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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How can I figure out if my motherboard support High Density RAM

I've been reading for some time what the reason is that most of DDR2 rams are labeled "works on AMD only". I figured out that reason is that most of these "cheap" RAM modules are high density, which ...
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Do I need ECC support on motherboard in order to use ECC RAM? (even without ECC functionality)

I have this board: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2960 I want to buy 16GB ram modules, but I found that ECC fully buffered modules are MORE CHEAP than non-ECC modules ECC: ...
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DC-input motherboard How does HDD get power? — ASRock H81TM-ITX

This may be quite a simple question, but I do not know much of anything when it comes to building motherboards, voltages, wattages, and power. I am looking at this board - ASRock H81TM-ITX ...
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Is it possible to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 3421 processor?

I have Dell Inspiron 3421 Touch laptop. I'm planning to upgrade my PC for performance. (because it is performing poorly with heavy development softwares) I'm planning to buy this i7 processor. Will ...
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GPU Default Output Issue

I have one graphics card and I have Intel HD Graphics. The motherboard has 2 display outputs and the GPU has 1. I want to use all 3 of the ports at the same time but whenever my GPU is in, it only has ...
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Nvidia gtx 660 kernel mode not responding?

As the title says, i have an Nvidia gtx 660 and i didnt had any problem at all in games such as Battlefield 4 High settings Dota 2 etc. I recently changed my motherboard and cpu and now i get all the ...
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Video card not working only on one computer

I got this weird problem. My girlfriends computer suddenly just stopped displaying any picture oon the screen. Video card is Nvidia GF9400GT, which is originally silent, but I've added one 60mm fan to ...
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Consequences of changing a Motherboard and existing programs

Recently had a Gigabyte GA-X58-UD5 motherboard die on me. That particular board is no longer manufactured, and so far all attempts to find another have not been successful. I had clone drives of my ...
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Will DX10.1 rated motherboard run DX11 graphics card?

I have H61 m DS2 which is rated with dx 10.1 but if i use a dx 11 graphics card like GT730 1GD5(asus) will my motherboard support? please reply..
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Does Intel QX6700 work asus p5g41-m motherboard?

Does Intel QX6700 work Asus p5g41-m motherboard?
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My Brand new cpu hanges [on hold]

here is the detail of my pc which I have purchased around 10 days before asus 2gb ddr5 RADEOn R9 270X COOLER MASTER SEIDON 120V PLUS COOLER FAN AMD FX 9590 PROCESSOR CPU CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR 3 ...
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Memory not performing as expected

This is probably a noob question but I really don't know why this is happening I bought the below parts recently ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 Motherboard HyperX Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) Memory Module 2133MHz ...
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Ram unrecognized, sometimes

I'm facing a hardware issue that is out of my field of expertise. I have a AM3 Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H with 4 slots of DDR3 filled with 2GB of ram G.Skill Kit Extreme3 2 x 2 Go 1600 MHz NQ PC 12800 ...
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Enable onboard video on Intel DH55HC with Ati Radeon HD4650 on PCI-e [duplicate]

I am currently using dual monitors on an ATI Radeon HD 4650. I have an extra monitor that I would like to add using the on-board video. I can switch from on-board to PCI-e video in the Bios, But I ...
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Sometimes when booting computer hangs on BIOS splash screen

I have a desktop computer with an Asus P8Z68-V LE motherboard. It has a Wester Digital 1 TB hard drive, Samsung SSD, DVD/CD drive, an external hard drive that is always connected to a USB 3 port and ...
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Troubleshooting a Motherboard / Monitor combination

I have a brand new H97M-ITX/ac motherboard and a 27" QNIX Monitor... and they don't seem to work together. I've plugged the motherboard into another monitor using both VGA and DVI-D - it works I've ...
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Evga X58 SLI - deleted mbr now can't boot

Somehow, and I did not know this until reboot, my windows 7 pro system files were not on the same disk as the mbr disk the bios was booting from. I ignorantly cleared off this "spare" drive and ...
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How to know if the motherboard support a graphics card

This is my mother board: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/ConRoe1333-D667%20R1.0/index.it.asp I can't find what pci-express verion it implements. I want to buy this graphics card with pci-express 2.1: ...
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Display, USB Peripherals (Mouse, Keyboard) Not Working, GPU Seems Fine

