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CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, Third Edition by Scott Mueller, David L. Prowse, Mark Edward Soper

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Chapter 2. Motherboards and Processors

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Motherboards and Their Components—Form factors, integrated I/O ports, memory slots, expansion slots, chipset components, jumpers and jumper blocks, fan connectors, audio connectors, and front panel connectors are the component categories you discover in this section.

Installing Motherboards—The A+ Certification exam doesn’t require it, but we think you’ll want to know, sooner or later, how to remove and install a motherboard.

Troubleshooting Motherboards—Motherboards and their onboard components can fail. In this section, you learn what can go wrong and how to fix it.

Processors and CPUs—Intel makes processors. AMD makes processors. What sockets do they ...

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