The motherboard or mainboard is the central printed circuit board (PCB) in many modern computers and holds many of the crucial components of the system.

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LGA775 motherboard cpu support

My motherboard says it doesn't support Pentium D 925, 935, 945. It supports 920, 930, 940, 950 but I inserted 925 and it worked. Could it cause any problems or incompatibility in some stuff? Why it ...
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What PSU can power a server board with only 2x 6-pin connectors?

Looking at half-width server motherboards for home-use, I noticed the Intel S2600JF doesn't have a 20-pin or 24-pin connector. Instead, it has 2x 6-pin connectors; see the lower right of the board, in ...
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New graphics card doesnt work with my custom built computer

Sorry if this has been posted before Components: Intel core i5 2400 CPU, biostar h61mlv3 motherboard, corsair vs550 psu, 8gb ram, sandisk ssd OK, so after upgrading GPU to gtx 960 (gigabyte 4gb) i ...
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Laptop locking up with weird image displayed

Here's a video with 4 examples (filmed at different times) of how my laptop has been locking up. It's 2-3 years old with an Intel i5-3210 processor + 16GB RAM. It started doing this once every few ...
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Replacing a Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 motherboard

My PC started having issues a few years ago. It started turning off mid-way through gaming sessions It then had issues turning on, where all of the fans would start but the system would shut down ...
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PC Stuck at boot screen

PC Stuck at boot screen set up as image below. What could possibly go wrong?
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Desktop motherboards which can handle 4 Gpu x16 Pcie [on hold]

We got 2 nvidia k4200 quadro . And we are going to buy two more later. I am looking for desktop motherboard which could handle them with the best bandwidth. We would use them for cuda calculations. ...
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Laptop showing weird behavior. What might be the cause? [on hold]

I have a 3 year old laptop. It's Sony Vaio E Series SVE1518FNW. It's specs are i7, 4 GB RAM and 750 GB hard disk with AMD Raedon graphic card. From several months I am facing problem with it's ...
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Does the CPU or motherboard throttle?

Can a CPU throttle itself, or is it the motherboard that does it? By throttle, I mean when the CPU underclocks and undervolts itself due to high temperatures.
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PC Parts compatible? [closed]

I want to upgrade my current pc and was wondering if the following parts are compatible with one another - Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0, socket AM3+ CPU: AMD FX-8350, 4,0 GHz (4,2 GHz Turbo ...
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What is the standard height of PCI-e slots in motherboards?

I am designing a scratch build and am going to be using a riser card for the GPU, but the case I am designing is extremely unforgiving of errors in measurements. A watercooling fitting will be ...
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Motherboard with EATX12V and PSU with EPS12V?

I have a motherboard that has a EATX12V 8-pin connector. I want to buy a PSu that has 1 x 8-pin EPS power connector (12 V) with detachable 4 pin ATX12V Are these compatible , i mean EATX12V with ...
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Graphics card/general hardware support for UEFI/Legacy BIOS?

Graphics card vendor websites have BIOS support information- Legacy/UEFI/both. 1) Why does some graphics card vendor mention BIOS support and some totally ignores it? 2) If I have a old legacy BIOS ...
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Desktop suddenly turned off and won't turn on again

My desktop suddenly shut down and it does not turn on again. I have tested the PSU with the paperclip trick and the fan started to spin. What do I do from here to know what is broken? There is no ...
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New motherboard not outputting right audio channel to splitter

Just finished setting up my OS' after upgrading RAM, motherboard and CPU and quickly discovered that audio wasn't outputting correctly. I currently use a HD650 paired with a Schitt Asgard 2 which in ...
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16GB RAM Kingston HyperX Fury incompatible

I bought a kit of Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1333MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM - White (HX313C9FWK2/16) in the hope of upgrading the pc components! After the upgrade, the pc does not function ...
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Can a PSU, if not sufficient, stop a gpu from posting to the monitor?

