Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Why motherboard need different voltages

  1. Jun 24, 2016 #1
    Hello,
    What computer need different voltages at mother board like 1.5V 5V 12V etc??
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 24, 2016 #2

    Vanadium 50

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

    Pretty much all of them. It may be that there are some for embedded systems that use a single voltage, but anything for a PC will use several voltages.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2016 #3

    Nidum

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

  5. Jun 24, 2016 #4
    i have open the processor it was dissipating a lot of heat, why?
    small few inches more than heater or same.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2016 #5

    phinds

    User Avatar
    Gold Member
    2016 Award

    I SERIOUSLY doubt you have "opened the processor". More likely you have just opened the computer. The processor is the CPU chip and you can't "open" it without destroying it.

    Electrical components get hot and computers have particularly dense packing so there can be a lot of heat in a small space.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2016 #6
    Hello,
    The processor is lock based there are lot of pins
     
  8. Jun 24, 2016 #7

    phinds

    User Avatar
    Gold Member
    2016 Award

    Yes. So what is your point? What does "lock based" mean?
     
  9. Jun 24, 2016 #8
    ok i got it there may be different circuit operating...
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Why motherboard need different voltages
  1. Motherboard Advice (Replies: 3)

  2. Is it the motherboard? (Replies: 3)

Loading...