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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Toshiba Tecra 9100 incompatible memory

I have a Toshiba Tecra 9100 with 60 GB HDD, Pentium 4 M 2GHz processor and 400 MHz FSB. It has memory PC-2700 512MB cl2.5 in slot A and has memory PC-2700 512MB cl2.5 in slot B I installed Ubuntu ...
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Both nVidia GPU and Intel Graphics running on Gigabyte g1sniper-b5 motherboard

Does this motherboard supports "crossfiring" the two graphics adapters? I just wanna use both hdmi ports, one provided by the Intel CPU (Intel Graphics) and the nVidia one. Is this possible? Sorry ...
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Connecting PowerSW and Reset SW

I am trying to build my first NAS and need help to connect the power SW and the Reset SW. This is an ASRock B85m Pro4 montherboard. The attached image is what I found in the manual. I put the numbers ...
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Is my FRX780M motherboard compatible with AMD FX -8350 cpu??

Is my Acer FRX780M motherboard compatible with AMD FX -8350 cpu?? Do i need to upgrade my motherboard BIOS also? And if someone wants they could tell the process of changing to new processor..
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Find the Correct RAM for my motherboard

I'm considering upgrading my system memory from 1 GB (2 x 512MB) to 4 GB (1 x 2 GB + 1 x 1 GB + 2 x 512MB). I'm an absolute novice at this stuff but am trying to learn quickly. The RAM is DDR2 and I ...
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Dell Inspiron 1764 will not start

Lappy's screen was flickering and the webcam was working only intermittently. There was a lot of ping pong sounds which I narrowed down to device disconnect events, presumably the screen or webcam. So ...
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PC starts, shuts down, then continues to run

I just assembled my new desktop. This is the configuration: MB: ASUS Maximus VI Gene CPU: i7-4771 RAM: 16GB DDR3 Kingston (2x 8GB) HDD: Seagate 4TB PSU: Raidmax RX-600AF GPU: on-board graphics ...
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DSDT patching for ICH7 M based motherboard

First line Summary :: Help in compiling / pathching DSDT file Overall Picture of Issue: For last few days i have been trying to resolve a issue which face in our ...
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Is AMD Opteron 2382 2.6GHz comptabile with supermicro H8DME-2?

Is AMD Opteron 2382 2.6GHz comptabile with supermicro H8DME-2? Anyone knows?
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M5A99X Evo R2.0 wont post after new ram upgrade

Setup: ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 AM3+, AMD 990X, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, ATX, AMD Motherboard AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX 6 to 8GB ...
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Battery port/internal battery supply/motherboard problems in an Acer laptop?

I'm not exactly sure what one is wrong. I personally think that it's the charging port, but two different computer repair places have given me the following answers in the title. It's not my cord, ...
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If I rub an antistatic bag all over my body, would that stop unwanted static discharge? [closed]

If I rub an antistatic bag all over my body, would that be good enough to de-static-ify myself before handling a motherboard and CPU?
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How do I test if my motherboard is failing using Linux?

I've been having strange segfaults happen randomly to firefox, qsynth, and totem. Mainly firefox. I've tested my hard drives with smartctl and dd, and tested my ram with memtest, but how do I test my ...
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Geforce GT 630, driver kernel randomly crashes

My Pc specs are as follows Intel Pentium D 925 Presler Socket 775 LGA CPU 3.00GHz on a Foxconn motherboard Model 45CMX/45GMX/45CMX-K (Socket 775) i945P/PL/G/GZ Os Win 7 Ultimate I had a Geforce GT 210 ...
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Will This Mini PCI-E Half Length Card Fit Into Any of These Slots?

Will this 802.11 Wireless b/g/n PCI-E Mini card http://i.stack.imgur.com/j7Kek.jpg (Interface type: PCI-e half-length mini card) fit any of the slots on this motherboard? ...
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Tracking down the cause of a blue screen error (code 124)

I've been having problems with a blue-screening PC lately (BCCode 124), and I've been trying to track down whats causing it. I had the idea to run a bunch of stability tests to try and isolate the ...
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Is it safe to use a tower case pc horizontally? Does it affect HDDs, power supply?

