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Motherboard Problem Troubleshooting

The motherboard is the backbone of your PC. It contains the key electronic components that allow your processor, memory, hard drive and other hardware components to communicate. The type of motherboard you have also dictates the size of PC case you can use and what other devices you can attach to your computer. If you are building a new PC then getting the right motherboard is essential. It dictates what type of processor and RAM you can use, and how upgradable your PC will be in the future. If you want to upgrade your current PC with a new processor, you will probably have to buy a new motherboard to support it. Also, there are many problems that can be caused by a faulty or poorly configured motherboard. For these reasons it is essential that you are familiar with the motherboard, and understand what the different components do, as this information will help you to solve any problems that might occur

Category: Hardware
Issue: 2006 Issue 1 January/February
Operating Systems: 98, 2000, XP, Vista
Article Reference: M6

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