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Error Message: Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

So I recently switched towers and now, all of a sudden, I'm getting this error message as soon as I boot my system. The error message reads "Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible". This has really ...
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Can I use 3rd generation Intel processor with Gigabyte GA-h61M-S2V-B3 rev 1.1?

Will this processor and this motherboard work together? dual core 2.6 Ghz / 2M cache G1610 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-h61M-S2V-B3 rev 1.1 I tried but I failed, then when I went to the ...
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1answer
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Enabling VT-x on Intel Core i5 3450 with MSI B75A-G41 mainboard

I'm willing to enable the VT-X virtualization technology on my Intel Core i5 3450 CPU, however in the BIOS menu (I've the latest version: 17.8) of my MSI B75A-G41 mainboard, this option is greyed out ...
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Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m?

Is it possible to overclock an i3-3110m notebook processor? I have searched many forums with Google, but all lead to no answers. I've tried using SetFSB but there are no configurations for my ...
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Is it safe to use a non-overclockable CPU on an overclocker motherboard?

I am running an Intel Core i5-4670 (without the K for the overclocker edition) processor on a Z78 - PLUS motherboard from ASUS. Initially the ASUS AI suite was overclocking my processor. Now that I ...
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1answer
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how to disable Hardware prefetcher in core i3/i7

Is there any way to disable the hardware prefetcher in Intel core i3 /i7 ? Although I have posted related question in stackoverflow, but no solution till now. ...
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Intel dg41rq Motherboard not booting | is there anything else I can do to salvage it?

My computer was working fine for a while booting ubuntu off a flash drive. I finally bought a new hard drive and plugged it in. When I turned it on there were no beeps and nothing on the screen and ...
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2answers
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What's the difference between an OROM driver and a “regular” driver?

What's the difference between an OROM driver ("option-ROM") and a "regular" Windows-level driver? I see a lot of chatter amidst the BIOS-modding community about OROM drivers (modules?) and ...
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1answer
471 views

Does the BIOS of a laptop still work if I upgrade the CPU from dual core to quad core?

If a particular laptop model's BIOS supports dual core processors with VXT virtualization and multithreading with turbo boost, then will it also support higher-end quad core processors with VXT ...
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1answer
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How to get past Thinkpad T530 PXE prompt to BIOS setup?

How do I get to the Thinkpad T530 BIOS setup? As the laptop turns on I press ENTER when prompted, then press F1 when prompted, but that takes me to the Intel PXE prompt. If I hit CTRL-S I get into the ...
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592 views

What's the difference between these Intel components?

What's the difference between the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) and Intel Chipset software (and INF update utility)?
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How can I be sure that the motherboard is dead and it's not another issue?

So I have and old computer with and Intel D101GGC motherboard and a pentium 4 cpu and award bios, with a long repeating beep and not passing POST. I tried: RAM checking, they are good and working ...
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1answer
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How to enable Virtualization Technology in Samsung Chromebox

I need to enable Virtualization Technology (VT) in my Samsung Chromebox (Series 5) from Google IO 2012 because of Android x86 emulator from Intel. I am on Developer BIOS, but I have no clue, how to ...
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Computer freezes with Visual Artifacts/Scrambled Screen (even at BIOS)

System Specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2l (BIOS f8b - stock)1 Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO - stock cooler PSU : CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 460W HDD: 1 x 640 GB SATA, 1 x 320 ...
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0answers
547 views

Motherboard Issue - 3 Beep Bios (memory error) despite new RAM

I have an Intel dG43RK motherboard, bought new and sealed, and have tried two different brands and speeds of RAM with a 3-beep BIOS indicating a memory error, which also occurs without RAM installed ...
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166 views

Remote access not working without connected monitor

I am trying to configure a Windows Server 2008 as a Home Server for my personal use (mainly for storing documents, hosting source-control, etc.). The "server" consists of an Intel Atom 2700DC board ...
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3answers
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Why is my CPU speed lower than it should be?

I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 that should run at 2.13 GHz but when I boot my computer, the BIOS shows a CPU speed of just 1.6 GHz (I removed the BIOS/motherboard logo screen so I can see the ...
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1answer
564 views

boot delay on POST on Intel DG43GT board

My computer stays at POST for about 20 seconds. Normally this should be 2-3 seconds. Note I am talking about BIOS POST state. NOT Operating system booting state. After this 20 seconds Grub boot menu ...
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How to reinstall the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM

I have a Dell Precision R5400 rack mount computer. It originally came with a the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM installed. But then we decided to remove the RAID drives and replace them with ...
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4answers
954 views

What is causing the T61 with Intel T7100 for not accepting any processor upgrades?

