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Do Motherboards/memory slow down with age?

Does anyone know if a motherboard bus or memory chip can slow down with age and wear&tear? Thanks!

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Generally... no. If your noticing significant slowdowns on your machine its almost always due to added software or wear and tear on the hard drive. The solid state components, such has your memory and motherboard bus, should run just as fast as they did when they rolled off the line, even if it was 15 years ago. :D

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No never, computer slow due to age because you are downloading more files, using more programs ect..it is recommended that you do a factory reset once a year to clear up everything.

recommended ram today 1GB and more

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    no never, computer slow due to age because you are downloading more files, using more programs ect..it is recommended that you do a factory reset once a year to clear up everything.



    minimum recommended ram today 1GB and more

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Those hardwares component that slow down with age and wear&tear are power supply, hard disk, and all those fans that will accumulate dusts.

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Two components that must utilize the same front bus speed


Let's dissect the question

I feel it may help you understand better. Looks like a test. The purpose of a test is to see what you know.........

Bus,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_%28computing%29

Front Side Bus (FSB)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front-side_bus

Now you know what a BUS is, and a Front Side Bus.
Now let's apply that to a Motherboard Diagram, and see if that makes it clearer.......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

You see how the CPU (Processor), is connected to the Northbridge chip, (Of the motherboard chipset)

Data (Information) transfers back, and forth through the FSB, to the Northbridge chip.

Think of the FSB as an 'Information Highway'.

Now,.............what other component besides the CPU, has to operate at the same frequency rate ('Speed'), as the Front Side Bus?

Correct

The Northbridge chip

As you can see the Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer;
CPU (Processor), Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics; plus Jennifer Aniston.

NO! You gonna' believe that? Just messing with you about the Jennifer Aniston thing!
(She is HIGH speed though! Whoa!)

HIGH-speed graphics being the AGP technology, and the PCI Express technology.

A graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, OR using Integrated (OnBoard) graphics; is NOT high-speed graphics

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer;

Anything connected to the;
A) PCI bus. (Like a PCI graphics card)

B) Integrated graphics. (Should be stated as OnBoard Graphics.
Easier to understand. ON the motherBOARD)

C) IDE (PATA) bus,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

D) SATA bus,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

E) USB bus
F) Ethernet
G) Audio (Sound)

Ram Memory TYPICALLY operates at half, of the Processor's FSB.
I say again -> TYPICALLY
Overclockers would like ram memory to operate at the same frequency rate ('Speed'), as the processor's FSB.

Problem is folks, the expansion slots are also dependent on the CPU's (Processor's) FSB

Mess with the CPU's FSB too much, and ram memory won't operate, and neither will the expansion slots.


Bear in mind Bud, that this is rapidly becoming old technology.
However, you have to know this technology, to be able to understand the Intel Core i technology.

This technology does NOT use a Front Side Bus,

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/535

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_QuickPath_Interconnect

Regards,
joecoolvette

Apr 17, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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K8S-La PCI sockets fail Windows 2K fails to detect - no I/O map or interupts


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c00257657

What is a 56k Modem doing in that list? You using dial-up?

At any rate, download, and install the Chipset drivers.

Need guidance in downloading AND installing the Chipset,
(Motherboard Chipset) drivers?

I need the Product Number of the HP or Compaq computer.
This can be found on the back of the computer, in the white Service Tag. P/N = Product Number

Also need to know what Operating System you are using.
Windows 2000?

Post back in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

[Let's take a look at a Motherboard Diagram, that fits the technology of that Asus K8S-LA (Salmon) mobo,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply - Processor - for short.

As you can see the Northbridge chip, of the motherboard chipset; handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

HIGH-speed graphics is AGP, and PCI Express.
A graphics card inserted into a PCI slot; or using Integrated Graphics; is NOT high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

A) The PCI bus. (And Integrated Graphics)
B) IDE bus
C) SATA bus
D) USB bus
E) Ethernet bus
F) Audio (Sound)

The Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, is a SiS 760.
The Southbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, is a SiS 964.

http://www.motherboards.org/mobot/chipsets_d/SiS/760+964/

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

Driver: A small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device

Device in question is the Southbridge chip.
Operating System is Win2K (?) ]

Jan 02, 2013 | ASUS (K8S-LA) Motherboard

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K7SV266AD Can I use 266Mhz athalon processor with this board, book says 100/133 FSB. If so what processors? Thanks


The Syntax K7SV266AD motherboard uses a VIA motherboard chipset.

