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									The Pentium 4 Motherboard

The motherboard is the main circuit board in your PC. Practically all the
components at some point are connected and must communicate through the
motherboard. Connections to the motherboard are either through one of its
many ports or by having them plugged directly into it. Consider it as one
big highway that provides the platform for all other components and
peripherals to talk to each other. There are however many types of
motherboards and the type of motherboard that you buy will depend on the
CPU or processor that it was designed to use. Motherboards are
categorized by their socket types with the common ones being Socket A and
Socket 478. Remember that once you buy a motherboard, it will house the
processor type designed for it and will not be interchangeable. Most
motherboards will however come labeled with their socket type, so you
need not worry.

A motherboard Pentium 4 model is currently the motherboard of choice for
many. However, before you purchase just about any motherboard Pentium 4
model, consider a number of components that will go along with it. The
motherboard will need to have the correct interface for memory, graphics
card, hard disks and other items. Make sure that the motherboard has
enough slots for the amount of memory you wish to have as well as other
components, especially those that will need to be connected through the
PCI slots.

Another important component to look at is the chipset model. The chipset
defines the performance and the different features supported by the
motherboard. Motherboard Pentium 4 models come with a quote of their
front side bus speed. However, this speed is only achieved when the
processor used supports that speed as well. In addition to the processor,
the memory that is installed should also support these speeds as well.
Therefore, when buying motherboard Pentium 4 models ensure that you buy
the different peripherals and components that will allow the motherboard
to operate at its maximum efficiency. Generally though, 800 MHz
motherboard Pentium 4 models dominate the Pentium 4 market. Other
advanced boards include extra features like Game Accelerators ad dynamic
overclocking that allows one to increase memory performance and core
processor speeds. Other extra features to look out for include Hyper-
Threading support, Dual DDR 400 memory support, 8x Accelerated Graphics
Port and SATA support. While most of these features have become
mainstream, you may come across some dinosaur motherboards and being on
the look out will help you to make the right choices.

								
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