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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What are the negative effects of a flat CMOS battery?

Recently I have noticed that my computer has been starting up with the time and date incorrect. Given that my motherboard is about 7 years old I'm guessing that the CMOS battery is flat (or close to ...
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Speaker noise for basic computer functions?

I get a static sounding noise(not real static) from the speakers whenever I use the scroll bar in Ubuntu. Should I be looking at the operating system, the motherboard or the PSU? Any help would be ...
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CPU compatibility with GA-78LMT-S2P

I've been considering upgrading my CPU (currently an AMD FX-4100), but I'm a little unsure how I can identify which models will be compatible with my motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P, rev 5.0). ...
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What memory modules work in a Intel DP55WB?

I have an Intel DP55WB Motherboard with an i3 processor and two 2GB RAM cards (total 4GB). I went to a store with my CPU to buy a 4GB RAM card in order to have a total of 8GB. The salesman ...
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Max RAM per slot - Asus motherboard

I'm looking to expand my virtual lab so I'll need more RAM. I have an Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 motherboard. The specifications state: 4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz ECC, Non-ECC, ...
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Will 8GB RAM stick work if my motherboard has limit of 16GB (for 4 slots)?

This one is quite tricky and I can't find any decent information source/documentation. I have Gigabyte motherboard from 2008: Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P rev. 1.0. It has 4 RAM slots and total limit of ...
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Turn on computer with wireless keyboard

I have a PC connected to my TV that I like to use from the sofa. I have a wireless keyboard (Logitech K400, this one) for the purpose. I would like to be able to turn the PC on (as opposite to just ...
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How to check GPU and motherboard compatibility?

I want to buy the following motherboard: link And this GPU: link How do I know if they are compatible?
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How can I join the big chasis with SATA drives to computer

I am planning to order this chasis with 20 SATA Drives It has only chasis and powersupply. How am I supposed to use this. As I have understood I need to add motherboard to the chasis and make it as ...
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How do I know if a motherboard's onboard audio will be compatible with games?

I'm planning on building a PC in the next couple of weeks. Currently I'm thinking that for my motherboard I'll buy an ASUS Maximus VI Gene with SupremeFX, but I'm worried that I'll need a sound card ...
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How to draw 12W DC output from PC motherboard/PSU/USB?

I recently bought a Dell AX510 Soundbar speaker that fits snugly under my monitor. However, my monitor, Dell IN2030M is a budget model, and while it does have the plastic grooves to fit the ...
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setting up “remote go” in win8 without a lan network

0 motherboard from ASUS and it offers "remote go". It is a way to share files and control your pc from other devices (like your phone). It normaly uses wifi or a lan network but I have not one of ...
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Does any motherborad and CPU fit in normal cabinets

I have this Computer cabinet It had Core 2 Quad Q600 processor Intel MB 975xbx2 motherboard As that MB has only 8gb Max RAM so i thought i need to replace the MB and processor to get more RAM. so ...
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DDR2 DIMM only works if alone in channel

I'm trying to use 4 DDR2-800 DIMMs together: 2*1GB 5-5-5-15 1.9V and 2*2GB 5-4-4-15 2.1V. Either set works fine by itself at 5-5-5-15 at either 1.9V or 2.1V, but combining the sets doesn't work. I've ...
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pc shut down, and never start again

I had an old pc, im using it since 7 years as a server testing pc. I was using it yesterday, and suddenly turned off, and never turn on again. I dissambled all the pc, and connect the psu to the ...
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Motherboard issue, pc not starting

i had an old pc, im using it since 7 years as a server testing pc. I was using it yesterday, and suddenly turned off, and never turn on again. I dissarmed all the pc, and connect the psu to the ...
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Beep ×11? Computer beep when booting

This is an issue which is happening me with a computer having Asrock 939A8X-M motherboard. When it is all complete (with everything connected) the fans do start but the rest of the components seem ...
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Quad-Channel on ASUS M4A88TD-M motherboard

I'm learning about RAM multi-channel and I have doubts: Is possible a quad-channel(8GB: 4x2GB) with M4A88TD-M? What is better: A quad-channel(4x2GB) or a dual-channel(2x4GB)? Thank's in advance ...
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Graphic card beeps on startup

I know 'Graphic card beeping on startup' is a very common problem, but my problem is a little different. I have been using this graphic card for the past few months and it had been working fine. My ...
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Is this CPU Dual LGA 2011? [closed]

I want to get this CPU for this motherboard but I don't know how to tell if they support each other. Can you tell me how to tell if they support each other?
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ATX PSU: Pin 9 reads a lower voltage when plugged into motherboard

I'm pretty confident that the PSU is bad in this computer, but I want to understand what my multimeter is telling me. With the PSU plugged into the wall only, the multimeter says that pin 9 is a ...
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What card i need to attach SATA drives to server

I have IBM System x3650 M2 and it has only SAS drives attached It has 7 PCI-e empty slots. I want to know what type of card i need which i can put in PCI-E so that i can join 2 SATA drives of higher ...
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Hardware specifications for WOL (Wake On Lan)

I am planning to buy a computer, which I would like to start using Wake-On-Lan from outside the LAN. I was looking on the internet and there is lot of information to be confused. 1) What are the ...
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Switching from a motherboard with a Nvidia video card to an Intel based one

I own a Dell Vostro 1710 whose video card is broken (its one of the renowned GeForce 8600M failures). In an attempt to recondition the laptop, I want to buy the motherboard with the Intel video card ...
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No Audio Coming From Asrock Computer?

For some reason there is no audio coming from my system when I go in to the bios it should make a sound but it does not so it's nothing to do with Windows and yes I installed the correct drivers. Also ...
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What is my motherboard?

