Category Archive: motherboard

THE AGP SLOT

The PCI slot did not last long before the video card demands overwhelmed it, So Intel separated the video card from the PCI into a new channel. This lead to the Accelerated Graphics Port.. AGP went through a few revisions until it reached AGP 8x which was the peak before the PCI Express slot replaced …

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SYSTEM MANAGEMENT BUS 

The SPD table is available in the SMBUS which is used by RAM, batteries and other hardware. The bus is used for configuration etc. This way a battery can be asked when it was manufactured or RAM can be asked what speed it runs at. The SMBUS can support 127 devices which is more than …

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THE PCI SLOT

The PCI slot was originally introduced in 1992 but it took few years for Intel to developed chipsets in addition to other logic needed to integrated the new slot into motherboards, Originally the slots were designed for 5V operation but later versions added 3.3V. The slot was changed to prevent using 5V cards. Eventually universal …

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