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Repairing the Northbridge Heatsink / Thermal Glue with Alternative Product

I was replacing a CPU fan on an old PC and had to remove the motherboard to swap out the backplate. In the process of placing the motherboard back, I was using the chipset heatsink to line up the ...
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Why does RDIMM-type memory require less voltage from the CPU?

I have read the following: https://www.anandtech.com/show/6068/lrdimms-rdimms-supermicros-latest-twin/2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registered_memory https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/62658/...
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Find northbridge of my motherboard

So according to his question I have a heating problem with my 6 years old motherboard. I presume its due to thermal paste beeing wasted. How can I find wich part of my motherboard is the northbridge......
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Communication between CPU and Northbridge at different clock speeds?

I am interested in learning about how CPU's transfer data to peripherals, and came across the wikipedia article on FSB. While its probably a bit outdated compared to modern systems, my question still ...
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What does the “Memory Clear” functionality mean in ASUS motherboards?

In my MB's UEFI settings, there's this option called Memory Clear, under North Bridge Settings. Possible values are Enabled and Disabled. Some models featuring this option: ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-...
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What would happen if you switched the Northbridge and the Southbridge? [closed]

I guess to start, is it even possible? And if not, let's say it was, could it do damage to the Processor or GPU? Could other components on the Motherboard be affected?
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if heatsink deattached from northbridge does it makes any difference if it does how can be attached

I've a mercury motherboard model PI865D7, heat sink from the north bridge got deattached. It was fixed through some type of glue as it is appearing and it also has an angle rod to get it fixed on ...
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Reapplied thermal compound to North Bridge, computer no longer boots

I'm having trouble getting my computer to boot up. Would appreciate any help. Is my motherboard fried? The problem: Computer won't boot, won't go to POST. No beeps. Power button light does not light ...
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Northbridge + Southbridge = Unitedbridge? Is the division likely to persist? [closed]

Okay, hardware based question. I was at shopping for laptops the other day and one of the salespeople was trying to talk up an integrated graphics system as opposed to a discrete graphics system. He ...
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Will motherboard underclock fast memory to work with a slow CPU memory unit?

Does a motherboard underclock memory in order to be used with a slower memory controller? Specifically, if the CPU says it supports 1066 MHz Triple Channel and the motherboard supports 1333Mz memory, ...
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Northbridge passive cooler fell off — is the chip now busted?

I've got an old Pentium 4 computer with an Asus P4T-E motherboard. A few days ago it began to have problems booting, reporting that the CMOS values are corrupt; I assumed the onboard battery has ...