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expansion board
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A printed circuit board that you can insert into a computer to give it added capabilities. For example, all of the following are expansion boards:
  • video adapters
  • sound cards
  • internal modems
  • Expansion boards for PCs can be half-size (also half-length) or full-size (also full-length). Most PCs have slots for each type of board. A half-size board is sometimes called an 8-bit board because it can transmit only 8 bits at a time. A full-size board is called a 16-bit board. In addition, some expansion boards are designed to operate with a local bus, such as PCI.

    Expansion boards are also called adapters, cards , add-ins , and add-ons.



    For internet.com pages about expansion board, . Also, check out the following links!


    More Information

    Outstanding Page PC Mechanic - online guide to computer hardware
    Contains overviews, purchasing and installation information for PC motherboards, memory, drives, expansion cards, and power supplies. Also contains links to companies and manufacturers and PC hardware related links. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

      Yahoo!'s DSP, graphics and sound card page
    Yahoo's directory of DSP, graphics and sound cards. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

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