The bus of a motherboard allows communication between different components, and standardized expansion slots provide a way to easily upgrade our computers. In this video, you’ll learn about the bus architectures and how to use expansion slots to customize our PCs.
Motherboard expansion slots come in many different shapes, sizes, and speeds. In this video, you’ll learn about the characteristics and speeds of popular motherboard expansion slots.
The Ethernet port on your motherboard has stopped working, so you moved an Ethernet PCI adapter card from another computer to your desktop PC. However, when you start your Windows operating system the PnP adapter card isn’t seen by the operating system. Which of these is the most likely cause of this issue?
The modularity of adapter cards has provided us with an infinite number of expansion options for our PCs. In this video, you’ll learn the basics of adapter card installation and the fundamentals of device driver installation.
With adapter cards, we can customize our computers, add new capabilities, and upgrade their features. In this video, you’ll learn about adapter card architectures and the use of adapter cards to extend computer video, multimedia, I/O, and communications.
An important consideration of the very first IBM personal computer was including standardized expansion slots so the end-user could customize their system. In this video, you’ll learn about bus architectures and expansion slots, including PCI, PCI Express, AGP, and CardBus.