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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Internal card reader and motherboard have differently sized internal USB connectors

I'm trying to install an internal SD card reader in my computer. However, it seems like the plugs are different, so the internal USB cables I have don't fit. Here is the motherboard (Gigabyte ...
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Why isn't my computer turning on past boot screen?

I have an old server computer from 2005 that still has a lot of potential in my opinion. I acquired it from my dad’s old storage unit. It was running well for about a month and then one day—in the ...
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asus P8P67 PRO montherboard - does not start

I tried to find similar problems, but seems mine is a bit different. All was fine for long time. When my PC was in hibernation - power in my house went off. Now power is restored, but my PC dos not ...
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Laptop Boots, Then Immediately Shuts Off Samsung NP540U3C-A0U3B

Ok quick story, I was given this laptop to work on due to the trackpad mouse not working. At this point the laptop came on and worked other then the built in mouse pad. Basic troubleshooting began, I ...
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Is there an advantage to a good GPU for gaming and programming? [on hold]

I want to build a personal computer that will be used mainly for programming (like writing and compiling software, mostly Android custom ROMs and stuff) and some good gaming. Is there any added ...
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How many graphic cards can a system support

Ok, I know there a lot of these on her but I swear none of them are what I am trying to do. So please bear with me. I have a killer setup, 12-core i7, Asus x-79 Deluxe, 32gb ram, Asus ROG R9-290x ...
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Is my motherboard really not supportive of Windows 10?

I have been having some problems with a display driver crashing after booting into Windows 10 for a short period of time. The signal to my monitors is cur off, and windows event viewer shows a new ...
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LG LCD monitor malfunction / repair

I have problem in my LG monitor 19" LCD. It is not working and the power LED signal light is showing both blue and amber light (very weak, not as usual) and not functioning. I checked and every ...
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Reset motherboard after sleep

I have a problem with my computer. I put my computer in sleep mode. When I want woke up my computer, the screen turn on and stay black. After that I need to power off the computer with shutting the ...
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CPU, RAM and FSB frequency

I built my own PC out of parts from the internet. Motherboard: Asrock G41C-S - motherboard specs CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5700 3GHz GPU: AMD Sapphire Radeon HD 7500 1GB GDDR5 My old RAM ...
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Late/early CPU initialization

Just finished building my computer today and I have run into a problem.... When I boot up my computer I get a black screen for around 2 mins and the debug LED reads 63 to 67. Once the BIOS screen ...
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I have upgraded to Windows 10 Pro x64 - Now I need to replace motherboard and RAM

I have upgraded my from Windows 7 to Windows 10, then I carried out a clean install. All worked fine. I am now going to plan an upgrade of my Motherboard, Processor, RAM and Video Card. Obviously ...
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Computer won't turn on after Shutdown without turning off the power supply for a minute

In the past month, for some unknown reason everything in my PC started to fail one by one. From CPU to hard disk. In the end of replacements and buying new ones, I have this: MSI 970A-G46 (new) AMD ...
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Imaging Processors [closed]

trying to design a development board for an imaging product. There are some options on market, but I need the optimal processor with the next features: -Low cost -Ethernet -USB -GPIO (8 at last)
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Computer won't boot with ethernet cable plugged in

I just bought and installed an ASUS Z97-P motherboard, and it doesn't boot up (doesn't even allow me to go into BIOS) if I turn it on with the ethernet cable plugged in. I've tried disabling/enabling ...
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Motherboard ga-g33-ds3r. pwr supply

I am bench testing a gigabyte ga-g33-ds3r which is giving power problems. When the 4 pin power plug is inserted into the motherboard socket- both CPU and video card fans run but start and stop every ...
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Monitor Showing White Lines after Removing RAM

I had 2 2GB RAM sticks I took out of my computer because I borrowed them from somebody else. So I took them out, and replaced them with 2 512MB ram sticks (these were originally in those slots). I ...
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My computer shuts down unexpectedly

