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baseboard

[′bās‚bȯrd]
(building construction)
A finish board covering the interior wall at the junction of the wall and the floor. Also known as skirt; skirting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Baseboard

A flat projection from an interior wall or partition at the floor, covering the joint between the floor and wall, and protecting the wall: it may be plain or molded.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

baseboard, mopboard, scrubboard, skirting board, washboard

baseboard
A flat projection from an interior wall or partition at the floor, covering the joint between the floor and wall and protecting the wall from kicking, mopping, etc. It may be plain or molded; a base, 4.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

motherboard

Also called the "system board," "main board" "base board" or "logic board," it is the primary printed circuit board in a computer or other electronic device. In a modern desktop computer, the motherboard contains CPU and RAM sockets and the chipset, which houses the control circuits for all primary peripheral devices (drives, keyboard, mouse, etc.). A motherboard also has PCI-Express slots for a high-end graphics card or other peripherals. Laptop motherboards have peripheral expansion via external ports (see USB and Thunderbolt).

Chipset, CPU, Bus and RAM
Every motherboard contains a specific chipset and a slot for one type of CPU chip, and these change periodically as does everything. While PCI Express (PCIe) has been the dominant bus for more than a decade, a newcomer is the tiny M.2 interface. New motherboards may have one or two M.2 slots along with a half dozen or so PCIe slots. See M.2.

Mobo Sounds Cool?
Be a cool geek. Say "mobo" for motherboard. See CPU, chipset, PCI Express and controller.


PC Motherboard
This earlier Baby AT style motherboard required plug-in expansion cards for almost all the peripheral devices. ISA slots are long gone, and AGP was replaced with PCI-Express.







Expansion Cards
On earlier PCs, cards were required for all peripheral devices except keyboard and mouse. Today, enthusiasts may plug in a faster graphics card, otherwise all peripheral control circuits are in the chipset on the motherboard. See chipset.







Motherboard Sockets
When building a PC, the CPU, RAM and peripheral expansion cards must be added. The chipset is already on the motherboard. Because this motherboard was offered during the transition from PCI to PCI Express (PCIe), both sockets were provided.


Motherboard Sockets
When building a PC, the CPU, RAM and peripheral expansion cards must be added. The chipset is already on the motherboard. Because this motherboard was offered during the transition from PCI to PCI Express (PCIe), both sockets were provided.







The Mother of All Motherboards
This is the front and back of the prototype of the first IBM PC motherboard in 1981. The chips are wired together on a "breadboard." (Images courtesy of IBM.) See breadboard.


The Mother of All Motherboards
This is the front and back of the prototype of the first IBM PC motherboard in 1981. The chips are wired together on a "breadboard." (Images courtesy of IBM.) See breadboard.
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Baseboard often tilts inward at the bottom because of the drywall's tapered edge.
It is suspected that the specialized fittings for the temperature sensors in the second floor baseboard restricted the flow more than the normal fittings would have.
The effects of pigment shape, baseboard, coat weight, calendering and RH and temperature on barrier properties were studied though full factorial design of experiment.
The PrPMC communicates to the baseboard (also sometimes called a carrier card) through the industry-standard PCI bus running at up to 66 MHz and 64 bit wide bus or 528 MBytes/sec.
Following the manufacturer's instructions, fit the cradle legs to the frame and baseboard. Also fit the centre support leg, if supplied.
Electric baseboard heaters and some insulation stopped being a luxury for "softies" and suddenly became a necessity.
Sure, I had a woodstove--it came with the house--but I had been buying my fuel, and after my friend's convincing collapse, I decided electric baseboard heat would do me just fine in the future.
Sometimes you can't force baseboard tight against the wall because there's no stud behind the gap.
Condensing boilers paired with low-temperature baseboard heating systems are one of the most cost effective methods of heating single-family, low-load homes.
The XTX 840 is an industrial grade module with the same chipset, processors and a single RAM socket for up to 2 GB of RAM for upgrades to existing ETX and XTX baseboards. XTX provides PCI Express x1 lanes, additional USB ports, LPC bus and Serial ATA (SATA) to the baseboard.
The Board of Selectmen plans to spend $295,000 or $321,000 to eliminate electric heat and install baseboard radiation heating in the nearly century-old building at 48 High St.
The offices feature two-tone cream walls, multi-colored carpeting and baseboard moldings, and can both be accessed through the building's elegantly appointed lobby.