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What is the function of the jumper on the motherboard?
Jumpers can do a lot of things, some motherboards have many of them. Basically they are a manual switches, that can be closed by shorting them with a jumper cap. Some examples are, jumpers that set the CPU speed, or reset the BIOS memory.
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The function of a motherboard is fairly simple. To put it easily, it is the main control of your computer. It is the main board your computer is running on at all times. If yo…u don't have a motherboard, your computer will not do anything when you press power. It's like a brain. You, or anything, for that matter, cannot function without a brain operating it.
The actual function of a chipset is to communicate between all components of the modern PC, or, to put it in other words, the chipset is the infrastructure. The chipset contai…ns numerous components, and moreover, it makes various interfaces available for connecting additional components (PCI, USB, AGP, IDE, etc). As a rule, the chipset consists of two units, the Northbridge and the Southbridge. The reason that it is made of two units instead of one is that it's difficult to integrate all components onto a single chip. The use of two chips also allows for different combinations of Southbridge and Northbridge chips. Today, most manufacturers have a small building-block type of system from which the motherboard makers can choose components to suit customer requirements. The Northbridge usually contains the CPU interface and the memory controller. With nForce and nForce2, the graphics unit is also on the Northbridge. This chip is clearly larger in size compared to the Southbridge, because hundreds of data paths are needed for the processor and the RAM. Because of this, all complex chips are packed in BGA (Ball Grid Arrays) casing, where all the soldered connections are located on the underside of the chip. The Southbridge contains at least a PCI controller, floppy/ IDE/ hard disk controllers, serial and parallel ports, USB support and power management functions. Through the years, the chipsets have gained extended functionality through the Southbridge, which is the reason that nowadays these units often also include interfaces and codecs for sound or network controllers. This means that motherboard manufacturers only need to provide simple controllers, which are much cheaper to produce than complete PCI network cards or sound cards.
CPU Socket - This holds the CPU or central processing unit of the computer. A CPU does most of the heavy lifting and thinking inside of a computer. RAM slots - These hold the… RAM, or Random Access Memory. RAM is the workbench in your computer, holding all of your open programs for you. North Bridge - This chip is usually located right beneath the CPU socket and its usual functions are to communicate effectively between the CPU, RAM, Graphics Chips, and South Bridge on your computer. South Bridge - This chip handles all the communication between all the other input/output devices on your computer (USB ports, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc.) and the North BridgePCIe, PCI, AGP and ISA card slots - These slots are used to expand the capabilities of your motherboard, from TV tuners for watching TV to a better sound card for your 7.1 channel surround sound system. Front Panel pin out - This is usually a group of 9 pins that connects the power and reset buttons, and the power and hard drive lights on the front of your computer to the motherboard. USB and audio pin-outs - These connect to a cable that runs to the front of your computer so that you can have front facing USB and audio ports. Back IO Connector - This is usually where you plug in most of your stuff on your computer and usually has your keyboard and mouse ports, USB ports, Video connector, audio jacks, network jack, among others. SATA, IDE, and Floppy connectors - These connect up to the main storage devices on your computer, including your hard drive, DVD/CD drive, and of course, the floppy drive on the front of your computer. BIOS - This holds the information your motherboard needs to start itself, and also keeps track of the current time.
that facilitate communication between the processor, memory components, and peripheral devices
Answer Each IDE hard drive, you will see has a jumper. The jumper changes the drive from either a master to slave, or cable select. Basically this means, that d…epending where on the ide lead your going to plug the drive into, the drive should be either master or slave etc. Ie, if your going to plug the cable in in the middle, then change the jumper to slave. If your going to put the drive at the end, then change the jumper to master. If your unsure of where you want to put it, you can put the jumper as cable select (CS), although personally i always use master or slave. Hope this helps be safe nige cadishead computers
A motherboard is
to keep the clock chip running even when power is of
Obviously, it doesn't have any, with the possible exception of a BIOS recovery / config jumper.
USB ports enable you to attach USB-compliant devices The NIC enables you to attach the computer to a LAN or a WLAN The parallel port enables you to connect devices such as… printers and external drives
To configure a hardware device. For example, IDE hard drives have a set of pins near the power cable and controller cable connectors. There is a jumper that can be …set to tell the device that it is a master or slave drive on the port. Some old SCSI hard drives had a jumper for designating the number of the device on the SCSI bus. SCSI can have up to 8 devices on one bus, including the controller. So technically it only supports 7 devices. Many motherboards support processors of different speeds. These motherboards will have jumpers that can be set to tell it how fast the processor operates.
part of motherboard
A motherboard is the central printed circuit board (PCB) in some complex electronic systems, such as modern personal computer. The motherboard is sometimes alternatively… know as the main board or system board . The function of it is , were processing take place.
A motherboard is also known as a main board, system board and logic board. A common abbreviation is 'mobo'. They can be found in a variety of electrical devices, ranging from …a TV to a computer. Generally, they will be referred to as a motherboard or a main board when associated with a complex device such as a computer, which is what we shall look at. Put simply, it is the central circuit board of your computer. All other components and peripherals plug into it, and the job of the motherboard is to relay information between them all. Despite the fact that a better motherboard will not add to the speed of your PC, it is none-the-less important to have one that is both stable and reliable, as its role is vital. A motherboard houses the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), which is the simple software run by a computer when initially turned on. Other components attach directly to it, such as the memory, CPU (Central Processing Unit), graphics card, sound card, hard-drive, disk drives, along with various external ports and peripherals.
provides the electrical connection between the RAM and the motherboard.
CMOS (complementary metal oxide semi conductor) is a logic family. A logic family refers to the way of implementing logic. Using this technique, logic gates are realized. The …combination of several logic gates forms a digital circuit or integrated circuit (IC). A mother board is also an IC. The technique used to realize it is CMOS logic.
The motherboard is where most of the processing takes place. The central Processor chip is nearly always on the motherboard. So too is the memory and supporting circuitry. ROM… chips and connectors for the controlling switches are found here. The motherboard usually has slots, or connectors for daughter boards, for additional i/o devices and other add ons (so the daughter boards work for the mother!). Devices which are made to be easily upgraded (swappable) can be put onto its own sub-board in an expansion slot. For example, video boards can be substantially speedier and more functional than another one, and it is convenient to be able to switch one without requiring swapping the entire motherboard (if the video was built into it). PCI is one type of connection to a daughter board. Other interfaces, like networking or sound or another processor, can be found on a daughter board. In summary, the motherboard contains some critical components of the system, with connections to other devices to complete the system.
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