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What component on a motherboard provides configuration options by connecting two pins to create an electrical circuit?

A) Bypass

B) Serial

C) Flag

D) Jumper

E) Ribbon

F) I use a gum wrapper and some duct tape

The answer: D) Jumper

A jumper is an electrical conductor that can be placed on two jumper pins to complete an electrical circuit, and therefore change a configuration option. It is common to see jumpers on motherboards, adapter cards, and other computing devices.

Want to know more? Watch “Motherboard Jumpers and Connectors.”

There are many jumpers and connectors on the PC motherboard, and it’s useful to know where your case wires connect to your computer. In this video, you’ll learn about these connectors and how to properly connect your cables and wires.