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Axia College Material Appendix E Motherboard Components Identification The motherboard is the main printed circuit board in a computer containing the computer’s basic circuitry and components. The motherboard carries the central processing unit and system buses, and is equipped with sockets that connect to the computer’s memory module, processors, plug-in cards, and peripheral devices. Below, you find the motherboard from the Computer Hardware Simulator (CHS), with its various components marked A through J. In the chart that follows, identify the component marked by each letter, then describe each component’s function. IT 280 A C B D E F G H I J
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Component Function A CPU Socket CPU (central processing unit, which is the brain of the computer which does all the processing and calculations on data inputs and provides output on screen or printer) B Memory Slots Memory sticks handles the vast amounts of data from the CPU, because the CPU lacks data storage. So with the
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