Important internal components of a computer system are connected to a flat, rectangular circuit board known as the PC motherboard. If the CPU is the “brains” of the computer, a PC motherboard in Thailand is considered its “heart”. Using computer terminology, the motherboard is often the system board, mainboard and logic board. Its common abbreviation is MB or “mobo”.
If you have purchased a PC motherboard in Thailand, you’ll realise that it doesn’t boost the computer speed but actually connects all components of the computer system to make it work. If you buy a barebone system, it will always come with a motherboard that acts as the backbone or spine where computer components are attached.
The PC internal components are attached directly to the motherboard through sockets or slots. The motherboard can have the AGP used to attach the AGP video card, PCI slots for PCI video cards and network cards, as well as the IDE interfaces for optical drives and hard drives. The motherboard also contains various ports for external peripherals like removable devices, speakers, mouse, keyboard, printer and the monitor.
Specifically, if you have a PC motherboard in Thailand, it will contain a socket that accommodates specific types of CPU. There are motherboards that support AMD CPUs while others only work for Intel processors. Also there is no motherboard that can support any form of CPUs.
Furthermore, the motherboard consists of a Basic Input/Output system chip to check computer hardware such as hard disk drives and power supply units for possible malfunctions. After performing a hardware check, the BIOS chip can make the computer CPU run. When booting the computer, the BIOS is the first program that a computer can run before showing up Windows or your preferred OS.
There is also a real-time battery-operated clock chip attached to the computer motherboard to determine the time. This is the reason why you can tell the time correctly even if the computer hasn’t been used for some time.
So if you’ve purchased a PC motherboard in Thailand, you can tell that the sound card, graphics card, optical drive, hard disk drive, RAM, CPU and other computer hardware work hand in hand to make the computer function well.