class="seolink title_hint">led the various components of a computer. These include the main processor (CPU), memory (RAM), BIOS chip, Northbridge and Southbridge,
electricity and various slots for network cards,
sound cards, video cards and other expansion
cards. In between there are conductor tracks which connect the
individual members together.
The division into a North and a South Bridge disappears now,
because the functions of these components are now integrated into
the CPU itself.
The motherboard is the foundation of any computer. It is connected to the motherboard and the chipset to be able to build
everything ready for a functioning computer. Each motherboard essentially consists of a CPU socket, RAMmemory banks, data ports (depending on the age
of the board SATA or IDE) for SSDs, HDDs or optical drives, and PCI and
PCIe (for older models even AGP)
slots for graphics cards, sound cards, or other expansion
cards, which can be equipped according to individual needs.
Motherboards have until recently a Southbridge
and Northbridge took over the various tasks which are, however,
now been adopted in recent years by the CPU. In addition, each motherboard has a BIOS implemented (basic input
/ output system), which then makes when a computer starts all the hardware available and to a functioning
Boards are available in various sizes, whether it is to
go for a full-tower, mid-tower or desktop design, through to small
form factor. The most common formats are motherboardATX, Mini-ATX Micro- ATX, ITX, Micro-ITX and
Furthermore, there are motherboards in various Leitsungs and price
ranges. So there is the right motherboard for practically all demands.
Whether more than one graphics card connectors, modern
chipsets with USB 3.0 and SATA-600 or classic, used motherboards for the home office for a small
price with slightly older technology. Both
for gamers as well as for graphic designers or just opportunity
users there is a wide range of motherboards. Technically, maintained,
reconditioned, refurbished motherboards called, are a very good way to save
a lot of money, because as varied as the demands on motherboards and PC are hardware are also
available budget. Thus, used
motherboards are a very good idea if you want to build a cheap
computer, no matter whether. Than replacement
board, reserve board or for a reconstruction of a PC.
Motherboards differ essentially by the two major
processor manufacturers that also have specific
processor sockets and chipsets. So there is AMD socket motherboards with current sockets as AM3, AM3
+, FM1, FM2 and FM2+, and Intelmotherboards that can come up with bases such
as 775, 1155, 1156, 1366 or 2011. The different bases are suitable
for different processors and support different technologies
depending on the technique of RAM, PCI cards or other peripherals. Since the
wear and tear on computer hardware mostly concerns the structure
parts (CPU, RAM, HDD, graphics card, power supply ), they can recondition
ideal. So you can save with
refurbished motherboards quite a bit of money for
technically sound hardware.
The best known and most prestigious manufacturer of motherboards are Asus, Gigabyte, Elitegroup,
Sapphire, Asrock, Intel, or Soltek. In addition, there are also
manufacturers such as Dell, HP, NEC and Fujitsu Systems that
produce motherboards for personal computers, but they are not usually designed in
the standard formats.