what is an IC on a hard drive?

February 26, 2011 at 13:19:09
Specs: Windows XP
This person said he took his hard drive to the shop and they said an IC had to be replaced after he had issues trying to get around a password or something like that. What's an IC?

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#1
February 26, 2011 at 13:43:41
"IC" is short for integrated circuit:

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

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#2
February 26, 2011 at 19:05:41
That's what I thought -- thanx. Can you tell me how you could possibly know that the IC bad? And one more question. PCI X1 and so on I know the speeds is that times the PCI slot speed. How I find the PCI slot speed? Thanx

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#3
February 26, 2011 at 19:13:10
Can you tell me how you could possibly know that the IC bad?

Magic!

It's a black art that would put Harry Potter to shame.

It that takes many years to learn and goes under the name of Electronic Engineering.

Stuart


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#4
February 26, 2011 at 19:40:29
lol
That's what I wish I could go to school for. Tell me this: When the CPU has integrated graphics and memory what does that free up the north and southbridge to do that I know are left with chipsets?

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#5
February 26, 2011 at 19:49:35
Do you overclock?

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#6
February 26, 2011 at 20:00:47
The CPU doesn't have any integrated graphics. The CPU is one of the aforementioned IC,s, the big one on the motherboard with a fan on it. Thats the CPU. The rest is the whole computer.

Integrated graphics do not free up anything, in fact they take more of the main memory for its own use. The purpose if integrated graphics on the motherboard is that it is cheaper, you don't have to buy a separate video card. The chip-set is doing exactly the same thing with or without integrated graphics.

You don't get integrated memory except in some laptops and the cache memory that is incorporated into the CPU.

Stuart


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#7
February 26, 2011 at 23:29:46
Okay so if the memory and graphics were integrated what then would become of the north and southbridge? And if they're not like Intel motherboards who use chipsets for south and northbridge are these the same function in one chip of the south and the north? And I seen one motherboard using an Intel chip set and there wasn't no southbridge and I seen another with a south and north. Wassup with that? Thanx a lot

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#8
February 27, 2011 at 06:16:27
As I said previous, the North and South-bridge chips are separate from memory and graphics. It is they that control the data passing between memory and graphics. Nothing can substitute for them.

Stuart


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