Yet another trip to the hardware store

Which motherboard component would most likely connect your RAM modules to your CPU?

A) Northbridge



D) PCI Express

E) You need some barbed wire and duct tape

The answer: A) Northbridge

The Northbridge is the Memory Controller Hub of the motherboard, and it’s high-speed throughput is designed to quickly move data between the CPU and RAM.

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.