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  • On recent motherboards the BIOS may also patch the central processor microcode if the BIOS detects that the installed CPU is one for which have been published.

    Most modern motherboard designs use a , stored in an chip soldered to or socketed on the motherboard, to an . Non-operating system boot programs are still supported on modern IBM PC-descended machines, but nowadays it is assumed that the boot program will be a complex operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Linux. When power is first supplied to the motherboard, the BIOS firmware tests and configures memory, circuitry, and peripherals. This (POST) may include testing some of the following things:

  • Motherboards contain some to initialize the system and load some startup software, usually an , from some external peripheral device. Microcomputers such as the Apple II and IBM PC used chips mounted in sockets on the motherboard. At power-up, the central processor would load its with the address of the boot ROM and start executing instructions from the ROM. These instructions initialized and tested the system hardware, displayed system information on the screen, performed RAM checks, and then loaded an initial program from an external or peripheral device. If none was available, then the computer would perform tasks from other memory stores or display an error message, depending on the model and design of the computer and the ROM version. For example, both the Apple II and the original IBM PC had Microsoft Cassette BASIC in ROM and would start that if no program could be loaded from disk.

    High rates of motherboard failures in China and India appear to be due to "" that's burned to generate electricity. Air pollution corrodes the circuitry, according to researchers.

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    WARNING: The handling of a lead solder materials used in these products may expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. Please refer to our RoHS Compliance page for list of motherboards with traces of lead solder material (RoHS 5/6).

    A 2003 study found that some spurious computer crashes and general reliability issues, ranging from screen image distortions to read/write errors, can be attributed not to or peripheral but to aging on PC motherboards. Ultimately this was shown to be the result of a faulty electrolyte formulation, an issue termed .

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If you're looking to build a mid-range system, you'll likely want a few of the same things, but you won't necessarily need them. A midrange motherboard may include SATA II and SATA III, USB 2.0 and 3.0, support 16GB DDR3 Dual-Channel RAM, and a standard RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port. You'll probably still want at least one PCI-Express slot, as discrete GPUs help to make a more enjoyable user experience overall. Processor sockets can be more diverse for a mid range PC. Most Intel and AMD Sockets support processors that are useful for mid-range processors, but the latest ones will likely be found in Intel LGA 1151 or LGA2011 and AMD AM3/AM3+, FM2, or the FM1 & AM1 platform. Good form factors to start with are mATX or ATX motherboards, but Mini ITX has some great offerings also.