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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PC hangs during post when webcam is plugged in

My PC keeps hanging during POST, just before identifying the amount of RAM, anytime I have my webcam plugged in. If I unplug the webcam, it will unhang and continue to boot up just fine. It also ...
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Why does the computer not shut down when “Deep sleep” is enabled?

I have a custom-built computer based on an ASRock motherboard, and both Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 installed. When I shut down the computer, from either OS, the USB devices remain on. I'd rather ...
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Troubles using Wake on LAN

I hope I'm posting to the right place, and apologize if it is not. I am trying to set up WoL on my computer but am having trouble. I went into my Realtek Network adapter through the device manager ...
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Speaker Noise when CPU load is high or moving mouse

Alright, so, I have a problem, which fits into a lot categories, but never perfectly. I have an amplifier, which I use as a speaker. I have a few pairs of headphones. They all behave differently. ...
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Fan running 100%

Ok so I just bought a new case fan for my computer as a replacement for the stock one as it has surpassed it's life expectancy and began running rather noisily. The installation of this new fan was ...
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No POST on new built desktop

I just finished building a desktop again and it will not perform a successful POST. No beeps or video either. Since my goal is a successful POST, i removed all irrelevant hardware already and am only ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W530 intermittent shutdowns

My laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad W530) has been experiencing intermittent shutdowns, starting a couple of months ago. These shutdowns (and sometimes freezes - which eventually shut down the laptop) ...
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Finger-friendly solution/adapter to connect front panel cables to motherboard pins?

Desktop mainboards typically have pins to connect cables from the case, such as for the power button, the reset button, LEDs, etc. From all the various desktop builds I've had, I remember this always ...
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Won't boot after inserting new RAM sticks

I bought a new pair of 4gb RAM sticks today. Thinking it'd be easy to install, I powered down, slapped them in and powered on. It wouldn't boot. Fans spin up, a couple of seconds pass then it powers ...
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i7 4790K | Shutdown while running Prime95 and RealBench

The computer experiences a hard reset instantly with Prime95 "Small FFTs" torture test (also with the "Blend" test but after 30 minutes) and after 4-5 passess of RealBench benchmark without any kind ...
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Computer won't boot with Intel 10Gb NIC installed

I'm attempting to install an Intel X520-DA2 10Gb converged network adapter in my computer and the machine will not boot while the card is installed. The computer powers on, but the BIOS splash screen ...
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Desktop PC has stopped powering up

I've gone through the two existing questions I found that seemed to the closes to my situation, tried most of the proposed fixes, and I'm still not getting any results. Those questions where: ...
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Can a processor gpu still be used for video transcoding if the motherboard is disabled from using processor gpu?

I am planning to get the following motherboard and cpu. Asrock Rack e3c224d4i-14s Intel Xeon e3-1276v3 However, after reading the spec sheet on Asrock Rack/Intel Ark, the above mentioned motherboard ...
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New PC, boots fine, but no USB devices work AsRock H61m-itx

I just bought a second hand PC Mobo : ASRock H61m-itx UEFI P1.70 Intel CPU G870 It boots fine, but no USB devices actually work. They receive power ( the mouse becomes illuminated etc ). The ...
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Is my motherboard broken?

I restarted my computer yesterday morning . It started to boot back up, but hung on the motherboards' boot screen. I could not select any options with my keyboard, which was working at the time. The ...
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Mint 17 with Gigabyte motherboard: no audio from rear audio port

I just installed Mint 17. I'm having an issue getting audio from the rear audio port. When I plug either my headphones or speakers into the front port on the case, the audio works fine, but when I ...
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Memory tests fail with 2 memory modules but work with either module individually. HP laptop with AMD Radeon HD 6520G

I'm getting recent memory test failures in an HP Pavilion g7-1303sa laptop (one month out of warranty :( ). The memory is the factory installed 6GB installed as a 2GG module in the top slot and 4GB in ...
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Sometimes I see black screen after windows logo, especially with cold boots

When I'm cold booting from my computer, this happens: Motherboard Logo > Windows 8 loading logo > Black screen. In the black screen, keyboard "num lock" key does not toggle the num lock LED. ...
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Troubleshooting processor upgrade, Paxville on Dell Precision 670

I've got a Dell Precision 670 with an XC837 motherboard and BIOS at version A07. I'm trying to upgrade this from using a single-core Celeron to a dual-core Paxville processor. When I install a single ...
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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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What controls the RAM voltage value?

Quite simply, is the RAM module responsible for generating its own operating voltage or does it just run at whatever voltage the motherboard is providing? I am imagining that it could either ...
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BIOS not reaching post

GT70 0NC-012US Issue: BIOS not reaching post Backstory: Several days ago,my slave HD started to lock up the OS with any related programs running from that disk. In an attempt to fix it, i used ...
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MemTest86+ bad adresses constant despite swapping sticks, processor/MOBO to blame?

(Sorry for the wall of text, but people seem equally critical of missing details) After about 2 years without trouble, I've been having issues recently with system instability, BSODs, random ...
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how to disable hard drives in UEFI bios?

sometimes I need to disconnect a hard drive. I have to open my computer and unplug the sata power cable. I am wondering if its possible to disable the hard drive in UEFI bios. I am using asus p8p67 ...
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PC won't start unless I reset CMOS

Situation: My PC is dead in the water. Both power buttons (Case/MB) have no effect. If I pull the power cable, reset CMOS, reconnect the power cable, then press either power button the PC fires right ...
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How to control PCIe power?

