Motherboard Components


  • Expansion slots (PCI Express, PCI, and AGP)

  • 3-pin case fan connectors

  • Back pane connectors

  • Heat sink

  • 4-Pin (P4) power connector

  • Inductor

  • Capacitor

  • CPU Socket

  • Northbridge

  • Screw hole

  • Memory slot

  • Super I/O

  • Floppy connection

  • ATA (IDE) disk drive primary connection

  • 24-pin ATX power Supply connector

  • Serial ATA connections

  • Coin cell battery (CMOS backup battery)

  • RAID

  • System panel connectors

  • FWH

  • Southbridge

  • Serial port connector

  • USB headers

  • Jumpers

  • Integrated circuit

  • 1394 headers

  • SPDIF

  • CD-IN


 

Older motherboard components


The following list contains some more components.




  • BIOS

  • Bus

  • Cache memory

  • Chipset

  • Diode

  • Dip switches

  • Electrolytic

  • Fuse

  • Game port and MIDI header

  • Internal speaker

  • Keyboard controller

  • LCC

  • Network header

  • Obsolete expansion slots (AMR, CNR, EISA, ISA, VESA)

  • Obsolete memory slots (SIMM)

  • Onboard LED

  • Parallel port header

  • PS/2 header

  • Resistor

  • RTC

  • Serial port header

  • Screw hole aka mounting hole

  • SCSI

  • Solenoid

  • Voltage regulator

  • Voltage regulator module (VRM)