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Questions tagged [motherboard]

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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Which BIOS update should I use?

I'm using an Asus B250M motherboard. I found it has so many BIOS update files. Their versions are denoted as 12xx, 11xx, 8xx etc. Each update description says it is for a specific purpose. I'm ...
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Random hardware issues and hard crashes

So. I have had a battle going on with my aging desktop and stability. Here is the original specs: CPU: Intel i5 2500k , No overclock. RAM: Corsair Vengance 1600MHz 16GB (4x4GB) Running at 1333 MHz....
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enabling intel vt-x virtualiziation in asus motherboard

motherboard specs: asus strix h370-f https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-H370-I-GAMING/specifications/ cpu: intel i7-8700 non k I am trying to work with virtual box, vmware etc and i ...
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Black screen but GPU, LCD cable and panel are fine [Lenovo ThinkPad t440p]

Laptop was on when this happened: no beeps, no error messages, no reboots or system shutdowns, no nothing. The screen just went black while the rest of the device continued running. I’ve connected the ...
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Burning Smell Coming From Laptop's Motherboard - Short Circuit?

I have this laptop for about three years now, and I thought I should clean out the dust it has accumulated over the years, so I did but when I was closing up the laptop something bad happened. My ...
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Shopping for computers with multiple USB host controllers - how to identify them? [on hold]

Am trying to find old pcs with multiple USB2.0 controllers so I can run multiple Microsoft Kinect 360 sensors (one sensor utilises around 60% of the 2.0 bus bandwidth) - preferably I would like to ...
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I have doubts about this gear [on hold]

I'm not sure if this subdomain is proper for this question but here goes. So, I believe it's time for me to upgrade my gaming PC. My gear is like this right now: Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) CPU: ...
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PC crashes without BSOD or memory dump; sound and screen image corrupts (freezes then PC restarts) [closed]

It used to crash once, maybe twice, a day after I turn on the pc and then it was alright, checked my ram memory which is fine, and checked my power supply also working fine. So now I'm wondering what ...
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Fried up PSU still working but no display? [closed]

some days ago due to some electrical problem I got my PSU fried up I opened it and there were two big capacitors open from the top and when the power cable is connected PSU fan and other components ...
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how to figure out if RAM is compatible [duplicate]

I've done quite a lot with computers and IT in general and one thing that always bothers me is the case of RAM compatibility. I know this is a freaquently discussed subject, but now I'm totally done ...
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Does my motherboard(GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5) support dual gpu 1080ti + 2080ti?

I have a machine with GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 motherboard, now I am running a Zotac 1080ti mini GPU on it, can I add an extra 2080ti to it? I noticed there are still slots available, but I am not quite ...
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Gigabyte Aurous Master Z390 M.2 issues [closed]

I’ve got this new z390 Gigabyte board; it has three m.2 slots.  I’ve got a Samsung 950 pro m.2 512 gig and having trouble with it showing in BIOS.  Updated BIOS to the new one and have tried moving ...
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What do CR_DET#_LED and HD_LED mean?

I was looking at a AMPKB-CT (Azure) motherboard. There were two LEDs: CR_DET#_LED, and HD_LED. I am guessing the HD_LED is for the hard drive. It was off, but I could hear the hard drive spinning. ...
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Repeated Crash-rebooting on Windows 10 - what hardware is at fault?

Brief overview About a couple weeks ago, my custom-desktop (built 2015) started hard crashing and auto-rebooting. The computer has crashed so many times at this point that I can barely keep track (...
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2 Identical DDR3 DIMMs Prevent OS Booting When Used Together, But Work Fine Separately

My motherboard is based on Intel Z68 chipset and supports up to 32GB RAM. I wanted to upgrade my current RAM (2*8GB + 2*4GB) to (2*8GB + 2*8GB), so I have 32GB in total. Original (Working) 24 GB ...
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DDR4 RAM not running in dual channel? [closed]

I recently upgraded my PC and swapped out my CPU/mobo/RAM in the process. Now I have a Ryzen 3 1300x processor, MSI B350M GAMING PRO motherboard and 2x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V 2400Mhz RAM, running ...
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gigabyte Z370 HD3 + Samsung EVO 970 won't install Windows 10

