All circuit boards in a computer owe their electronic identities to one or more chipsets they carry. A chipset is, as the name implies, a set of one or more chips that implement most or all of the functions of the board. In the case of a motherboard, the chipset provides functions such as
• Interface between the CPU and memory
• Interface between the CPU and expansion card busses (ISA, PCI, and so on)
System timers of various sorts
Ports—serial, parallel, IDE, floppy, USB, and sometimes others
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