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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GA-Z170X-UD3 motherboard m.2 compatibilty

I'm getting this this motherboard and I want to get an m.2 drive but I'm not sure what is compatible with it. I see that it connects through a pcie m key but it looks like the m+b keys are cheaper ...
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Changing BIOS password leads to error (BIOS bug)

I have Asus X453MA notebook with Windows 8.1 Single Language (OEM). The BIOS program has 2 passwords: one for BIOS accessing called Administrator password and the other for HDD booting called User ...
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Does the ASUS P7P55D Motherboard support the 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor?

I have a PC I built based on the ASUS P7P55D motherboard. Currently it has an Intel Core i5-750 LGA1156 processor in it, a 3rd generation processor. I just found out that to run the Intel RealSense ...
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Motherboard fans not reporting speed

I have a Gigabyte GA-X99-Designare motherboard, and it's not reporting fan speeds to the OS. I've tried SpeedFan and HWMonitor (Windows 10), and HWSensors and iStat Menus (OS X). Same results in ...
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How can I know max power output of a power supply in a LCD tv? [on hold]

I would like to integrate an Atom mb inside a 22 inch tv. It fits there, I will take heat into consideration, etc. The mb will use a 12v DC pico psu. As the TV power source already supplies a 12V ...
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Won't boot, no BIOS, keyboard and mouse lights not coming on

A while ago, I was running a version of Insider Windows that needed to be updated so my computer would shutdown unexpectedly pretty frequently. I tried changing to a different HDD and it booted once. ...
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What is the 6-pin power connector on an HP ProDesk?

I have an HP ProDesk 600 G1 desktop PC, and I'm upgrading it with a new graphics card and a new power supply. Now, the problem I'm having is that the motherboard in the PC doesn't have a standard 24-...
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Computer beeping on startup after unsuccessfully RAM upgrade

I tried to upgrade my RAM memory, but when I opened the computer and tried to put them in, I realized that I have DDR2, and I had bought DDR3. Well, nevermind, I will exchange them, but here is the ...
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overclocking cpu: how important are power phases?

I deciding whether to get the MSI Z170A Gaming M7 or M5. Most advantages the M7 has over the M5 seem fairly gimmicky but one potenially solid advantage is that the M7 features a 14 phase VRM while the ...
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2 drives down in a few months, What should i replace?

I've recently had 2 7200RPM SATA Disk Drives go in the span of about 2 months. The first i put down to an old drive so i removed it and took the hit. The second was not so old. After inspecting the ...
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computer can't run even low graphics games or browse web properly

system specification I have got an amd athlon X2 64bit 5200+ processor along with asus m2n-mx-se-plus motherboard,2 gb ram,1gb ddr3 amd radeon 5450 graphics card and 160 gb seagate hardisk. problem ...
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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 the fan speed settings and resets them every time you shut down / restart the PC. It even has the save/restore ...
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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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Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe, cold boot issue

Alright, so when I turn on the computer, the DRAM LED lights up. The computer might restart once or twice, but not always. After a minute or two, if I restart the machine it will start up just fine. ...
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Does the Asus P8Z68-V LX support 3rd generation Intel Core I5 processors? [closed]

I'm having some trouble shopping for a hardware upgrade while trying to stay within budget. According to the specifications on their web page, the P8Z68-V LX provides the following CPU supoprt: ...
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Asus MB memory error after turning on the computer

This is my pc's specs Asus-Z87-PLUS (latest bios and drivers) Core i5 4570 Crucial 8Gig DDR3 @1600 compatible with Intel's 8th series chip WD caviar green 1TB Sapphire ATI 7850 (latest drivers) ...
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Can I setup two RAID arrays on a single intel z97 controller?

Let me preface this by saying that I have never setup a RAID array myself, other than by using software RAID 0 in Windows for a set of storage drives. I purchased a new ASUS Maximus VII Hero ...
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Brand new ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 motherboard won't pass POST

I am staring at some brand-new kit that doesn't want to play with me: Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 CPU: Intel i7-2600K RAM: 1 stick only of Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600MHz (originally 4 sticks, ...
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PSU 12V power regarding to combined power output

I bought an FSP Hyper 600W PSU. Because the new PCI-E VGA required bigger PSU than what i already have ( 500W ) The VGA requires 500W with 42A on 12V on 8pin connection. The PSU have 6+2pin so i can ...
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Can I run 2400mhz ram at 2400mhz on b150 motherboard by XMP?

If my b150 motherboard support 2133mhz max and xmp. If I install a 2400mhz ram, can the ram run at 2400mhz in xmp profile?
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Does a modern PC require a graphics card to run?

As I can remember, on old systems (Pentium II or III) it was not possible to boot and run the PC if the graphics card was missing (AGP cards were used in those days). Many years from then, I'm ...
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Desktop wont boot - No POST

Problem Summary My Desktop was working fine. Then, when I switched on my PC after an hour of halt, it won't boot. Initially, it showed me POST screen (Gigabyte logo with options to enter BIOS, Boot ...
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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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Extend distance from gpu to motherboard

Is there a way in increase the distance between the motherboard and the GPU but still keep it connected? Google is by far not helping at all (it gives me dual monitor search results for some reason) ...
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Normal motherboard and CPU temperature

What is the normal temperature of motherboard and CPU? Details: Model: Toshiba SATELLITE T130 Mainboard: Toshiba SATELLITE T130 Total Memory: 3.84 GB DDR3 SO-DIMM Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU ...
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ASUS motherboard doesn't recognize second video card

New system, briefly: ASUS Z97-A/USB3.1 motherboard 2x AMD RX480 video cards Windows 10 (64-bit) Latest BIOS, drivers, yada yada This thing refuses to acknowledge any video card that is not in the ...
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Is ~49 °C normal for motherboard idle temperature?

