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Old 02-17-2005, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A few motherboard questions

1. What is a chipset, like what makes a good chipset.
2. What is PCI Express
3. What is LAN
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Old 02-17-2005, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. A chipset is simply a device to control the seperate functions of the motherboard or computer.
2. PCI Express is a two-way, serial connection that carries data in packets along two pairs of point-to-point data lanes, compared to the single parallel data bus of traditional PCI that routes data at a set rate.
3. LAN means local area network. Most LANs are confined to a single building or group of buildings. However, one LAN can be connected to other LANs over any distance via telephone lines and radio waves.

check out webopedia.com for more info.
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2. PCI Express is a two-way, serial connection that carries data in packets along two pairs of point-to-point data lanes, compared to the single parallel data bus of traditional PCI that routes data at a set rate.
lol, I am sure this is 100% correct, but I think the answer he needs is "it's a slot to put a video card."
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Lan is just another word for Networking..
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