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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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 ...
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HP Dv6000 Overheating Issue?

I have been using a HP dv6000 laptop for quite some time (months if not years), without any problems. I recently purchased a replacement fan for the motherboard, because the bearings in the existing ...
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Dump BIOS from Mobo with no visual output?

I have a hardware problem or with an ASUS P5N-D motherboard. Issues: No visibility of whether the Mobo POSTs since no output from 2 Graphics cards using the PCI-E slot - no other display output ...
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Power SW Pin Connected to Motherboard Disconnected at the other end

So I recently noticed that my power button was not working. I opened up my PC and all Reset SW, LED, and Power SW Pins were connected properly to the motherboard BUT I could see that the other end of ...
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Can harddrives destroy motherboards/bioses?

I have a PC that went from bad to worse. It started with harddrives problems that were not treated, and then the memory went bad according to a memtest. Now, the motherboard won't work. I moved the ...
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I have troubles with my desktop pc

SPECS PC: CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2Ghz Box - BX80637|53470 RAM1: Kingston HyperX Blu Red DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 4GB CL10 (broken) RAM2: Kingston HyperX Fury Blue DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 4GB CL10 ...
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 stuck at 800Mhz on GA-78LMT-USB3 Rev5 motherboard

I am on firmware "FA", which is the latest and only one available for this motherboard. My CPU is listed on the list of compatible processors. There is very little load on my system. I have a good ...
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Computer Doesn't Always Turn on when Pressing Power Button

I have a desktop and my case's power button stopped working after a while. I reverted to using a small screw driver or paper clip to turn my computer on by touching the contacts on the motherboard ...
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Fans works even after shutdown

I have kind of a big problem. After I shutdown the PC, some of my case fans (including the one with the LED and the LED) remains runnning and even my CPU fan. Sometimes it happens for all of them to ...
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For what is the Thunderbolt AIC connector used?

What does "AIC" mean? What does the connector do? Is it like a USB pin header where you can connect for example your USB ports for your case? Or do you need something else? Also there are expansion ...
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Asus Z170-A No POST

My recently build system mainly contains the following components: Mainboard: ASUS Z170-A Processor: Intel I5-6600 PSU: BeQuiet S6 550W (Until now I have been using the same PSU with a Gigabyte ...
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Back panel USB 2.0 ports not working

I have a MSI micro atx mother board and the back panel usb 2.0 ports don't seem to be working. If I plug any USB device into it, the device does not register. However, the front panel usb 2.0 ports ...
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Fujitsu A514 notebook SSD runs on SATA II speeds even though SSD and motherboard supports SATA III

The problem is as in the title, I am getting lower speeds. My laptop: Fujitsu Lifebook A514 My SSD: Kingston UV300 120GB There is not much in the BIOS, just an option to turn SATA on or off. Here ...
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undervolting/overvolting different kingston hyper kits recommended?

Gigabyte UD3P AMD FX 8370 @ 4.5 16G RAM: 8G Kingston Hyper X rated @ 1600/1.65V 8G Kingston HyperX Fury rated @ 1600/1.5V According to instructions, I installed the same type of memory in the 2 ...
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How much memory slots in Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBD

How much memory slots in Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBD and they are soldered? (80QQ004GFR) Official website tells me: this laptop have 2 so-dimm slots and support up to 8Gb max ...
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NVMe drives and compatibility

I am trying to understand the issues with the new NVMe interface and older motherboards. I have a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC and I simply cannot workout whether I should buy NVMe or AHCI. In short: If I ...
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After vacuuming, computer will not startup/POST, stuck in boot loop (MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) CPU Phase 1 LED Loop)

This is a computer I built myself. It was really dusty. I opened it up, and vaccuumed it out (which apparently you should never do). At one point I took out the CPU fan, exposing the old thermal ...
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Motherboard not providing output or giving beeps

This is an email I sent to the ASRock motherboard company's support email address. My motherboard will power my heatsink fan, my led's, the powerbutton, and even my SSD. I am getting no output from ...
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Damaging Mainboard/CPU with a overhead transparency?

So yeah.. I recently accidently bent some of my LGA1150 CPU pins and the seller won't replace it, so I have to fix it by my own. What I'm asking myself is, Can I damage or short out my mainboard by ...
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ASUS K52JR: Is it possible to recover bios update failure without resoldering the bios chip?

Just bricked an ASUS K52JR (bought around 2010) after using the notorious EasyFlash. The laptop won't even power up. I've checked tons of posts, and basically found two contradicting solutions: ...
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Connect M.2 SSD (Samsung SM951) with Mainboard (MSI Z170A PC MATE)

If I connect a Samsung SM951 SSD with a MSI Z170A PC MATE Mainboard via the PCIe 3.0 x4 slot, together with a graphics card on the PCIe 3.0 x16 interface, I am using up all 20 PCIe lanes the mainboard ...
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UEFI startup randomly gets longer

My startup is randomly getting very long at the UEFI screen (the one with the motherboard logo and the shortcut list : F2 for BIOS, F11 for Boot list ...). For like ~30seconds my keyboard is ...
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Parity Error - 2 Beep on Boot but 2x4 GB DDR3 RAM are working properly

I have since yesterday a problem with my pc. My system: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 850 4x 3.30GHz Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 RAM 2x4 GB DDR3 PC-1333 MEMSeven HDD: 1TB S-ATA ...
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Is Dell Vostro 3560 compatible with Full HD LCD?

