Let’s start our topic with the fact that network cards are different and may differ, both in the range of tasks to be solved and in the form factor (appearance). A network card is also often referred to as an Ethernet (Ethernet) controller, network adapter or NIC (Network Interface Card) adapter.
First of all, let’s divide network cards into two large groups:
External network cards
Built-in or integrated (onboard)
Let’s start with the external ones. From the name itself, it follows that network cards of this type are installed in the computer system unit additionally (as a separate expansion card) or as another external device. Continue reading
The computer motherboard is that foundation on which all the components of the system unit are built.
The role of the computer motherboard cannot be overestimated. After all, it depends only on her. Will you be able to expand the functionality of your PC in the future or not? Increase the amount of RAM, put a more efficient graphics card? Will the further expansion (“upgrade” – upgrade) of the entire system allow the presence of additional, initially unused, slots and connectors? It’s like the foundation of a house: make it not high quality and, over time, the structure may collapse. Continue reading