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If I have 2 Video cards in the same computer without SLI or Crossfire will it boost performance at all?

I have this motherboard with 2 PCI-E Graphics cards, apparently only one of them is actually x16 what ever that means. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2625#ov If I put the ...
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How can I limit/disable TurboCache on a EX58-UD3R?

I have 16GB of RAM installed in my computer. It is DDR3 at 1333MHZ. My motherboard is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R MAX RAM 16GB. In Windows 7 Professional 64-bit I can only see 12GB; the remaining RAM is ...
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Setup BIOS to network boot to FOG server

I have a FOG server installed on my Ubuntu 12.4 OS. The FOG server is setup and running. On the client machine, I am trying to network boot into my FOG server, but it never connects. I can't figure ...
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What do BCU.exe and BCUService actually do?

I've got a Gigabyte G32M-ES2L motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz CPU running Windows XP SP3 (fully up to date). Today when I booted the machine my firewall (Sygate Personal Firewall) ...
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How to know which RAM I can/should buy for my PC?

I have a relatively old PC (5 years or more) which has only 1GB of RAM. I'm running on Windows 7 and unfortunately it doesn't like being so senile... I have a Gigabyte mother board but I have no ...
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Do I need a video card?

I plan on building a computer with Intel Xeon E3 1231v3 which has no GPU: Graphics Specifications Processor Graphics: None on a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H motherboard which has an onboard ...
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Upgrading from SATA 1 to SATA 3

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 and it has 4x SATA 2 ports. I have SATA 1 disk installed and it's slowing my system, I think it is because of its 8mb buffer. I want to upgrade or should I say ...
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Could other hardware be responsible for bad sectors on my hard drive?

I have a Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 motherboard. There is a single hard drive (a cheap Seagate Barracuda drive) attached to it over SATA3, and AHCI is enabled in the BIOS. Recently, the drive started to ...
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How do I replace a motherboard with the new one?

Is there any compatibility check done while purchasing a new motherboard with the available peripherals? One of the computer's GIGABYTE motherboard got damaged (getting stuck at bios and not booting ...
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Graphic driver not supported in Windows 8

Few days back I installed Windows 8 Pro(32 bit) earlier it was Win7 (32bit). My Desktop configuration is the image I uploaded. The problem is Win8 not detecting my Graphic / Video Card. I didn't ...
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Gigabyte 965 S3 Motherboard POST's too fast to enter BIOS

I never had this problem before putting the HDD's on SATA mode in BIOS (actually, I had them put on AHCI), and didn't really need to enter BIOS after that. But now I need to, and the damn POST goes ...
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How do I enable SATA 3 on my computer or check if it is enabled?

My HDD is a WD5000AAKX, the Shop keeper told me that it is 6gb/s meaning SATA III right ? How would I know if its working at SATA 3 6.0gb/s? My system: Intel Corei7 920 Gigabyte X58A UD7 AMD ...
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Interesting Windows install issue with RAID and an SSD

I have been trying for days to solve this issue, so any help would be appreciated. Here is the issue: I have a Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 motherboard. Here is a link to the manual and pages starting at ...
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Does intel E7400 Core2Duo support vt-x?

Does intel E7400 Core2Duo support vt-x? The specification on the intel's website says it supports vt-x, But the Intel Processor Identification utility says it doesn't Can anyone confirm this? I ...
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Possible for malware to set a BIOS password?

Strange issue. My PC locked up and I reset it by holding down the power button. It had been overclocked and I received a message that my PC had experienced a boot failure due to voltage issues. ...
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What is short beep/click every 5 seconds from pc speaker of the GA-Z77X-D3H rev 1.1 motherboard mean? [closed]

What is short beep/click every 5 seconds from pc speaker of the GA-Z77X-D3H rev 1.1 motherboard mean? The cpu fan is on as well, but apart from the short click/beeps every 5 seconds there are no ...
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Stop the constant random reboots of my GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V

I've got some issues with a new system. It's rebooting constantly. The system consists of a: brand new: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V with F9 BIOS (latest) Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz 2x 8GB ...
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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.
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i7 overclocking problem

I've got an overclocked system that seems to be misbehaving. When trying to boot up from cold the system just hangs and nothing is output to the screen. Fans are on as they should but nothing ...
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Why my USB devices are working while PC is not working?

When I shutdown the computer, I need to disconnect all USB devices(mouse, flash drives, USB hub) because their lights are bright and it's hard to sleep or I can just power off computer by PSU PWR ...
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Rebuild split RAID5 array

I'm running 6 320GB SATA drives in a RAID5 configuration on a Gigabyte M59SLI S5. Last week the system started hanging durning array initialization. One of the disks is dead and another has been ...
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Should I insert my video card at PCIEX4 or PCIEX16?

I have motherboard GIGABYTE GA-H77-DS3H and video card GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660Ti. When I place it in PCIEX16 I have no video signal and motherboard makes 1 long and 2 fast beeps (which means video ...
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System fans connected to a Gigabyte Z77-D3H motherboard do not increase in speed

The motherboard (Gigabyte Z77-D3H) controls my 3-pin CPU fan just fine. My system fans are a 3-pin fan (plugged into SYS_FAN1), and a 4-pin fan plugged into SYS_FAN3. All 3 of the system fan headers ...
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Motherboard or CPU failure?

MB: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P. CPU: Intel E8400 3.0 GHz. All was running 24/7 as a server for 3.5 years. I was going to back up my RAID 5 data to an extra disk, so I shut down the PC and opwned the ...
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Vertical lines on LCD and all computer text scrambled

A few days ago, my system was working fine, but lately my home electricity has been flutuating many times in a day. Now, my computer has stopped working properly. Those problems happen: When I play ...
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Audio front panel noise?

