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I'm just curious, as I am planning on building a new system, and I saw on this motherboard where a review complained about MCP becoming too hot, Sorry if it's in the wrong section as I do not know where this belongs...
Back on topic, What is a MCP?
 
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MCP is usually what denotes the South Bridge chip on the motherboard, the North Bridge is referred to as SSP. I believe is stands for Multi Chip Package but I could be wrong. I'm sure in the motherboard review they're talking about the South Bridge.

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MCP is usually what denotes the South Bridge chip on the motherboard, the North Bridge is referred to as SSP. I believe is stands for Multi Chip Package but I could be wrong. I'm sure in the motherboard review they're talking about the South Bridge.
 
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It all depends on what you're pumping through the South Bridge. If you have a Graphics Card, Wireless Card, USB Card and you're pushing a lot of data through the SB then yeah it'll heat up, but that's normal. I would just make sure to check the manufactures specs on the temperature range of the motherboard and you should be fine.

Just make sure you have good airflow through the chassis and tuck your wires and cables with some cables ties and you shouldn't have any issues.