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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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 ...
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Will more than 8 GB of RAM work on ASUS P5E3 Premium?

There seems to be some anecdotal evidence here and here that I could put more than 8 GB of RAM (say, 16 GB) into the 4 slots on the ASUS P5E3 Premium motherboard. Can anyone confirm whether or not ...
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building a computer: GA-Z87X-UD3H does not recognize 2hdds 1 ssd and 1 dvd drive

I have never built a computer before and followed these instructions for the 1200 rig: http://lifehacker.com/5840963/the-best-pcs-you-can-build-for-600-and-1200 When I booted it up, I got the ...
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Monitor layout continues to reset back

I have a problem with my monitor setup. I have one 23in(monitor1) and one 32in HDTV(monitor2). Both 1080p. monitor1 is cabled with DVI, and monitor2 is cabled with VGA using a DVI to VGA adapter at ...
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Upgrading my motherboard completely [duplicate]

I have a terrible motherboard: Manufacturer: Foxconn Model: 2AB1 Chipset: AMD 785G Southbridge: AMD SB700 Brand: American MegaTrends INC. It wont let me overclock my CPU, so I've decided to upgrade ...
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Why wont my i5 fit my MSI model P67A-S40?

The quad i5 I bought for my new desktop is an i5-4670K LGA1150 My motherboard is a MSI P67A-S40 Core i7 socket 1155 Motherboard w/ Intel P67 Express Chipset USB 3 Does the fact that Core i7 is ...
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Computer Build for VM's: Slow behavior normal? [closed]

I've custom built a computer for work. The main idea (for security reasons mostly) is to use one VM exclusively for work (mainly 3rd party windows applications that work with PostgresSQL) and another ...
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How to overclock CPU using only FSB?

According to my BIOS the CPU temperature and the system temperature are 16°C and 18°C respectively for Idle on stock air cooling. (It used to be 40°C and 48°C when I kept my computer inside a case. ...
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Restoring BIOS on an Asus P5B-LA motherboard after using wrong BIOS update file

I found a post and replies regarding the restoring of a computer after a failed BIOS update (flashing on an Asus P5B motherboard), and was wondering if it would work as well on the P4B-LA motherboard ...
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Audio pass-through with motherboard

I have a z87-pro I just purchased for my build. I listen to podcasts on my phone. Listening to them while I play euro truck simulator is great. I use the line in and the 'listen to this device' option ...
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Computer doesnt charge and harddrive fail after spilling fluids

I spilled tea under my laptop (Dell 7520 15R) yesterday, water got on my rams, hard drive and battery. Computer shut down immediately. I cleaned everything, assembled it and it works fine, except that ...
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Can I use both my internal and external graphics card in same system?

My motherboard has an integrated ATI Radeon HD 3000 graphics and I had Nvidia GT 610 2gb external graphics card as well. I'm having a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Motherboard, AMD 4 GHz AM3+ FX-4300 Four-Core ...
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Computer failing to boot using a graphic card with the driver installed

I'm having some troubles with my computer. Yesterday I had a bluescreen about some graphic driver dll and couldn't boot the computer back. I swapped my graphic card for a backup and could boot the ...
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My new motherboard doesn't start

I've purchased the following components for a new machine: Asus Z9PR-D12, Be Quiet! E9-580W 80+ Gold, Intel Xeon E5-2620 2.1 GHz, Crucial 16 GB DDR3 1333 MHz CL9 ECC Registered. I assembled the ...
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Can my Motherboard handle this Graphics card?

I found this mother board online (Gigabyte GA-Z87X-SLI) and this graphics card (Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB PhysX CUDA). The graphics card has 4GB GDDR5 SDRAM. So this is the actual problem: The ...
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Nvidia GTX 780 cable installation

I have researched online but I am not confident in how I should connect of my GFX to PSU and MB. I have checked the manual which came with the PSU and the manual which came with the case, none of ...
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Will this RAM work with my Intel mobo (DX58SO)?

