whats the difference between a logic board and motherboard?

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  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    what is each for? are they the same thing but have different names? thanx, im just very confused. i keep hearing the ram goes on the logic board, and the processor is on the motherboard, but i only see one board (according to my PC), im a macca now, well, i have been for a while, like 2 years
     
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  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Same things different names, generally mac people call it logic board and pc users call it motherboard.
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    That's because PC users have real Freudian issues. :)
     
  5. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    because we mac users are smart:D

    so it must be called a "logical board"

    thanks for making me understand!:cool:
     
  6. NorCalMac macrumors newbie

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    I always thought it was because on a logic board some processes are being done right on the board as well as the CPU. While a mother board is just a place for the CPU to mount.
     
  7. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    From Wikipedia:

     
  8. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    As people have said, it's just Apples version of a Motherboard.
     

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