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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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Good securing material for loose zero force insertion cable? [on hold]

I think I have an issue with my zero force insertion cable not being secured properly in the slot for my laptop keyboard, as I intermittently have keyboard issues with certain keys registering, which ...
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Dual Socket Node Doesn't boot [on hold]

I have a Xeon E5-2650 v3 dual node with an AsRock motherboard and EVGA 850 G3 power supply. For some reason, I have not been able to boot it. I used the power supply in a different machine and it has ...
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Biostar H61ML - Disable onboard video

Well, i'm trying to use my graphic card which is a GeForce GT520 and I can't disable my onboard graphics (on bios) because i can't find the option. Is there a way to do so with my current bios version:...
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Changing CPU in Jumper Ezbook

I was wondering if it is possible to change the CPU in the Jumper Ezbook 3 PRO and which CPUs could be used. Money not being a problem.
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GA-H97N-WIFI upgradeable to 32gb Ram?

I have a GA-H97N-WIFI currently with 2 x 8gb sticks for a total of 16gb of ram. I want to upgrade it to 2 x 16gb sticks for a total of 32gb of ram. The page on the board is here: https://www....
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HP pavilion special edition a6745f no display signal

monitor is not getting a signal from both the VGA and DVI ports. they are both on the same block. how do I remove them from the motherboard in order to replace them with new ones
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how to stop motherboard coil whine when moving mouse on z370 or z390 chipset?

Hi does anyone know how to stop motherboard coil whine while scrolling & generally using the mouse. Have tried z390 Asus Prime a, Aorus Pro, msi carbon pro z390 motherboards + evga z370 classified ...
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Computer boots after turning on power supply

I have a Mainboard N68-S3 UCC. When I turn on power supply, then the PC boots. I have inserted a new BIOS battery, resetet BIOS, and double checked if the POWER SW is connected correctly as in the ...
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ASUS Z87m/G30AB motherboard won't recognize WD Red 8TB HDD

I recently bought an 8TB WB MyBook and shucked the case to use the WD Red drive inside a PC. I test the drive in the enclosure befre shucking. I can't get 1 of my systems to recognize this drive. I ...
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Weird phenomenon : computer only boot if I plug-in a specific USB device while pressing the power button, once in 10~20 tries

I've got my hands on a very, very weird issue. I spent months trying everything, and google had literally 0 similar problem to help me. To summarize, it's a computer I built myself 5 years ago. Since ...
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Getac V110 G3 Bios unlock brain storm

The getac has a nist bios aka: National institute of standards and technology. The old cmos trick will not work. The only way to physically remove the bios Lock; would be to use a hot air sottering ...
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Computer Randomly Restarts no BSOD or error (Custom PC Build)

So I have a rather weird error, I just finished building a desktop made from custom picked parts (listed below). The installation process and everything went fine but when I started to install ...
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Do motherboards of the same form factor have the same ports in the same spots?

The question is pretty much all in the title: in a compact case (already owned), will I be able to replace my old mATX motherboard with a shiny new mATX motherboard and have all the ports line up ...
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Old computer does not power on

I have an old computer I'd like to back to life for testing purposes. Since a few months ago it does not power on. I did change nothing. One day I tried to power it on, and it didn't work. I ...
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Using Windows 10 without motherboard drivers?

My PC has Gigabyte 880 GMA UD2H Rev 1 or Rev 1.1 motherboard and I want to install Windows 10 on it. The problem is the fact that the latest drivers made for my motherboard are for windows 8.1. My ...
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Can I use ThunderboltEX 3 instead of GC-Alpine Ridge rev 2.0 in Gigabyte Z370XP SLI motherboard?