I've got a PC with damaged GPU card, the card itself doesn't seem to work when the PC case is in the default position (it doesn't even start and when it does it resets itself quite often). Everything ...
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ASUS F1A75 - M Motherboard. No Signal From HDMI Port?

I have the above motherboard that had a DVI port and a HDMI port. The DVI port outputs fine, but my HDMI port is not working? I am running windows 8 and the PC is going through my Denon AVR X2000, ...
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Motherboard backplates/IO shields: standard unique id code or configurator to help buy correct one?

Is there a standard unique id code to identify the motherboard backplate or a online configurator to help with buying the correct backplate with the port holes punched out? I've tried searching ebay ...
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How do I mark a disk as OK (Asus/Intel Software RAID)

I have an Asus P8Z77V_PRO mobo using Intel RAID (Windows 7 x64). A drive has an error, but after examining it with SMART tools, I'm satisfied the drive is fine. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how ...
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Determining Physical drive corresponding to Event Log atapi error on “IdePort1”

I'm seeing Error 11 "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort1" in the event log of a Windows 7 machine. The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA P35 DS4 v2. It has 6 SATA ports ...
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Computer wont turn on immediately

Having an issue with my stack, I'll try to describe it as best I can. Was hoping for some advice from you kind people. I turn off my computer normally every time I shut it down, no programs running ...
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Motherboard/Intel G43 Chip Overheating

So I have a desktop PC and it is impossible for me to boot it up anymore. It boots up just fine but after between 5 to 30 seconds the central chip on the motherboard (Intel G43 Chip I believe) heats ...
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Opening BIOS menu?

I am running a Windows XP computer, and I have a bootable USB with an operating system saved onto it. When I turn my computer on, it does not say what key I need to press on the loading screen. I ...
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Is it safe to use a non-overclockable CPU on an overclocker motherboard?

I am running an Intel Core i5-4670 (without the K for the overclocker edition) processor on a Z78 - PLUS motherboard from ASUS. Initially the ASUS AI suite was overclocking my processor. Now that I ...
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Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H ATX Motherboard No Longer Recognizing USB Devices, Computer Inaccessible

around May I built a new computer with the following parts: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core processor Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz memory MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III 880MHZ 3GB ...
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i7 CPU Thermometer breaking down?

I have a custom build with a Intel Core i7-3820 on MSI X79A-GD45(8D) X79 motherboard. I'm using Thermaltake CLW0215 Water 2.0 Performer as CPU cooling. I have this build for about a year now. Back ...
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How can RAM contain a “memory map” if RAM is unaware of the overall system?

This question concerns hardware more than software. Basically, citing from this article on memory maps, it says that: In computer science, a memory map is a structure of data (which usually ...
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Core i5 Processor running too fast?

I have an Intel core i5-4670 on a z87-plus motherboard from asus on Windows 8.1. I am experiencing random blue screens, often after startup. What worries me is that my Intel core seems to be running ...
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attaching a new on switch to a motherboard

I've had problems with my computer for a while, my on button was a bit dodgy. The other month it finally became a serious problem- my on button fell off. I figured out I could turn my computer on ...
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Case integrated stand offs? Safe to use without risers?

Is it safe to use the integrated stand-offs here? The case did not come with enough brass screw-in stand offs for my motherboard. I don't want to short circuit everything before I even turn it on. ...
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Is it dangerous to insert (potentially) burnt RAM into a motherboard?

I recently wanted to add some RAM to my old computer, but unfortunately I mixed together "good" RAM with chips that I extracted from a computer that failed after getting too much voltage. I know it ...
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High end graphics card - motherboard can't handle it?

