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The Motherboard

This section describes the actual motherboard itself, its layout, design and components. The physical board itself varies greatly from PC to PC; two different boards can have very similar performance and capabilities but be laid out totally differently. The large number of motherboard manufacturers contributes to this greatly. The physical motherboard's function is to provide a useful, working place for all of the components of the PC to interface.

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