Difference logicboard - mainboard

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  1. Tomaz macrumors 6502

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    Could anyone please explain me quickly the difference between my PBs logicboard and the mainboard?

    Thanks !
     
  2. Tomaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can believe no one know this...come on people :confused:
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I believe they are the same thing. Anther common name for it is motherboard.

    EDIT:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motherboard
     
  4. Tomaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Togglehead macrumors 6502

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    i thought the logic board, or daughter board was called that for a reason on Macs....since you can upgrade the cpu and ram without changing the rest of the "mobo" that connects to other parts....
     
  6. Tomaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And we're back at the beginning... :confused: ....does anyone know for sure ?
     
  7. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Logic board is just what Apple calls motherboards. Why does it matter anyway?
     
  8. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Mainboard sounds good, but still isn't the main piece of the computer.
    Motherboard is ok, but mothers don't have or know everything.
    Logicboard is perfect cause it gives you the impression that the computer thinks through things.
     
  9. Tomaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It matters since the logicboard of my powerbook broke twice within 3 months. The guy from the store could "not" explain to me what it is. I asked if it's the same as the mainboard, and he didn't know.


    edit: forgot a "not"
     
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  11. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    logic board = motherboard = mainboard. Apple calls it a logic board, most PC companies call it a motherboard, some call it a mainboard. No matter what it's called, it's the main part of the computer, containing the CPU, RAM, (most of) the ports, expansion slots etc.
     
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