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Complete CompTIA® A+ Guide to PCs, Sixth Edition by Cheryl Schmidt

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Chapter 2. On the Motherboard

Chapter Objectives

In this chapter you will learn:

• To recognize and identify important motherboard parts

• To explain the basics of how a processor works

• What issues to consider when upgrading or replacing the motherboard or processor

• How to add cards to computers and mobile devices

• The differences between PCI, PCI-X, AGP, and PCIe adapters and slots

• About motherboard technologies such as HyperTransport, Hyper-Threading, and multi-core

• The benefits of active listening

Image CompTIA Exam Objectives

What CompTIA A+ exam objectives are covered in this chapter?

801-1.2 Differentiate between motherboard components, ...

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