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 are super computers built? [on hold]

I only know about assembling a computer from individual parts like motherboard, cpu, ram, graphics card etc., I heard there are supercomputers(SC) containing hundreds of processors working together ...
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Charge light on if display cable disconnected from motherboard

I have a HP DM4-1050ea laptop, which recently started to not turn on either with battery alone or AC alone (with and without battery). I cannot boot with battery alone because it's drained and don't ...
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Downclock DDR3 1600mhz to 1333mhz GA-P55-USB3

I'm determined to pursue this to it's end before I decide to return the hardware. System Specs: CPU: i5 650 Motherboard: GA-P55-USB3 2x 4GiB DDR3 1600MHz (formerly 2x 2GiB DDR3 1333MHz) The ...
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Do I need a purple wire going from power supply?

I Have a new PC and want to build something in it, but i am wondering if I cut off a purple wire +5VSB from power supply leading to motherboard will the PC still work? Exactly i want to put a led ...
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Can I replace laptop motherboard with a different (but very simillar) one?

The motherboard of my Asus N550JK DS71T laptop broke. The model of the motherboard reads 60NB04L0-MB1030(216). Does it make to try to replace it with a model 60NB04L0-MB1021(216)?
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Socket LGA 1151 compatibility with CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 water cooler [on hold]

I'm building a new PC and wanted to check the compatibility of some parts. The PC will be using a LGA1151 motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813128869 And Skylake ...
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Confused about PCI slots [on hold]

In a few months time, I am looking to buy a gaming PC, a proper one, for the first time (I have previously had a laptop). I have seen a pc with an MSI 970A-G43 motherboard. I was a bit stuck when it ...
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How to disable some cores on Intel machine

I have a machine with two Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2618L v3 processor, which has 8 cores on each socket. I only want the OS or hypervisor (such as Xen) on the machine to detect only one socket and ...
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Where do I find Acer Predator G6-710 motherboard manual

I would like to learn more about the physical aspects of machine I purchased, but I can't, for the life of me, find a manual that discusses the motherboard.
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System suddenly going into continuous/infinite restart/reboot loop without even POST with clicking noise from PSU

I'm new here and desperately in need of help. My Dell Inspiron One 2330 was working perfectly till yesterday night. Today morning when I tried to turn it on, it went into a continuous restart loop ...
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Is it possible to run a 2GB RAM on Asrock G31M-VS?

I just want to know if I can stick another 2GB RAM on my Computer. System Hardware: Motherboard: ASRock G31M-VS (FSB1333 DDR2 800 Dual Channel). CPU: Pentium Dual-Core 2.5GHz. RAM: DDR2 800 Memory: ...
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Memory not being properly detected

I purchased a Crucial 4GBx2 kit and recently installed the two sticks. One stick was detected, while the other was not. I tried reseating and moving the stick, however, the stick was still not ...
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Computer keep restarting over and over when display port plugin

My PC system just have booting problem recently when I upgrade new parts. My system: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Asus P8H67-M PRO Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) Crucial M500 ...
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No display on boot after changing hard disk. Motherboard fried?

I just put a new SSD in my computer, replacing an old one. Something I've done plenty of times before but this time when I powered-up the PC I get no display. When I press the power button all the ...
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New build boots to bios spash then cycles

I'm building a new computer. See the build list below. It will boot to the BIOS splash screen but then just cycles over and over. I've reset the BIOS and the system is down to the base, using onboard ...
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Gigabyte 970A-UD3P - FX-8320e - Kingston Hyper X Beast 8GB 1866Mhz - Posting problems

I just bought this system, all pieces are brand new. I installed all the pieces together, but the motherboard won't post at all. The fans of cpu and gpu are turning, but it will not post and (I ...
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How to estimate the backplane bandwidth of a PC used as router?

