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63 views

Motherboard restores corrupt BIOS on a regular basis

I have a pretty new PC and I am having issues with it since the beginning. The components are: Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H OS: Windows 7 64bit When I turn on the PC it runs OK, no problems, ...
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0answers
33 views

Hdd disconnects after some time randomly

My HDD sometimes disconnects and could not be used. Sometimes when I turn on computer there is only one HDD in boot screen and sometimes it becomes unaccessible after some time while using it. When ...
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2answers
144 views

Either my CPU, motherboard or PSU is bad. Which one is it?

I've asked a question here before, in December 2013, about a hard drive I wasn't sure whether it was bad. Turns out it was just a side effect from a bigger problem. Symptom: It started with Windows 7 ...
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1answer
62 views

PC powers on but doesn't boot

My pc powers on and fans start running when i press the power button but monitor shows nothing and no boot sound from pc. I removed the memory modules, gpu, hdd but the pc still doesn't boot or ...
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3answers
116 views

Making a 'Supercomputer', cheap? [closed]

Why supercomputers are 'supercomputers'? Well, they are nothing more than many 'common' cpus, gpus and ram connected together. Thanks my idea here. I take many cheap computers @ about 350-400$, with ...
2
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1answer
62 views

PSU issue and compatibility

I have an HP Pavilion 6604y desktop. It is a dual core 2.8GHz, 6GB, 1TB HDD. I updated to Windows 8.1. My problem came before I upgraded though. A few months ago I was on my computer when it ...
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1answer
34 views

Motherboard/Intel G43 Chip Overheating

So I have a desktop PC and it is impossible for me to boot it up anymore. It boots up just fine but after between 5 to 30 seconds the central chip on the motherboard (Intel G43 Chip I believe) heats ...
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1answer
96 views

Is my power supply dead?

I recently bought a new NZXT Phantom case and went ahead and moved all my components from the old case. It took a while to get some things in, and then to do a little bit of cable management (as much ...
0
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2answers
94 views

Computer won't power on at all

So, this morning I woke up and my computer won't power on at all. There's no beeps, no lights (though I don't think my motherboard has lights on it anyways?). I plugged in my brother's PSU and it ...
0
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0answers
352 views

Power-on button takes a long time to work after PSU is turned on

I have a four-year-old Dell Inspiron 530 desktop with onboard video and recently it started to show this weird behavior (sorry, it’s a long post…). The computer is connected to a voltage regulator, ...
14
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6answers
4k views

How to connect multiple HDDs to a computer?

What is the best and most efficient way to connect 10 - 20 SATA HDDs to a home computer? I mean an ordinary motherboard supporting 2 connections for SATA HDDs. The purpose of this assembly is to ...
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5answers
255 views

I need to make a list for all motherboard attributes [closed]

I am trying to make a list of all attributes that pc motherboards have (I need this for database). Here what I got so far: Model FormFactor CpuSocket Chipset MemorySlots MemoryType MaxMemory ...
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4answers
414 views

Burned motherboard component

I got a desktop computer assembled with the following specs: 2x 4 GB DDR3 Intel Core i7-2600 CPU, 3.4 GHz LGA 1155 8 MB Cache Intel DH67 BL Media Series motherboard, LGA 1155, 4 slot eSATA, HDMI, ...
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2answers
98 views

PC doesn't turn on - no noise or lights

I just tried to start my PC but it didn't. No lights and no fans running. Then I pressed once more the start button and something blew - I guess the power supply but I'm not sure. Any ideas of what ...
2
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0answers
226 views

How to diagnose issue between mobo, RAID, and SSD cache drive?

Background This issue is happening on my custom-built desktop. Relevant specs: Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Utilizing Intel RST technology (application that uses unused SSD as cache) Processor: ...
1
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1answer
381 views

Will an e-ATX motherboard fit in a large ATX form factor case?

Is it possible (without drilling any holes or anything) to fit an e-ATX motherboard into a large computer case whose form factors are only ATX and micro-ATX? The case itself should have enough space ...
2
votes
0answers
122 views

Computer motherboard failure?

So, I am pretty sure this will be a unique problem One of my fellow employees took a cable with a RJ-45 jack on one end, and a USB on the other and thought it would be neat to plug the cable into the ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Desktop Configuration: More than 32GB RAM [closed]

For Particle Simulations, I considered upgrading my desktop PC. I would be willing to invest into 64GB of RAM, but as I have checked, all desktop motherboards have maximum memory limits of 32GB. What ...
3
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1answer
310 views

Motherboards/components to eliminate USB Bandwidth issue

I'm currently running web streaming from a Dell XPS 15 running Windows 7 with a i5 M480 2.67ghz processor and 6gb of ram. I connect TWO EasyCap DC60+ devices and a TV Tuner to all three of my ...
2
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2answers
665 views

Can old processors (Pentium) work with new motherboards

I have a few old desktop machines laying around that have fried motherboards, but everything else works. I previously thought you needed to buy a motherboard from that generation in order for it to ...
1
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1answer
659 views

ECC ram in non-ECC motherboard

We want to create a computer with i7-2600k (Z68 chipset) and 32 GB ram. After some googling we found out that this can only be done with 4x8GB modules. We can choose from: Samsung nonECC A-DATA ...
7
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5answers
1k views

My power supply/motherboard nightmare

Last summer I bought a broken power supply (without knowing of course) and put it in my computer. Turning my box on made one of my cheaper HDDs catch fire (I believe a capacitor or resistor blew) and ...
1
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4answers
923 views

Desktop does nothing after pressing power button?

I have a user in a remote office that tells me his machine is totally unresponsive at the moment. He arrived in the office to find his UPS beeping in some way, and there was other evidence of a power ...
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0answers
852 views

Blinking motherboard power LED

I was just rebuilding an old desktop PC to be used as a HTPC and the LED on the motherboard that indicates when there is power is blinking fairly rapidly. The only way I can get the machine to boot is ...
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5answers
334 views

New desktop won't POST

I've just built a PC, and for some reason the motherboard won't POST and boot the OS. I can hear/see everything get power and but nothing happens. I have pulled the RAM to see if it's bad and it ...
6
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10answers
6k views

How to troubleshoot a computer not booting up when powered on?

I can turn on my computer and sometimes it will boot up just fine. After a while of use, days or even a week, when I try to turn it on, it powers up, in that the fans spins up, the power indicator ...