Quick Question about Logic Boards

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Pancake, May 28, 2006.

  1. Pancake macrumors regular

    Pancake

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    I've been curious about this for awhile.

    Is a Logic Board the same thing as a Motherboard? Is it just the Apple people call it one thing and the PC people call it another or is there a technical difference?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    You've got it in one. Logic board = motherboard.

    On some older Macs the logic board was a slide in affair with the back panel attached, so you could upgrade your machine by undoing a couple of screws, pulling the logic board out the back of the machine, and replacing it with a faster one (e.g. Performa 630CD --> Performa 6320). Sadly Apple moved away from that years ago.
     
  3. Pancake thread starter macrumors regular

    Pancake

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I thought it was something that used to be a bit different but not anymore.
     

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