I want to use GC-Alpine Ridge rev 2.0 in Gigabyte Z370XP SLI motherboard as a thunderbolt connector. Unfortunately Gigabyte's GC-Alpine Ridge rev 2.0 is not available around me. Can I use Thunderbolt ...
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Unable to remove boot options on Asus motherboard

I have an Asus H81M-K motherboard that boots into its UEFI BIOS Utility. It seems that my old boot options are still showing up in the utility even though I have tried the following: Removing all ...
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M.2 direct motherboard connection vs. M.2 to PCIe adapter with heatsink

Suppose I have a motherboard that has a direct connection for a M.2 NVMe and that same motherboard has PCIe 3.0 x16 connectors and that it can be configured to boot through NVMe. So technically both ...
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Usage of higher impedance headphones with motherboard that can handle only half

How bad would it be if I used headphones with an impedance of 63 ohms with a motherboard that can fully manage only 32 ohms? (I asked the manufacturer how much my MB can handle) If I understand ...
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No motherboard splash screen, and cannot boot into UEFI

I have a PC with the following specs: Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming Motherboard Ryzen 5 2600 8GB DDR4 RAM Zotac GTX 1060 6GB AMP! Edition The problem is that I very rarely get the motherboard ...
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What does this motherboard beep code mean?

I have a Gigabyte GA-Q77M-D2H motherboard, and when I restarted the PC it made the following beep code and failed to boot (recording): https://youtu.be/3FAaGJiNSgY It now does this every time I try ...
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How make windows 10 to use all 24G RAM instead of 20G?

I have installed 24G into TR4 mother board. All modules were installed according to motherboard manual. (E.g. into corresponding channels). Windows boots, everything works but it see only 20G instaed ...
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How do you turn off G.SKill RGB lights on AsRock motherboard?

Before finalizing an order that would include RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB MB: AsRock Taichi X399 What will the options be for me to turn off RGB lights? Searching, I read mainly topics about "Asus ...
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Fans significantly louder after motherboard/CPU change

I've been noticing that one of my fans (I assume CPU fan - SpeedFan won't list my GPU fan and the noise increases correspond to higher CPU fan readings) has been getting really loud while playing ...
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When laptop switches on, the led lights up but nothing on screen

My laptop is a Samsung n150 plus and it runs windows 7 starter with 2gb ram and Intel atom processor with 1.66ghz clock rate.However, when i plugged in the charger a led lights up(which is for show ...
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Black screen when powering on PC. Fixed by removing power plug, plugging back

I have a weird problem with my desktop PC. Sometimes (not all the time), after I power up the PC, the display shows a black screen. Nothing shows up. The PC was powered on successfully as I can see ...
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Laptop will POST but not fully boot, reading too much RAM?

I'm currently 'furbishing an HP 630 laptop running Windows 7 Pro Service Pack 1. It has two slots for RAM and uses type DD3L-128000S. Documentation states a maximum of 8 gigabytes supported, which ...
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What is that “thing” on the right down corner on each mobo?

As the title, what is that thing on the right down corner on each gaming mobo? I never understood what is it and what's the purpose. This is an example (Aorus x470 ultra gaming):
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wonder if my MOBO and CPU are gonna support specific RAM ?

My MOBO currently has 16GB RAM 1600MHz installed and the CPU is intel i5-2300 core. I decided to upgrade to 32GB RAM. The MOBO is GA-z68x-ud4-b3 and it supports variety of RAM speeds, but my CPU ...
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How motherboard identify hard disks list?

Happy Holidays :) . Today I bought a new internal hard disk , so now I have two working and connected hard disks at the same time , back then before I bought it , the hard disk was identified as "...
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My PC does not respond to power on switch immediately though USB ports seem to receive power [closed]

I have gotten a PC assembled for my home use. Since a few months, I am experiencing a strange issue while powering the PC on. When I switch on the wall button of the machine (in which the power ...
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Why does motherboard manual recommend single-channel configuration with two DIMMs?

