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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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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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 ...
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Adding more RAM to Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 rev. 1.0 makes it extremely slow

Summary: Using the motherboard mentioned at the title, adding the DDR2 modules (from 4 GB to 8 GB) caused extreme slowdown. Memtest86+ reveals that probably reading the upper 512 MB works, but is ...
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What difference does sharing secondary PCIe x16 with other PCIe lanes (x16 and x1s) make?

I'm about to buy a motherboard and I have a difficulty understanding how sharing PCIe lanes works. I have two motherboard options: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI. Lets call them ...
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Long continous sound with Gigabyte motherboard [duplicate]

I think I have a refurbish desktop computer since it has no labels or names on it. But the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV. Now when I switch on the computer, fan spins, lights on power/reset ...
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Asus Z97 Mark 2, i7-4790 getting CPU graphics to work

This is a new build. I've been trying for two days to get the CPU integrated graphics to work. The motherboard has a "displayport" connector which I have connected to my Asus PA246Q monitor, also ...
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Does my motherboard support 1333 ram?

I recently bought a ECS ECS H87H3-M motherboard, In the specifications provided by newegg.com it supports 1600 Mhz DDR3 rams , It doesn't say anything about 1333 , So I put my ddr3 1333 rams on it , ...
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Motherboard “Above 4G decoding” option automatically disables

My motherboard ASUS Sabertooth Mark 2 has an BIOS option "Above 4G decoding". But when i set it to "enable" and reboot, it is automatically sets itself in "disable" state. What might the problem be? ...
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RAID 5 setup across SATA II/III

I have an ASUS P8Z77-V LK mobo with 4 SATA 3Gb/s and 2 SATA 6Gb/s. I'm considering purchasing 3 WD7500AZEX HDD's and putting them in a RAID 5 configuration. My question is, if I put the two ...
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CPU pins bent-ish and processor dead. Steps to take?

I have an old computer that's been non-functional for some years. Last I checked it has power and turns on, fan spins, SATA ports give power, but no video output. My assumption is that the CPU is ...
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PC beeps repeatedly in short groups of 3, never POSTs

I have an HTPC that I built back in September of 2013 with the following specs: CPU: Intel i3-3245 Motherboard: ASRock H77M Case: LIAN LI PC-C50B Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W RAM: ...
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LGA 1150 and Haswell Refresh CPU's

Many of the LGA 1150 motherboards, will not support some or all of the Haswell Refresh CPU's, even some of the H97 and Z97 it seems according to the vendor specifications (specifically in regards to ...
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Saving and restoring BIOS settings from Linux [closed]

I'm looking for a method to save the BIOS settings from one motherboard and then clone them onto another (identical) MB. I work for a small company and our product incorporates an off-the-shelf X86 ...
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Audio jacks disconnects and reconnects occasionally?(Windows 8.1)

I will start with saying that I built my computer myself. My motherboard is a Asus H97-Pro Occasionally, my Windows tell me that an audio jack is disconnected, and then it notifies me that a audio ...
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What is the range of the legacy IRQs supplied by the motherboard? [closed]

What is the range of the legacy IRQs supplied by the motherboard? Between what and what? One hard review for me. 1 to 15 0 to 14 0 to 15 1 to 8
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Adding a GeForce GPU will add up the graphics processing on Gigabyte 880GM?

My Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3. It has onboard graphics ATI Radeon HD 4250. I have a spare GPU - GeForce 8400GS 512MB DDR2 and I was wondering if I shall add it to my system. The only reason ...
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Is the Dell T110 using a standard motherboard size? [closed]

I have the opportunity to buy a very cheap, second hand Dell T110 tower. However, I want to move most of the components, namely motherboard, processor and memory, to a rack case. Is anyone able to ...
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How can I re-establish my RAID5 Array (Intel Rapid Storage)?

I had a RAID 5 array, but two of the drives dropped from the array. (While troubleshooting another issue ASUS suggested I update my MoBo BIOS, but neglected to tell me this would corrupt my RAID ...
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ASUS P8P67LE Boot Issue

I modified the Boot Device Priority in the bios of the ASUS P8P67LE motherboard. Now when it boots, I get fans, but no beep, no video, no control of any kind. I changed the jumper to clear the RTC ...
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Does ASRock B85 PRO4 motherboard support SLI?

Does the ASRock B85 PRO4 motherboard support SLI? It apparently has two slots for graphic cards. Is it possible to plug in two SLI nVidia graphic cards and connect them via SLI (and why)? I found 4 ...
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how to boot up uninstalled laptop motherboard from battery without installing it

I have a laptop motherboard (ASUS G74SX) that is not installed into the laptop. I want to power the motherboard from the battery and boot it to the BIOS, without actually installing the motherboard ...
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S.M.A.R.T. Reports Failing Hard Drive, Can it be a Motherboard Issue?

I recently made a return under warranty for a hard drive that was reporting over 1000 reallocated sectors, over 100 pending sectors, and 2 uncorrectable sectors. During the chat session with their ...
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Memory not compatible with motherboard?

I've been getting BSODS on my computer and have tried everything that I can think of to find out what's causing... My motherboards memory compatibility list is: ...
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BSOD on Windows 7 even on a fresh install

I had Windows 7 installed and was receving BSOD after BSOD every hour or so. Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 Memory: 64GB Corsair DDR3 PC2133 (8x8GB) Graphics Card: AMD R9 270X (4GB) Processor: ...
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Is it true that connecting PS/2 mouse to PS/2 keyboard socket damaged old IBM PCs? [closed]

Several years ago, my neighbor, who was once working at IBM in the "earlier" times (he's above 60 now), told me a story about a customer who reported that the motherboard of one of these old IBM PCs ...
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RAM not working with my motherboard

I bought new RAM modules: Kingston 8GB(2x4GB) KIT DDR3 1333MHz CL9 HyperX Fury and the motherboard is an ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO. Does anyone know what could be the problem? After turning on the computer ...
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Changing hard drive from dead computer

I have a Windows Vista Basic with intel processor that died with an extremely important file on it and I'm changing to a Windows Vista premium that uses AMD. I have understood that as I have a ...
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MSI 760GM-P34FX cannot use entire 3Tb drive

Not sure what I can do about it, but I am unable to use my Seagate Desktop 3Tb drive with MSI motherboard. It seems the motherboard only supports 2Tb for a boot drive... and I cannot even create a ...