The Motherboard is a printed circuit board that allows the CPU, RAM, and all other computer hardware components to communicate with each other. It can come in a number of formats (ATX & Micro-ATX are the most common) designed to suit different needs, budgets and speeds. It will typically have 2 or 4 slots for RAM, different CPU sockets, and can support different PCI cards. Some motherboards also have heatsinks which help keep it cool, and increase it's efficiency.
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