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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PCI 2.1 NIC in 2.0 slot

I recently bought a cheap NIC which I think has a x8 PCI slot. On the box it says: "Compatible with PCI revision 2.1/2.2/2.3". I want to use this in the MSI H81M-E34. On the site from MSI it says ...
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can i setup ISRT with a non RAID motherboard

hey there i was wondering if i could setup Intel smart response technology(ISRT) on a non RAID motherboard with 20GB of mSATA SSD... i mean the only two boot options available in my motherboard are ...
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Graphics card vs. motherboard compatibility [closed]

I have an MSI FM2-A55M-E33 motherboard (also an AMD Athlon x4 750k quad core processor, 4GB RAM, and 520W power supply). Is an Asus AMD Radeon R9 270X OC DirectCU II graphics card compatible?
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PC won't start. Not even to BIOS

I have a PC that’s just over a year old. Today, while playing a game, it suddenly shut down and I smelled a slight smell of something burning; no fire, don't worry~ After this “incident” my PC won’t ...
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Troubleshooting processor upgrade, Paxville on Dell Precision 670

I've got a Dell Precision 670 with an XC837 motherboard and BIOS at version A07. I'm trying to upgrade this from using a single-core Celeron to a dual-core Paxville processor. When I install a single ...
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Dell inspiron 1370 screen split into 6

I have Dell Inspiron 1370, it has nvidia G105M . The fault is, when I run the laptop its screen split into 6 portions. Before that began to happen, Windows had showed a "driver not responding" warning ...
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Dell Optiplex GX270 - 2 short beeps

A static discharge happened in my Optiplex GX270 a few years ago, and I just now got around to replacing things. I've replaced the motherboard because I think it was the problem part, and the hard ...
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Recover Active Directory from a server whose motherboard is dead

I had a Windows Server 2008 R2 server setup as an Active Directory. One fine day, the motherboard went dead. After replacing the motherboard, windows boots up and says it detected hardware change and ...
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New motherboard, audio device detected, but no sound heard

I had a PC with an old motherboard and CPU (ASUS A7V8X + Intel Core2Duo). Some days ago I decided to upgrade Motherboard, CPU and RAM. I bought an ASUS H61M-K and an Intel core i3-3220, with a ...
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Why can I hear my hard drive, mouse, screen, etc on my speakers?

So this is a long-term problem. I've had it for literally years! I feel sometimes it fades but I think I just get used to it and tune it out for months at a time. Basically, I can hear interference ...
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Case/PSU grounding, static causing reboot

I built a machine for work recently that is displaying two distinct characteristics. One: Yesterday, I was able to shuffle feet on our carpet, touch the front of the case, arc static, and the machine ...
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System won't respond to Power Switch

I ran into a problem - I can't start my new system at all: when Power Switch is pressed nothing is hapenning, even cpu/system fans are not moving for a split second. And I just was at the shop where ...
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Do Graphics Cards with power connectors still draw 75W from the PCIex16 slot?

The PCIex16 slot on mainboards is specified to supply a maximum Wattage of 75W, so lower end Graphics cards don't need additional power connectors. What about Graphics Cards that do have one or ...
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I have a 3.3Volt PCI ethernet card working on a 5Volt PCI slot. How is it possible?

This is the design for PCI slots: As you can see, there are 32/64 bits and 3.3/5 Volts. For what I know: 32 bits PCI cards can work in 64 bits slots of the same voltage. 64 bits PCI cards ...
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Is it possible to display dedicated GPU image through motherboard ports?

On desktop PC I have CPU with Integrated Graphics (Intel i5) as well as dedicated Nvidia GPU. Is it possible to use dedicated GPU to render the graphics but output it through connector on the ...
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How to run an application in linux just before poweroff and after linux shutdowned itself

I have a embedded system that needs to be power off itself after shutdown. To power off, the Linux should send a command via an i2c to another device to power off the Linux board. So to shutdown and ...
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How can mainboards provide more PCIe lanes than the chipset?