Windows 7 Operating System, NVidia GTX 660 GPU, LG IPS monitor, Novatech peripherals. My friend was playing Darkest Dungeon while I was out working. They texted me to let me know that my monitor had ...
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HDD sometimes is not recognized by the BIOS

I assembled my new PC, and sometimes one HDD is not recognized by the BIOS. This is my setup: Asus z97-pro i7 4970k gtx 970 16gbs ram SSd 500gbs HDD 1TB HDD This is what happens: turn on PC ...
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Is it better to have 2x2GB Dual-Channel vs 4GB Single-channel RAM, performance-wise? [duplicate]

I know this has been discussed many times before but so far I’ve only found speculations and some blurry “experiences“ on this… Many just mix single and dual channel memory, or don't care about ...
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Motherboard not POSTing: ASUS Crossblade Ranger, Q-code 00

I've been using this computer with a ASUS Crossblade Ranger for the past year. Seemed to work great for a while, but POST times have become exponentially slower over the past few weeks. Everyday I'd ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “Starting Windows”, but hardware freeze on occasional boot

I'll be as short as possible, i have 2 issues i am fighting against with no success. Anything began when my pc would suddenly freeze (hardware freeze) messing up the video signal, and forcing me to ...
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Motherboard won't post AFTER I click restart button OR do it via Windows

As the title says, computer starts up fine from shutdown but when I try to restart it, it simply won't reboot. The fans spin, lights are on and everything is working but the motherboard won't post. ...
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Bizarre CMOS Failure?

I'm working on a PC, specifically a HP Pavilion p6-2014. Initially the PC was taken to me because it wouldn't boot. It seemed like a graphics card issue because the fans would spin up, the hard drive ...
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Where to find ASRock X99 Extreme3 UEFI beep codes? [duplicate]

My search results so far: http://www.administrator.de/wissen/BIOS-Beep-Codes-36151.html, https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=129806.0 and http://www.bios-info.de/4p92x846/amsignal.htm: ASRock ...
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PCIe slot for R5 230 AMD Radeon card

For an AMD Radeon R5 230 Silent graphic card what is the minimum PCIe slot that I should use in order to get the most out of the card? My motherboard has: 1 PCIe 3.0 16x 1 PCIe 3.0 8x 1 PCIe 2.0 16x ...
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Does “Asrock G31M-S R2.0” supports “Core 2 Extreme QX9650” processor or FSB1600 MHz CPUs?

My motherboard is "Asrock G31M-S R2.0" which supports CPU Socket type LGA 775. http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/G31M-S%20R2.0/ If you open an official web page of "Asrock G31M-S R2.0" then you can see ...
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Asus z87 plus reboot hangs

I've received a new computer with Asus Z87-Plus motherboard and i7 4790 CPU. If I turn on the machine, everything is okay, but whenever I restart it (from Windows 7 x64 or from the BIOS itself) the ...
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Recover data if PC (motherboard) fails with software RAID 5

I'm planning to implement a RAID 5 (or 6) system on an old PC (windows or linux). It doesn't have HW RAID 5 support so I'll do it via software (e.g. windows integrated RAID). Will I be able to ...
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Why is Windows 7 rating on my ram less?

I just upgraded my motherboard and ram. My new motherboard is Esonic G41CMBL with Transcend 4GB DDR3 1333 Ram. My processor is Intel Core 2 Quad q9950. My friend's system has the same configuration ...
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Keyboard malfunction and USB issue

Last night I spilled water on my keyboard, it stopped working so I replaced it. The new keyboard is malfunctioning i.e. if I type 'b' I get 'bn'. Some keys do not work and some trigger enter. I tried ...
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What factors determine the maximum amount of ram a device can address?

