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Old 02-08-2008, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what is a southbridge on the mobo? and how does it differ from the northbridge. all i know is that the northbridge determines what cpu one gets.
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Southbridge & - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Southbridge is basically a second chip that interfaces the northbridge to other peripherals (PCI slots, sometimes IDE or USB ports, audio, sometimes video [may be on northbridge]). It's part of the chipset (the set of north and southbridge chips) and usually a particular southbridge only works with a few or only one northbridge.
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Theres also single chip solutions, like the nforce chipset.
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