Lecture Notes for BU 396 - Systems Oper Mgmt CANCELLED with Tollison at Mississippi University for Women (MUW)

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Material Type:Class Note
Class:BU 396 - Systems Oper Mgmt CANCELLED
University:Mississippi University for Women
Term:Fall 2007
  • Architecture
  • Motherboard
  • The Channel
  • Different Types
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Buses and Expansion Slots September 27 (Day); September 19 (Night)  What is an Expansion Bus: o Expansion buses are special connections on the motherboard that enable you to add hardware to the computer that didn’t come with it (p. 111). o Buses carry four types of “cargo”:     o o Electrical power Control activity Memory addresses Data These expansion devices (sound card, video card, etc.) connect to the expansion buses at connections called expansion slots. Expansion slots allow any compatible type of device and brand of device to work. In other words, we can install virtually any device without regard to brand name (p. 111). o Expansion buses are dependent on the clock chip for their speed. In other words, the same clock chip that controls the speed of the processor also controls the speed of the expansion buses, and thus the devices plugged into the expansion slots (p. 112).   However, be aware that the speeds of expansion buses are not the same. An expansion bus connects ...
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