Chapter 6

Motherboards

Lab Exercises

6.01     Researching New Motherboards

6.02     Identifying Internal Expansion Slots

6.03     Removing Expansion Cards

6.04     Removing a Motherboard

6.05     Identifying Motherboard Features

6.06     Installing a Motherboard

6.07     Installing Expansion Cards

6.08     Exploring Motherboard Features with CPU-Z

6.09     Managing Hardware with Device Manager

Lab Analysis Test

Key Term Quiz

While the CPU, system RAM, power supply, hard drive, and all the other miscellaneous pieces of a typical PC are important, it is the motherboard that brings them together into a working whole. Every bit and byte of data that moves between devices passes through the motherboard’s sockets and traces. Every component plugs ...

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