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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Dead acer laptop motherboard

I have Acer v5-131 laptop. one day I plugged the charger in its charging jack... after some times it automatically get power off. After this their is no blinking light on the laptop. Then I thought ...
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Does the ASUS P7P55D Motherboard support the 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor?

I have a PC I built based on the ASUS P7P55D motherboard. Currently it has an Intel Core i5-750 LGA1156 processor in it, a 3rd generation processor. I just found out that to run the Intel RealSense ...
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Mint 17 with Gigabyte motherboard: no audio from rear audio port

I just installed Mint 17. I'm having an issue getting audio from the rear audio port. When I plug either my headphones or speakers into the front port on the case, the audio works fine, but when I ...
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Are All Wireless Cards Compatible With the Motherboard? Regardless of What Type of Board and Card it is?

This may sound like a stupid question, and please don't shoot me down for this. But I am thinking of getting a wireless card for my desktop. More specifically, a TP-Link TL-WDN4800 wireless card. I ...
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Intermittent ATA (read fpdma queued) errors and SMART errors in Ubuntu - Power supply or motherboard? [on hold]

Hardware: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P (6 SATA3 connections) 2 1TB WD Green HDs, 2 3TB WD Blue 450W power supply (cheapy that came with the case) Software: Ubuntu 14.04.1 running kvm/qemu ...
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Memory support of Asus P5QC with Intel P45 chipset [on hold]

I have a doubt. I have an Asus P5QC motherboard, Intel P45 chipset, which supports DDR2 and DDR3 rams. I want to buy two 4GB sticks to have 8GB of ram. The thing is, that I read in other page that ...
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why is my ram having different benchmark scores on these 2 different motherboards ? [on hold]

RAM: corsair vengeance 8gb dual 1866 cl9 ddr3 mobos: Intel DH67CL Asrock Pro3 R2.0 Both systems run windows 8.1 64bit Intel mb has intel i5 2320 Asrock mb has amd FX-8350 benchmark software used ...
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GPU not recognised?

Recently I tried to change the GPU on my pc (nothing was wrong with it worked fine) to a spare GPU that I had that was far better. The spare GPU turned out to be faulty. When I tried to reconnect the ...
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Using Nzxt pp500w psu with new hardware - Safe?

I have Nzxt pp500w psu with Nzxt alpha Case. I'm planning an upgrade to the CPU and the motherboard to the following comination: Intel Core i5 4460 3.1Ghz (3.3Ghz Turbo) LGA1150 Arctic Cooling ...
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What is the 6-pin power connector on an HP ProDesk?

I have an HP ProDesk 600 G1 desktop PC, and I'm upgrading it with a new graphics card and a new power supply. Now, the problem I'm having is that the motherboard in the PC doesn't have a standard ...
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Building a new desktop PC for running After Effects for under $500 [closed]

I am a student with a part-time job, so I don't have a very high budget. I want a smooth experience on Adobe After Effects, so I am considering building a new PC for under $500. I know it's not that ...
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Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P motherboard won't start without second RAM module

I have following config: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P motherboard Intel Core i7-3770 CPU Kingston 2x8GB RAM (KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G) Crucial M500 256 GB SSD RAM modules are inserted in 1st (called DDR3_1) ...
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I have a custom built PC, how do I know which operating system I should use? [closed]

Here is my PC specs: http://puu.sh/eZsKZ/050d8ac7d3.png Hopefully by looking at the image and seeing my specs, you can tell me which OS would be best to use
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USB 2.0 not working when VT-x is enabled

The problem I have is that when I enable Intel Virtualization Technology (or VT-x) in my BIOS, it makes my USB 2.0 ports not work. The USB 3 ports, on the other hand, are working. This is happening ...
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No sound on back panel on a GA-MA790XT-UD4P

in both Windows and GNU/Linux I can't get sound on the back panel jacks of a Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P motherboard. However, when I connect an audio jack to the front panel audio header, it works. ...
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Are any embedded Intel CPUs can be soldered? [closed]

As known most of modern Intel CPU has contact pads instead of contact legs (pin). This makes it impossible to soldering it to the motherboard. But are there any Intel CPUs which has contact legs ...
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What type of video cards can be used with Dell GX270 motherboard?

