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A Tour Inside Your PC

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Peripheral Cards
Network Card Connection

Network Card Connection

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Peripheral cards, such as the wireless network card pictured, connect to compatible slots on the motherboard, inside the computer.

  • PCI Connector: This peripheral card was designed with a PCI connector and must be used in this type of slot on the motherboard.

Other types of peripheral cards include sound cards, video cards, modems, and more. More and more functions typically found on peripheral cards, such as video and sound, are being integrated directly onto the motherboard to decrease costs.

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