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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Is it possible to run 2 different motherboards in parallel? [on hold]

I want to run a motherboard with a 64-bit CPU and another motherboard with a 32-bit CPU etc. etc. in parallel to form a kind of "Super PC" for my hard core games. Question 1 Is it possible in ...
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Should i buy PCI-e graphics card for my desktop?

I have a 6-year-old PC. The specifications are as follows: AMD Phenom 2 Quad Core processor ASUS M3N78-em motherboard (onboard NVIDIA GeForce® 8300) 2 GB transcend DDR2 RAM 500 GB Seagate HDD The ...
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Can a processor which support DDR3-1600 type of memory also support lower frequency memories?

I want to buy a RAM for "AMD Athlon 5350" processor with specs as mentioned on the link http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/processors/desktop/athlon#. In specification it is written as it will ...
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What could cause a GPU upgrade to result in a 50% performance loss?

Background (The Why?) I'm using AMD Graphics Cards for distributed GPU computing. BOINC, Folding-at-Home, and similar. The Problem I've replaced my old card, an R7 260x, with a much more powerful ...
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Airflow PC, decision where to put holes [on hold]

I have a PC configuration as follows (regarding hardware with fan): 1 x power supply 1 x CPU 1 x graphic card So my pc case is pretty tight (only way for air to come in would be via PSU or graphic ...
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My laptop's board burned that brazed to On/off [on hold]

This is the area that burned. Can this be repaired? Would purchasing a new socket and soldering it in work? There aren't any burned areas except this.
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My laptop shuts down automatically after start

I have a laptop whose battery was not working a while ago. The battery is just connected so when I turn off the power the laptop turns off. I removed the battery and connected to power laptop turned ...
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Kingston Fury RAM is buffered?

I wanted to know if the Kingston HyperX Fury memory is buffered. My motherboard doesn't accept buffered memory. EDIT: Yes, Michael Kjörling, I did some research and tried looking at the spec sheet, ...
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Computer only turns on after many hours off/unplugged

I'm having a problem with my PC. My computer specs are: Mobo: Gigabyte GA H81M S2PV Proc: Intel Pentium G3220 Ram: 2x8GB 1333MHz Kingston (Passed on Mem86+) PSU: Corsair CX430 III HDD: Seagate ...
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Interesting RAM hardware Issue

I am having an odd issue with my desktop computer. I have 8 GB of installed system memory, (MSI 990FXA-GD80 Mobo and AMD FX-6300 CPU) and occasionally, usually after changing settings in BIOS and ...
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Computer boots up automatically when given power and screen shows no display?

I have a strange problem with my computer that I am building. I had to replace the original mobo (Asrock fatal1ty H97) due to compatibility issues (the system did boot up correctly with this mobo) , I ...
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Turn on computer from motherboard

I have a computer with asus p8z77-v lx motherboard and zalman z9 plus miditower. The power on and reset buttons doesn't work (control panel cables are broken). Also on pc there are no installed ...
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Can I use two types of DDR3 in the same motherboard?

I have a DDR3 RAM of 1333MHz of 4GB on my motherboard (Asus H61M). I have another stick of RAM DDR3 1600 MHz of 4GB. Can I use this in the other slot along with the original to reach a combined 8GB? ...
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GPU driver restart just in PCI-E 16x slot

My specs are these: i5 3570k 2x 4Gb G-skill DDR3 MSI Geforce 770GTX 650W PSU (Inter Tech Energon EPS-650W - ...
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Wrong total ram ( 8 GB installed, 4 appears and used in total )

I have this motherboard: GA-X38-DQ6 which can hold up to 8 GB of Ram. When I got this computer it had 4 memory sticks, 1 GB each, and everything was fine. Now, I have two sticks, 4 GB memory each: ...
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Asus motherboard not seeing CD Rom

I have http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H67V/specifications/ motherboard. Whenever I plug in a CD ROM to SATA 3Gb/s port it's not picked up by BIOS. However when I plug it in to SATA 6Gb/s port it ...
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Motherboard and chipset specifications disagree on memory support. Which to believe?

