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Repairing the Northbridge Heatsink / Thermal Glue with Alternative Product

I was replacing a CPU fan on an old PC and had to remove the motherboard to swap out the backplate. In the process of placing the motherboard back, I was using the chipset heatsink to line up the ...
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CPU-Z, AIDA32 and hwinfo detect different chipsets on the same machine

Previously I was posting the question, where I determined my Lenovo G550 laptop's chipset by sudo hwinfo | grep Chipset command: E: ID_MODEL_FROM_DATABASE=Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller ...
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Are all wifi chipset capable of adding vendor specific IEs at the end of 802.11 frames

i'm trying to build a wifi communication test environment. It's required to include the vendor specific elements in all management frames. I'd like to know if all wifi chipsets(the firmware and driver)...
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Which exact chipset do I have?

Have a Lenovo Thinkpad E570, model 20H5CTO1WW, and trying to determine exactly what components it has. lspci tells me: CPU: Core i7-7500U Host bridge: Xeon E3-1200 v6 There are also several ...
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put out of spec chipset on old board?

I'm thinking of upgrading the old board and cpu in laptop. can I solder/replace the Intel® 82GL40 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub with a GMCH other than that covered in Intel brief (later year ...
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What happens during the boot process before the BIOS is loaded?

What exactly goes on in a computer before BIOS is loaded? The numerous sources I've looked at regarding the boot process typically start with "BIOS is loaded", or preceed that with "the machine is ...
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What is needed for Intel's fTPM technology to to work?

I am planning to upgrade my PC and to buy some new parts and I want to make sure that I can skip the physical TPM header on the motherboard so I can compare more motherboards and options. I find it ...
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How does CPU and Chipset manage PCIe slots configurations?

I currently building my first workstation for ML. My current planned configuration is an Aorus Z390 Pro MOBO with an Intel i9 9900K CPU. I understand that PCIe modules are managed by the CPU itself ...
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Intel X vs Intel K CPU gaming [closed]

I'm looking to build a PC, and want eight RAM slots. For eight RAM slots, I need to choose motherboards with X-series chipsets, which requires an X-series CPU. Intel example of K-series CPU: Core i7-...
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intel Managment Engine hardware details

I'm reading about intel Management Engine which resides in nearly all of our CPU chipsets. I have some questions about it's hardware and features which I couldn't find the answers due to the lack of ...
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Is it possible to verify the existence of a Secure Video Path/Protected Media Environment?

I have two specific chips that need to be checked to see if either possess a Secure Video Path/Protected Media Environment. My attempt to contact the manufacturer did not get very far as they could ...
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recovering PCB to get HDD data

It's very common that, when an HDD burns, people try to find an equivalent PCB and put their original firmware chip on it to see if works. Maybe it sounds stupid, but why they don't replace the fried ...
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X99 chipset and triple channel memory configurations

I'm building a system with an x99 board and a xeon e5-v3. I'd like to know if the chipset and the processor will support a triple channel memory configuration (e.g. three or six sticks) without ...
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PCIe raid controller in a PCIe slot for GPU

I have 3 components: Ryzen 1600X CPU Asus X370-PRO Motherboard ARECA ARC-1880DI-IX-12 Raid controller My question is that if it's possible to put and use the raid controller in one of the mobo's ...
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Motherboard says PCIe 3.0, but chipset only supports PCIe 2.0. Who's right?

As part of integration testing for our product, we received a client machine with a Supermicro X10DRi motherboard in it, with 2 Xeon E5-2620 v4 CPUs and a Quadro P5000. That motherboard is using the ...
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How does a modern x86 CPU access the BIOS ROM

I know that modern x86 chips start-up in 32-bit mode and begin executing code at 0xFFFFFFF0 (the last 16 bytes of a 32-bit address space). Usually, the contents of the BIOS firmware are memory-mapped ...
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Missing drivers while installing windows 10 on USB driver created on MAC

While installing Windows 10 form a USB flash drive, I got this error: A media driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB or Hard disk driver. If you have a CD, DVD or USB ...
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How do I install Windows Chipset Drivers if the System crashes on boot because of missing chipset drivers?

