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rlemieux

rlemieux

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No I am refering to Northgate. IE. Taken off a thread:
"You basically fool the northgate into thinking that the cpu is sending a higher muliplier setting"
 
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rlemieux

rlemieux

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"Northgate cooling did little for me"

"lapped the Northgate and heat sink"

"added a little arctic silver and I can definately get good compression on the Northgate "

"the potentional for dual channel DDR RAM looks to hold great promise when mated to Northgate "

Not meaning to keep doing this, but I am talking about the word
Northgate

But now that you mention it I dont know what Northbridge is either......
 

Jon

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Well, looks like more than just one person made a mistake. They definately are referring to the NorthBridge.

The NorthBridge communicates and controls all interaction between the processor and the memory, PCI bus, and AGP bus using the front side bus as its pathway.
 

JaY_III

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yes it will benifit it to cool it...
but odds are you already have a heatsink on it.....
it is a large chip, about 4cmx4cm and is located near the CPU, a similar sized chip will also be on the board, but lower down closer to teh bottom, that is your South bridge (and i have never seen a heatsink on that)

IF you are pushing your CPU into high FSB speeds then you will really want to cool your Northbridge better. If your FSB is still at 133 you are probly fine with the cooling as is.... But if you want to add more, it can not hurt....

If the Northbridge doesnt have a fan on it, simply adding a 40mm fan will do wonders to help cool it.
 

LiGhTBoY

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Jon said:
Well, looks like more than just one person made a mistake. They definately are referring to the NorthBridge.

The NorthBridge communicates and controls all interaction between the processor and the memory, PCI bus, and AGP bus using the front side bus as its pathway.
Actually the Southbridge does the PCI, onboard NIC, HDDs, BIOS, I/O , onboard audio, and USB controlling.The Northbridge only controls the RAM, CPU and AGP.
[I might be mistaken, but these are true for the VIA apollo p4x266 northbridge.]