I'd like to upgrade my ancient Super Micro SuperServer 6024H-i with a little more memory. Its motherboard manual specifies support for DDR-233/300 memory only. However, it is equipped with an Intel ...
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How does Triple Channel memory differ from Single or Dual?

I'm trying to understand the PHYSICAL difference on the motherboard when it comes to single, dual, triple and quad channel memory. I have a mobo that has 4 black memory slots, each one contains 4GB ...
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Has anyone successfully added more than 8GB Ram to Dell 0K0DNP MB? [duplicate]

Has anyone successfully added more than 8GB Ram to Dell 0K0DNP MB? That is the maximum on the Dell site, but I know people have over-Ramed various computers. Although there are questions regarding ...
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Is there any way to find out the motherboard for my dell e6420 without opening the machine? [duplicate]

Is there any way to find out the motherboard for my dell e6420 without opening the machine? I want to find out the maximum and type of ram.
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Computer mysteriously seems to power on after surge, but no video or network

I have a box running Linux Mint I've been using as a file/plex host for about half a year to a year. Last night there was a brief power outage and I shut down both of my PCs (linux and Windows ...
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Computer freezes and stutters when playing games

My computer whenever playing games begin to freeze and then begins to stutter. The sounds comes out of the headset, not the case. I thought it might be the PSU, so i changed the PSU. Thought it might ...
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which sockets can be used to change cpus?

Since it's possible to replace cpus with the same sockets, for example lga 1150 sockets, would it work on bga sockets too? Or would the cpu go bad?
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Getting a new PC built and I have some questions [closed]

In a couple of weeks I will get a new PC built and I wanted to ask if I could re-use some of the old components in the new one, since I'm on a 600- 650 euro budget. The old parts were regulary cleaned ...
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Which components to get for x54c? [on hold]

I have accidentally damaged my motherboard and power switch board while cleaning the computer fan. I want to purchase a used motherboard and power switch board of ebay. My MB has this number ...
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No Video Output - No beeping - Asrock H97 Pro4

3 days ago I bought these components for my new computer: AsRock H97 Pro4 Motherboard GeForce GTX960 GPU DeepCool DA700 Power Supply Intel I7 4790k CPU 1TB WD Black HDD 1x8GB Kingston HyperX RAM ...
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Use a Video Card (GeForce 9800GT) and a AMD 5150 processor with Radeon R3

I have a GeForce 9800GT video card, I use it for over a year with my old Intel powered machine. But my processor died so I bought a new processor (APU AMD Athlon 5150) and a new MB (ASRock AM1B-M). ...
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How much important CPU and Motherboard are in a gaming perspective? [closed]

A friend of mine offered me a GTX Titan X, to include in my current setup. (Potential) problem is : my CPU is an Intel Core i5 3570K (@ 3.4GHz), and my motherboard is a MSI ""gaming"" (what's that ...
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Is it possible to run Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 G1 gaming on ASRock 870 extreme3 r2.0? [on hold]

I want to build my first gaming PC and I just want to be sure if the following composition is good. Do you also think that I need a better power supply ? CPU--> amd phenom II x4 965 black edition ...
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Plug-in a DDR2 800mHz to a slot that can handle up to 667mHz only

I have an old computer that has an ASUS P5S-MX SE motherboard, and only have a 1GB RAM. So I planned to upgrade the RAM and buy a 2GB RAM. Only DDR2 can be installed in the motherboard. So I looked up ...
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Does Asus H87M-E support 2 graphic cards?

I am looking at the specs of this motherboard http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H87ME/specifications/ and I am not sure if it supports 2 graphic cards or not. I need to run them one by another, not in ...
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Building a new PC - PCI-E lanes and how do they work

I'm looking to build a new gaming PC that will last a while. I want to use a PCI-E x8 SSD + GTX 780 SLI in this build. Now i'm looking around on the web to see what i need to support this in terms of ...
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One of the channels for dual channel mode is disabled

I'm trying to install 4 RAM sticks on a Gigabyte P55 UD3 mobo but I'm having problems with that. As you can see in the picture attached, the 2 rams that are installed in slots 3 and 4 are disabled. I ...
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How can I split the power from a single PSU between multiple motherboards (with a twist)?

