The motherboards are divided into two modules – Motherboard I and Motherboard II. In motherboard I, we will focus on Motherboards and its components; and in the Motherboard II, we will cover Expansion Buses.

Module Objectives

At the end of this module you will be able to

  • Describe how motherboard works?
  • Able to identify types of motherboards and its components
  • Know what chipset is and chipset varieties available in the market today
  • You will be able to install a motherboard into a case
  • And finally, know what are the common motherboard problems and how to troubleshoot them

Module Topics

This module will cover the following topics:

  • The computer motherboard building blocks
  • Micro-computer systems architecture
  • Microcontrollers and their applications
  • Form factors
  • Sockets and CPUs (not covered here in depths)
  • Chipsets
  • System Bus
  • Memory
  • Slots and ports


  • Installing a motherboard - a video

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