My PC's specifications are as follows (it's a custom build) : Processor: AMD FX8350 @ stock (4Ghz) GPU: Gigabyte R7 260x 2GB 128bit Factory Overclocked @ 1625Mhz Memory and 1125Mhz Core ...
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Laptop won't work if it is cold or uses too much power

I have a problem that my computer won't even boot if it's not hot enough or if my graphics card is not underclocked. I decided to check inside for visible broken components, clean dust, replace ...
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Random artifacting during games after replacing GPU

So I bought a GTX 970 after about 4 weeks of use it started to artifact at desktop and the drivers kept crashing. Updated drivers, reformatted drives, nothing fixed it so I replaced it with a GTX 980. ...
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May RAM failure made no beep?

Several days ago, I added some more RAM to my PC (4x2 to 4x2+2x2) from my old PC. They worked before, i never had any problem with those modules. My motherboard supports up to 16gb on 1066MHZ, and ...
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Exceeding the specs----Optiplex 740 Desktop: Can the motherboard (0YP806 / YP806) handle MORE than 8 GB?

Dell Optiplex 740 / Windows 7 Ultimate x64 All the specifications show that this MB (Dell 0YP806) can handle a max of 8 GB. However, in the past I've had luck with exceeding memory in ...
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No video from PC when using graphics card

I have my graphics card plugged in and I get no video output. I take it out and everything works as it should but when I put in the graphics card my video stops working. Everything is plugged in the ...
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Will my new RAM will fit my motherboard?

I am about to purchase 2x4GB sticks of Komputerbay DDR2 non-ECC 240 pin RAM (http://amzn.to/1gXf65X) and I wanted to make sure that it would fit my ASRock N68C-GS4 FX Motherboard, as I have been ...
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PC stopped booting up with graphics card

Its rare but every now and then my computer fails to startup correctly. I press the power button and it starts up. I hear the normal beep as it starts up but then moments later I hear a long beep ...
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Graphics Card Dead out of box?

So I'm building a new (Budget) PC to hackintosh, and I get the parts and plug it all in (PSU, RAM, GPU) and the monitor reads "No Input Signal" from both the VGA port and the DVI port. So I think "Ok ...
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Wifi and Bluetooth are very weak

Sorry for the length. TLDR: Wifi and bluetooth both suck on my desktop. Changed, reinstalled and/or updated almost every part, and their drivers, on the system and no change. Using USB wifi adapters ...
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HP Z230 tower display ports on motherboard not working

I have a HP Z230 Tower Workstation an AMD FirePro V3900 GPU installed. I have 2 screens connected to the GPU and they work fine, but when I connect a screen on the displayport on the motherboard, the ...
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Necessity for new cooling unit when moving from a Core 2 Duo to a Core 2 Quad

I own a desktop with the MSI P965 NEO-F motherboard installed. As you can see from the link, this motherboard can only accept Intel Core 2 Duo - generation processors, with the LGA775 socket. It is a ...
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Undervolting/underclocking my gaming system?

Let me say first that I get off on efficiency and I'm not a hardcore gamer. Also I'm talking about an entry gaming rig. So I was gonna get an AMD A10 APU because the efficiency appealed to me. 95W ...
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DDR3-2400 and FM2+ motherboards

So for use with my APU I bought two sticks of fast RAM and I noticed when using a price comparison site that either not all FM2+ boards support this memory or not all manufacturers mention ...
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Computer won't boot with Intel 10Gb NIC installed

I'm attempting to install an Intel X520-DA2 10Gb converged network adapter in my computer and the machine will not boot while the card is installed. The computer powers on, but the BIOS splash screen ...
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When is too much voltage too much on a PC?

TLDR: The BIOS shows voltages as vcore: 1.248, 12V: 12.566, 5V: 5.160, 3.3V: 3.424. Is this bad? I got one miniITX motherboard that supports a 19 V laptop input instead of the regular ATX ...
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How much RAM can I add to my laptop? and how many slots?

I have a Samsung Series 5 530U3C-A01 model. My system says I currently have 4GB RAM. I want to add more to make it faster, but can't figure out: What's the max RAM it can run, and max speed How many ...
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Are there consumer-oriented Intel motherboards supporting full 16x PCIe 3.0?

