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What is nForce2's MCP2?

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February 11, 2003 4:27:50 PM

Nobody seems to know what MCP2 is. This is not a basic question about nForce2 - I understand the features of the MCP south bridge. Here's what I'm trying to find out:

If you check nVidia's site, they describe the nForce2 south bridge as MCP or MCP-T. See <A HREF="http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=nppa" target="_new">http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=nppa&lt;/A>

However, MSI and Abit are calling nForce2's south bridge MCP2 and MCP2-T.

Others mobo manufactures are calling nForce2's south bridge MCP and MCP-T.

Now, I would simply dismiss this as a mobo manufacturer wanting to distinguish nForce MCP from nForce2 MCP and taking the initiative to add the 2 to MCP2. However, I've actually seen photos of the nVidia chipset with MCP2 on them. I've also seen tons of photos of the nForce2 chipset that only show MCP or MCP-T.

Here's a photo showing MCP2: <A HREF="http://www.plasma-online.de/index.html?content=http://w..." target="_new">http://www.plasma-online.de/index.html?content=http://w...;/A>

In the above photo showing MCP2, it claims to be for the nForce2 Crush 18 and Athlon 64.

Does anyone know what up with two names for the south bridge - MCP2 and MCP for the nForce2?


---There may be more than one way to do it, but why would anyone want to remove the fur from a feline?---<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by tuesday630 on 02/11/03 01:33 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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February 12, 2003 5:55:36 PM

Anybody? I sent an email to MSI, but I'm not hopeful for getting a response.

---There may be more than one way to do it, but why would anyone want to remove the fur from a feline?---
February 14, 2003 1:59:45 AM

I can't speak for abit or msi but on the asus board mcp-t is the one you want. The stands for turbo (totally misleading). This chip has the dual lan and the killer Dolby sound. It is definitly worth the extra $$.

Regarding your problem, you have a classic ID10T error code. Do you have the box the computer came in? ARRRGH
February 14, 2003 2:50:17 AM

Well...i've only two guesses, either it's a typo/photoshop edit, or it's the MCP for the upcoming K8 Hammer

Instead of Rdram, why not just merge 4 Sdram channels...
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