Motherboard terms

Updated: 05/03/2022 by Computer Hope
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Top 10 motherboard terms
CMOS battery

Full-ATX
BIOS
USB
Expansion slot
CMOS
Address bus
Serial Port
System panel cables
POST
IDE

Number

1394 header

A
ATX style power connector

ABIOS
AC'97
Address bus
AGP
AMR
ASUS Express Gate
AT
AT Bus
AT Keyboard
ATX
ATX style connector
Auxiliary connector

B

Baby AT
Back panel
Back-side bus
BAT
Berg connector
BIOS
BTX
Bus

C

Chipset
CMOS
CNR
Communication and Network Riser
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Controller

D
DB connector

Data bus
Daughterboard
DB-9
DB-15
DB-19
DB-25
DB-37
DB-50
D-sub connector
DTS
DTX
Dual BIOS
DVMT
Dynamic Video Memory Technology

E

EFI
EIDE
EISA
ESDI
Expansion slot

F

FireWire
FlexATX
Form factor
Front-side bus
FSB
Full AT
Full-ATX
FWH

G

Currently, no listings.

H

Hard disk controller
HyperSpace
HyperTransport

I

I2C
IDE
IHA
Industry Standard Architecture
Input/output bus
Input/output controller
Intel 82371
Internal speaker
I/O plate
ISA
ITX

J

Currently, no listings.

K

Currently, no listings.

L

L3 cache
Local bus
LPX

M

Main board
mb
MCA
Memory bus
microATX
Mini-ATX
Mini-ITX
Mini PCI
Mobile-ITX
Motherboard

N

Nano-ITX
NLX
Northbridge
NuBus

O

Onboard

P
Keyboard and mouse PS/2 ports on back of computer

P1
P4
P8 connector
P9 connector
PCI
PCIe
PCI Express
PCI-X
Pico-ITX
Piggyback board
PIIX
PIIX3
PIIX4
PIIX5
POST
Power On Self-Test
PS/2

Q

Quartz crystal

R

Riser board
RTC

S
Socket 370 or PGA370

Sandy Bridge
Serial Port
SIO
Slot
SMB
SMBus
Socket
Socket 939
Solenoid
Southbridge
Standout
Super I/O
System bus
System panel cables
System panel connector

T

Currently, no listings.

U

UEFI
USB
USB header

V

VESA Local Bus
VL Bus
VMEbus
VRM

W

Currently, no listings.

X

Currently, no listings.

Y

Currently, no listings.

Z

Currently, no listings.

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