I have a new Mainboard and CPU that comes with a driver CD. I can not boot my old windows 7 system because it crashes instantly upon trying to boot with no time to read what caused the crash. I think ...
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Maximum RAM supported from unknown chipset for Intel socket BGA1168

A client of mine has an Intel laptop with a socket BGA1168 and unknown chipset. CPU-z and Speccy both were not helpful. The CPU is Core i3-5020U. The primary question is how much RAM does this unknown ...
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Is it possible to calculate theoretical i/o throughput of CPU?

I have machine with i7-2600K and I'm turning it into storage server. It's using P67 chipset which uses 20 Gb/s DMI interface to CPU. There are also pcie x8/x8 slots on board wired directly to CPU. I ...
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How to make my onboard USB 3.0 ports non-removable?

Ever since Microsoft released Windows 8 and then Windows 10, Intel stopped releasing new drivers for their USB 3.0 ports integrated into their newer chipsets. They let Microsoft do the work. I have a ...
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How CPU/chipset PCI-E lanes work and what's the difference?

I'm using heavily PCI-E-overloaded system with all available pci-e slots fully used. Intel specification of my i7-2600K declares support for only 16 pci-e lanes, yet despite using lots of extension ...
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# of DIMMs per channel vs. channel memory mode

I have purchased a Dell Precision 5520 laptop with two identical 16 GB DDR4 memory cards installed. The information section in BIOS states that single channel memory mode is being used. There is no ...
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If motherboard is completely broken, can we just `sysprep` on new machine? If plausible, how?

When we move, sysprep is what we turn for. However, if we can't do that beforehand, what to do to make the old installation work on new machine?
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Enabling IGD multi monitor in BIOS disables external network card

I just installed a new network card in to a PC, since the internal network card had given troubles for a long time and fixing it costs more time than plugging in a new external network card. I bought ...
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Sata3 port count on modern intel chipsets - has been 8 or 10, now 6. Is there something I'm missing?

I'm comparing modern chipsets - my workstation is a top-end Ivy Bridge era X79 platform. While it's still near the top-end for performance, one area it's showing its age is the connectivity in the ...
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How can I find out the model of my wifi/bluetooth chip?

I have a laptop running Windows 7. Recently bluetooth has been failing and I'm struggling to find out why. It could be the drivers so I'd like to update them, I believe the wifi/bluetooth chip is ...
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Chipset Throughput

My current motherboard has an Intel B150 chipset controlling the USB 3.0 connectivity and I was wondering if when the product page states a maximum of 6 USB 3.0 ports is that equivalent to the 4.8gbps ...
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DDR2 800mhz VS DDR3 1066mhz compatibility & performance [duplicate]

I'm stuck with my old, but still working, HP Compaq dx7500 microtower. It still works flawesly, but I need more RAM for tasks such Audio production and VST hosting. HP manual says the maximum ...
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New build - green lights, no boot, and chipset very hot even when off. Power switch shorted?

Although it may seem I have merged two questions into one here, I feel they are directly related and thought best to get all the info out there for diagnosis. I have issues with a new PC I've just ...
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Bypassing user account setup in windows 7

Edit: Solved! I made a fresh drive clone, ran sysprep /audit /generalize /shutdown, swapped to the target system, booting into windows 10 and used regedit to load the win7 software hive, set registry ...
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Endless boot loop when installing Intel Core i5-3350P in HP Pro 3300 SFF

I have acquired a HP Pro 3300 Small Form Factor/SFF (Product number: XT335EA#ABF), its motherboard has a LGA 1155 socket. It currently has an Intel Core i3-2120 processor installed, I want to upgrade ...
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Change OS with A/B cable?

I have this machine with embedded linux, and it has an A/B port, so i can connect it directly to my PC. I would like to change the OS on this device, and as I have tried many different ways, this ...
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Is it okay to install most recent Intel chipset drivers when using old hardware?

the chipset software i installed was the most recent one avaliable on intel site. It might be that since my chipset Z77 is old, i should have not installed the recent chipset? Their Intel Driver ...
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What are the north and south bridges of a motherboard?

