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Old 08-03-2004, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the definition to these?

Is the Northbridge the CPU and Southbridge is the chipset?
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Old 08-03-2004, 11:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i thought north=agp south=pci
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i thought north=agp south=pci
That sounds weird... Where did u hear that?
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north and southbridge both makes the base of motherboard, north (as closer to ram/cpu, bacisally takes conmtrol of the data execution and flow from h/d's and the cpu/ram/pci. the nb chip communicates the cpu via the FSB, bigger/better and vice verca

southbridge has other controllers, like on board audio/lan/sata/ide controlelrs (either integrated or bypass)
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Hmm... perfect. thx a lot Blind Arrow.
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Ok the Northbridge contains the graphics and memory controller (RAM and video Ram) and it connects to the system bus the slower end of the hub is the southbridge and contains the I/O controller hub ALL I/O devices except the display and memory connect to the south bridge( ISA/PCI/AMR/IDE/USB) so my earlier comments where a dummed down version of this heh.
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Wow... That diagram was really helpful. Thx MicroBell.

And thx to everyone else who took the time to respond.
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