I would like to estimate the backplane bandwidth of my router, but the catch is that it is a repurposed PC. System configuration: Motherboard: Asus P5BV-C, with Intel 3200 northbridge and Intel ...
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Dell Dimension 9100 Motherboard light turns on, but no response otherwise from the computer [on hold]

When connected to a power supply, the motherboard light turns on, but the power button triggers absolutely no response from the computer.
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IDE to SATA converter not working. Incompatible or faulty?

I bought this cheap (2$) IDE to SATA adapter, connected it to my IDE hard disk, my sata motherboard and power plug and it does not function. A red light is lit on the little board but it just delays ...
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New Graphics Card Equals Dead Computer?

Here is my problem: I can turn on my computer and get all the fans to work, lights, etc, but my monitor(s) stay black with "no signal detected" error. How this happened: I bought a new GPU (MSI R9 ...
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Which Connecter Is The Correct One

I have a Compaq 5008MT desktop, with the standard hard drive & DVD Drive installed. I purchased a 1 TB Sata drive, and opened it up only to realize, I have a free SATA connecter on the ...
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Why won't my PC turn on? [closed]

My desktop computer will not turn on. Initially I thought my power supply had died and bought an identical replacement. I hooked it all up and my computer still wouldn't turn on. I decided to see ...
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Change motherboard Notebook Samsung NP300E5C

I've the following laptop: NP300E5C that is actually broken (BIOS brick). I'd like to change his mobo with another one, I've found one of an NP300E5X-A01IT Here seems that the 2 mobo are identical, ...
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Can I use an asus MB with a sata 5-port multiplier?

I have an Asus M5A99FX Pro R.2 and all the available SATA ports are being used. From the user manual of the MB it seems it uses the AMD Chipset 990FX/SB950 (see picture below), yet even after reading ...
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restart looping - turn-on & turn-off every seconds

For 4 days my computer worked fine. Yesterday morning I've launched my pc. Everything was fine for one hour, I even didn't touch the computer, I was near by, looking video on my laptop PC. Then ...
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Hardware Motherboard Compatibility

I have an old computer and I want to upgrade it. I am looking for a motherboard but I think the other components that I have here will not work on the new board. My specs are these: The ...
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Motherboard detects Intel 750 PCIe SSD only when I replug the card. Cold boot issue

I have a combination of the following hardware: Corsair RM-550 PSU, MSI X99S SLI motherboard, MSI 2GB D5 X GTX960 graphics and a Intel 400GB 750 Series (PCIe card). I'm booting from another Samsung ...
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Diagnosing Dead MoBo/Other PC Component

basically I have this HP G60-445DX Notebook that is showing some odd signs. These signs are atypical to what I've normally seen in fried mobos. In short, no graphics, no POST beeps, HDD light ...
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If my motherboard only supports minimum DDR3 1066MHz ram and I have 639.9 MHz ram, will it work?

I'm going to upgrade my PC to a newer MB, but not my RAM. One allows the following frequencies: DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*/3100*/3200*/3300*(*OC) MHz, ...
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486 computer does not POST

I have some trouble trying to POST a old Intel 486 DX motherboard. If i power up the board , the CPU becomes hot quickly and it doesn't make any beep noise, but only background noise (even without RAM ...
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PC Doesnt boot past the screen with the flikkering underscore

First of all, i've been searching to find possible solutions on the internet, i tried quite a bunch of them nothing really worked. So where did the problem start? A few days ago i found out my RAM ...
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CPU Over voltage error after updating BIOS

I have a problem with my motherboard. I updated the BIOS on my Asus P8P67-M to the latest version(3703) after this when rebooting my computer I was shown a message telling me that there is a CPU Over ...
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Motherboard is not booting operating system after cmos reset and cant access bios

I have built a custom pc, these are the specs: I7 4790k 500w evga psu Gigabyte z97p-d3 motherboard 8gb hyper x 1866mhz ram I am using my 32" finlux tv right now as a monitor since im saving for a gtx ...
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Optiplex 380 - Memory module 1Rx16 not compatible with 1Rx8 type?