My motherboard model name is Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2PT. It's normal idle temperature shows 49 °C. Ambient room temp is 30 °C. Idle CPU (AMD FX-6100) temperature is 27 °C. Is 50 °C ...
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Run two operating systems on the same computer at the same time (no hosting)

I know that two operating systems can share the same computer through hosting. For example, WINE can host Windows, or vice versa, Virtual Box can host a Linux system on a Windows box, but in both ...
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One out of my two system fans is not being recognized by the motherboard

I have an MSI 970A-G43 motherboard and I have two Rosewill RFX-120 fans connected to the sysfan1 and sysfan2 connectors in the motherboard. The fan connected to the sysfan2 port is not being detected ...
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Get one windows setup to work on two different motherboards

I use Windows 7. I'd like to be able to move my SSD hard disk, back and forth from a Dell laptop motherboard to an MSI desktop computer motherboard, without having to reinstall every program. From ...
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USB 3.0 compatibility with USB 2.0 devices

Is a pure USB 3.0 port fully compatible with USB 2.0 ? My question came when I want to buy a new motherboard. Some motherboards have USB specified as USB 3.0/USB 2.0 which clearly signifies that this ...
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Cannot turn on PC immediately after reconnecting power

I'm used to unplug power cable after shutting down the PC. Recently, my PC started to behave strange: when trying to turn on the PC after plugging the power back, power on led steady on, but Bios ...
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Installing an rm750i PSU to an Asus z170 Deluxe motherboard

I have just bought a new PSU from Corsair, the rm750i. I am afraid I might have connected the PSU in a wrong way. The user manual for the PSU is very vague and did not help. So my question here is ...
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What CPU manufacturers really mean by “1-4Ghz Processor”

Recently I found out that what's known as the crystal oscillator is responsible for setting clock cycles. To my understanding this oscillator is found on the motherboard, not the CPU. My first ...
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Split internal USB pinouts - is it possible?

I've currently got a situation in my PC where I have 3 devices that connect to the motherboard via the onboard USB pinouts. The problem is, I only have two sets of USB pinouts on my motherboard. ...
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Plug-in a DDR2 800MHz to a slot that can handle up to 667MHz only

I have an old computer that has an ASUS P5S-MX SE motherboard, and only have a 1GB RAM. So I planned to upgrade the RAM and buy a 2GB RAM. Only DDR2 can be installed in the motherboard. So I looked up ...
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GPU overheating troubleshooting

I've been having overheating problems for a while now, and I'm not sure which part is at fault. My specs: Windows 10 x64. Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87-HD3. CPU: Intel i5 4670 K. GPU: AMD MSI R9 290 4G ...
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Which SPDIF-out bracket do I need?

I've recently noticed my speaker set has an optical input (TOSLINK), but my mainboard (Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P Intel Z170) has no built-in output on its backplate. It does have a 2-pin SPDIF_O socket ...
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Can I combine 2133 Mhz ram with existing 1600 Mhz? [duplicate]

I have currently 1600MHz DDR3 ram installed. Can I add more DDR3 ram which is 2133 MHz? Will it be compatible with each other? Or should I add only 1600MHz? My motherboard is Gigabyte B85M-DS3H.
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What is “C1E support” on my AMD CPU?

I'm building a new computer and have found the following options in the BIOS on the "CPU Feature" screen: AMD Cool'n'Quiet C1E Support SVM Support I understand what "Cool'n'Quiet", and "SVM ...
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Can I reuse a Windows 7 key on a new computer if I format the old computer? [duplicate]

1) Recently I've decided to replace multiple components in my computer because my hard drive is failing and my motherboard and such need an upgrade. Since the pc was built for me, I have a retail ...
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New Motherboard doesn't POST? Can't seem to solve the beep code puzzle

I just purchased an MSI 970A-G46 to use with an AMD FX processor I already had. I also got 8GB of DDR3 RAM to go with it and a 120GB SSD. I hooked it all up and put in the graphics card from my old, ...
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Can I use a jumper in place of an on/off switch?

I'm building a system without a case, so I don't have an on/off switch to start the machine up. Is it ok to permanently short the on/off pins on the motherboard and simply use the on/off switch on the ...
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Computer doesn't turn on, motherboard or CPU?

This morning my computer wouldn't turn on. Pressing the power button has no affect. When I turn off the switch at the back and push the power button after turning it back on it seems for about half a ...
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Upgrade from Pentium D 920 to a Intel® Core™2 Quad Corer Q9450?

I want to Upgrade a Pentium D 920 (Presler) to a Core Duo 2 Quad. I have been checking around on websites and find confusing/conflicting info. Some say yes, others say the BIOS will not support it. ...
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Is there a way to check if the defective unit is, Processor/Motherboard?

My computer doesn't turn on when pressing the power button so I checked each component to distinguish where the problem is. I removed all the components and test one by one, starting from the power ...
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My laptop doesn't boot when I add a new RAM

Here's the thing : I recently cleaned my laptop completely. And during my cleaning, I disassembled my CPU and then put it back (I wanted to see how it worked). Then I put everything back in (...
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Can't find the motherboard model number on my hp envy h8-1414?

I have a motherboard inside my HP Envy H8-1414, and written on it is Angelica Rev 1.2 and also the number M3970CM but absolutely no mention of the model number. I've gone to the Gigabyte Website ...
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What is the fastest CPU my laptop can support?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop and would like to speed up compile times on it. I have confirmed that it is, indeed, the processor time that is the bottleneck. How can I tell what processors are ...
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Not getting any output from video card or onboard- is my motherboard dead?

Probably a lost cause, but I thought I'd ask before I start replacing hardware. I have a desktop that's been boxed up for a while, and when I set it back up I wasn't getting any video output. I ...