components stand firmly on motherboard.
Number of devices have been integrated on motherboard
over a period of time. Now a days at InnoReviews motherboard with onboard features is more popular in Branded PCs. Onboard integrated peripherals are offered by many branded PC manufacturers to
provide you latest technology if you buy a system from
a big computer manufacturer recently.
It is recommended to select motherboard with maximum
number of ports preferably with 2 serial, 1 parallel
and 4 USB ports. Most of the recent devices have USB
port. Also check the upgradation options such as
memory support and number of available PCI slots etc.
Technology changes so rapidly that manufacturers add
the new features such as serial ATA, USB 2.0 and RAID
on the motherboard to stay ahead of the competition.
Many manufacturers even provides FM radio on the
motherboard to survive in the race making it fully
Important Motherboard Tips:
1) Do the survey by reading the reviews on
motherboards and then look for either same motherboard
or compare it with it’s competitors product in the
2) Don’t buy the costliest motherboard if you are not
going to use additional features. Always check cost to
benefit ratio and make the selection just by assessing
the utility value.
3) If you are dedicated gamer or fan of overclocking,
verify whether the space around CPU is spacious enough
for you to install a larger heat sink-fan combination
for cooling. Go for motherboard, which has the
facility to overclock FSB in steps of 1 MHz and core
4) Confirm that chipset on the motherboard is
compatible with the speed of the processor and speed
of FSB. It is very important to check the
compatibility to improve the system performance.
5) Select feature rich motherboard for future up
gradation. Also ensure that it has enough PCI and
memory slots for future expansion.
6) If planning for expensive motherboard go for the
motherboard with onboard video chipset and an AGP
slot. Don’t forget to check whether AGP slot supports
latest transfer rate.
7) Also see whether motherboard has onboard sound and
8) Check the type of memory that supports motherboard.
9) DDR RAM is the most popular option today. Most
motherboards have at least two slots. But expensive
motherboards have 4 slots. The total amount RAM you
can install is also dependent on the motherboard
10) The smooth transfer of data without errors is the
most important function of the chipset. This function
of the chipset decides overall performance of the
system. That is why the maximum speed a processor that
the chipset supports is very important. In case of
future upgrades you will need to change only the
processor. This will save your time and money.