Dell GX720 is quite an old computer I have been given today. Unfortunately I realized that the integrated video adapter (probably Intel 82845G) does not support drivers for recent Windows versions. ...
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Replacement motherboard, no audio in Windows 7 or Ubuntu - Hardware or software fault?

I recently got a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P motherboard. It appeared to be working fine, but blew a week or two ago. I got a replacement sent out (and changed my power supply, to be safe) that arrived this ...
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New system, does not boot, 1 long beep two short

I bought 970A-G43 motherboard with FX-6300 processor. Hooked everything and plugged in an HD 6950 video card. On boot I get 1 long and 2 short beeps regardless if I plug the video on either of the 2 ...
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Computer won't boot or POST

I'm trying to boot a config with : MB : MSI H81i / CPU : Intel Pentium G3420 / RAM : G. Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL I have no graphics card installed (i use the motherboard integrated one). When i ...
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Computer wont start (even to bios)

My laptop (Lenovo G580) just wont start. I can't enter even to BIOS. With power supply everything is OK. I tried to boot w\out battery. Nothing changes. RAM: 4GB. laptop is Not overclocked. I also ...
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What components in a computer have the potential to damage a GPU?

Something in my computer is damaging any graphics card that is put into the computer. I would like to know what components have the capability of damaging a graphics card, and how to determine which ...
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ASUS X99-Deluxe Mobo: Failure to post + Code 00 - What precisely does it mean? [closed]

I am attempting my first build (with tech consultation from my veteran friend). Once we had the whole thing together, it failed to post. The motherboard displayed a q-code of 00. In my searching, ...
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Power On Self Test (POST) test on computer motherboard… How do you start the cycle?

Not entirely sure this question is the right match for this forum, but hey, electrons are definitely involved! I'm working on some defective computers. An obvious first step is to plug a computer ...
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Memory tests fail with 2 memory modules but work with either module individually. HP laptop with AMD Radeon HD 6520G

I'm getting recent memory test failures in an HP Pavilion g7-1303sa laptop (one month out of warranty :( ). The memory is the factory installed 6GB installed as a 2GG module in the top slot and 4GB in ...
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RAM problems…the slot closer to CPU is working the second one is not working

I have 1 x 4 GB RAM pad and 2 slots. If switched to another slot computer restarts after 10 sec and does that on and on. Where is the problem? Today i also got new better 2 X4 GB RAM pads. Same ...
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I/O randomly freezes [closed]

I have a selfbuilt computer (the best kind!) which has been running extremely well for a computer of such a low specification (see below) since it was built, but recently I have been encountering a ...
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How to tell if upgrade to PC (CPU / Video card) will be utilized effectively by motherboard?

The computer system in question: HP Pavilion P6-2327C As listed in link, the current processor is: AMD A6-5400K TDP: 65W Operating speed: 3.6 GHz (up to 3.8 GHz turbo) Number of cores: 2 Socket: ...
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Can I put ST-MRAM into a regular motherboard designed for DDR 3?

It says here that ST-MRAM is compatible with DDR 3. Does that mean I can put ST-MRAM into a regular motherboard that is designed for DDR 3? Also, MRAM uses a lot less power than DDR 3. So if I can ...
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Is there signaficant performance (Read/Write) difference between SATA 6GB/s and 3GB/s using the same SSD Drive?

I have an ASUS Sabertooth XZ9 Motherboard: I need to install about three (3) SSD Hard drives using the SATA ports on the motherboard, however I am confused as to how the different ports will affect ...
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PCIe Intterupts beind PLX switch

Firstly, I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, so apologies if it isn't, but given its a quite niche question, I don't know if there is anywhere really suited to ask it. A ...
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RAM and Motherboard compatibility

Firstly, I apologize for my English. It's really hard for me to write this lines; please, understand if I'm not clear enough or I explained very briefly way. My motherboard is an Intel DX38BT. I ...
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Disk load at 100% and PC is extremely slow

I'm experiencing this problem where my disk load is always high. I've seen other people with this same problem here but their solutions are not solving my problem. Let me explain: From last night to ...
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strategies for sucessful hardware debugging?

