Motherboard [MOBO]

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A Motherboard, which is the central or primary circuit board making up a complex electronic system, such as a computer.

The motherboard contains the connectors for attaching additional boards. Typically, the motherboard contains the CPU, BIOS, memory, mass storage interfaces, serial and parallel ports, expansion slots, and all the controllers required to control standard peripheral devices, such as the display screen, keyboard, and disk drive.


Collectively, all these chips that reside on the motherboard are known as the motherboard’s chipset.

Synonyms:

Mainboard, MOBO

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