MB: Northbridge... where is and what is?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chile Mac, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Chile Mac macrumors newbie

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    Thats all the subject. To which part of my MB is named Northbridge and where is located, what is the function and how many are?
    Thanks in advance for the answers.
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

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    Might help if you googled northbridge first...

    The northbridge is the controlling chip between the CPU, main memory and all the other parts in the MB. You only have 1.
     
  3. Chile Mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the response. Very usefull too.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    the MacBook Pro is quite similar, except it has a PCI-Express output to a GPU chip hung off the Northbridge.

    The Southbridge is the I/O chip .

    The MacBook looks like this.

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