I've been looking for open-source BIOS and I found coreboot (not enough rep for a link here); but when I tried to figure out if my motherboard or chipset was supported they only mentioned "northbridge"...
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Dell EC not detected after Windows crashed accessing it but is detected again when accessing it after some time. EC failure or compatibility issue?

When accessing Dell Embedded Controller (EC), which should be a temperature sensor on Dell Studio XPS 1645 notebook PC with SpeedFan and HWInfo, Windows would randomly crash with BSOD with memory-...
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Gigabyte MD30-RS0 “Please wait for chipset initialize”

I bought 10 motherboards of Gigabyte MD30-RS0 for a client. Paired them with: Crucial RAM RDIMMs (DDR4) Geforce 740 graphics card. Seagate hard drives 1200 Watt powersupply After pressing the power ...
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What's this BGA chip and what's its purpose?

I opened a computer of one of my friends to see if something was wrong inside it. I'm not an hardware expert at all, in fact when I looked inside it, I thought one component was the CPU, because of ...
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Should I distribute my drives across different SATA controllers?

I have an Asus motherboard which comes with both the AMD SB950 chipset (6 SATA ports) and also an ASMedia 1061 storage controller (2 ports). I also have: 1 SSD drive for Windows 1 HDD for Linux 2 ...
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Chipset supports 8gb of RAM but computer is 32bit?

I have a Compaq Pressario SR1222NX that I am looking to upgrade the RAM on. So the max supported RAM is for my computer is 4 GB. This makes sense to me as the 32 bit address limit is 4GB. However......
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Updating chipset drivers on Win10x64

So I want to update my chipset drivers. From what I see on this page, I can download an INF driver which should update my chipset. When I started the installer it told me to check if my chipset is ...
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Explanation of Intel z170 chipset's PCI-Express lane counts?

Officially z170 chipsets have total 20 PCI-E 3.0 lanes, and it is shown as 1x16 OR 2x8 or 1x8 + 2x4. So it seems like if I insert one 16x PCI-E device (e.g. graphics card) I won't be able to use the ...
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Can 'AMD-only' RAM really be restricted to AMD chipsets, and if so, why?

I was browsing for a RAM upgrade earlier for my system, and came across 'AMD-only' RAM (aka, RAM that only works on AMD chipsets). This RAM can easily be found on sites such as eBay, and seems to be ...
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what offline change should be made to the registry in order to change a chipset without reinstalling windows 10?

My motherboard died last week. It was no longer on sold, so I had to buy a new one while keeping all previous hardware (cpu included). The main problem is I had to switch to a different chipset. I ...
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what are advantages of northbridge chipset

Historically, what are advantages of having a northbridge chipset as a separate component (from CPU) in a computer motherboard? And if it has such advantage, why new processor integrate some of its ...
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How will running two displays (same image) affect performance

I want to run the same image on two screens. The colour should be the same and so should the red, but one is a slightly bigger screen. Would this affect the performance of the PC? I have a GeForce ...
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Can I use an asus MB with a sata 5-port multiplier?

I have an Asus M5A99FX Pro R.2 and all the available SATA ports are being used. From the user manual of the MB it seems it uses the AMD Chipset 990FX/SB950 (see picture below), yet even after reading ...
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Which drivers should I install?

I have HP Compaq Elite 8200 Small Form Factor desktop PC with Windows 7 64-bit. I can download drivers for my PC on HP website but cannot decide which one is appropriate one. I know that there are ...
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How do I find the Vendor ID of this RS-232 to USB-A 2.0 adapter? [closed]

I need to programmatically allow permissions for this USB device via its vendor ID, but I don't know what its vendor ID is: Does anyone know what the ID is, or how I can discover it?
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Broken motherboard, bios failure [duplicate]

After some tests I have found that the BIOS is broken. I have tried to make sure it is the BIOS that's broken. And after unplugging everything unnecessary the same result remains. And now I would ...