I want to use the front-panel audio connections for my headphones, but when I use it, it makes a static noise like my HDD. There is no problem with the wires. This sound starts only when Windows ...
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Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 not booting

I recently purchased the following PC components: Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3, along with Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU, Kingston 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC and Asus nVIDIA GeForce 210 Graphics ...
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Windows won't start after changing SATA controller mode to RAID in BIOS (Intel X79 GA-X79-UD3)

This seems like a question asked a dozen times, so I've already read and tried many solutions. None of them have worked until now. I installed a fresh Windows 7 x64 on my new computer, on a Gigabyte ...
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How to update Bios for GigaBye ga-p35-s3 board?

I downloaded the F7 bios from their website (link). Now what? It seems as if I need to prepare some kind of a dos bootable device because there is an autoexec.bat file in the extracted files. I could ...
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Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P won't boot from USB drive with RAID enabled

I've got a Windows 7 installation image on my USB hard drive, which is set up to be bootable. I know it works because I've used it on several computers, and it works on the computer I'm trying to ...
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WOL on Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H for Logmein?

I have a Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H mainboard. I want to wake my computer up using Logmein, however, I could not found any WOL option on BIOS. Any suggestions?
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D-Sub port not working on Windows 7 (Intel onboard gigabyte)

Iv been using my HDMI slot to run a 24" monitor and all was well. I borrowed a 17" monitor from work to run a dual screen set up, plugged it into the d-sub port and nothing happened. Checked the new ...
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What precautions when using multi-rail SMPS?

This is a follow-up to my question How to identify an SMPS can power both SATA, and IDE devices? Since the question was posted, I've purchased Gigabyte R450 SMPS. The SMPS is dual-rail; something ...
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when i set my FSB to 400mhz in bios it actually stays at 333mhz

My front side bus (FSB) is rated for a maximum of 400mhz (Rated FSB 1600MHz). In fact, it used to run at 400mhz until recently. I'm trying to overclock my E8400 to 3.6GHz. I have done that in the ...
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Gigabyte motherboard (890gpa-ud3h) won't shutdown USB power

what the thing the Gigabyte engineers were thinking about their BIOS? How to disable USB being powered while standby/off by button? If I do hard shutdown by button (not related to my another question ...
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Update BIOS Z87X-OC Q-flash

I'm trying to fix some issues with my PC namely, the erratic CPU performance, power issues and graphics card malfunctions. I've been advised by the manufacturer of my PC to update the BIOS on my ...
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Waking from sleep causes instant shutoff

I am going to be very detailed as this seems extremely confusing to me ... I just completed upgrading a few components in one of my builds (list of components at end of thread). Everything works ...
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Motherboard won't POST with both RAM sticks in a channel [closed]

My motherboard does not POST when I fill both slots of a given channel. I have a Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z97. I am using 2x Gskill Ripjaw 4GB 1600 MHz sticks. When I populate DIMM 1 or 3 (the 2 slots ...
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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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Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H ATX Motherboard No Longer Recognizing USB Devices, Computer Inaccessible

around May I built a new computer with the following parts: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core processor Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz memory MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III 880MHZ 3GB ...
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Distortion On Microphone (X79-UP4)

My motherboard X79-UP4 Running Windows 8 Enterprise, Has a weird problem when trying to use the microphone port. Not really sure how to describe the sound so have attached a link below. Here is a ...
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What version of bios does GA-Z77X-D3H rev 1.1 motherboard come with? [closed]

What version of bios does GA-Z77X-D3H rev 1.1 motherboard come with? Since different minimum versions of BIOS are required for different CPUs as per their support list, but I cannot find what version ...
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How do i enable esata hot plug with marvell controllers in a gigabyte z77 mobo?

I have a new gigabyte ga-Z77x-UD3H mobo (http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4441#sp)that is supposed to have: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/SATA3 1) supporting up to 2 SATA ...
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Secure Boot is not compatible on my PC; will I be able to install Windows 8 on it?

Yesterday, I ran Windows 8 upgrade assistant on my PC, Only problem it gave is that Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC Your PC's firmware doesn't support Secure Boot so you won't be able to ...
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Graphics card failing - black screen w/ sound

I recently had to do a warranty return on a Gigabyte video card, and they have sent me a replacement. I've installed the replacement, done a complete re-install of Windows 7 x64, installed the latest ...
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Random lockups with my new build - gigabyte z77x-d3h

Random lockups happens all the time, and it's not related to high loads on CPU. Everything just freezes - no BSOD. My PC specs: gigabyte z77x-d3h (bios - F15) intel i7 3770k (stock cooler) DDR3 ...
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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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BIOS hanging when configured for AHCI mode

My system was working fine until I decided to resize my primary partition. To do this I had to reboot. During POST my BIOS hung right as it was detecting the different drives. I updated my BIOS to the ...
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Kingston HyperX 4GB and Bus compatibility

I'm considering purchasing Kingston HyperX 4GB . I believe it has 2000 Bus.and i have a gigabyte G41M-Combo which support DDR3 1333 . Will that work?
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Can someone help me figure out why my PC doesn't boot up properly with my ATI 5850 card? (Video link included)

When I turn on my pc (cold start) my video card (Gigabyte ATI 5850) makes some weird fan-noises ... like it doesn't have enough power. So i've just replaced my Antec 450W with an Antec 750W TruePower ...