I am looking to build a home blade unit to save on space (need them locally) and cost, as I need 20 - 40 servers. I've done the basic work on design, but here lies my biggest problem(s). I have no ...
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If a 32 bit CPU has a 64bit bus system, is it 64 bit or 32 bit?

Let's say the internal registers of a CPU are 32 bits wide. But the CPU has a 64 bit system bus and the two separate pipelines are receiving information simultaneously, is it considered a 32bit ...
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R9 280x suddenly not working

I have problem with my Sapphire R9 280X DUAL-X. It was working well, but now my PC will not boot (screen lightly flashes like the cable is not fully connected). One of the two fans spins after I start ...
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New PSU installed computer wont wake from sleep mode

I hope this is the right place to put this. As stated above I recently purchased a new PSU (CORSAIR AX series CP-9020045-NA/RF 760W ATX12V). Everything went well until I put my computer to sleep. ...
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Is the South Bridge on today's motherboard capable of supporting PCIe?

I am reading a book that is describing the roles of the NB and SB (North Bridge and South Bridge) and the book explains the roles of each one. However, I'm wondering, is the SB capable of supporting ...
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Flashing BIOS using an external SPI programmer

Has anyone succeeded with BIOS flashing using an external SPI programmer ? I saw some cheap serial flash spi programmers on eBay for very cheap price such as $3. (CH341A based programmers) I was ...
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Will a Half Mini PCIe card work in a desktop PCI Express 2.0 slot?

I have an Intel DH67BL motherboard. Will a Half Mini PCIe card work in one of the PCI Express 2.0 slots? For example, the following product which is a PCIe Half Mini Card: ...
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SilverStone Sugo SG10: how to connect front USB connectors to motherboard?

I've recently bought SilverStone Sugo SG10 micro ATX case. It has 2 USB ports on front panel which has strange internal connector which doesn't seems to match to any connectors on my Inel DG43K ...
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SSD connected to ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard not detected by Windows setup

Just built a new PC today and used the AsRock Z77 Motherboard. I haven't built a new PC in a long time, probably XP days. Went to install Windows 8.1 from a USB disk and Windows is telling me it ...
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HP Pavilion Media Center t3777.uk, motherboard P5LP-LE (Leonite), memory expansion

I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to upgrading computers (have replaced power supplies and graphics cards, but that's it). The computer above comes with 2Gb (2x1GB PC2-5300 MB/sec) occupying two ...
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How exactly does sideband addressing work and is it widely in use today?

For example, the now almost obsolete AGP adapters use sideband addressing. As I understand it, AGP cards are successors of PCI adapters and basically have a direct link to the CPU. I did use google, ...
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Inconsistent startup issues [closed]

My computer crashed yesterday, and I was not able to start it up again until this morning. I tried yesterday for about two hours. When I pushed the power button, the fans would start up briefly, then ...
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When I hit DEL during start up, am I entering CMOS or BIOS?

For the longest time I assumed I was entering the BIOS setup and CMOS is a chip that holds the settings I set in BIOS in its memory. I recently read somewhere that when I am configuring the boot ...
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Building a computer, no output from on board video after power up

My son and I assembled the whole computer including tower, motherboard, cpu + cooler, graphics card, memory, hard disk, monitor, keyboard and mouse. When we power it up, we saw nothing on the screen, ...
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Dual Monitor Setup

I wanted to have a dual monitor setup, but it won't detect my 2nd monitor. I already went into BIOS and enabled the onboard graphics as well as the surround view. I've tried it before and it worked. ...
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Is there any way to replace the chip that has my phones IMEI number on it? [closed]

Bought a Galaxy S5 from a guy on Craigslist. It was working fine and then a few hours later I couldn’t use calling, texting, or data. I took it into the AT&T store the next day and they told me ...
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Graphic card connected but bios shows as empty slot

I build computer and i plugged graphic card (MSI Radeon R9 270X) to motherboard (MSI H81M-P33) and connect this to power supply (Corsair VS450) 2x6 pins but BIOS does not detect graphic card in PCI-E ...