Newly assembled system: Gigabyte Z370 HD3 V1.0 motherboard Intel i7-8700 CPU 2x DDR4-3200 16GB RAM (F4-3200C16D-32GVK) Samsung EVO 970 500 GB M.2 SSD (MZ-V6E500) Thermaltake TR2 S 500 W PSU (TRS-...
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My PC wont boot with two ram sticks

I am currently building a arcade machine and a while back I bought a supposed pair of xms2 ddr2 ram sticks (2x1gb) on eBay. I originally put both in and then the pc didn't boot. I then tried with ...
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Broke a ground pin on motherboard USB 3.1 header

So I'm wondering if it's safe to use the header since one GND broke off the first time I tried to plug it in. Third row, second pin is the one. The header is connected to two USB sockets, can I ...
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Why does my computer abruptly shut down? PSU is faulty but works well without load [closed]

There are similar questions on this site, some do not have definitive answers while in other cases it was the motherboard that was faulty or overheating issues. In my case it’s the PSU. The purpose ...
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Fully Modular Power Supply Replacement

When it comes to replacing a fully modular power supply, does anyone know if its a good idea to unplug the cables that go into the supply and plug them back into the new one? Instead of having to ...
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Debugging xeon Mainboard / bootup process for ipmi Mainboards

I recently got my hands on a used Xeon Mainboard (Gigabyte ga7-pesh2) but for whatever reason it refuses to boot/post. I initially purchased two E5-2609v2 Xeons and then afterwards a pair of E5-...
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GPU video output is not working and I don't have onboard graphics

I just built a system with a x8dah+ mobo that was refurbished and has two xeons on it. I installed a gtx 1060 from evga bstock on it and am using a 750w psu to power the system. The issue when I turn ...
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trying to install 64 bit mint 19 onto a Asus Prime X399-A motherboard

MB uses a threadripper 2990WX, with 128 GB memory. at usb install bios upgraded to 0808 [ 0.000000] [Firmware Bug] : AMD-Vi:10APIC [130] not in IURS table [ 0.000000] [Firmware Bug] : AMD-Vi:...
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Is detachable “speaker” a part of motherboard package? or computer case package?

I have an Asus P8H77-I board and a Corsair Obsidian 250D case. Just now, I unplugged a cable that was previously plugged into the board. Its image is attached as follows: Which of my parts does this ...
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What is this Audio DJ Header on my motherboard?

I have a very old Motherboard based PC that I had assembled sometime in 2004. I don’t use it anymore but it still works just fine. Socket ‘A’ Biostar M7NCG 400 board. Its manual shows a header ...
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Re-programming AMI UEFI Bios utility ver. 306

Assume the following "layer hieraky" in relation to bios settings: 1) Top = OS (eg. Windows 7,..10) including boot sector directories/files 2a) Middle = UEFI utility program/menus 2b) Lower = ...
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Windows cannot find network driver

I previously had Windows 10 x64 Educational as my host OS and everything was fine. I decided to make the leap to make Ubuntu 18.04 LTS my host and everything was fine and dandy there as well. After ...
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Sata ports 1 and2 damaged is there a workaround?

I decided to blow the cobwebs off my old pc however whilst putting a graphics card back in i damage sata ports 1&2, I then tried connecting the 2xhdd to ports 3&4 but they only come up as ...
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How to update the BIOS and boot logo on a Gigabyte Designaire EX X399 motherboard

I have been trying to update the boot splash screen on the above BIOS (Gigabyte's aestethic is not my aesthetic) but the @bios program supplied by Gigabyte fails to install any bios updates at all. ...
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Booting issues and motherboard header trouble after switching tower case

I recently bought a full-size tower case for my computer because the extensive modifications I have made will no longer allow the side panel of the original case to close. After moving the components ...
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lspci output of NVMe SSD in M.2 slot

I am developing some system management scripts and was wondering if a M.2 NVMe slot on the motherboard shows up in lspci output? Unfortunately, I don't have the hardware currently to test this (I have ...
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Can I get more FPS in games and faster GPU-bound processing by adding extra GPUs to my desktop?

