Guide to Understanding Motherboards

An Asus motherboardMotherboards are complex and can be tricky if you're looking to purchase or troubleshoot one. But as the component that holds everything together in your computer, you need to understand what you have or what you are getting. With this guide to understanding motherboards you'll find our best articles to help you troubleshoot motherboards and assistance with BIOS and other utilities that will help you see if something is wrong with your board. If you are buying a new one, you will find reviews and comparisons and articles on what aspects to look for. If you're building your own computer, be sure to look through this guide before you buy anything so that you have a good sense of what to get!

Latest Articles on Motherboards
BTX Motherboards for Athlon and Phenom Processors: Do They Exist?

Once upon a time a little company called Intel tried to promote a new motherboard form factor called BTX. It failed to become popular, but a number of motherboards based off the technology...

Decoding Compatability Between AMD Socket A Processors

Unlike Intel, AMD has decided to gradually upgrade their socket technology, rather than making a great generational leap. The advantage of this is a better upgrade path, but decoding...

Matching Motherboards and Memory: The Right RAM for You

Upgrading the memory on your desktop or laptop computer requires more than a trip to the computer store - you need to research the motherboard and find out what RAM modules are suitable...

A Roundup of AMD A75 Motherboards

AMD recently released the A75 chipset, which is the new high-end entry in the line. In this guide we'll have a look at several motherboards based on this new chipset that are worthy...

Most Popular Articles on Motherboards
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    Top 10 Motherboards for Core i7 Gaming

    Looking for a quality motherboard? This article covers the ten best motherboards for Core i7 gaming. These 10 motherboard rankings are placed using factors such as manufacturer reliability, customer...

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    Motherboard Diagram Basics and Wiring

    Whether it be a custom PC build or replacing some hardware components on your existing PC, you will likely need to do some basic motherboard wiring. This is where the motherboard diagram comes in handy...

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    Decoding Compatability Between AMD Socket A Processors

    Unlike Intel, AMD has decided to gradually upgrade their socket technology, rather than making a great generational leap. The advantage of this is a better upgrade path, but decoding the differences between...

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    How to Adjust the Speed of a PC Fan?

    While the many fans in a modern PC are needed to keep it from overheating, the noise they generate can be an annoyance. Those who have had problems with the endless buzzing of PC fans in the past will...

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    How Do I Open the Windows 7 BIOS?

    The BIOS is the doorway to the brain of your computer. Like in brain surgery, it can be quite dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. This article explains how to open Windows 7 BIOS. Some warnings...

More About Motherboards
Computer Components: What is the Motherboard?

Do you find yourself lost in a sea of computer terms? No idea what the difference is between your hard drive and motherboard? Read on and become better informed next time you...

How to Monitor Motherboard Temperatures

Motherboard temperature monitors are a great way to get an idea of how hot your computer is running. Since many of your computer's vital components are in direct contact with your...