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Another name for a motherboard?

Is there another name for a motherboard?

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I think this is a valid question because a common nomenclature is a critical underpinning of communication repair information. This is a common beginner question-- motherboard is actually a more commonly used phrase, but the Mac industry calls it a logic board.

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They are called "mainboards".

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Logic Board is most commonly used around here.

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Additionally, motherboard is usually written without the space (i.e. not mother board).

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Other names of MOTHERBOARD are 1. Main Printed Circuit Board; 2. Printed Wired Board (PWB); 3. System Board; 4. Main Board, abreviated or shortened to MoBo.

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as others have already said Logic Board is the other commonly used term. I've heard Apple refer to it as the MLB or Main Logic Board, too.

the term motherboard originates from early days of computers where the main circuit board contained the CPU and other major "logic" or chips, and usually also expansion slots. You could plug "daughterboards" into those slots to expand the functionality of the computer - e.g. printer interface, sound card, graphics card etc. That was a distinguishing feature of a motherboard.

p.s. to get into even more background of the terminology, the "board" part of this comes from the general term Printed Circuit Board, or PCB. this is the physical, non-conductive board on which there are conductive traces connecting the various electronic components. Logic board is just another way of referring to the PCB containing the major "logic" or chips of the computer.

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Motherboard when we used cards stuck in it, logic board, main board

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Sometimes the motherboard is also called the mainboard. That's a pretty old term, but I've seen it pop back up in technical literature from time to time.

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Mobo is an appropriate slang term. Smartly saves specious speech syllables.

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Capital (MOBO)

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I have been an electrical engineering technician for 25 years and have called them "System Boards".

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Logic Board

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The previous two are correct- Logic Board was mainly used as a term for MBs in earlier macs, however the term has stuck.

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Dell calls them System Boards as well...

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Mother of Daughter-s Boards

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Motherboard is the main printed circuit board (PCB) found in computers and other expandable systems. It holds and allows communication between many of the crucial electronic components of a system, such as the central processing unit (CPU) and memory, and provides connectors for other peripherals.

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The A+ exam used to call them Planar boards, and IBM/Lenovo uses that term.

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