Mainboards are the core of the computer's structure. The mainboard is where all the components are inserted to make a working computer. The mainboard contains several critical chips and slots for those chips.

Here is what a mainboard looks like. This board was made to fit an AMD K6 chip in a Slot A configuration. Click on it to see an enlarged picture, with the parts labled.

CPU Slot Type
AMD K6  
AMD K7 Socket 462 (Socket A)
Pentium II  
Pentium III Slot 1
Socket 370
Pentium IV  


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