I have a build with a obvious hardware error, and I am stumped on how to debug it. system: i5-4690k z97m-g43 2+1GB avexir DDR3-1300 crucial m550 120GB SSD corsair CX500M kubuntu 14.04 (64bit) ...
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Hp Pavilion dv6-6047cl boots up then black screen after a few minutes with flashing power button

So my Hp pavilion dv6-6047cl has started a new problem where after you boot up it works fine for a few minutes then randomly the screen goes black and the power button just flashes. there is no way to ...
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How do I install an Intel SSD 530 series in my desktop PC? [closed]

I recently bought an Intel SSD 530 series. I have watched many tutorials and read the manual, but I'm not able to find a slot for the SSD and I also can't find where to plug in the cables. All I know ...
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Motherboard intermittently won't load peripherals

I am having some trouble with my home Desktop and I am trying to figure out whether or not the problem is likely to be BIOS / hardware or software. Any and all help would be much appreciated! System: ...
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Pc Does Not Boot Up After Adding Brand New DDR2 1 GB RAM

I have Lenovo ThinkCentre ThinkCentre M57e Type 9439 desktop.I Bought New DDR2 1GB RAM to extend my system memory but whenever i plug my new Simmtronics DDR2 RAM in slot My pc stop showing no screen ...
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PCIe slot #2 no detecting gpu on (2nd) brand new Gigabyte G1 x99 Gaming wifi

I'm losing my mind over this, but here goes. Brand new Gigabyte G1 X99 Gaming Wifi mobo, New i7-5820k cpu, new Corsair Vengeance 16gb (4gbx4) 2800 ram with New OCZ Vertex SSD 120gb. So upon install, ...
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Stacked transparent windows with program name tabs slid down screen while Windows 7 64-bit computer died

My Windows 7 64-bit Toshiba Satellite P755-5320 computer with 750 GB hard drive and 6 GB memory died after stacked transparent windows with tabs displaying program names slid one at a time to the ...
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Soundcard not working in PCIe Slot

I own a Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H and bought a Asus Xonar DGX Soundcard. The MB comes with the following PCI(e) Connectors PCIe X16 PCIe X1 PCI PCIe X4 (as X16 physically) My Gigabyte GTX770 (Graphics ...
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Shortwiring a PSU WITHOUT Paper clip

So, in a haste to power up the PSU after the paper clip test, I cut all the wires from the 24 pin connector and tried to connect the green and the black wires directly. However, the fan on the PSU ...
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How to connect my speakers to my computer and produce 5.1 surround audio output?

So I have a Logitech X-530. There is an audio adapter in which I had the input and ouput connected (jacks and plugs connected by color). In that case I could not experience 5.1 surround audio. But I ...
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“Please enter SETUP to recover BIOS setting” message on boot

When I boot the PC it gives the following error: Please enter SETUP to recover BIOS setting Press F1 to run SETUP Press F2 to load default values and continue I have tried to set these ...
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Can't get PCI-e SSD to be recognized in Linux/Windows

I recently bought a Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCI-e 8x SSD to be used on my MSI 890FXA/GD70 mainboard. I currently have two disks on SATA (1TB and 2TB). The smaller of the two holds 3 operating systems ...
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Motherboards Asus Z97M-PLUS Start using HDMI

I have a Asus Z97M-PLUS motherboard. I installed the components of my PC on the chassis and connected the mobo to the tv screen using the HDMI cable. When I turned on the PC and the TV, nothing ...
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Maximum SATA drive size for Intel DP35DP?

I've got an Intel DP35DP motherboard on which I am trying to connect a WD Green 3TB drive. But the BIOS (and Win 7) only recognizes it as 750+G. I've tried to find the specs for the DP35DP to figure ...
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New motherboard just start in a special case but no display

Hi wanting to give a facelift to my current pc, I bought a mother board ( ASUS Z87 -c) and an i5 4670k cooled by Hyper 212 Evo, I build it and wants to test if everything works. For this I unplug the ...
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Is there a way to find out max Memory per slot

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote Packard Bell (a division of Acer) Easynote TE69BM (ENTE69BM-29204G50Mnsk) laptop which has 4gb of memory stock. All PC scans show that there are two RAM slots, but when ...
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3-pin CPU cooler on socket 1150 has allways only constant fixed fan speed

I have following PC configuration MB ASUS Z97-P with Intel Core i5-4460 Cooler Master X Dream i117 As per here the cooler works well on 1150 socket. But ASUS Fan Xpert cannot adjust the cooler ...