How can I know the model of the motherboard of my computer ? I can not install any operating system for the moment on this computer to see the motherboard. I opened the case but I can not see it. My ...
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Does the Asus P8P67 Pro have a scheduled boot option?

I have a custom built computer with an Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard and an i5 2500K CPU, running Windows 7 64 bit. Is it possible to setup this motherboard (if needed using the BIOS) to boot at 17h15 ...
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Windows 7 and New Motherboard

I may be replacing the motherboard in my HP desktop computer with an identical motherboard from HP. If I am reading correctly, I probably will not have to re-install Win 7 but will have to ...
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Spilled coke on my laptop keyboard, could the interface on the board be damaged?

I spilled coke on my keyboard, and instantly flipped the laptop upside down to avoid it going underneath the keyboard. Dried it with some paper towels, and resumed work with slightly sticky keys. A ...
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Can using a under powered laptop charger make my notebook shut down under heavy load?

I have a XMG P501 gaming laptop based on Clevo P150HM models at the moment connected to an under powered laptop charger. It is shutting down when under heavy load (3dmark, some games in particular) ...
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Audio Pinout on Gateway/Acer DIG43L motherboard

I have been trying to find the pinout on the AUDIOS1 header for a Gateway/Acer DIG43L motherboard. I was able to find the Acer X3810 manual that identifies it as an internal audio jack, but there was ...
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MSI H81M E33 Mobo - Now won't boot

Just bought myself a new bare bones system that runs the MSI H81M E33 Mobo. Droppped my current SSD into the system, and off it went happy as larry. Installed all MOBO drivers and all running well, ...
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get temperature of motherboard and cpu and other hardware stats

My motherboard, an asus p5n-e sli, came with an assetup.exe driver which when installed provided me with stats of my motherboard and cpu hardware. It included temperature, among other things. ...
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PCIe slots failure on Motherboard

The motherboard I'm using is Gigabyte H67M-D2-B3. When I was using my old Graphics Card (Sapphire HD 6850), my computer crashes once in a while quite randomly/unpredictably. Sometimes BSOD related to ...
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Changed CPU and system doesn't boot. Put back old CPU, it doesn't boot either

Ok, this is my motherboard: GA-945PL-DS3 (rev. 2.0). When I bought this PC it came with Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz. Now, I bought new processor Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2 x 2.66 GHz. I removed old CPU and ...
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I want 3 monitors with machine having 1 AMD 690/780 card and 1 VGA port via my motherboard?

I have 3 monitors that I would like to connect to my machine. The Machine is Windows 7 with a video card (AMD 690/780) with a DVI, USB connection, and an integrated VGA on the motherboard. I have ...
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Does the DELL T3400 CN-0TP412 Motherboard support PCI-E 3.0?

Just a quick question, I've got a DELL T3400 CN-0TP412 Motherboard, and I was wondering if: it is compatible with "PCI-E 3.0" video cards? Are there any performance implications (if PCI-E is ...
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Updated BIOS on Asus laptop. Black screen

I updated my the BIOS on my laptop yesterday, and now when I think back, I might have chosen the wrong file to update the BIOS with..... sigh.. So now when I press the power button the computer makes ...
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how do I know whether a fan error on post requires action?

I have an HP a6400f PC, (it's a tower) and after a brief power blackout, I started getting a generic "Fan error" problem upon startup. I can click through the error and boot into Ubuntu. ...
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Could a missing blade of a fan result in hardware failure

I'm using an example that I have just encountered, but it involves a more general question regarding computer hardware and airflow. For some reason my NVIDIA 9800 GT fried, I've actually no idea why. ...
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CMOS battery lifespan

How long does it take for a CMOS battery to STOP working since the first instance of a failure. For example, if a CMOS battery fails on Jan 1, but then works without problem until May 1 (four months ...
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Not able to enter bios from restart

I have an asus Sabertooth 990FX motherboard running BIOS revision 1604. I previously had to RMA it and they sent me a new one. Since then I've haven't been able to get into BIOS on restart, but from a ...
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What Nvidia graphics cards are compatible with an Intel DP43TF motherboard?

Some people told me that only graphics cards from the Nvidia Geforce 200 series are compatible with the Intel DP43TF motherboard. Is this true?
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Computer force restarts when graphics card is installed

Specs: Intel Core i7 4770k with Corsair H100i Asrock Z87-ITX Corsair Vengeance 8GB x2 Rosewill HIVE 650W EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Runs to monitor through HDMI cable from GPU I've been troubleshooting a ...
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Issues with 10GB RAM on ASUS P5E3 Premium

I hope a computer expert can help me out with this. I currently have this motherboard: Asus P5E3_Premium WiFi AP_n and I have 2GB (2 x 1GB modules) installed in there already : ...
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Upgrade soldered GPU

I have a few questions about GPU upgrading, my laptop is good but the GPU is really bad, if it was a better one I could play most recent games on medium-high instead of lower quality. My laptop is an ...
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Will this video card run with this motherboard?

Ok, I have an ASUS P5LD2 SE motherboard. Here is a link to it: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5LD2_SE/. My question is will I be able to run this video card: GeForce 8800 GTX Edit: I found a ...
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Debugging power on issue

First off I don't know if this is the correct fora, for this kind of question. My personal Acer Aspire 5745G has an issue, namely that it usually has issues powering on. The issue is that when the ...
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Couldn't find the specific details for a IBM x3850 server

This ad mentions the model of the server as " IBM x3850-[88633SM]- ". However, in my searches I was unable to find any meaningful reference to the specific server. The closest I could find is this ...
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Replaced screen in Acer Aspire, now won't power on or acknowledge it's plugged in

I recently replaced the LCD screen from a different model Acer Aspire (Both 15.6" , same connector and LED backlight) in my laptop. I've replaced LCDs from other laptops before, so I'm fairly ...