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What to expect from a H81 motherboard

I'm building a budget gaming PC with an Asrock H81 motherboard. I'm about to buy my RAM, but I just saw on the description that H81 is not in the list of the "supported" chipsets. The motherboard is ...
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How do I know which is the fastest processor which is supported by a specific chipset?

I have an old laptop, I want to upgrade my cpu or motherboard, but don't know the knowledge of computer hardware .I have added a 4g memory and cleaned my fan. Can I upgrade a laptop Mobile Intel® HM55 ...
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Does my graphics card have to be compatible with the motherboard chipset?

I am looking to purchase to Radeon HD 7850's, these particularly, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814150641 I want to run them in Crossfire on this motherboard, ...
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Asus P8P67 PRO usb copy corruption and updating USB Drivers and chipset drivers

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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Find the Correct RAM for my motherboard

I'm considering upgrading my system memory from 1 GB (2 x 512MB) to 4 GB (1 x 2 GB + 1 x 1 GB + 2 x 512MB). I'm an absolute novice at this stuff but am trying to learn quickly. The RAM is DDR2 and I ...
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How do I know which chipset a motherboard uses?

I am building a new computer and am curious about the chipsets that motherboards use and I found it quite confusing because it gives me two values The motherboard I've chosen is the MSI Z87-G41 ATX ...
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AMD 970 chipset bottlenecks AMD FX Processors by design?

So I was deciding what chipset to go with in my motherboard for an FX Processor when I noticed something weird. All the AMD FX Processors have a 5200MHZ HyperTransportâ„¢ bus and yet the 970 chipset ...
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Chipset fan on the frtiz - compressed air hasn't fixed anything - is there anything I can do? [closed]

Yesterday, my computer started to make an annoying whining noise. Knowing that this is likely a fan issue, I opened the case and proceeded to determine which fan was causing the issue. I got some ...
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Searching Win2008 R2 chipset driver for a lenovo idea centre K330

I have here a Lenovo Desktop and I dont know what chipset driver I need. If Im reading the information with AIDA there is: Motherboard Name: Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 if I search on the lenovo support ...
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599 views

CPU upgrade option for my Acer Aspire 1420p laptop

Here's the specs of my current laptop http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/notebook/2009/acer/aspire/Aspire1420P/Aspire1420Psp2.shtml I want to upgrade the CPU because it's too slow. I did some minimal ...
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Install ATI Chipset Drivers when Using Nvidia Card?

I bought a new motherboard (with integrated ATI graphics) that came with ATI drivers for the chipset. Should I install the chipset drivers even though I am using an Nvidia graphics card in the ...
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Why should I install hardware drivers if my computer is working fine?

I've just installed Windows 7 on my PC. I went online to look for drivers. For my motherboard, Foxconn offers LAN drivers, on-board audio drivers, and chipset drivers. And for my graphics card, ...
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“bus speed”, “rated bus speed”, “stock bus speed”

I was wondering what are differences between "bus speed", "rated bus speed", "stock bus speed"? I saw in Speccy running on my laptop: Bus Speed 200.0 MHz Rated Bus Speed 800.1 MHz Stock ...
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How to maintain Lower CPU Temperature

1) How to maintain low CPU temperature ?. 2) What are the factors that cause high CPU Temperature ? 3) what are the chances of damaging my motherboard due to excessive heat released from processor, ...
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397 views

Upgrade Cpu on intel 82865g motherboard

i would like to try to improve my pc performanc but i'm not sure about cpu compatibility. My Motherboard is (i suppose ) aOpen ez 65 with intel i82865g chipset. My cpu is a P4 2.8 ghz without ...
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Relation between controllers, interfaces, adapt cards, chipsets, buses

I am confused about the following concepts and their relations: controllers, interfaces, adapters, chipsets, buses and north/south bridges. Can anyone point out how they are working together, what are ...
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Difference between chipset and motherboard

What is the difference between chipset and motherboard? Can I use chipset instead of the motherboard? Any disadvantage in using chipset?
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I want to install more than the supported amount of RAM on my PC. Is it likely to work? [closed]

I have a Shuttle SG32G2 PC that I'm using as a small home server. It has two 240-pin DDR2 RAM slots, and officially supports 2GB per slot, for a maximum of 4GB of RAM, which I already have installed. ...
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Zotac WiFi Drivers - No Linux Support

I built my own computer, and the motherboard is a Zotac ITX GeForce 9300. The Wi-Fi adapter doesn't work and the CD it came with has no Linux drivers. I am using the latest stable release of Linux ...