I'm currently choosing parts for a new computer, with my main focus on high PCI Express speed and a large number of slots. In this iteration, I will probably choose a board with an Intel Z97 chipset. ...
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How do i find out the size of my motherboard? [closed]

I have a P8H67-M EVO Rev 3, and I'm not sure what size it is. I have checked the website http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H67M_EVO/ and the box and i have also looked around the web, but i can't ...
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Are there 3-pin to 2-pin power connectors for motherboards

My (old) case front panel has a 3-pin power led connector (inc. one empty slot in the middle). My (new) motherboard has a 2-pin power led connector. How do I connect the two? If I try to connect the ...
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Why won’t my computer boot up?

I have a Compaq Presario desktop computer. When I turn on the power, the fans come on and nothing else. The computer has a ASUSTek A8N-LA motherboard with a AMD Athlon 64 Processor. Sometimes, if I ...
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Asus motherboard with 'CPU_LED' on

First, Here are some pictures of what I'm seeing. Here is by build: CPU | AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor CPU Cooler | Silverstone AR03 81.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Motherboard | ...
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Is 2 GB and 4 GB of RAM installed possible? [closed]

My motherboard has 2 slots of RAM. Is it possible for a 2 GB and 4 GB installed? will the computer show 6 GB usable? windows 7 64 bit, ddr3. thank you mates.
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Computer hangs when I unplug video

I have a strange issue, one I've never seen before. I'm trying to build a new headless computer using a mini-ITX board with a Celeron processor. I want to put Linux on it and so far have tried ...
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Looking for whether or not this asus mobo will support a linux 14.04 kernel

This is a link to the newegg site: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132136 Manufacturer site: http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VII_GENE/ The "official" driver ...
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Network Connection Problems on P5KC motherboard

I have recently upgraded a computer. The motherboard installed is an ASUS P5KC. Since the upgrade I have been unable to connect to the internet. At home I use a powerline ethernet adaptor. While both ...
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ASUS P9X79 WS sudden failure

I used my build for only 4 hours, then suddenly it shut itself down and now refuses to boot. LED light CPU_LED in glowing blue. According to manual it shows that problem is in CPU. What might the ...
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What's the difference between CL6 and CL11 RAM?

As a response to this question I asked, I tracked the issue down to my RAM and had it RMA'd. Long story short: I got refunded by the seller (since the Kingston RMA process is only available for North ...
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Difference between Mini-ITX and thin Mini-ITX

Recently, I've noticed a new type of motherboard form factor: Thin Mini-ITX. I've tried to find specification of it, but couldn't find any useful info. Wikipedia page about Mini-ITX doesn't have any ...
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Colors suddenly gone off

Specs: Processor: Intel Core i3 540 @ 3.07 GHz Motherboard: Intel DH55TC Monitor: Dell IN1930 Graphics card: Intel HD Graphics (Integrated with the motherboard, I assume) Problem: I woke up a few ...
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Intel i5-4670k based system rebooting constantly

TL;DR: My PC is stuck in an endless boot cycle, but on (long?) cold boots it will boot normally for ~20 minutes. Never had any major issues with this build in the past 6 months of owning it (besides ...
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My New PC fans are super loud

I have 2 large fans in my case it's mATX case the key components are: Asus H97M-E Motherboard & Hydro Series™ H55 Quiet CPU Cooler Now the motherboard has 3 (4 pin) connectors for CPU Fans ...
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SATA 6Gb/s drive only works in legacy mode (SATA 3Gb/s)

I've got ASUS Sabertooth 990FX mobo (rev. 1.0) with AMD SB950 controller for SATAIII drives and JMicron JMB362 for SATAII drives. I've got Intel 330 SSD hooked up to SATAIII (AMD) controller and it ...
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Computer hangs at “Verifying DMI pool data” after adding second RAM module

I have a machine that currently has one 2GB stick of DDR2 667 MHz RAM. I'm trying to upgrade to 4GB by adding a second 2GB DDR2 667 MHz stick. When I install the second stick of RAM the computer gets ...
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SMD capacitor broke off from motherboatd

