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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What does the 4+4 CPU power connector on my motherboard do exactly? [duplicate]

I just built my very first PC from scratch. Before that, I always bought pre-made PCs. One thing I noticed while putting all the parts together, was that aside from the standard 24 pin connector, ...
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Determine part/ model numbers & specs of Motherboard, Memory & CPU for network of PCs

Is there some easy way to pull this information from a network of PCs? To this individually on a machine here are the ways: How can I find out what motherboard is in my computer? ...
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Speaker Noise when CPU load is high or moving mouse

Alright, so, I have a problem, which fits into a lot categories, but never perfectly. I have an amplifier, which I use as a speaker. I have a few pairs of headphones. They all behave differently. ...
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Are there manycore ARM boards that can connect to the PCI express slots?

I have a program that runs on a cluster. But to improve power efficiency and reduce space utilization, I'm thinking of using ARM based manycore processors. It would be really cool if such processors ...
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multiple motherboards dead on first boot?

So this all started when a few days ago I got my oculus rift and as I was plugging the USBs into the back of my computer my computer just shuts off, couldn't turn it on anymore, pressing power button ...
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Does GiGABYTE H61M-S2P-B3 (rev. 1.0) supports GeForce GTX 680?

Does GiGABYTE H61M-S2P-B3 (rev. 1.0) supports GeForce GTX 680 or GeForce GTX 750 or GeForce GTX 580? If the PCIe slot supports these gpu or not I find that GiGABYTE H61M-S2P-B3 (rev. 1.1) supports ...
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How can I determine which of SATA I/II/III a motherboard supports?

I am upgrading several computers at a time, pairing them with corresponding HDDs. I am looking for a way to determine which SATA version each motherboard supports. Manufacturer documentation does ...
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Which is best SMPS/PSU for Intel DH67BL motherboard? [on hold]

Im having a CPU with the following specification.....MotherBoard: Intel DH67BL, RAM: 4GB DDR3, HardDrives: 2+1 TB Seagate SATA, Optical Drives: LG DVD RW No Graphics Card/Floppy Drive. Planing to ...
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SATA III PCI-E controller card hangs installers / live CD

This is a long shot, but figured I'd ask here to see if anyone has a solution to my problem. I was wanting to put together an inexpensive file server, so I picked up an ECS motherboard that has an on ...
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Fixing time error

I have a hp dv7 series 3050 laptop. Recently, I left it on charging on standy mode and someone unwillingly disconnected the charger and it turned off. At the restart I noticed that the time was ...
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Weird behavior when booting up my computer

When I press the power button, I have power going to the motherboard since the LEDs light up, mouse and keyboards light up, etc... However, my monitors do not wake up nor do they recognize the input ...
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Motherboard errors in work with memory

I have some problems with my motherboard. Some time ago there was BSOD every month ion my Win7. I've checked memory and MemTest showed (from 10 to 120) errors. Next i checked this memory with others ...
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Motherboard beeping every 60 seconds (Gigabyte/AMI)

On occasion, my motherboard's speaker gives off a short, high-pitched beep during normal operation, continuously and in intervals of exactly 60 seconds. I do not have any other symptoms, the computer ...
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Keyboard and Mouse not working after wake up; independent of OS

When I did a full reinstall of Windows and Linux Mint, I changed all the settings of the mainboard to boot in UEFI and turned off all compatibility settings like xHCI hand-off and so on. I was at ...
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What are dangerous motherboard operating temperatures?

There are five motherboard temperature sensors for my PC, according to HW Monitor. Two of these, called TZ00 and TZ01, are always at 28C and 30C respectively, no matter what. I am inclined to believe ...
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2 monitors one rendered by CPU and another by GPU

I want to hook up 2 monitors to my system, currently I'm only using one monitor connected via DVI through my GPU. I have a VGA(sad face) connector behind my motherboard and I found an old monitor ...
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USB Issues - Mobo or jack/cable?

On a machine I built I'm getting some odd behavior on the case USB jacks. I hook up a wireless keyboard and mouse and every now-and-then (every 3 min or so usually) the keyboard will type extra ...
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What happens when putting very fast RAM in slower Mobo with slower CPU?

This is a dumb question and I'm a bit ashamed of having to ask but it's the first time I stumbled across it. Let's say I have an i7 5960X with support for DDR4 1333/1600/2133, an ASUS X99E-WS which ...
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Is using a 3200MHz DDR4 Memory O.C.?

I was selecting the parts for a new Server when i read in the specifications of the motherboard (Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5) this: Support for DDR4 3466(O.C.) /3400(O.C.) /3333(O.C.) /3300(O.C.) ...
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DDR3 1333 memory modules will operate in overclocking mode

I'm going to upgrade RAM in a dated desktop computer with ASRock G41C-GS R2.0 board and Intel Q9400 CPU. I've found that DDR3 1333MHz should work with that CPU and the board supports up to 8GB of ...
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Brand new laptop making an electrical sizzling noise when opening programs

I just bought the Acer V17 Nitro VN7-792G-705X. The processor is the Intel i7-6700HQ. I noticed that when I open a program, say google chrome, you can distinctly hear a sizzling noise coming from ...
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Raid 1 with motherboard change

I currently have 2 x 1Tb HDDs configured as Raid 1. I want to upgrade my mobo and processor but am worried about still wanting Raid 1 with the new mobo. Is this possible with HDDs loaded with data ...
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How to choose right cpu with difference sSpec & Steppings?

My motherboard is an ECS RC410-M2 (V1.0) In the CPU Section, Pentium D 900 series has several specs, and I bought Pentium D 945:SL9QQ BX80553945 D0 N/A 95 W with D0 stepping When inserted in my ...
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New motherboard sends no signal to monitor

I have set up a new motherboard on an old chassis of a desktop PC. The mb has its own embedded GPU, and I haven't added any additional graphic card. I have connected the mb to the PSU through the ...
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First build: mobo lights up, but no CPU fan or monitor activity

I am having trouble booting up my first PC build. It uses compatible suggestions from Logical Increments, which include the following: Case: Cooler Master Trooper (Rev. 2) Motherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO ...
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Confirmation that motherboard is dead

all My computer died yesterday. At first I thought it was the PSU, because it never started, but I tested the PSU with the clip trick and it starts, and I have another PSU that works (for sure), and ...
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Why won't my motherboard work with two CPUs?

I (very) recently built a computer with the following specifications: (x2) Intel Xeon X5650; Supermicro X8DTI-F Motherboard; AMD Radeon R9 280X; 16GB DDR3 FB 1333MHz RAM (4x 4GB); 1TB Seagate ...
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Gigabyte On/Off charge. How to get it to work?

I have GA-H81M-S1 (rev. 2.0) motherboard. According to its specification it supports Gigabyte On/Off charge. I keep my phone(Redmi Note 3) connected to my pc with its screen awake all the time and ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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: ...