CH09 - All-in-One CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Guide...

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All-in-One CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Guide (Exams 220-701 & 220-702) – Mike Meyers Seventh Edition Chapter 9 Motherboards
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2 Chapter Objectives In this chapter, you will: • Explain how motherboards work • Identify the types of motherboards • Explain chipset varieties • Upgrade and install motherboards • Troubleshoot motherboard problems
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3 Motherboards • The motherboard provides the foundation for the personal computer – Contains wires – Contains ports – Distributes power – Without it, no PC
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4 Historical/Conceptual – How Motherboards Work • Form factor • Chipset • Components • Recommendations
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5 Historical/Conceptual – How Motherboards Work (cont) • Form factor – Basic shape – Vary in size – Must fit case – Matching connectors with power supply – Matching shape with case – Air movement
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Historical/Conceptual – How Motherboards Work (cont) • Form factor (cont) – AT • Dominant until mid 90s • Limited external ports • Had LPX and NLX versions
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course CINT 213 taught by Professor Endris during the Spring '11 term at Ivy Tech Community College.

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