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Motherboards Motherboards are the main part of a computer system. Also called a main board a motherboard is responsible for connecting all the components of a computer system and allowing them to communicate between each other. In 1924 the Tabulating Machine Company was renamed to IBM. Hewlett Packard was founded in 1939. The first transistor was invented in 1947. In 1967 IBM created the first floppy disk. In 1968 Intel Corp was founded. In 1970 the first microprocessor was born as well as the first Random-access memory module otherwise known as RAM. In 1972 Compact discs were invented. In 1975 the first personal computer hit the market with one kilobyte of memory. Its cost was around $397. In 1981 the Commodore is released which later becomes the world’s most popular computer. In 1985 Microsoft and IBM begin working together on their new operating system called windows. These are the main points on the history of motherboards. This history was found at www.motherboards.org. On the Website www.howstuffworks.com it describes motherboards like a small scale of a city. The main chips take power from one source and the information travels on a multiple lane highway to get to all of the components of a computer system. Over the years motherboard sizes haven’t really changed but the functionality of the main board has substantially increased. A motherboard is a multi-layered printed circuit board. Copper circuit paths called traces carry signals and voltages across the motherboard. Different layers carry different data to and from the bios, processor, and memory buses. One of the most essential parts of a motherboard are the fans. Fans are used to cool the different components of the motherboard as well as the computer down to a temperature that will push out peak performance out of the computer. When electricity is running through a computer system it generates increasing heat. This along with density an...

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