1983

17. A Expansion card - that allows better graphics

18. Peripheral Component Interconnect

19. It means updating it.

20. Used to connect pieces of the motherboard together with this wire

21. It is the smaller version of an ATX. It can be used in an ATX case - but using lower wattage for heat production.

22. A circuit board that contains all of the computer system's main components.

23. Component of the chipset that controls access to the RAM - videocard - and the speeds at which the CPU can communicate with them.

24. Technology uses battery power to retain information even when the power to the computer is turned off.

25. Memory modules (DIMMs) on the motherboard.

26. Microprocessors in a computer - it activates programs in a computer

27. A coded program that is executed when the computer system is first turned on the provides low- level access to the hard disk - video - and keyboard.

28. Parallel ATA interface also called also EIDE - IDE - and ATAPI. SATA is faster.

29. On a motherboard - the type and location of components - as well as the size of the board itself. (1)

30. A tool used to permanently attach pieces of equipment to a motherboard

31. Older form factor used for slimline desktop- style computers. Does NOT have expansion slots and uses a riser card instead of a system board. also known as daughterboard

32. The latest form factor expected to replace ATX. It has higher quality fans - is designed for better air flow - and has improved structural support for the motherboard.

33. Smaller than the PATA bus allows better cool down