HOW TO FIND COMPATIBLE MOTHERBOARDS?
Have you made up your mind to build a computer for yourself? That’s cool! Because in this era of technology, it is inevitable to have a personal computer for education, office, business, and amusement.
Building your PC is exciting, but at the same time, it is confusing as a non-tech person finds it a perplexing and challenging job to find a compatible motherboard for his personal computer.
Just as you can’t attach a car’s tires to a motorbike, similarly, you cant randomly select a motherboard and attach it with your system, which won’t run smoothly for sure!
While deciding on a PC, the first and foremost priority of the buyers should be to find a compatible motherboard that can carry out the work the one is looking for.
What is a motherboard?
A motherboard is a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) that works as the backbone of a computer, providing various connectors for components like GPU (Graphics processing unit), CPU (Central processing unit), storage, and memory.
Tips that might help find compatible Motherboard:
Motherboard with different processors has a large variety, depending on the type of requirement and purpose for buying the Motherboard. First, decide for which purpose are you purchasing the Motherboard? Gaming, office, home usage, amusement, educational, or any other. After knowing the use, now look for requirements and specifications.
Buying once or will you upgrade afterward?
Decide before buying the Motherboard whether you want to buy and use it without upgradation or buy a motherboard and expand it afterward according to the need. So, first, decide the actual purpose of usage goes for compatible motherboards. Motherboards have different connectors, transistors, capacitors, and slots used to plug in different parts and other portable attachments.
Processors; the main component of motherboards:
For gaming purposes, you have the two best lines of processors that you can choose from. One is Ryzen’s line that includes multiple processors, and the other is Intel’s core processor line.
Both these lines have a wide range of processors depending upon the purpose of use. You can find processors for regular use, office work, standard video editing, graphics designing, productivity, general web browsing, ultra-high level gaming, beast-mode video editing, and heavy workload.
AMD has recently launched Zen 2, Zen 3, and Ryzen, which are 3rd generation CPUs. At the same time, Intel has introduced ninth-generation CPUs. Both are perfect for use, but that certainly would depend upon the purpose of usage. Buying a motherboard with a light processor and using it for FFS high quality and heavy games would affect the performance, so be sure about the objective of usage of motherboards.
Selecting the best Motherboard for your PC is essential because that determines the type of processor you would use in it. AMD Ryzen is a fantastic mid-range processor with 12 threads and six cores compatible with B550, A520, and X750 motherboards.
Let me break this into simple words. If you want to run different applications that use multiple processor cores, then prefer a Ryzen CPUs. If you’re going to play other high-graphics games, then choose single-core performance Intel’s CPU line.
Know about chipsets and sockets:
You don’t have to be proficient and master of Motherboard, but you should be aware of the sockets and chipsets of the Motherboard that you are buying as different chipsets determine the RAM, ROM, and GPUs of the computer.
- LGA 1151 socket is only supported in Intel’s 8th and 9th generations CPUs with H310, H370, Q370, and likewise chipsets
- While AM4 socket is only compatible with 7th generation AMD Ryzen CPU with chip-sets A320, B350, X370, X570, etc.
Form and size of the Motherboard:
Motherboards come in different sizes and shapes, from more minor to larger sizes. Select the Motherboard according to your need; if you have enough space, you can go for large-sized motherboards, but if you have limited space, then prefer a small-sized Motherboard. You can select either tower or horizontal motherboards accordingly.
Motherboards come in different form factors you can decide which would be compatible for your usage according to RAM, RAM slots, GPUs, SATA ports, and Expansion size of the Motherboard.
You can expand your PC by expanding the Motherboard by expanding sound cards, GPU support, graphic cards, networking cards, and storage devices. Different expansions are present in other motherboards so, choose wisely, keeping in mind the use of a computer.
To run different ultra-high resolution games using graphic cards, the best CPU is Ryzen 5 5600X but that would require a specially built Ryzen 5 5600X Motherboard to communicate with the CPU and run it smoothly.
Apart from these factors, one of the critical factors is the RAM which makes your computer compatible for that specific use. You can select RAM ranging from 4GB to 16GB according to the purpose and type of service. Likewise, ROM or storage of the Motherboard is kept in mind to make it compatible with your usage.
Choose wisely and select a compatible motherboard for your use to avoid any malfunctioning in the future.