Recently I had a problem with Inspiron 5520 laptop, and I bought a new motherboard. By mistake, I bought mother board of Vostro 3560 which is almost identical. I saw that there are websites that ...
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Old PC case, new motherboard, connector incompatibility

I have an old PC desktop case, about from the ddr1 / single core k7 era. I've modernized it into a much newer desktop machine (centralized around an MSI 970A motherboard, if it matters). Everything ...
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Intermittent problems that only go away when the system is unplugged

I have an X99-PRO/USB 3.1 based system that experiences intermittent issues such as being unable to POST or the NIC not transmitting packets (but reporting that it is). The variety of problems seems ...
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Is P5L-MX Motherboard supporting Intel Core2Duo E8500?

I want to know that Is P5L-MX Motherboard supporting Intel Core2Duo E8500 ? Should I have to buy E6600 instead E8500?
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No post on restart or with reset switch

I have upgraded to MSI Z87-G45 and 4690k from an AMD build and cannot get it to restart or reset with the switch. It will just stay on with the fans spinning but never post. What can cause this issue? ...
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Random Connectionloss, Ethernet Controller of an Asus Z170 Pro Gaming

Around christmas i was building a new PC System so first of all the specs: MB: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Case: NZXT H440 CPU: Intel 6600K ; Cooling: Thermalright Macho Rev.A Black&White RAM: 2x 8GB ...
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Asus X551M no power at all

My issue is the same as the one here: Asus x551M shut down and won't come on, but this has not been resolved. I have tried: Removing the li-ion battery, Removing the CMOS (which was ...
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GA-H170N-WIFI M.2 connector shared with SATA?

So I'm putting together a parts list for a new home server that also functions as the house's NAS. The MB I've been considering is the Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI but I'm getting confused about how many ...
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Does M.2 SSD Card mess with PCI express?

My graphic card is MSI gtx970, which uses PCIe 3.0x16. My M.2 SSD card is Samsung 950 pro, which uses PCIe 3.0x4. My motherboard is MSI z-170 pro I am not very familiar with the difference between ...
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Why does the computer not shut down when “Deep sleep” is enabled?

I have a custom-built computer based on an ASRock motherboard, and both Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 installed. When I shut down the computer, from either OS, the USB devices remain on. I'd rather ...
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Asus MW221U Monitor: 'Overdrive' menu appears unexpectedly, buttons not functional

I've had this monitor for a few years, and it's been a pretty good workhorse. A disassembly manual is linked: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/798421/Asus-Mw221u-201u.html#manual Update: I reflowed ...
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Boot up from RAID with new motherboard

our computer was about to die (it beeped 5 times and then rebooted, AMI beep codes say that is a failing motherboard/cpu) so we decided to get a new motherboard and CPU, a Gigabyte F2A88XM-DS2 with ...
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Strange sudden reboot, followed by a beep on startup

I built a Hackintosh a few months ago, using a H97m Pro4 ASRock board, 16gb of RAM and an i5 4690k cpu (two 8GB RAM sticks). Yesterday while working on my PC, it suddenly rebooted. Then I chose ...
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Mainboard doesn't support my CPU

I've bought a new Mainboard Asus h61m-g and I have got some issues with it namely that my CPU intel core i7 2600 is not supported. At the start of booting it gives me message: This CPU is not ...
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Heat sink of P8H67-M Pro for two components?

I am testing the used version of the P8H67-M motherboard here: where one heat sink is missing on top of two components - two big things under the heat sink which name I do not know. Temperature is ...
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Graphics card boot loop dependent on same-generation motherboard change

I recently purchased a Geforce GT 730 to use on my Core i5 machine with an H61H2-M2 (H61 LGA 1155) motherboard, but installing it results in a startup loop where the computer fails to POST. The ...
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USB key repeats, and mouse click repeats

I recently changed my motherboard and processor, and reinstalled Windows at the same time. Since then my computer has been acting quite strange and the only things I can put it down to is a short ...
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Is GTX 960 supported by Intel Chipset Q75?

Intel chipset Q75 supports PCI-e x1, x2 and x4. I have a similar problem as in the thread What is the 6-pin power connector on an HP ProDesk? but with HP Compaq Pro 6300 Business PC. I wanted to ...
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Using 2 2GB RAM DIMMs with a single 4GB RAM DIMM

I bought 4GB RAM stick and I'm not sure which slot should I choose. I already had 2x2GB sticks on my motherboard installed. I'm not sure on which DIMM slot to put my new 4GB RAM stick. My motherboard ...
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Reset jumper on Toshiba Satellite c55-a-100

My laptop suddenly asked for bios password, not sure why. Anyway searched for hours online to find where the jumper is to no avail. I know my Toshiba Satellite c55-a-100 has one as the chap said that ...
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Is my Graphics Card dead, or not getting enough Power?

Here's my build: Gigabyte F2A88XM-D3H FM2/FM2+ AMD A6-5600K 3.6 GHz Dual-Core (With Stock Fan) Corsair Vengeance 2x4 8GB DDR3 750 Watt Logisys Non-Modular Power Supply (Probably ancient - and ...
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Finger-friendly solution/adapter to connect front panel cables to motherboard pins?

Desktop mainboards typically have pins to connect cables from the case, such as for the power button, the reset button, LEDs, etc. From all the various desktop builds I've had, I remember this always ...
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Random shutdowns and restarts

I could use some fresh thoughts regarding my shutdown issue. So, about 2 weeks ago my pc started to occasionally restart while playing games. Sometimes it happens after 4-10 minutes but occasionally ...
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AMD processor to an Intel processor [closed]

I've got an AMD FX 8320 as CPU and I wanted to upgrade it to an Intel i7 4790k. I just don't know if the CPU will fit in the motherboard I have now. The AMD fits. This is my motherboard. Will the ...
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New PC will not power on [closed]

I just finished a new build and nothing happens when I try to power it on (no lights on motherboard, no fans, nothing). I checked the power supply and it works just fine. The specs are: PSU: 430 ...