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Can someone explain how the chipsets in mobos work. I bought a really cheap Mobo but a nice XFX 7850. The chipset on the Mobo is AMD 760g. I know that's crap but does it matter if I have the good graphics card. My CPU is AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
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    You can think of a Chipset as something that control's all the devices communication between each other. For AMD the Northbridge controls communication of PCI-E and Memory, the Southbridge controls everything else such as SATA, PCI,USB, Audio, Legacy and Bios.

    In your application since you have a discrete GPU and assuming you are using it for gaming performance difference won't be noticeable between chipsets -. Now if you plan on overclocking unfortunately the 760g chipset has limited OC options if any at, all along with lack of phases and VRM cooling, lack of SLI/Crossfire for the 760g or differences between PCI-e Support (mostly higher tier chipsets like the 990FX/990x etc,..) also other differences between chipsets is connectivity for sata and USB, the cheaper budget board will have less options for that too.
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  3. What if I have fans that will cool of the motherbord. The gpu also has fans that cool down the Mobo and it's parts. Could I maybe still overclock?
  4. I wouldn't overclock with that board.
  5. What if I just wanted to do the CPU turbo boost?
  6. Turbo Boost is not overclocking.
  7. Ok that's what I thoght. I don't think I'm overcloking anyway just because its my fist build and I don't want to somehow break some parts. I think my builds good enough to game anyways.
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