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Comptia A+ 901 1.2d

Comptia A+ 901 1.2 CPU sockets and Chipsets

What is typically controlled via the NorthBridge? High Speed Devices RAM, Video, CPU
What is typically controlled via the SouthBridge? Low Speed Devices PCI slots, Drives,
What is another name for Intel's Southbridge? INput/ Output Controller Hub (ICH)
What is another name for AMD's Southbridge? Fusion Controller Hub (FCH)
What does the acronym PCH stand for? PCH- Platform Controller Hub the newest name for the Southbridge
Where does the BIOS for the chipsets stored? System ROM and drivers
What does the Memory Controller Hub do? Connects the CPU to RAM (Northbridge)
What is the I/O controller? Just another name for the Southbridge -lower speed devices, keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, parallel port, serial port
What type of array does the Intel CPU use? LGA- land grid array- CPU pins are on the socket, holes on CPU.
What type of array does the AMD CPU use? AMD- pin grid array- CPU socket has hole and the CPU has the pins.
Created by: MelCrab