I have received a T61 that is supposed to replace my old T60 as work PC. HW is out of warranty and processor smaller in performance than in current T60 that I’m replacing. This results to 3x longer ...
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1answer
175 views

dg33bu + nVidia 210 weird issue

I have an old system with intel DG33BU. It has variety of issues now. Its IDE port do not work anymore Realtek audio rear port got short circuited. Front audio panel do not work Now it has started ...
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1answer
454 views

Intel DH61AG CPU, fans, and voltages not reading in BIOS

I'm looking for the cause and/or fix of an issue when during start up of the DH61AG board the fans go full speed as they normally do but stay at full speed rather than slowing. In the BIOS the PC ...
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3answers
1k views

BIOS unable to boot CD or Hard Drive

Motherboard Intel DQ35MP. HDD Caviar Green 1TB. I'm having problems with my BIOS and/or hard drive/disc drive. Came back from a trip, booted my computer, and realized that the BIOS wasn't booting ...
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Why is Intel Turbo Boost Not Working On My Laptop? (Continued)

This is continuation to previous question *Please read previous question in order to understand my findings. Okay guys, this is REALLY strange. It seems as Intel Turbo Boost was always working, but ...
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Why is Intel Turbo Boost Not Working On My Laptop?

Investigation continued Why is Intel Turbo Boost Not Working On My Laptop? (Continued) Dell Latitude E6420 is my laptop with Windows 7 Enterprise. Turbo Boost is enabled in BIOS but is disabled ...
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2answers
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How to get into BIOS when USB keyboard is not powered and have no PS/2 ports?

Just got a new Windows 7 PC (64-bit) with an Intel DH67CL motherboard. It's been working fine but I decided I wanted to try to get into the BIOS. Unfortunately I can't do it because my USB keyboard ...
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2answers
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What alternative methods are available for overclocking?

I'm aware that overclocking software isn't exactly the best way to overclock your hardware, but I am not sure what else to do. I have a HP computer, which has HP's BIOS which eliminates a possibility ...
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3answers
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What does “RAM R/W test failed” mean?

I had problems installing an operating system and booting my computer, so I disabled the system's "Intel® Rapid Boot BIOS" feature. Now, whenever I start the computer, I get a message telling me ...
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0answers
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Motherboard BIOS version has an empty sting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't update my BIOS because the current version is an empty string I am using an Intel D945GCCR motherboard. I want to update the BIOS but the current installed ...
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I can't update my BIOS because the current version is an empty string

I am using an Intel D945GCCR motherboard. I want to update the BIOS but the current installed BIOS has an empty string for the BIOS version which causes an error and prevents me updating. The error ...
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Q9550 CPU Not supporting Hardware Virtualization?

According to Intel's Website, my Q9550 processor should support Hardware Virtualization. (It says on the box and many other sources too, so the website isn't wrong). However, according to Microsoft's ...
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How to disable HT in a Intel Atom D425?

I can't find in the BIOS the option to disable HT. Is this a BIOS problem or the processor itself doesn't support running as a single core?
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Does a gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 need any Bios settings changed with intel Lynnfield 2.93?

I bought and assembled a GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard With Intel Core i7-875K Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Unlocked Desktop Processor ...
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Can BIOS be eventually upgraded to EFI?

I have an Intel PM55 chipset in my notebook. Reportedly Windows 8 (aka Windows Next) will not support BIOS-based systems. Is my motherboard forward-compatible to house an EFI firmware?
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VT enabled processor in my Dell Inspiron 530

I have an Inspiron 530 with a Q8200 processor. The problem is that I want to run Windows Server 2008 R2 inside VMWare but that is only 64-bit. To run a 64-bit guest you need to have Intel VT ...
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5answers
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Computer Freezes navigating BIOS

Computer started acting up, and this is where I am. I have only the CPU, RAM and video card plugged in, the main power line to the mobo, the CPU power line, and the PCI-E to the video card. Specs: ...
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Computer will not boot to BIOS

I have a custom-built HTPC with the following specs: * Motherboard: Intel DG45ID * CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 * Graphics: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD (using HDMI) * RAM: 8 GB ...
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Building a new computer and it is not booting up. Continual 3 bios beeps. What should I do?

I've just built a new computer, but it's not booting up. When I press the power button, the BIOS continually beeps in 3's I checked the Intel site and said that's a memory error, so I bought some new ...
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First bootup, do I have to do any BIOS changes?`

Just built my computer, do I have to perform any bios changes at ALL? keep in mind I am a total newbie! I have a gigabyte ex58 ud4p, i7 920.