What’s up with that?

What is an Advanced Technology Extended?

A) Motherboard type

B) Hard drive interface

C) Network protocol

D) A wireless encryption standard

E) It’s an extended thing that, ergo, contains an advanced type of technology, per se

The answer: A) Motherboard type

The ATX (Advanced Technology Extended) motherboard was standardized by Intel in 1995 and remains one of the most popular motherboard types.

Want to know more? Watch “Motherboard Form Factors.”

A personal computer’s combination of chips, circuits, and other components can be an intimidating device. In this module, we’ll deconstruct every piece of the computer and you’ll learn about interfaces, processors, hard drives, and the BIOS.