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North and South....

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Senior Member
Jan 6, 2001
I would like to know where the north and south bridge is placed on my A7V. Also, how many MHz could I gain on the FSB, if I added some cooling in those bridges. I have also heard about something about a PLL, what is this, where is it, what does it do, and does it need extra cooling?
Please help me become a man, with just a little bit more knowledge!
The North Bridge is the chip with the coloured heatsink next to your CPU socket (sometimes known as a BX Greenie- Cos they 1st appeared on BX chips. It deals with RAM/AGP/CPU stuff

The South bridge is the chip that's at the front of your board in front of the PCI slots. it deals with IDE, USB, PCI stuff. Usually it doesn't get hot enough to warrant a heat sink.

The PLL is the chip that regulates the bus speeds. I don't know where it is on your mobo