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MOTHERBOARDS * Most important consideration is the motherboard or CPU. * The motherboard dictates what type of CPU you must buy. * The size and shape of the motherboard or CPU are determined by the form factor.
3 factors that are of primary interest today: * ATX which replaced the old AT factors * Its smaller * Better organization * Easier to work on * Support for a wide variety of I/O devices. * It gets its power supply from what is known as a P1. * It supports the 20 and 24 pin power connectors. * It has a soft power switch which is in front of the computer which doesn’t let the computer cut power instantly and allows normal OS shutdown process. * The power switch on the back kills power immediately.
Wake on LAN feature: * Configured in CMOS * Any keyboard or network activity while the computer is in standby will repower the system.
BTX form factor: * Has a 20-24 pin P1 power connection. * Better airflow for better cooling. * CPU heat sink fins and memory modules are installed parallel so they don’t block airflow.
NLX form factor: * Supports riser cards * Riser cards are also known as daughter boards.
Communication busses: * Appear as copper tracings. * Connects components * Allows delivery of power and data. * The system bus is the fastest and connects motherboard to CPU.
Expansion Slots: * 8 bit ISA which was used in early computers * 16 bit was the next generation. * There is also PCI, PCIx, PCIe, and AGP. * AGP was used for an alternative for videos.
The summary of this video was about the information of motherboards and the information you need before purchasing one for the job you will need to use it for. It also mentioned the factors of ATX, BTX, and NTX and told you the difference between the 3 and which one is better. I didn’t see much in…...

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