Chapter 2. Understanding Motherboards and BIOS

In this chapter, you learn about motherboards, including the different types and how to identify different motherboard components. The motherboard includes a significant amount of supporting hardware for a system and is a primary component that determines the overall capabilities and speed of a system. The motherboard also includes firmware, commonly called Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), which is used to start the computer. The BIOS includes a program that you can use to view and configure hardware settings. This chapter shows how to start BIOS, view and manipulate the settings, and update the BIOS program through a process called flashing. You also learn about some basic troubleshooting related ...

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