Form factor that came after XT but before the Baby AT and ATX form factors; the power supplies had 2 connectors powering the motherboard and a hard-wired switchATX to power the case.
Form factor that came after the Baby AT form factor having one power connector going to the motherboard and also supporting a soft power switch.
The small program that resides on a ROM chip and is used to start the computer and control the way devices in the computer talk to each other.
Motherboard form factor for low profile cases that allowed for better cooling.
The specialized IC's on the motherboard that helps the CPU to work with memory or the expansion boards, also known as northbridge and southbridge.
Same as BIOS setup; program that allows the configuration settings, such as hard drive type, time and date settings and boot order, to be manipulated.
The pathway of wires connecting the CPU and memory.
The pathway of wires that connects the CPU and the expansion boards.
Program stored in ROM that holds its contents with the power removed.
The specifications and size of a motherboard or power supply.
A component that could operate separately but is built into another object to become one unit.
Small form factor motherboard used in PCs where reduced size is desired.
Also know as main board, planar board and system board; contains all the pathways of wires to connect the CPU to memory and the expansion boards.
Low profile mother board form factor that utilizes riser cards for expansion cards.
Printed circuit board connecting to the motherboard and accepting expansion boards that will be parallel to the motherboard; examples are AMR, CNR and ACR.
Connector type used to hold SECC (Single Edge Contact Cartridge) processor modules used with some P2 and P3 processors, memory modules and expansion cards.
The connector used to attach a CPU to the motherboard.
Socket type where the processor just drops in with no effort and then a level is locked down to hold the processor in place.