Tried to do memory upgrade a Dell Optiplex 380 which had a single 2 GB memory module (1Rx8 PC3-10600U-9-11-A1 from hynix). 1Rx8 should mean it's single rank with 8-bit wide data bus for each DRAM ...
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Graphics card or mainboard defect?

My PC has the following specs: eVGA Z68 FTW Mainboard AMD Radeon HD 7970 Graphics Card I am having the following problem: My PC had a White Screen yesterday (the whole Screen turned White while ...
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Unable to diagnose a display related issue

I am facing a strange issue with my PC. I have had the resolution set to 2560 x 1440 on my display for as long as I can remember. I came back after a month away from home and when I turned my pc on , ...
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Is my motherboard/keyboard controller failing?

I've searched all over, but I haven't found anyone who has the same symptoms as I do. I have an HP Elitebook 2740p that has an issue. From a cold boot the computer performs perfectly, but after being ...
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Computer won't boot, UEFI beeps

It has been a couple days by now and I am still trying to find out what the problem of my PC is. I have made a short video of what is happening when I run my PC on and in this video you might notice I ...
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Internal SDD disconnects from laptop motherboard

Recently my Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15 laptop's internal SSHD broke, so with some help I replaced it and reinstall Windows 8.1 and everything else. Now the laptop works normally, except that sometimes the ...
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Can I put my 8x plug in a 4x slot (CPU powering)

Is that okay or will that damage my hardware? Because I just got a new power supply (corsair vs650) with a 8x plug but my motherboard (h81m-plus) only has a 4x plug Is this fine or am I out of ...
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UEFI and RAID on disks above 2.2TB [AsRock Z97 Extreme6]

I have followed steps from the AsRock Z97 Extreme6 manual how to create RAID on disks above 2.2TB (manual says to use UEFI configuration instead Intel legacy RAID BIOS). In few words what I have ...
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How to tell if a laptop has free PCI-E slots without opening it to check?

Is there a way to tell if a laptop has free PCI-E slots without opening it to check? As this has to do with a laptop that is not mine and I currently do not have it in my hands. Is there a way for the ...
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RAM extension - which one to take

My PC has a 4 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1333 MHz manufactured by Dynet. I want to extend it to 8/12GB by buying additional RAM. My Motherboard specs show that it supports up to 16GB RAM and I have only 2 RAM ...
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Fan Connections for Cooler Master K280 vs Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5

I'm mounting my first computer and I'm confused about how to connect the case's front fan to the motherboard. This is what I have: Case: Cooler Master K280 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 ...
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Will a new GFX card fit? [closed]

Sorry for the ignorance, I know nothing regarding hardware. I currently have a GTX 770 but want to upgrade it in the near future. Is it possible to just buy something like a 980 and have it replace ...
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Custom built computer won't turn on anymore?

I built this computer that has been acting quite strange for a while now. At first it would freeze up after 10-30 minutes of playing games (Both low end, and high end games). The only way to get it ...
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Is it possible to disable UEFI on Skylake motherboards?

Is it possible to disable UEFI on Skylake motherboards? Maybe a better question is: is UEFI motherboard-specific, chip-specific or both?
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Should I install drivers from my motherboard manufacturer or from the producers of the individual products (Intel, Nvidia, Realtek, etc…)? [closed]

Is there a risk in installing driver updates not provided by the manufacturer of the MOBO? Will it decrease system stability or the compatibility of certain components? The drivers ASUS has on their ...
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PC won't boot - Reasons unknown

So a few weeks back I bought a GTX 980 and in order to power it with longevity in mind, a Corsair AX860, an 860W Platinum PSU. It was working for two weeks and then I got "power surge warning/error" ...
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OS not booting off of SSD

I recently built a pc using the Maximus VIII Ranger motherboard and the Vector 180 SSD. For some reason, I cannot boot the OS off of the SSD. I have a hard drive as well, and that boots fine. My csm ...