by John Anthony
- Motherboards are offered in two basic sizes, ATX (12"
wide with varying depths) and ATX mini (8.5" wide, usually
with a depth that makes it almost square).
- It is typically powered from the power supply by means of
cable terminated in a 24 pin connector.
- Motherboards are currently offered with extremely fast
clocking, memory and I/O speeds.There are many
options to choose from such as the number and type of
expansions slots, the chip set and so on that affect the
performance and price.
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high performance motherboards.
- Keep in mind that the performance of a PC is not
determined solely by the Mhz rating of the microprocessor.
The chip set, type of graphics board, speed of the memory
bus, amount of memory, access speed of the HDD all affect
- The motherboard is
described in more detail in 'Hardware'.
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