What is an Expansion Board?

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An expansion board is a printed circuit board that you can insert into a computer to give it added capabilities, as by increasing memory or improving graphics.. Expansion boards are also called adapters, cards, add-ins, and add-ons.

Below there are two examples of expansion boards, one for I/O components and the other for memory expansion....

Who Makes the Motherboard?

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To determine the manufacturer of your motherboard, view the documentation that was included with your computer. Most computers include a manual for the motherboard, and this manual is typically the best source of information about your hardware, motherboard, and BIOS. If you do not have this manual, contact the manufacturer of your computer to determine the manufacturer of your motherboard.

Lastly, if you cannot determine the name of the manufacturer of your motherboard by using the preceding methods, note that most manufacturers display BIOS information on the screen when you start your computer during the Power On Self Test (POST). However, there is no standard as to where or when the information is displayed. Generally, this information is displayed while the memory is being counted and tested. ...