I recently bought a modern PC with an Nvidia 1050Ti GPU, and I also have in my collection some older/weaker GPUs like 1030GT, 9800GT, 9600GT, 750Ti and GTS240. All of them being from Nvidia, can I ...
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Flashing Bios of ROG STRIX Z370-E Motherboard for compatibility with 9th gen Intel CPU

I ordered an Intel i7-9700k processor without realizing it was only compatible with motherboards that support 9th generation processors. The motherboard I bought is the ROG STRIX Z370-E Gaming board. ...
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No microphone working on Windows 10 and Intel mainboard

I'm using Windows 10 64 Bit with an Intel DH55HC mainboard. I am using the onboard audio device but unfortunately I can't get my headset to work. Whenever I try to configure my microphone, Windows ...
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How do I diagnose this POST 53 issue?

I have an Asrock X299 taichi motherboard that started misbehaving yesterday. I was rebooting to update Windows, and the screen remained black. Initially it gave a GPU POST (Dr. Debug) error of b7, ...
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How to match front panel connectors to motherboard pins?

While cleaning my CPU one of the front panel pins came out. When I tried to put it back all the pins came out. I don't have a guide to reconnect. In what sequence should I connect them?
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Asus Q87M-E/CSM mobo led light on but system will not display

Specs: Asus Q87M-E/CSM EVGA 450 BT- PSU Intel i5-4430 3GHz Quad-Core Cool Master MasterBox E300L MATX Tower 16GB DDR3 RAM Cdrom drive <-- HP TS-H65** Seagate ST3100054*** Current problem: ...
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Why are my motherboards' COM headers different sizes?

I'm upgrading an enterprise system to new hardware and have run into a problem fitting a serial connection into the COM2 serial header on the new motherboard. I've checked the motherboard manuals and ...
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Can I have a usb 3.0 adapter for PCI, my PC does not have extra PCI e port

My problem is my motherboard has 2 PCI port and one PCI Express* x16 port. I really wish to have both usb 3.0 card adapter in my PC as well as a graphics card. It's very old, and I don't plan to get a ...
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Can an upside-down USB3 header damage the motherboard?

So I bought an Asus ROG Strix X470-F Gaming motherboard, routed my cables, and realized I could do better cable management so I went to pull out the USB3 cable from the case front panel from the ...
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using a new Zalman PC case with an older OEM Lenovo MOBO M91P

Simple question what is the pin out for a old motherboard OEM Lenovo M91P. The front of the case requires on the usb and front case ports 9 pins when the mobo has 11 pins for usb and front case pins. ...
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How can I check if my UEFI supports RAID?

I can't find it in UEFI settings. Motherboard name is ASRock Z370 Pro4. I had a look at the specification at the manufacturer's site however all the info they provide is: 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS ...
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SSD(s) slower read and write after installing windows for a second time (Crystal disk mark) Possible damage to SATA contoller on Mobo?

I received a new 240gb Kingston SSD. I installed windows on it. My 4K read speeds were around 350mb/s and first sequential 560mb/s I had a problem where when installing windows (on the new Kingston) ...
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GTX1080 no video after installing GPUTweakII [closed]

So as the title says I installed GPUTweakII and restarted after installing, now I have no graphics output and I keep getting post code d6 on my MSI x370 motherboard even with my GTX1080 installed. No ...
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Audio crackling as soon as power is on

A month ago I noticed that my 7-year old desktop computer started having audio issues: the sound is crackling, even when no sound is playing. You can hear it here. After a while, it became more and ...
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Bios corrupted after cpu change

I have a Gigabyte GA-H77-M-D3H motherboard with an Intel i3 3240 Replaced the Intel i3 3240 with an Intel i5 3550 After the change the system loops during power on every 5 seconds and does not ...
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Cooling a GPU whose fan is blocked by PCI card [closed]

First, I am using the NZXT Phantom 410 Mid tower for my system. I currently have a small NVIDIA GT710 with passive cooling (heatsink) and I am about to get a ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition. I want to ...
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Zip 250 drive on J-Micron eSATA/PATA controller not detected

On a Windows XP desktop, I have connected a Zip 250 drive (Z250ATAPI) to the motherboard's integrated J-Micron eSATA/PATA controller. The IDE cable has 2 connectors but only one is used. It seems the ...