It uses a VIA KT266A for the Northbridge, and a VIA VT8235 for the Southbridge.

About the motherboard chipset;

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

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

High-speed graphics is AGP or PCI-Express

A graphics card inserted into a PCI slot is Not high-speed graphics.
Neither is Integrated Graphics.

(Integrated Graphics is also referred to as OnBoard graphics.
ON the motherBOARD. The graphics chipset is soldered directly to the motherboard, and not to a graphics adapter card. {Graphics card}

The graphics chipset is a GPU.
Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.
It handles the IDE, and SATA capabilities of the computer.
It also handles the USB ports, Ethernet, and Audio, plus anything connected to a PCI slot, and Integrated Graphics, to list a few examples.

Motherboard Diagram,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

[For further information you may wish to search on Wikipedia,
A) Northbridge (computing)
B) Southbridge (computing)
C) Bus
D) PCI Local Bus
E) AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
F) PCI Express
G) Front Side Bus ]

Looking at the motherboard with the Processor to the top, and Ram Memory to the right, the VIA KT266A northbridge chip is below the Processor.
The aluminum finned Heatsink covers it.

The VIA VT8235 southbridge chip is down towards the lower right corner.

Looking at the specs for the VIA KT266A chip we can see,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#Slot_A_and_Socket_A

1) It supports either DDR Sdram ram memory at 200MegaHertz, or 266MHz.
PC-1600 or PC-2100, respectively.
(DDR Sdram is clocked twice. Therefore the 133MHz Front Side Bus {FSB} support will handle 266MHz ram memory)

2) The Maximum ram memory it will support is 4GB. If you have the motherboard manual, you will know what the maximum amount of Ram Memory is, that the motherboard will support.

3) Will support Processors with either a 100MHz, or 133MHz FSB. (Front Side Bus)
AMD processors are 'Double-pumped'.
The VIA VT266A chip will handle AMD processors with up to a 266MHz FSB.

It will handle AMD Athlon, or AthlonXP, or Duron processors, with a maximum FSB of 266MHz.

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/legacy/kt266a/

The best processor will be an AMD AthlonXP with a 266MHz FSB, that fits in a Socket A (Socket 462) processor socket.

Watch the Voltage used. Look up the AMD processor you have installed now, and see what voltage range it uses. The new processor must use voltage in this range also.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors

For additional questions please post in a Comment. (Upper right of your page)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 04, 2011 | Syntax Computers & Internet

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I need the manual for the Abit TH7 raid motherboard to match the 1.4G intel Pentium 4 processor


The old Abit TH7 RAID mobo, ay?

http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/motherboards/925_2.html


The Socket 478 motherboard uses an Intel 82850 Northbridge chip, and Intel 82801BA Southbridge chip, for the motherboard chipset.
(ICH2 is 82801BA)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_chipsets

(Intel's term for their Northbridge chip is MCH. Memory Controller Hub,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northbridge_%28computing%29

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities.

The Northbridge chip handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.
AGP and PCI-Express are high-speed graphics.

{The Abit TH7 RAID mobo has an Accelerated Graphics Port expansion slot, for a graphics card. AGP)

A graphics (Video) card inserted into a PCI expansion slot, or Integrated Graphics,
is Not high-speed graphics.

(Integrated Graphics is also referred to as OnBoard Graphics.
On the motherBoard )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

As you can see in the chart on Wikipedia the FSB support for the Intel 850 chipset (Intel 82850) is 400MHz.

In conclusion, you know now that you can use an Intel Pentium 4 processor,
A) That fits in a Socket 478 processor socket,

B) Has a maximum Front Side Bus frequency rate ('Speed') of 400MegaHertz. (FSB 400MHz)

Here is a link to the Motherboard Manual (PDF file format),

http://www.motherboards.org/mobot/manuals/Abit/

Scroll about three-quarters down the page, until you come the heading in the left column -
th7.pdf

Left-click on Download to the right.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 02, 2011 | Abit TH7-RAID Motherboard

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Can you elaborate the functions of this product....


