Northbridge vs Southbridge Tags: Motherboards Southbridge Basic Last response: June 20, 2003 8:10 AM in Motherboards Share Jake_Barnes June 19, 2003 9:53:59 PM This may seem pretty basic to most - but what is the definition of and the different purposes of both the North and Southbrige chipsets But Officer, I wasn't speeding - I was qualifying ... More about : northbridge southbridge xeenrecoil June 19, 2003 10:28:22 PM Heya Jake; I will try and keep this simple for ya. The Northbridge is the controller and gateway between the CPU, Memory, and AGP port, it also connects to the southbridge. The southbridge controlls the hard drives, floppy, PCI, etc etc... I hope this helps. XeeN Jamers June 20, 2003 2:24:09 AM They separate the Eastbridge and the Westbridge. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer endyen June 20, 2003 8:10:45 AM Just get a Sis 735 chipset. It's landlocked Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSouthbridge vs . Northbridge ? ForumThe Southbridge Battle: nforce 6 MCP vs . ICH7 vs . ICH8 ForumAsus northbridge and southbridge loose ForumSouthbridge and northbridge getting excessive heat ForumNvidia northbridge and southbridge with amd cpu ForumLocation of P5N-MX Northbridge , Southbridge and VGA ForumIs this the southbridge or northbridge ? ForumLenovo r61 northbridge and southbridge ForumNorthbridge-Southbridge Link Speed in K9N6SGM-V ForumNorthbridge and southbridge ForumNorthbridge Temps (and southbridge ) on Asus p6T ForumIs it possible to control the northbridge and the southbridge from the cpu on pc ForumWhich is better memory ForumGA-8IEXP - Northbridge Fan ForumNorthbridge fan stoppped spinning ForumA7N8X Northbridge Chipset temps ForumNorthbridge fan buzz ForumNorthbridge Heatsink ForumNorthbridge fan replacement? ForumNeed to change fan on KT7A Raid northbridge chip! More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !