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Winn L. Rosch Hardware Bible, Sixth Edition by Winn L. Rosch

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Infrastructure

Infrastructure is what holds your computer together. It is the overall form of your computer, the substrate that it is built upon, and the essential supplies required to make it run. The substrate of the modern computer is the motherboard (or system board or main board) coupled with the expansion boards plugged into it. The case provides the basic form of the computer. And the one essential service required by any modern computer is power, the electricity used in the computer's logic operations.

Motherboards

The centerpiece of the system unit is the motherboard. All the other circuitry of the system unit is usually part of the motherboard or plugs directly into it. The electronic components on the motherboard carry out most of ...

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