Considering my budget and since it feels it might be better to wait with newer motherboards until PCI 3.0 slots become common practice, I can't get myself to buy a motherboard for 150+ Euros, just for ...
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New build Asus Z87-A motherboard; PC not starting, DRAM memory LED lights up red

I have problems with a newly build computer with a Asus Z87-A motherboard. We build several computers with the same configuration and all the other ones were working fine. First I thought the DRAM ...
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Reusing old laptop parts in new laptop [closed]

I have an old HCL ME P38 pdc laptop which is dead now. It had CPU: 478 pin Socket p based supported processor(dual core) core logic or video controller: NVIDIA nforce MCP79MVL (with inbuilt ...
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GPU and MOBO Bios

I have an older PC with Specs CPU e7400 (C2D) GPU 9600gt MOBO MSI p45 neo PSU 550W So my cousin gave me his old 8800GTX to replace my card. After connecting the two six pins and all the PC won't even ...
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Computer randomly shuts off, and won't start until power is reset

I have been having an issue with my computer lately. The computer randomly turns off, as though someone pulled the plug, except and USB attached hardware, and motherboard remains powered on. The ...
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will I be able to use windows 7 64bit on my new motherboard?

I have purchased a new motherboard which supports UEFI. Windows 7 is fairly new(not the newest,but not old either) so I figured I'd be able to install it once my hard disk arrives. however, it ...
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Is TianoCore+coreboot a true open source UEFI?

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding UEFI, but like it or not, it's becoming the only option when it comes to generally available desktop motherboards. I've been avoiding UEFI mobos for ...
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How to tell how many displays a motherboard supports

If it's not explicit in the spec, is there a way to tell how many monitors a motherboard will support? For example, the MAXIMUS VI FORMULA motherboard.
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ASUS Socket 1150 Z87 Motherboards - Differences?

I understand that the H81 / H87 (models?) can't be overclocked and the Z87 can. But what is the difference between: ASUS Z87-A ASUS Z87-C ASUS Z87-K ASUS Z87-PLUS ASUS Z87M-PLUS ASUS Z87-PRO ASUS ...
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What do motherboard RAM slot colors mean?

I have always seen that the motherboard RAM slots are colored in pairs, but never knew what it meant. I just put the 2 RAM in, and after a few tries it always worked. But after I tried to install a ...
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Asus P8P67 Deluxe mobo: Network adapter off when PC is off; can't wake on LAN

My Asus P8P67 Deluxe (rev 3) motherboard includes an Intel 82579 LAN controller. I have enabled wake-on-LAN with these instructions and it works from sleep, but it does not work when the PC is powered ...
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Why am I seeing Zero errors in non-ECC RAM? [closed]

According to sources, memory errors are a very probable event: Some say the probability of a DRAM error is 95% in just 3 days of operation of a computer with just 4 GB of RAM, others say 32% of ...
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What does this beep code mean?

When I wanted to start my laptop today (an Acer Aspire 8920G), the laptop started beeping. I know this beeping is a POST error code, but I can not figure out which one it is. The motherboard of the ...
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8GB memory stick not recognised on Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V rev.2

I have currently running on my Win7 64-bit i3 system 2x 2GB 1333 sticks running well. I need to upgrade to 8 GB either 1600 or 1333 but have failed to get the system to boot up at all. when i replace ...
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Computer randomly shuts down with a fading alarm power button and CD drive

I am currently experiencing something very very odd. Having build my PC myself, I have never had any issues (or anything heat related). A few moments ago my computer shut down very randomly and ...
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Booting EBOOT.BIN displays blank screen?

Having trouble finding any documentation on EBOOT.BIN. Have an Intel NUC DCCP847DYE as my target device and another working PC as the host. Would like to load a WEC7 image onto the target device, ...
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Processor voltage spec and motherboard socket voltage spec mismatch

I have an Intel Processor E2160 [Socket LGA775, spec no. SLA9Z (CPU Voltage: 0.85V-1.5V)] Can this processor be installed on Intel DG41TY Motherboard (LGA775)?. The Processor Spec No. mentioned for ...
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Computer won't power on

Was working fine for over a year, now won't boot. LEDs on the GFX card and one on the MOBO labeled PWR glow when plugged in, but nothing happens when I push power and shorting switch pins does nothing ...