the motherboard houses the CPU and Memory (RAM) and provides support for different peripherals. A motherboard provides connections. Motherboards are cooled by heat sinks. The motherboard is the centre of the system. The CPU is connected to the motherboard. The socket has a lever which can be lifted to install the CPU. Once Sucessfully installed using thermal paste. Memory only can be installed if they match the specifications of motherboard. IDE devices including Disk drives HDDs using SATA cables and connectors. PCI slots fit the GPU or Graphics Processing Unit and PCI expansion cards. Power connectors connect the motherboard to the power supply. The microprocessor connects the CPU to the motherboard. The Chipset however connects the microprocessor to the motherboard.