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    Essentials – Computer – Motherboard

    CPU SocketThe CPU socket is where the processor is installed. It connects the CPU to the motherboard and transfers data between them.
    RAM SlotsThese are slots where the computer’s memory modules (RAM) are installed. The number of slots can vary depending on the motherboard.
    BIOS/UEFI ChipThe BIOS (or UEFI in modern motherboards) is a chip that contains the basic instructions that allow the computer to start up and monitor the hardware.
    Power ConnectorsThese connectors are used to provide power to the motherboard from the power supply.
    SATA PortsSATA ports are used to connect storage devices like hard drives and SSDs.
    PCIe SlotsPCIe slots are used to connect various high-speed components like graphics cards, sound cards, or network cards.
    USB HeadersThese are used to connect the motherboard to the USB ports on the computer’s case.
    Audio HeaderThis is used to connect the motherboard to the audio ports on the computer’s case.
    ChipsetThe chipset controls data flow between the processor, memory, and peripherals.