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North bridge and south bridge?
simple question what do they stand for?

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Easiest way to desdribe it:

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The northbride acts as a hub connecting the AGP and RAM to the CPU. It connects all of the fastest components. The southbridge connects all other peripheral devices to the northbridge (things like USB, PCI, etc.).


Read more: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/10...ge-northbridge
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Easiest way to desdribe it:
heh that`s it
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Easiest way to desdribe it:
So what would happen if you just rip off your Northbridge while you're playing a very high end game?
Edited by ComradeNF - 4/20/11 at 4:30pm
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So what would happen if you just rip off your Northbridge while your a very high end game?
What?!?!?!
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Originally Posted by Roll Cam Tide View Post
What?!?!?!
Can't a guy dream? ;D
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
Can't a guy dream? ;D
so confused....
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Originally Posted by bajer29 View Post
Easiest way to desdribe it:
They are partly right.
On any AMD 64-bit cpu has the MC (memory controller) on the cpu not on the NB chip.
So meaning this.
Memory is the IMC on the cpu.
NB chip is for PCI-E slots.
SB chip is for the other devices (like roms, usb, hdd, audio, etc).
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They are partly right.
On any AMD 64-bit cpu has the MC (memory controller) on the cpu not on the NB chip.
So meaning this.
Memory is the IMC on the cpu.
NB chip is for PCI-E slots.
SB chip is for the other devices (like roms, usb, hdd, audio, etc).
Just to add, the memory bus is also independent from the northbridge which significantly lowered the distance the data had to travel.
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So what would happen if you just rip off your Northbridge while you're a very high end game?
Your computer would immediately shut down. Possibly damaging other components in your computer.
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