I recently bought a new ultrabook that came with 4GB of ram. I have seen people talk about how it can be upgraded to 8GB with no trouble. However when I look up the CPU that is inside of the machine ...
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Dell 490 BIOS / Win 7 Pro x64 will not recognize second matching Xeon 5160 CPU

Upgraded to Win7 Pro x64 from Home Premium x64 (Anytime Upgrade online), specifically to add second identical physical dual-core Xeon processor. BIOS only shows one CPU in socket 0. Win 7 Pro only ...
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Reading your firmware

The software in a motherboard is called 'firmware' or 'bios'. It is possible to replace those software, witch is called 'Flashing' but is it also possible to read it and write it down in a file?
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Asus X99-Deluxe - Can only boot with the “Clear CMOS” button after cooler installation

It sounds like I have similar symptoms to this question, but this only started happening after swapping out a heatsink for a cooler. To be precise, the system will only boot if I press the clear CMOS ...
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usb 3.0 motherboard connector insertion force?

Having broken pins on both front panel usb 3.0 ports on my HP Pavillion desktop, I went out and ordered a new motherboard-to-dual usb 3.0 cable. Before trying to hook it up to the front panel, I ...
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PC permenently freezes in unusual pattern [closed]

I have read many of threads about this issue yet none of them seem to be the same as mine. Let me first tell you a short story of my PC. It served me quite many years (5 maybe). During that time it ...
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Computer Architecture : DDR3 Memory Technology - Slot Capacity Scaling

Speaking in terms of Computer Architecture, what are the characteristics embedded in a DDR3 memory module or the host slot, such that a user cannot put a larger RAM than the per-slot specification of ...
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What will make computer parts (PSU, MB, SSD, HDD, Fans) last longer: keeping PC always on or turning off regularly [closed]

Before I continue, there is no answer to this question on StackExchange. One is Is it harmful to keep PC always on? [duplicate] a duplicate of Is it better to leave your computer on all ...
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Asus Vivobook v551lb-db71t motherboard speaker beep

Every now and then while going about my business on the laptop under normal conditions the motherboard speaker on my relatively new ASUS Vivobook v551lb-db71t will chirp. I have tried contacting ASUS ...
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PC sporadically booting - which part is most likely dying? [closed]

I have an old yet sufficient desktop PC, specs below. It had a recent episode where it didn't POST - I turn it on, but nothing comes up on the screen, and I have to hold the power button for 5 seconds ...
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Some CMOS Settings Not Retained on Reboot. Battery good

Some CMOS Settings Not Retained System: Dell Inspiron 546 Motherboard: DELL F896N 0896N Experience: Advanced Issue: Some CMOS settings are not retained after saving and reboot. Some CMOS / BIOS ...
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USB ports reseting issue

Every once in a while, the USB ports on my motherboard stop working. It only happens with my keyboard and with my WiFi stick. I can easily fix the issue by unplugging the USB adapter and then ...
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Two SATA-3 vs four SATA-2 SSD drives in RAID 0 [closed]

I have a relatively old motherboard (msi BIG BANG-XPOWER) that has 8 SATA ports, 6 of which are SATA-2 and 2 of which are SATA-3 and I'm thinking of creating a RAID-0 array of two or four SSD drives. ...
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1GB RAM with only 512MB

I use this Mainboard: KM2M Combo Version 1.0G52-M6738X1-G22 MS-6738 (v1.X) Micro ATX Manual: http://de.scribd.com/doc/13159820/KM2M-Combo-L-MS-6738-Manual The Manuals says, I can use 2GB RAM. ...
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Boot guard verified DEX that is failed

I'm new to building computer, I've just built my new PC: MSI Z97i ac gaming Mini ITX board i7 4790K intel processor 650W PSU Leadtek Geforce GTX 970 Vengeance 16GB ram 128 GB SSD I've just ...
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How can I find the cause of a system freeze recurring after CMOS battery change?

My family's computer is freezing every time it is used, ever since I changed the CMOS battery. I've tried many things in vain, and I don't know what to do anymore. I'm looking for theories and a fresh ...
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PC Stuck on verifying DMI pool - taken many steps

I have an old computer I am attempting to restore. It's a msi 945g series chipset board. I began with no POST beeps and no monitor signal being detected. I have.... Removed, Cleaned and Reseated ...
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Dead Acer V5-131 laptop motherboard

I have an Acer V5-131 laptop. One day I put it on charging and then it suddenly get off and after that it never get on and no light is glowing after that I opened it and checked the output supply of ...