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NorthBridge FoxConn 6100M2ma

Hi people I was wonder, I bought an aftermarket Northbridge Cooler can I put it on my Northbridge and take off the other stock one without messing up my motherboard?

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Don't see why not as long as you are careful not to rip the chip off of the motherboard

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Use of PCI-e x16 slot for non-video card


WHY would you want to do that?

There is a PCI-Express x1 slot on the motherboard.
Black in color, and in-between the black PCI-Express x16 slot, and a white PCI slot.

Use the PCI-E x1 RAID adapter card in the PCI-E x1 slot, and a PCI-Express graphics card in the PCI-E x16 slot. Sheesh!

A PCI-Express slot is not an evolved PCI slot.
Completely different technologies.

PCI uses a shared Parallel bus architecture, while PCI-Express is based on Serial point-to-point.

So your idea of how to 'fix' your problem, is to use a PCI-E x1 card in a PCI-Express x16 slot, and a PCI graphics card in a PCI slot?

Completely backwards.

PCI-Express x16 slot uses the same lanes from the Northbridge, as the OnBoard video?


The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-SPEED Graphics.

HIGH-SPEED graphics is the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) technology, and the PCI-Express technology.

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

The PCI bus is one of those slower capabilities handled by the Southbridge chip.

The PCI bus is also a shared bus. This slows data down.
The AGP bus, and PCI-Express bus are Not shared. They also have a direct link to the Northbridge chip.

The PCI Bus has to go through the Southbridge chip, which has to go through the Internal Bus, THEN to the Northbridge chip.

OnBoard video, or Integrated Graphics, uses the PCI bus.
When you inserted the PCI-E x1 RAID card in the PCI-Express x16 slot, and a PCI graphics card in the PCI slot, BIOS just assigned another IRQ for the PCI-Express x16 slot.
(Interrupt Request)

No fancy technology going on there.

Backwards technology going on with a PCI-Express x1 card in a PCI-Express x16 slot, though.

I do not concur, and do not think that is a good solution, Kevin.


Aug 24, 2012 | Gateway Foxconn C51GU01 Motherboard

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ICH2 overheating message, what does it mean and how do I fix it?

ICH2 = Input/Output Controller Hub 2.
An Intel -> Southbridge chip.

Okay, ready for a lengthy read?

1) Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

2) The part number on the ICH2 chip on the motherboard, is Intel 82801BA.

List of Intel chipsets for Pentium 4 processors;

Also the ones that are paired with an ICH2, for a Southbridge chip.

List of Southbridge chips, used for the Intel 8xx chipsets,

What an Intel 82801BA (ICH2) chip looks like,;_ylt=A2KJkK6BzfVPkREAqDuJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?

What is a Southbridge chip, and what does it do?


The motherboard chipset is the Northbridge and Southbridge chips.

(For your motherboard's technology. Motherboards that support the Intel Core i3. i5. i7, and i9 processors, do not use a Northbridge chip)

The designations Northbridge and Southbridge, were applied to the two chips, due to their placing on the motherboard.

If you look at the motherboard as a map, the Processor is due North.
The Northbridge chip is always mounted close to the processor's socket.
Usually has a finned Heatsink sitting on it.

The Southbridge chip sits more South, or towards the bottom of the motherboard.

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
Handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

Using a graphics card in a PCI slot, or using Integrated Graphics that is connected to the PCI Bus, is NOT high-speed graphics.

High-speed graphics is either AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), or PCI-Express.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.
Handles a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, or Integrated Graphics connected to the PCI bus.

Also handles the;
A) IDE bus
B) SATA bus
C) USB bus
D) Ethernet
E) Audio (Sound)

Motherboard diagram,

{Note* CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

This is why people cannot call a personal computer a CPU.
If you were looking at this diagram, you would be ALL mixed up.

"Computer connected to a Northbridge? But the Northbridge chip is on the motherboard, AND the motherboard is inside the computer? What are they talking about Martha?"

CPU = P-R-O-C-E-S-S-O-R }

The Asus Rampage III Extreme motherboard, DOES NOT use a wimpy Intel ICH2 southbridge chip, so I know this isn't the motherboard you are referring to.
(Uses an Intel ICH10R. Part number Intel 82801JR)

So there you have it. Your Southbridge chip is overheating.
What to do about it?

Put a Heatsink on it for passive cooling. Better yet put a small fan on the Heatsink, and make the cooling better. (Dynamic cooling)

Here are two examples of a chipset cooler,

Fora additional questions post in a Comment.

Jul 04, 2012 | ASUS Rampage III Extreme...

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Does Foxconn 6100M2MA-RS2H Motherboard BIOS support AMD Phenom 64 X4 procesor ?

I'm afraid not. Foxconn 6100M2MA-RS2H has an AM2 Socket that only supports the following processors: AMD Sempron, Athlon 64,Athlon 64x2,Athlon 64FX. Phenom processors support AM2+ and AM3 socket motherboards. Hope this helps. Any vote will be appreciated. Thank you :)

May 30, 2011 | Foxconn 6100M2MA-RS2H Motherboard

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6100m2ma-krs2. I'd like to check and see if there are updates for my motherboard. Which model should I use. I'm trying to install an SSD.

Should this link ever fail it appears that the 6100m2ma rsh2 may be the same. The link for the krs2 is only on the Foxconn China website.
Though this posting is very old I am posting so that others may find this info which was very difficult to find.

Jul 07, 2010 | Foxconn 6100M2MA-RS2H Motherboard

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Need the specs and manual for a Foxconn LS-36 mobo dont know what northbridge it has its a478 socket it has three pci slots it was given to me,since I have a spare 478 processor

That mobo appears to come from a dell optiplex 270

Sep 10, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Foxconn 6100m2ma-rs2h motherboard drivers.

It looks like the BIOSTAR TFORCE 6100 AM2 is the same M/B, it has the same chipset.

try -->LINK<-- these. The 'nForce 410 chipset driver' is the one that have all the relevant files for the SM Bridge and PCI Bridge.

I'll keep an eye out for your answer.



Jul 20, 2008 | Foxconn 6100M2MA-RS2H Motherboard

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Doesn't boot with 3Gb of ram....

Your board can only handle 2Gb of total memory.
2 x DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs, Dual Channel DDR2 533/667/800.
Check your manual.

Dec 29, 2007 | Foxconn 6100M2MA-RS2H Motherboard

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