I know that many Xeon boards have supported PCIe 3.0 for 16x lane devices for several years now already. However, when I look at this list of Intel motherboard chipsets, I only see 16x PCIe 3.0 ...
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No beeps and no display when I power on PC

The fans are working. There is no beep even in removing the RAM. I tried everything that I found on the internet, but nothing worked for me. Can anyone help me? I have an Onboard video card. ...
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How to setup RAID with windows7 and the nForce 680i mobo

I didn't realize what a pain this would be... The plan was to: Use CloneZilla to image the original SSD to another HD that is going to be outside the new RAID array. Reconfigure the drives as: ...
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How are PCI lanes used for graphics and peripherals (eg PCI-e SSD) respectively?

The Skylake architecture supports 16 PCI-E lanes from the CPU and 20 from the PCH. Are the 20 from the Z170 chipset separate from the 16 that allow the CPU to communicate with the GPU(s)? Or is the ...
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Usb device overcurrent

So i am a first time builder and i put everything together and the boots says usb device over current and the computer turns it self of in 15 seconds. I do everything the internet has to say on the ...
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For DDR RAM, does the DDR speed matter or the core speed?

I understand that between (SDR) SDRAM and DDR SDRAM, if DDR SDRAM is operating at twice the speed of SDR SDRAM, then the actual digital clock signal over which the data is being transferred has the ...
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Motherboards and hdd and ssd compatable [closed]

I am currently looking for a motherboard that is either sata 6gb/s or sata express capable. Aswell as a SSD compatible. Does any body know of any motherboards that are capable of this? :(aka ssd and ...
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Desktop PC (Monitor) Won't Boot, MOBO Doesn't Beep, But HDD and Fans Spin

Here's what happens when I try to boot my PC: The fans spin, the HDD sounds normal, mobo light turns on, but monitor won't turn on. At first I thought it was a problem with my monitor itself, but ...
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Where is the keyboard controller located?

In Mike Meyers CompTIA A+ book, he says In early computers, the keyboard connected to the external data bus via a special chip known as the keyboard controller. Don’t bother looking for this chip ...
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Does the memory type of a GPU and a Motherboard need to match?

I'm on the edge of building a pc and I have a question. I want to buy the AMD Radeon R9 390X Gaming 8GB GDDR5 witch has GDDR5 Memory in it and I want to buy the MSI 970 Gaming witch supports DDR3 ...
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Windows 10 and new hardware

I recently upgraded my computer to Windows 10 from Windows 7. I am now thinking about installing a new motherboard and processor. Will this require me to purchase a new version of Windows, or will I ...
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ASUS Z97-C Compatible With TP-Link TL-WDN4800 [closed]

I have a ASUS Z97-C Motherboard, and I want to add a wireless network card. I was wondering if the TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a is ccompatible with my motherboard?
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USB 3.0 PCIe 2.0 card in PCIe 1.0 slot, can I make it work with Ubuntu 14.04?

I bought a PCIe 1x USB 3.0 card by Renesas, model µPD720201 to slide into my Dell Optiplex 990 motherboard's PCIe 1x slot. Card: ...
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Unable to access BIOS, black screen, beeps

Recently changed to Ubuntu, wanting to try out and learn the command line, etc. Then after about 2 weeks I wanted to change to a harder Linux distribution, like arch, so I proceeded to make a boot ...
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New DDR2 RAM doesn't fit

Just bought 2 4GB sticks of DDR2 RAM, and they don't fit in my motherboard. The new sticks are Komputerbay 240 Pin 800MHz PC2-6400F DDR2 ECC Fully Buffered FB-DIMM Memory Modules (on the bottom in the ...
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NVIDIA GTX 460's: SLI black screen issue

I have 2 GTX 460's and a EVGA FTW3 motherboard. I have the 2 cards in the first 2 slots, and have also tried 1 + 3 with no luck. When I have SLI disabled, games seem to run perfectly fine- albeit ...