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PC Troubleshooting 1 Activity (Finding Documentation in the Internet) 1. Does the motherboard support a multi-core processor? Yes. 2.

What chipset is used? North Bridge: Intel® X58 Express Chipset South Bridge: Intel® ICH10R 3. How many PCI slots are on the motherboard? 2 x PCI slots 4. What form factor does this motherboard use? ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm 5. What processor can be used on this motherboard? Support for an Intel® CoreTM i7 series processor in the LGA 1366 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) L3 cache varies with CPU 6. What is the speed of Intel’s QPI? 4.8GT/s / 6.4GT/s 7. What type of CPU Socket does the motherboard have? LGA 1366 or Socket B 8. How many and of what type of PCIe slots are there? 1 x PCI Express x8 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1) (Note 3) (The PCIEX16_1, PCIE16_2 and PCIEX8_1 slots support 2-Way/3-Way NVIDIA SLI/ATI CrossFireXTM technology and conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.) 1 x PCI Express x4 slot 1 x PCI Express x1 slot 9. What type of memory does this motherboard accept? 6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24 GB of system memory (Note 1)

11. Write the vendor’s name and the URL where you found this information. An ISA bus) to the system bus. and write a brief description of each term. CD ROM external data flows to the CPU using the Southbridge. 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) 12. And the mouse.pdf 13. Asus. an AGP bus) to the system bus.0/1. The Southbridge is the HUB that connects to slower I/O buses (for example. Difference between Southbridge and Northbridge: North and south bridge refer to the data channels to the CPU. http://download. Gigabyte. (from http://www.gigabyte. memory and Hard disk data goes to CPU using the Northbridge.computerforums. Northbridge SI also bigger looking then the Southbridge chip. ASRock. Write the URL where you found the motherboard al_ga-ex58-ud5(p)_e.1 ports (8 on the back panel. Does this motherboard have an integrated IEEE 1394 port? Yes. You are looking for an AM2+ compatible motherboard for this. EVGA are all board vendors who support that d-accepts-amd-phenom-ii-x4-quad-core-processor-213586.html) 14. . Find an Internet Site that describes the difference between the Northbridge and the Southbridge. The Northbridge is the portion of the chipset HUB that connects faster I/O buses (for example. How many USB Ports does the motherboard have? Integrated in the South Bridge Up to 12 USB 2. keyboard.Dual/3 channel memory architecture Support for DDR3 2100/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules 10. Find a vendor for the motherboard who accepts an AMD Phenom 11 x4 quad-core processor.

The Southbridge typically implements the "slower" capabilities of the motherboard in Northbridge /Southbridge chipset computer architecture.html) . The fast end of the hub is the and some peripherals. and there is a slow end of the hub. Northbridge: The Northbridge is one of the two chips in the core logic chipset on a PCmotherboard.The Northbridge and the Southbridge are known as the chipset on the motherboard. (from http://computer-help-tips. Separating the chipset into the Northbridge and Southbridge is common.blogspot. the other being the Northbridge. containing the I/O controller hub. external bus. Southbridge: The Southbridge is one of the two chips in the core logic chipset on a PCmotherboard. These set of chips collectively control the memory cache. although there are rare instances where these two chips have been combined onto one die when design complexity and fabrication processes permit it. the other being the Southbridge. In Intel chipset systems it is named memory controller hub (MCH) or integrated memory controller (IMCH) if equipped with an integrated VGA. There is a fast end of the hub. The slower end of the hub is the Southbridge. containing the graphics and memory controller connecting to the system bus. In Intel chipset systems theSouthbridge is named Input/Output Controller Hub (ICH).