I'm planning to add three DIMMS so I have 12 GB triple channel. Memory is: 4GB Module - DDR3 1333MHz Part Number: KVR13N9S8/4 Specs: DDR3, 1333MHz, Non-ECC, CL9, 1.5V, Unbuffered, DIMM, ...
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How to configure raid on Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3

I am trying to setup RAID 0 in the BIOS of my motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3. I have enabled RAID in the BIOS SATA mode, and I get the option to hit Ctrl+F to enter RAID option ROM utility. When I ...
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SATA Drives On Intel 945 Board

I have an old/dead (assembled) Intel 945G Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz machine. I bought new seagate SATA HDD & SATA DVD Drive & connected to it. I have been facing below error while booting up: ...
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Compatible wire cable for laptop screen [closed]

While trying to replace my laptop screen, I have damaged the wire cable connecting the screen to the motherboard. Consequently, I am trying to find and buy a new cable to replace the damaged one. I ...
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HP M2N68-LA Motherboard graphics

I have a odd problem that I can not seem to fix, I have a motherboard M2N68-LA (Narra Series) from a HP Pavilion and can not seem to get any graphics working. I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 installed, the ...
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Why does my motherboard with SATA 2 (3 GBPS) port / cable not properly read a SATA 3 ( 6 GBPS) HDD?

I've an old G31D-M7 motherboard which has 2 x SATA2 Connector. I recently got a SATA3 (6GBPS) HDD (Seagate Barracuda 500 GB - ST500DM002) but when I try to connect to it, it takes a long time to ...
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will my intel mother board support core 2 quad processor?

i have Intel motherboard "dq41rq" and i want to update my processor to core 2 quad ones. currently i have core 2 duo 2.93 GHz speed. i searched Google but i cant find if my mother support core 2 quad ...
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RAM limited to 12GB by motherboard?

I want to add more RAM to my motherboard (ASUS P6T) and I was looking through the manual and found this under the specifications: I'm guessing this means 12GB total? I asked somebody else and he ...
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Will CentOs 6.5 be compatible with Redhat certified motherboards?

I am building a lot of machines these days running CentOs, but recently I ran into serious compatibility issues with various of motherboards where CentOs ain't happy. At first I had problems with a ...
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Will installing a new motherboard make my computer usable?

My friend left his job a year ago and did not hand in his corporate laptop. He recently contacted his old employer and they told him not to bother returning it. However the laptop is now completely ...
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My PCIe video card does not work in POST, only comes on when Windows loads

I have an ASUS Maximus V Extreme motherboard which has onboard video. There is an Asus GeForce GTX 670 in PCIe slot 1. In the BIOS, I have PCIe selected as the preferred GPU. I've tried disabling ...
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Why my PC won't boot up?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 (OnBoard Graphics) Core: Intel i5 3350P (No Graphics Included) RAM: Kingston KVR13N9S8/4 When I press the power button, the only thing that the PC does is "buzzing" ...
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Hard disk detects but doesn't boot, CD ROM gets detected as MATSHITA rv10 downloader

I started getting the Select proper boot media... notice on booting up my PC. I tried changing the slots on the motherboard, the cables, everything, but it still didn't work. I figured my SATA hard ...
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MSI Control Center doesn't save fan speed settings

My problem is that MSI Control Center, for fxa990-gd65 motherboard, doesn't save fan speed settings and resets them every time you shut down / restart the PC. It even has the save/restore settings ...
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Compatibility of DDR3 Graphics card to DDR2 RAM

I am trying to install Autocad 2007 in my system ,but it fails. One of system person told me to increase Graphics card. So I am planning to purchase (online) Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce 210 1 GB DDR3 ...
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Will 2*2GB and 2*4GB sets of dual channel RAMS work?

I intend the following setup : Slot 1 (Black ): UDIMM 2GB ADATA DDR3-1333 1.5V 9CAS AD3U1333C2G9-R Slot 2 (Yellow): DIMM 4GB ADATA DDR3-1333 1.5V 9-9-9 AD3U1600W4G11 Slot 3 (Black ): UDIMM 2GB ...
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Graphics card runnig at 8X instead of 16X

I have a problem with my grapics card (MSI R9 280X) When i enter bios on my pc it say that my grapics card is running at 8X instead of 16X I know that the grapics card should be as close as possible ...
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Will a phenom x6 Thuban fit in a K10N78M Pro?