-I'll Put my PC specs at the bottom- Okay, I recently started having a slight heating problem with my stock heatsink for my FX-8350 so I upgraded to a Corsair H80i-GT water loop. When I did I also ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31A not booting

I have been trying to repair a Asus Zenbook UX31A for quite some time and would like to pick your brains, because I am finally out of ideas. When I received the Zenbook it was not booting, not ...
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How to know which graphic card is compatible with my motherboard

I have an Asus N55SF, I had problems with the with motherboard and the graphic card itself (Nvidia GT555M). So i bought a new motherboard, and i thought i could use the laptop without the graphic ...
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Motherboard LEDs blink but it won't turn on

I have a PC that does not turn on. I checked all the pins of the power supply with a multimeter and they are ok. I tried to connect the motherboard only: the two LEDs (power and reset) blink, but if I ...
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Power supply or motherboard busted. How can I fix it quick?

A few days ago, my desktop PC just stopped turning on. Pressing the power switch elicits no response altogether. This is the sum total of the troubleshooting steps I've done: Super-newbily switched ...
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New build shuts down randomly - insufficient power?

I have an ongoing problem with my new build shutting down randomly. It is very sporadic: it can be 5 times a day, or once in 5 days. My temperatures are fine, I have tested the wall sockets and have ...
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Toshiba Satellite S75D-A7272 screen black

My laptop got wet and wasn't turning on whatsoever, so I replaced the motherboard. It now turns on, but the screen is black. I've tried doing a cmos reset (holding the power button for 60 seconds ...
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PC won't POST w/ Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB

Issue I've just received a new pair of Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2x8GB) 1.35V DDR3L 2133MHz but my system does not boot and shows a 53/55 error code. Current setup Interestingly the PC boots ...
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Lynx Point-LP chipset model in my Laptop

I have got ASUS X555LN laptop. I recently found out, that the chipset integrated in this laptop is Lynx Point-LP. However that is just a chipset series. I need to know the exact model of the chipset ...
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Chipset information Asus X555L [closed]

I have a homework from my school. My task is to write some information about my chipset. I've got Asus X555L laptop. I fount that the chipset model in my laptop is: Hasswell Ult. However I wasn't able ...
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Relationship between Motherboard FSB and SDRAM Memory memory clock speed

I need to know what is a Relationship between Motherboard FSB and SDRAM Memory memory clock speed? ...
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Intel DH55TC motherboard compatible with 2 x 8GB RAM [duplicate]

I have an Intel DH55TC motherboard and want to know if I can equip it with 2 x 8GB to get 16GB, or do I need to buy 4 x 4GB instead? This are the specifications from Intel: ...
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SATA III SSD downward compatible?

I have two questions: I have an old motherboard with SATA I slots. Could I mount and SSD SATA III? Is the hard drive downward compatible with SATA I slot? I wouldn't buy an SSD just to find out the ...
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Can I use the eDp connection on a motherboard with any eDp panel?

I've seen that some mini-ITX motherboards, especially for embedded PCs, have onboard eDp connections. Here's an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132071 Would ...
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Some errors occur on fresh installed windows 7

First, here's my machine's specifications (refer below) Motherboard: GA H81M DS2 REV3, Processor: Intel core i3 4170, Graphics card: GTX 950 2GB GDDR5 128bit, RAM: 16GB (2 x 8GB) Kingston HyperX Fury ...
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HP Pavillion dv6-6135dx refurbished motherboard switchable graphics not recognized

I replaced the motherboard with a factory refurbished one I found online. I used the old cpu because it didn't come with one, but the graphic chip is built in. I checked the serial numbers and they ...
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Motherboard or CPU dead?

I have an Asus Z8NA-D6C Motherboard with dual sockets for Intel Xeon CPUs. When I go to power up the system, however, I receive no post beep codes unless I fully remove the RAM. Any suggestions? CPU: ...
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How can I connect USB 3 case jacks without a USB 3 motherboard header?

