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What is the connection between the memory controller and the CPU called?

A) Southbridge

B) Front-side bus


D) Northbridge


F) My connection only works if I put tin foil on the ends

The answer: B) Front-side bus

The front-side bus (FSB) is one of the fastest paths inside of the computer. All of the communication between the RAM and CPU passes through the FSB. In the latest generation of chipsets, this path has been integrated directly into the CPU to maximize the throughput.

Want to know more? Watch “Motherboard Chipsets.”

The PC motherboard is a mix of hardware, and there are many different chipsets and bus connections that make up our modern computers. In this video, you’ll learn about different motherboard chipsets and how to easily recognize motherboard components.