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IS 140 - In Class Assignment - Chapter 7 - Student Handout - Revised.docx

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Name:IS 140 – In Class Assignment – Chapter 5Lab Exercise 7.01: Researching New Motherboards (25 points)While the motherboard may be the backbone of a PC, all good upgrade efforts should begin with the CPU. Trying to pick out a motherboard and thena processor that goes with it is a little like buying a phone case before you have selected a phone model. How do you know it will fit? Working from CPU to motherboard is mules painful, especially when your goal is to increase performance. Do not tie yourself down by doing it backward.You need to make several choices when searching for a new CPU and motherboard. Ensuring compatibility is key. Once you have picked the latest and greatest processor from Intel or AMD, you need to find a motherboard that plays nicely with it: Match the socket type of the processor to the socket type of the motherboard. Make certain the motherboard’s form factor fits inside your case. And even after you have narrowed it down to meet the requirements of the case you have or are purchasing, you still need to pick a manufacturer and choose whichfeatures you want the motherboard to have.Following are the steps leading you through the process of determining which motherboard you need to obtain to update your client’s systems. You will also see a motherboard is not an island unto itself, but one piece of the PC archipelago.Learning ObjectivesIn this lab, you will become familiar with different motherboards and their compatibility with various processors and cases.At the end of this lab, you will be able toRecognize different motherboard form factorsUnderstand considerations for upgrading a system with a newer motherboardStep 1Go to (or another online PC component store) and search for a newer, faster processor than the one installed in your computer. If you have a Mac or cannot determine if you can upgrade theprocessor in your computer, many laptops do not support changing the CPU, use this configuration information (). When selecting a new processor, besure to keep track of important specifications so that you can refer to them when you need to pick out a motherboard. Record the following information:Manufacturer PowerSpecSeries ASRock B250M-HDV OR G151
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CPU socket type (or package type)LGA 1151Step 2Search the online PC component store for a new motherboard. Keep in mind that the CPU’s socket type must match the motherboard’s socket type, otherwise they will be incompatible. You will find more than one compatible option, but for now, pick one and record the following information. Select any ATX motherboard you are interested in:Manufacturer CorsairCPU socket type FCLGA1151Form factor 288-PIN DIMMExpansion slots 2Step 3N
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