I just bought a new case, which has two USB 3.0 jacks on the front. The supplied internal cable for those jacks looks like this: Unfortunately, my motherboard doesn't have a USB 3.0 header that I ...
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Cpu fan does not speed up according to heat level

I have just changed my motherboard, ram and processor. Everything is going fine but fan speed when cpu heats. Fan speeds do not change according to cpu temperature. I have tried to open smart fan ...
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I have a Dell Precision T7600 can I take out one of the GPU and put in a gtx 480?

I have a Dell Precision T7600 can I take out the Telsa card or Quadro card and replace it with my old gtx 480? I want to play video games and I am having troubles finding if my motherboard supports ...
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How much RAM does my motherboard support?

I have Intel(R)Core(TM)i5-4460 CPU@3.20GHz and motherboard from ASROCK-B85Mpro4. Right now I'm having 12GB RAM running in it. My development programs are eating my memory and there are two free slot ...
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Keyboard not working

I have a keyboard that was previously working untill I unplugged it. When I boot it says no keyboard detected and I have tried a different keyboard and every usb port. I tried resetting the bios and ...
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Desktop LEDs working but not booting to BIOS or anything else

I have an older desktop computer with an amd "m2n4 sli" asus motherboard that i occasionally turn on once in a week/month or something like that. Recently, i have turned it on and it booted up ...
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3.5 inch disk powered with 5V

I want to connect a 3.5" drive to an eSATA port. My HTPC happens to have a mainboard (some years old, ASROCK A330 ion) with 2 powered eSATA ports. From what I found out it has no extra pins ...
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Fan running 100%

Ok so I just bought a new case fan for my computer as a replacement for the stock one as it has surpassed it's life expectancy and began running rather noisily. The installation of this new fan was ...
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PC hangs during post when webcam is plugged in

My PC keeps hanging during POST, just before identifying the amount of RAM, anytime I have my webcam plugged in. If I unplug the webcam, it will unhang and continue to boot up just fine. It also ...
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Will DDR4 2400Mhz RAM run on the MSI H170 GAMING M3 motherboard? [duplicate]

first question to this forum and i would be happy if someone could help me. I am building a PC and i have bought some components. I already bought the motherboard MSI H170 GAMING M3 with these specs: ...
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Updating chipset drivers on Win10x64

So I want to update my chipset drivers. From what I see on this page, I can download an INF driver which should update my chipset. When I started the installer it told me to check if my chipset is ...
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No Display when using GPU

Hi I recently swapped my graphics card for a lower end card (I swapped a 270x vapor for a 5970 for monetary reasons) I have some issues making it work as of now. My processor is an APU so when I ...
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PC doesn't boot after RAM replacement

I bought two used sticks of AMD Radeon™ R5 Entertainment Series 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3-1600 MHz CL11 R534G1601U1-G ram to insert into my Asrock P55DE3 motherboard, but no matter what I tried the system ...
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Building your own PC computer, is there a process checklist?

I have just built a new pc. I installed all the components and checked all cable connections. But when I turned it on the first time it did nothing, except the fans ran and several leds lit up. There ...
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Machine does not boot after loading ram [closed]

My son recently built his first PC box. He had it running perfectly, loaded Windows 10, games, etc.; then he added a second 8 gig ram stick, (exactly like the first) and he hasn’t been able to boot ...
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Black screen for 10 seconds after Single Beep on Power ON

I've been dealing with this since ever since I've started to use my recently bought my Intel DH61CR mobo. Immediately after powering on my PC, I hear a single loud beep, which (I'm pretty sure) lasts ...
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Asus Z-170 Deluxe - is M.2. entirely impractical or I don't understand the specs?

If you scroll down on the page to motherboard picture you will see 4x SATA 6Gb/s and Sata Express slots. Now when I go to manual page - to the section 3.6.8 Onboard Devices Configuration(3-41 next ...