Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as a processor power module, VRM is short for voltage regulator module. It is either embedded into the motherboard or a separate, small circuit board that regulates and supplies the correct voltage to the processor. By using a VRM, AMD and Intel can adjust the power to the processor instead of requiring the power supply to supply the correct current. One of the first motherboards to have a VRM was motherboards using the Socket 7 socket.

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