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The north bridge controls pci, pci express, agp, and other cards, and south bridge controls the drives and onboard devices.

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Q: What are the functions of north bridge and south bridge in a motherboard?
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What is a bridge in the motherboard?

Their are two bridge found in motherboard the north bridge and the south bridge. North bridge found near the CPU and south bridge found near the BIOS.


What controls the communication and interaction between the components on a motherboard?

north and south bridge of a motherboard


What is the purpose of the north bridge in the motherboard?

North bridge connects the processor, memory and video card. South bridge connects all the peripherals whether it is connected using USB, ISA, and PCI connector. Note. South Bridge is also connected to north bridge


What is north gate and south gate on a motherboard?

I am assuming you mean North Bridge\ South bridge North Bridge is the Memory Controller, that transfers data and instructions between the CPU ,RAM and PCIe Devices. South Bridge is the Storage Controller that controls how data is transferred onto Storage Devices(Hard drives)


Which component on the motherboard usually house the Ide connectors?

South Bridge


Explain General flow of an operating system?

Input Device (mouse) sent through the motherboard -> Processor -> RAM -> South Bridge -> North Bridge -> Graphic interface (video card)


Why it is called north bridge and south bridge on motherboard why not east and west bridges?

If you have North and South Bridge on your computer it will be all you will need not no more then 2 Bridges r VERY POWERFUL chipsets it will speed your computer up tremendously compairing to no bridges on your motherboard... tecnickly easyest way of explaning the way it works and all is: Processor is your Engine - RAM is your Gas - HardDrive is your cargo - North Bridge and South Bridge is your High Way... some computer may have just a north or south bridge some have both... North Bridge: does all the work to and from RAM to Processor RAM goes to and from Harddrive and processor ... to and from North to South bridge directly SouthBridge: does the PCI slots and Graphics Chipset when there is info goin through your Graphics card starts with : Harddrive to RAM to Processor to North Bridge to South Bridge to Graphics Chipset and back up to your Processor and RAM same way it came in... for some computers it works like that some dont there are deffrent ways how other computers work but if u have a single North bridge it will do all the work that ur South bridge dont. hope this helps out :)


What allows the brain of the computer to interact communicate with the other parts of a computer?

the bios and the north bridge and south bridge chips on the motherboard. so their are more than one part to commutation on a computer


What is the function of motherboard south bridge?

Is a chip that implements the "slower" capabilities of the motherboard in a northbridge/southbridge chipset computer architecture.


What is the difference between south bridge and north bridge chip set?

No Difference between north and south


What is the main circuit board of the system unit?

That would be the motherboard. The motherboard controls and holds all components that tells the computer what to do. So components like CPU, HDD, SSD, South/North bridge etc.


Which part of the chipset connects directly to the processor the North Bridge or the South Bridge?

north bridge

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