While uninstalling the CPU fan (which became so noisy through time, that I decided to replace it) from my ASUS P5K motherboard, I successfully managed to broke off a small part from the motherboard, ...
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Computer won't start unless power is removed for ~2 hours

About 6 months ago I built myself a desktop. A few weeks ago the computer started to act strange, for example it wouldn't always give a video signal when it came out of sleep. Now the issue has ...
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Turn off USB power when system not in use on motherboard

I have an Asus Z77 sabertooth motherboard. I also just got a USB powered audio DAC for my desk. It has a very bright white light on the front of it and it only turns off when there's no power going ...
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Using ATX 24-pin PSU (Corsair VS450) on 945GCM3 (24-pin + 4-pin Motherboard)

I have a PC with Jetway 945GCM3 motherboard, Intel E4500 Processor, 3GB RAM and ATI HD4670 Graphics Card. The PSU suddenly started giving troubles and I decided to replace the PSU. The older PSU had a ...
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Processor doesn't heat up during boot

I've been trying to fix a desktop pc which doesn't heat up the processor (not getting connection to) during boot up/pressing power on button. This has occurred before and removing all components and ...
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Dont know where to connect HD AUDIO or AC-97, & USB

I'll provide pictures so you guys can see, but basically I recently bought a new case for my pre built Lenovo k330b. I cannot find how I'm supposed to position the connectors. Do I need to get an ...
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How to enable hardware based encryption on Samsung 850 Pro

I have a new Samsung 850 pro which touts hardware-based encryption. According to that page I should just go in my bios and set a hard-drive password (no problem right). The only relevant thread I ...
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How can I use older BIOS Update Asus A88x Plus?

I bought new computer components; Main board: Asus A88x Plus rev 1.02 CPU/APU:AMD A10 7850k Now my problem is saw many people have problems using this processor on fm2+ main-boards where they had ...
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DDR3 Graphics card to DDR2 RAM [closed]

I would like to ask you if it will fit the graphics card with my memory Ram, I have the data Habits: motherboard: GA-945GCM-S2L RAM: 2 x1Gb kingston DDR2 (333) mhz serial number: B83B053A and I say I ...
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Processor and mother board ram frequency support

How do i find out what the max ram speed my mother board and processor support? I have a P8H67-M EVO which can be found here: http://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/P8H67M_EVO/ and i also have an i5 2310 ...
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HP laptop doesn't power up

I am kindly asking for your help. I have an HP DV7T-6C00 laptop which doesn't power up at all. I have read various forum threads and they did not solve my problem that's why I'm opening a new one. It ...
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Is it possible have speakers pluged in side speaker out?

I own Asus maximus VI Formula and I want to have speakers and headphones pluged in to motherboard. I don't wanna them work at the same time I want a possibility how to switch between them. And I don't ...
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Do I need VGA drivers?

I bought the "ASRock H81 Pro BTC" and on the drivers-website I saw a VGA driver. I have an Intel Xeon processor (no GPU unit like in the i7's) and I will soon get a GTX 970. Is a VGA driver directly ...
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Laptop not powering on

Two days ago, I was hurrying to an exam and had to walk in the rain, resulting to my backpack getting rained on. When I got home, there was a tiny amount of water on the side of my laptop, but it ...
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Can I have an R9 290 on a AMD 760G Chipset?

Like the question asks, can I have an R9 290 video card on a AMD 760G Chipset motherboard? The computer I'm buying is a CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA880 Desktop and it comes with the AMD 760G Chipset. ...
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Second graphics card not detected

I have a ASUS M5A99X motherboard and two Nvidia GeForce GT640. I want to use them for parallel computing using CUDA, so I am only interested in only one card for screen display. When I connect both ...
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Strange behavior with Windows 7 gaming PC - RAM, HDD, or other issue?

With Graphics Card Installed Boot up machine, takes 5 minutes or so from post to login, then takes another 5 minutes from login to fully loaded desktop. After about 1 hour to 4 hours of general ...