NOTE*
The following applies to motherboards such as an AsRock K7S41GX.
It does NOT apply to motherboards supporting the Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9 processors.

1) Motherboard diagram,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

A) CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term is Microprocessor, or Processor for short.
The 'Brain' of the computer.

B) Front Side Bus. Also abbreviated as FSB.
The FSB is the 'Information Highway' between the Processor, and the Northbridge chip.

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit ]

C) The motherboard chipset is the Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip.

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
It is named NORTHbridge, because on the orientation of the motherboard, it is to the North of the motherboard.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.


D) The Northbridge handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.
AGP and PCI Express are high speed graphic technologies.

A graphics card used in a PCI expansion slot, and Integrated Graphics are NOT high speed graphics.


E) The Southbridge handles Integrated Graphics, (OnBoard graphics. Same/same), and the PCI bus.
A graphics card inserted into a PCI expansion slot is one example of Southbridge support.

Any add-in card inserted into a PCI expansion slot, is in the PCI bus.
Therefore handled by the Southbridge chip.

The Southbridge chip also handles IDE (PATA), and SATA harddrives.
Handles USB ports, Ethernet port/s, audio, and the CMOS memory.

F) The Internal Bus is the 'Information Highway' between the Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip.

G) The LPC Bus is the 'Information Highway' between the Southbridge chip, and the Super I/O chipset.
The LPC Bus is also the 'Information Highway' between the Southbridge chip, and the BIOS chipset.

H) The Super I/O chipset handles,
Serial port
Parallel port
Floppy Disk Drive
Keyboard
Mouse


2) http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=K7S41GX

The AsRock K7S41GX has;

A) Socket A processor socket. Also known as Socket 462

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_A

Can use AMD processors that fit in a Socket A processor socket, and have either a 200MegaHertz, 266MHz, or 333MHz FSB.

Here is the CPU Support List,

http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=K7S41GX

Supports DDR Sdram ram memory at either 266MHz, or 333MHz.
PC2100 and PC2700, respectively.

Maximum TOTAL Amount of Ram Memory is 2GB
Maximum Amount for EACH ram memory slot is 1GB.
There are two ram memory slots.

Has an AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) graphics expansion slot, that supports AGP 4X , or AGP 8X graphics cards. (1.5 Volt)

Has two PCI expansion slots

Supports IDE (PATA) harddrive/s. (2 maximum)
Supports IDE optical drives. (CD or DVD, or burners for both)

The motherboard chipset is a SiS 741GX - Northbridge, and the SiS 963L - Southbridge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Integrated_Systems

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 01, 2010 | Asrock K7S41GX Motherboard

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What are the parts of mother board and its function?


Hello,

Here is a picture link from Wikipedia that has an excellent breakdown:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Acer_E360_Socket_939_motherboard_by_Foxconn.svg


Thanks for using Fixya.

Nov 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Computer wear and tear causes slowdowns...how?


Well when your hard drive spins slower than it should be you must replace it. As well as all hardware troubles that might arise through years of use.

But for the software side meaning your registries etc... simply reformating you system will put back to the same speed as it use to be.

Jul 28, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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GeForce6100SM-M Intermitently Shutsdown


if there is a problem with one of the devices connections , or one of the devices chips are failing it will cause a shut down to protect the rest of the circutry.
try disconnecting all but cd/dvd drive to see if this happens , then only plug the sata or other ide including the power.
if a virus is in bios , resetting the clr bios and removing the battery on the motherboard can remove it
if the local area network is causing the shut down you would have data transfer problems or slow communications,
and there could also be a problem on the board

Oct 15, 2008 | EliteGroup ECS GeForce6100SM-M (1.0)...

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Type of memory for e210882 motherboard


Hi,

the memory you're about to purchase will not work. the maximum gig that the computer can handle per stick is only 1 gig. this system is not designed for 4 gig barrier.

hope this helps.

thanks.

Feb 05, 2008 | Dell (E210882) Motherboard

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Clock speed


thats older cpy 66 bus mhz slow takes older sdram cost more 512 mb max per slot i would do

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