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Kim
11-17-2000, 06:54 PM
I just had the serialboard replaced in my almost-new laptop. Can anyone tell me what that is and what it does? Thanks.

Paleo Pete
11-18-2000, 01:34 AM
I'm just guessing, someone may come along and prove me wrong, but since a mouse is a serial device, I would think from the name it would be a circuit board that controls serial devices. Such as a mouse...

Like I said, it's just a guess, but that's what I would think, going by the name of it.

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Kim
11-18-2000, 08:24 PM
Oops! I meant to ask about a systemboard, not a serialboard. What does a systemboard do? Thanks for any info.

Paleo Pete
11-19-2000, 08:29 AM
System board normally refers to the motherboard. It's the main circuit board of the computer, and contains the CPU, memory and periferals, such as video and sound.

The motherboard is the main line of communication for all devices attached internally or externally. Any signal or data sent from any component or device goes through the motherboard to the CPU and memory and to its destination.

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Charles Kozierok
11-19-2000, 11:14 AM
Kim, they are are more commonly called motherboards or mainboards. For more info see here: http://www.PCGuide.com/ref/mbsys or http://www.motherboards.org

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Kim
11-19-2000, 05:43 PM
Thanks, Charles. That's what I wanted to know.