Choosing The Right Motherboard A Buyers Guide

Choosing The Right Motherboard A Buyers Guide

Choosing The Right Motherboard - a​ Buyers Guide
When it​ comes to​ choosing the right Motherboard, you may want to​ start out by finding out exactly what a​ Motherboard is​ and what it​ is​ for .​
a​ motherboard is​ the main part of​ your computer, if​ you have ever opened up your tower or​ brain, as​ I​ like to​ call it .​
The motherboard is​ the large circuit board attached to​ the case .​
The motherboard is​ the brain that helps your hard drive to​ tell the computer what to​ do .​
All of​ the main components of​ your computer are attached to​ the motherboard .​
It can also be considered the highway that transfers information from one part of​ your PC to​ another .​
The motherboard is​ also where the BIOS system is; you know that black screen that shows up when you turn your PC on .​

Now that we have an​ idea of​ how important the motherboard is .​
We can go onto how to​ choose the right one .​
When you go to​ pick out the motherboard, make sure you choose one that is​ compatible with the hardware you already own, such as​ your hard drive, CD or​ DVD drive, floppy drive, processor, audio video cards, or​ any other external or​ internal ports .​
With all of​ the things I​ just mentioned and the others to​ come, I​ would recommend writing down your computers specifications .​
Remember the two most important parts in​ any computer is​ the Processor and Motherboard .​
Some recommend buying your processor first, I​ personally shop for the motherboard first .​
One main reason is​ that processors can be bought at​ a​ variety of​ places while the motherboard depending on manufacturer cannot .​
So once you know what features you need or​ want on your PC, you can begin looking at​ the Motherboards .​
You want to​ be sure your motherboard has one of​ the following socket sizes for the processor, as​ these are the newest and most common .​
The socket sizes are 754, 775, 939, and 940 .​

Another bit of​ advice is​ reading the manual for the motherboards you are looking at .​
Many manufacturers have downloadable manuals online .​
Another tip is​ to​ check the power supply, having the wrong type can seriously cause major damage .​
Make sure the memory modules you are planning to​ use have the right pin number; the pin is​ the part of​ the module that attaches it​ to​ the motherboard .​
Some computers built before 2000 use SDRAM, however newer ones use DDR or​ even DDRII .​
This is​ not interchangeable and I​ would recommend that you upgrade to​ a​ newer motherboard, as​ the older memory will not run as​ fast .​
Also remember that your memory may not be able to​ handle the motherboard and processor upgrade, so you need to​ consider that when upgrading.
Another factor to​ consider is​ your graphics card; this will determine what programs and games you can use .​
Many newer games now require a​ minimum 128 MB or​ more .​
The hard disks on your computer are the Hard Drive, Floppy or​ Zip Drives, and CD or​ DVD ROMs .​

Now that you have the basics on choosing your next or​ first motherboard, you might want to​ check out some of​ these top manufacturers, MSI, FOXCONN and ASROCK .​
Harry Love

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