Are you in the market for a new computer motherboard? The motherboard is the central unit of a workstation, controlling the ability of the computer to present data, accept third-party applications and prepare the system for upgrades. The right computer motherboard will ideally extend the life of a workstation... and provide opportunities for cost effective updates when new technologies present themselves. Motherboards must also be protected by matching an appropriate brand to the network system that is in place in government and educational offices.
Matching brands is a great way to improve the overall compatibility between a motherboard and the workstations that they serve. Most of the time, computers come with their own motherboards that are made specifically for that system. It is usually best to keep these matching computer motherboards and upgrade them as necessary; however, Gigabyte Technology, Microstar, MSI, Supermicro, Tyan, and Zotac create top quality motherboards that are suitable options for use in almost every type of application.
The major characteristic that should be considered when purchasing computer motherboards is the compatibility to the processor in the workstation and the operation system that runs the network server, if this applies. The number of memory slots is important; larger government and educational offices should have more slots available with the ability to expand. The memory capacity of the motherboard is essential for agencies that deal with large audio and video files. A motherboard should also have integrated RAID support. When planning your motherboard purchase, consider future upgrade plans as well. The expansion capabilities of your motherboard, such as socket type and number of PCI slots or memory slots, will determine how much you’ll be able to increase performance in the future.
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