Is there any consumer-grade motherboard (for Intel i3/i5/i7 CPUs) that lets me physically power on/off PCIe slots? PCIe slots are on motherboards, so I guess a motherboard can easily power up/down ...
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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 ...
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Random BSOD crashes when all RAM slots are occupied

Although I'm a long term user of other StackExchange sites this is my first question on SuperUser, so please let me know if I've neglected any community customs I am experiencing regular BSOD crashes ...
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Intel dg41rq Motherboard not booting | is there anything else I can do to salvage it?

My computer was working fine for a while booting ubuntu off a flash drive. I finally bought a new hard drive and plugged it in. When I turned it on there were no beeps and nothing on the screen and ...
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How to diagnose issue between mobo, RAID, and SSD cache drive?

Background This issue is happening on my custom-built desktop. Relevant specs: Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Utilizing Intel RST technology (application that uses unused SSD as cache) Processor: ...
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Stop the constant random reboots of my GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V

I've got some issues with a new system. It's rebooting constantly. The system consists of a: brand new: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V with F9 BIOS (latest) Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz 2x 8GB ...
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new pc build— CDROM not booting

I've just finished a new PC build using a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ motherboard and SATA DVDROM and HDD. I've set up the bios to use the following boot order: CDROM HDD I know that the CDROM drive ...
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Asus M2N SLI Deluxe motherboard dead?

I have this 4-5 year old mainboard Asus M2N SLI Deluxe. Yesterday, I plugged in a usb stick at the front side of the computer casing, apparently in a defect port. The system froze, and now it won't ...
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SATA III PCI-E controller card hangs installers / live CD

This is a long shot, but figured I'd ask here to see if anyone has a solution to my problem. I was wanting to put together an inexpensive file server, so I picked up an ECS motherboard that has an on ...
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Motherboard beeping every 60 seconds (Gigabyte/AMI)

On occasion, my motherboard's speaker gives off a short, high-pitched beep during normal operation, continuously and in intervals of exactly 60 seconds. I do not have any other symptoms, the computer ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31A not booting

I have been trying to repair a Asus Zenbook UX31A for quite some time and would like to pick your brains, because I am finally out of ideas. When I received the Zenbook it was not booting, not ...
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Is it possible to get an internal usb port into my notebook?

I have a special piece of hardware that I soldered together and I have built it into my notebook. The problem is: The device requires to be connected to the computer via USB. At the moment I have a ...
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PC in restart loop after enabling ultra fast boot

I have a Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 motherboard. I updated the bios to UEFI version some time ago. Today I tried to enable ultra fast boot option on BIOS. The OS opened perfectly after that. But left home ...
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Computer doesn't start

A while back, my computer started to act weird : when I pressed the "on" button, all the leds turned on, but the screen was black, and after a while, it starts up. This delay kept getting longer and ...
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Overclocking of Ram on laptop

My laptop have an 2GB and 4GB DDR3-1600MHz ram chip running at dual channel. Both Chips is of crucial technology. I have read in many posts that overclocking Ram can increase the performance of ...
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Computer starts for a second but then turns off

Yesterday I got a new motherboard as one of the RAM slots was not working. After I put the new motherboard in--keeping all my old components--the computer would start for a couple seconds and then ...
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Can a motherboard support more GPUs than its total PCI-e slots?

Suppose your typical ATX motherboard (or similar) has X number of PCI-e slots. Is it possible to connect additional GPUs (or any PCI-e device for that matter) beyond X? I've seen a few solutions, ...
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What kind of Non-ECC RAM does this board support?

I'm leaning towards a purchase of this CPU/MOBO combo: SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRL-IF-B Xeon E5-2660 2.2GHz x 2 (if I think I can afford two...) Background I'm trying to figure out what kind of and how ...
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Mac Pro 1.1 stops responding after a few minutes

If anyone could shed a little light on this, I'd be extremely grateful. I have a 2006 mac pro 1.1 (intel cpu) that consistently stops responding after 4-5 minutes. The mouse still moves but nothing ...
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Can a non spec conforming DisplayPort cable damage motherboard or graphics card?

I'm having some weird problems with my workstation, here are the relevant components: PSU: Corsair AX860i CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K GPU: Asus STRIX GTX970 RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2x16GB ...
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Laptop charger turns off as soon as I plug it in to the laptop. Could it be a bad motherboard?

If I unplug the battery and attempt to power the laptop off just AC it works just fine, but as soon as I plug in the battery the charger turns off. I've tried two different batteries and three ...
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Understanding the motherboard beeps from laptop

I just bought an ASUS N550j Netbook. It is beeping randomly without a dependency of anything and also the sound is muted. So i guess it's coming from the motherboard. There is nothing related to beeps ...
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Can't do anything after using the repair boot files action from easybcd

So i had both ubuntu and windows installed in dual-boot config. Windows 10 was on my ssd and ubuntu 14.04 on the hdd. One day, the hdd crashed and ubuntu was gone, not a big deal because i got a new ...
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PC won't boot - Reasons unknown

So a few weeks back I bought a GTX 980 and in order to power it with longevity in mind, a Corsair AX860, an 860W Platinum PSU. It was working for two weeks and then I got "power surge warning/error" ...
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OS not booting off of SSD

I recently built a pc using the Maximus VIII Ranger motherboard and the Vector 180 SSD. For some reason, I cannot boot the OS off of the SSD. I have a hard drive as well, and that boots fine. My csm ...