TL;DR Will a phenom x6 Thuban fit in a K10N78M Pro? Or Will an AM2+ socket with AM3 support, yet doesn't list the specific model CPU support it as long as very similar models are also stated as ...
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Strange sound from motherboard

I have a MSI 7222 ver 1.1 motherboard, a Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz/1M/800/04A processor and 2x1 GB of DDR2 RAM. When I boot the computer, the motherboard makes a "siren sound" (like low pitch and higher ...
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Powering a HP BL680c Blade Server Without a Rack

I picked up an old HP BL680c from a computer surplus store and have no rack with which to power it. The board seems to indicate that it merely requires 12V in. When I try to run it off of regular 12V ...
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Need assistance in connecting my PSU fan cable

I noticed that my PSU got really hot during gaming (to the point where it shut down my computer). I searched my PSU's model name (AXP-630P12P) and it said that the fan on the PSU was supposed to start ...
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Computer not booting

I've built a mining computer with an asrock h81 pro btc, AX 760 psu, Intel Pentium Dual Core G322 and 6* Gigabyte R9 270. I tried to boot it up without the graphics card. I plugged the screen directly ...
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Hide Asus Power Saving Tab

I have Windows 8.1 with an Asus H87M-Plus motherboard. In the bottom-right hand corner of the screen there is a tab that if you click on it will bring up some power saving options (Auto Mode, High ...
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What does PCI (not PCI-E) bus speed of 66MHz really mean?

According to this article , the bus is the circuit that connects the motherboard . The faster the speed of the bus , the quicker data can be transferred . Bus speed is measured in MHz (Mega Hertz) and ...
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computer screen resolution issue

My computer resolution changes frequently at each boot up. When it gets stuck with low resolution than I am unable to change the resolution to normal(1023 X 768). At times my computer boots properly ...
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need to find a matching motherboard for Xeon E7330

i'm intending to buy computer parts and assemble a complete pc. i search found this processor on ebay which i would like to buy. i need to know the relevant motherboard for this processor to buy on ...
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Hard drives not always recognize

I'm having an issue. 80% of time when I power on my computer my hard drives aren't recognized (on BIOS). It's really random. I have a 4770k i7, an asus maximums IV hero, an SSD kingston 128g, a ...
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How to know if motherboard is working?

Without using the Processor, how to know if the motherboard is working. For eg if i connect the power supply and the cpu fan and smps fan is running, power good led is on and connected keyboard leds ...
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Cooling fans not working after win8.1 install [closed]

I have Sony vaio vgn fw490 after updating from win 7 to win 8.1 the fans not working. I have installed speedfan but I can see 2 fans but I can't control them. In bios I don't have an advanced tab, so ...
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What would cause a USB bus under current and how could it be corrected?

I have a new motherboard that is exhibiting a strange issue with the USB (2.0 only) bus. I am having some of my devices losing power and led lights start flicker when I am playing games and other ...
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New MoBo, Internal Speaker broken or mis-connected?

I have a new motherboard, MSI H81M-E33. The new case (cooler master elite 110) came with one of those tiny 4-pin speakers, as shown in my picture. Everything seems to work fine, a fresh Win 7 ...
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What is the difference between the terms “memory”, “main memory”, “RAM”, “Memory bank” and “Memory Module”

What is the difference in the followoing words? They seem to all be interchangable. Memory, Main memory, RAM, Memory bank, Memory Module. Correct me if I'm wrong but my understanding is memory is a ...
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How to diagnose ram/motherboard issue on an XPS M1530?

I have a dell XPS M1530. Long story short it kept on crashing at seemingly random points, and diagnostics returned error 2000-0123. This turns out to be a Ram or a motherboard error according to ...