Why is ASUS recommending the middle configuration with 2 DIMMs as opposed to installing one stick in each channel for dual-channel operation? This is a server-grade motherboard, specifically the WS ...
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PCIe slots and SLI enabled on mobo

I'm building a workstation with a GTX 1080 Ti on a MSI x470 mobo. The main difference between the GAMING PRO CARBON and the GAMING PRO, is the SLI support which is on only for the first one. I'm ...
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Mobo and SLI support

I'm not an expert of SLI technology, but I know that the mobo must support the SLI and there is also the BRIDGE SLI to connect the GPUs. I have two questions: is the Bridge SLI mandatory? if the mobo ...
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Sony Vaio strange RAM support issue

I have a Sony Vaio laptop with model number SVF15218SNW. It came with 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM from the manufacturer(and as per motherboard specification can handle RAM up to 12 GB ). But recently one ...
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Can an Asus P7P55 LX motherboard support SSD's?

After installing a new SSD in my PC, it got wrecked. I contacted ASUS and they told me my motherboard could not support so many SSD's. They told me maybe it could support two SSD's, but no way it ...
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Connecting a USB 3.0 connector to USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector

My Asus ROG Strix x470F has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector. My multicard reader has only a USB 3.0 (internal) connector. I found this product: “CY USB 3.1 Front Panel Header to USB 3.0 20Pin ...
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PC POST beep when boot up

I have one personal computer that when randomly not able to boot up (like few times in a week), every time it short-beeped once and not able to boot, so i searched online and found that, one short ...
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Recommended Ground while testing Laptop with Multimeter? [closed]

I'm about to test my laptop motherboard to make sure a component is receiving power. All guides point out I need to connect my multimeter to a proper electrical ground. How do I locate such a ...
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PC restarting without warning

I have had an issue with my PC restarting during resource intensive gaming and I cannot figure out what the cause is. The main culprit in question is Star Citizen though it seems that other games will ...
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Why is the DRAM Frequency of an Asus ROG STRIX B-350F motherboard so low?

An Asus ROG STRIX B-350F has an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 CPU. The memory is VENGEANCE® LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Memory Kit. It has only about 1000 MHz DRAM frequency: Could anyone provide a ...
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My pc with Asus Z170-A power ups automatically

I have disabled all power on options in my BIOS however some input changes like mouse click or keyboard strokes power ups my computer. It came like a mystery. Every time I shutdown my PC and come back ...
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Can a water damaged motherboard or power supply ruin a functional CPU?

I found half of a desktop on the side of the road the other day. It included a 430 watt power supply, DVD r/writer, ASRock B250M-HDV motherboard, Pentium g4560 CPU, as well as a case with both side ...
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Asus Zenith Extreme x399 + 2990wx -> PCIe lanes

I am planning to build home workstation for gaming / virtualization based on subj. According to the 2990wx topology (i.e. here https://www.gamersnexus.net/news-pc/3350-threadripper-2-specs-price-...
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Z77-D3H (F23B modded) stuck on OLD BIOS Screen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr5UTgcAamQ This issue has gone on for at least 2 years without a permanent workaround. I initially thought it was a BIOS problem, which was why I switched from the ...
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Case fans not all spinning at same speed?

I have 4 LED case fans installed. All of them are connected to sys_fan headers 1 - 4. But one of the fans has a much lower RPM than the others and it's LED's are dim. It's like it's not getting enough ...
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Aorus Gaming 5 Mobo Flashes Green Once and Doesn't Turn on

I'm in the process of upgrading my gaming PC for the first time in 6 years and this MB is giving me a bunch of issues. So far, I've had to buy another CPU after the 7th gen one I bought was ...
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Replaced MB, CPU and RAM but my PC still won't turn on, GPU just blinks

So I had an issue that at some point where I unplugged all peripherals from my PC as I was preparing to move. Then after I plugged everything back, it wouldn't turn on and LED 1 green light on my GPU ...
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UEFI menu entries with identical loaders disappear

ArchLinux provides 2 boot options: "normal" and "fallback". Both options load the same kernel, but different initial RAM disks. However, I can't create corresponding menu items in the UEFI boot menu. ...
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Laptop: upgraded DDR3L 1,35V RAM but Windows can't boot with the new one

Picture of the 3 RAM memories The laptop is a Toshiba Tecra A11-110 with an intel i5 processor. I replaced the first RAM with the second one. The Windows begins to boot but ms later shuts down and ...