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Computer Engineering Motherboard

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1. 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

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

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

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

7. It means updating it.

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. Communication network riser

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


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

13. Audio modem riser

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

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

16. Peripheral Component Interconnect

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

18. Universal asynchronous receiver transmitter

19. This is when tracers work together

20. Smaller than the PATA bus allows better cool down

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

22. A Expansion card - that allows better graphics

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

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

25. 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.

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

27. 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

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

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

30. EEPROM - Chace - RAM

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

32. Memory modules (DIMMs) on the motherboard.

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