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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 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 gtx ...
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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 ...
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Is the chipset defined as a bus?

So the chipset is the northbridge and southbridge, and connects all the hardware-components to the CPU. And the bus's are the mediums connecting said bridges together, connecting the northbridge to ...
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Can i put my “Intel Core 2 Duo E8200” on “Intel Q965 Express chipset”?

Can i put my "Intel Core 2 Duo E8200" on "Intel Q965 Express chipset"? i know that my motherboard is compatible with "E6700" Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6700 (2.66-GHz, 4 MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz FSB) ...
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How do I identify what is my 'Intel Chipset' , on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit system?

How do I identify what is my 'Intel Chipset' , on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit system? This is actually a follow-up question to USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 -- trying to ...
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Does MotherBoard limit RAM?

http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/hewlett-packard-09e0h-mainboard-specifications/ ^^ That page lists the specs of my motherboard. It says that it can support 4 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM slots Supports DDR2 ...
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differences between firmware, chipset and EPROM inside a computer

All chipset, EPROM and firmware in a computer seem to have some physical electronic components that contain codes for controlling the working flow of processor, RAM and other hardware peripherals, but ...
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LSI MegaRAID X99 / Haswell-E

Does anyone know if LSI MegaRAID cards will work with the new X99 chipset? I've seen some reports of people using CPUs / Chipsets not on LSI's compatibility matrix, but that information is hard to ...
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Difference between different hardware of computer of recent times [closed]

While searching for good desktop for software development I came across many configuration.I become confuse over different thing as I don't have detail knowledge of Hardware. Difference between Core ...
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Hitachi HDD PCB ROM Replacement (firmware)

I've put a 24V adapter on a 12V HDD. Now the PCB is broken (HDD does not spin up anymore.). I'm very lucky and found a HDD with the exact same PCB. I've been searching on the internet and found that ...
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How to deal with integrated graphics driver bundled with chipset driver

I am preparing to do a fresh install of Windows 7 and I noticed a potential problem with the chipset driver. My motherboard: GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. 1.0) http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page....
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Unsure from where to download chipset drivers

I am about to do a fresh install of Windows 7 and I have identified almost all drivers I'm going to need. The only driver I'm unsure about is the chipset driver. My motherboard: GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. 1....
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Is there a windows 7 driver for ICH10R that supports >2TB drives?

The ICH10R controller on my ASUS P6T SE board does support drives larger than 2 TB, however, the windows driver I can find doesn't. I am trying to use a 4 TB HDD, I am not trying to boot from that ...
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Windows 8.1 drivers?

This question is related to a laptop (Lenovo G560) with Intel HM55 chipset + Integrated Intel HD graphics w/ shared video memory. I wanted to know if Windows 8.1 will run on it (At present it is ...
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What to expect from a H81 motherboard

I'm building a budget gaming PC with an Asrock H81 motherboard. I'm about to buy my RAM, but I just saw on the description that H81 is not in the list of the "supported" chipsets. The motherboard is ...
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How do I know which is the fastest processor which is supported by a specific chipset?

I have an old laptop, I want to upgrade my cpu or motherboard, but don't know the knowledge of computer hardware .I have added a 4g memory and cleaned my fan. Can I upgrade a laptop Mobile Intel® HM55 ...
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Does my graphics card have to be compatible with the motherboard chipset?

I am looking to purchase to Radeon HD 7850's, these particularly, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814150641 I want to run them in Crossfire on this motherboard, http://www....