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License plate It is a concept that comes from French plaque. Although it has multiple meanings, it usually refers to some type of sheet or table that fulfills certain functions or that allow to display information.

A plaque, in this sense, can be a poster that provides data useful about something or that recalls a fact or a personality. For example: “The municipal government installed a commemorative plaque in the birthplace of the writer”, "Various plates in the corners allow you to follow the tourist route", “This building… is that of the Tax Office? I'm going to look at the plate on the entrance ”.

The insignia that certain professionals or public officials must exhibit as proof of their identity and their Titles It is also called plaque: "When the policeman showed his badge, he was shot", "Before letting inspectors pass, ask them to display their badge".

In various fields linked to the Health The notion of plaque is often used. A radiographic plate (also called bone scan ) is that image that is generated when a person is subjected to a certain radioactive source. Due to the different densities, certain elements are recorded in a light tone on the black plate. It is known as Dental plaque , on the other hand, to the accumulation of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms in the mouth of a human being.

In computing finally the motherboard or motherboard it houses the circuits that interconnect the necessary elements for the operation of a computer: “I think my PC motherboard has burned: I will have to call a technician”.

How to choose a motherboard?

While many stores offer computers Ready to be used, experts (and the bravest) usually prefer to assemble their own equipment by choosing each of the components, something that requires patience and a certain degree of skill but offers the best results. Although the motherboard is one of the essential elements for the operation of a computer, most users do not give it the attention it deserves, focusing instead on the hard disk and RAM, for example .

The characteristics of the motherboard immovably condition the capacity of the computer, since it depends on the type of components that we can use and the speed at which they can work, among other things. That said, when buying a motherboard, there are certain factors that must be taken into account to get the product that meets our needs:

* the brand : a prestigious manufacturer is usually a guarantee of quality , but we must also be attentive to new companies that enter the market by offering solid products at affordable prices. The brand also guarantees the degree of compatibility with the rest of the components , both from the moment of purchase and through BIOS updates;

* the chipset : it is the motherboard element that is responsible for keeping the different components communicated with each other, both those that connect directly to it (the graphics card, the main memory, etc.) and the peripherals (the hard disk, the USB ports, DVD player, etc.). Needless to say, the quality and characteristics of the chipset are determinants of performance of the team;

* the socket or slot : is the space in which the processor is connected. When you intend to buy the board and the processor separately, it is essential to ensure compatibility between the two. It is worth mentioning that there is a great variety of sockets and slots, and that each one can support more than one type of processor.

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