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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How can I use an Apple Thunderbolt 2 display with PC hardware?

I currently use an Apple Thunderbolt display with my MacBook. It uses Thunderbolt 2, the connector which looks like Mini DisplayPort, but isn't. I'm building a new PC, and I'd like to be able to use ...
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My options in BIOS are greyed out in MSI laptop

I've pretty entry level laptop -- MSI GF63-9RCX with i5-9300H and GTX 1050Ti I've set the admin and user password both in BIOS settings several months ago and I don't change the settings much. Today ...
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Z97-A: Bypass VGA post check

After some issues involving an electrified HDMI cable, it appears my GPU has burned out. Going through POST, the VGA-LED on the motherboard stays on (by itself), before the computer shutting off ...
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8x16 GB on an X99 motherboard with i7-5930k

I have a computer with ASUS motherboard all series motherboard x99-a. I want to upgrade it, from 64GB of ram (8x8GB) to 128GB of RAM (8x16GB). Multiple sources say that the max ram for is 64GB (...
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ASUS P9X79 bios update failed and flashing bios does nothing

I unfortunately decided that the BIOS of my Asus P9X79 Deluxe could use an update. The official list of updates suggested that my BIOS 0609 had never been updated. I downloaded the latest version 4801 ...
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Z390 HD Gigabyte - new build - no POST or Boot

So it's not my first rodeo building a PC, but it's been a few years since I have needed to. We're going with a Gigabyte Z390 UD, i7 9700K CPU, 4x8GB RAM which is rated to 4000MHz and a nice 8GB ...
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ASRock Extreme Tuning fan control will not return to silent mode after lowering temperature

I have an Asrock Z77 Pro3, I updated it today to the latest bios version available. I use the ASRock Extreme Tuning application to control my CPU and case fan, both PWM. Everything works perfectly /...
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Smoke came out of my wii game console [closed]

Yes it's a dumb question but I don't know how to ask. So this is what happened: I am from India and I bought a wii game console when I went to USA. So I need to use a power converter so the console ...
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ROG Maximus XI Hero (wifi) temperature sensors

I set up my ROG Maximus and installed iCue. The dashboard intelligently picked up all the voltage and heat senors from the CPU and other parts but not from the motherboard. It just lists Temp #1...to #...
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How to choose a mother board which is compatible with all the old components [closed]

My system configs I have been facing some weird issues that I can't find solution to 1 : At times while I am working on my system, the screen completely freezes, no response, it does not restarts on ...
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DDR4 SODIMM Compatability (Are there different SODIMM variations?)

I am looking to get an 8GB DDR4 SODIMM module to upgrade my laptop's RAM. I looked it up on Crucial and the recommended module was this: https://www.crucial.com/memory/ddr4/ct8g4sfs8266/ct13500791 As ...
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Computer won't start up (PSU tested out ok)

I've got a ten year old computer that was working until recently. Now it won't start. When you turn it on, nothing at all happens - no fans turn on (including on PSU), no lights on the mobo light up....
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Asus E200HA RAM upgrade

It's been known to me that RAM on Asus E200HA is soldered within the motherboard, thus not upgradable. lshw shows though there are two slots optional but only one used. The question is: is there a way ...
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I have an asus p5g41c l mx which requires some help in booting with nvme sad

I have an asus p5g41c l mx Please tell me if I could use an aourus rgb nvme m.2 ssd as my boot drive I don’t think the motherboard has uefi bios
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What are these weird stains on motherboard? Is there any chance this motherboard is brand new?

I recently bought a (brand new) Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra motherboard and I discovered some weird-looking stains (looks like glue residue) and I have been told that it is most probably flux residue. ...
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Computer reboots/freezes when using a lot of (graphics) resources

Whenever I would render (Cycles) using my GPUs (2x GTX 970) eventually my computer would freeze (if music was playing it would give a loud distortion pop when it happened). Then I updated my BIOS to ...
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Bluetooth regularly vanishes/reappears from settings, device manager. Nothing I do seems to make a difference

Windows 10 (Latest). MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC (integrated Intel BT) - this board None of the suggested solutions on other posts (e.g. device manager, driver update, etc.) have worked for me, and ...
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PIN DEFINITION OF P5B DELUXE FRONT PANEL(AAFP)

as seen in p5b deluxe manual(page 2-33) pin definition of 9-PINS AAFP CONNECTOR(front panel audio connectors)are as follows: GND, PRESENCE#, SENSE1_RETUR, EMPTY PIN, SENSE2_RETUR, PORT1 L, PORT1 R, ...
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Mic noise in MSI Motherboard x470 on Windows 10

MSI x470 Gaming Plus motherboard working fine for two weeks now all my microphone produces is "noise". Here recording here: https://voca.ro/fbL1wIW59C0 When I plug my microphone into another device ...
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Identify faulty PC part when no logs/dumps are produced

My best friend's PC completely freezes under any GPU extensive load. No blue screens shown, no logs/dumps are produced. Only reset helps. Running on the integrated GPU, the freezes don't happen. I ...
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With a Gigabyte motherboard where I have flashed the BIOS, if I reset the CMOS will it also reset the BIOS to default?

I have a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-DH3 motherboard. In March 2020 I flashed the BIOS in order to make it compatible with a Windforce graphics card. This caused Windows 7 to think my computer was new and it ...
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Gateway DX4850 Mainboard BIOS Update for Ivy Bridge

Does anyone know where I can find an updated BIOS that will handle Ivy Bridge CPU's for my otherwise fine DX4850-27eu? I already have the latest BIOS that Gateway offers: version P01-A3, dated 2011/...
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How do I set up this case cooling configuration ? (pictures)

I ordered my PC parts but the Case was the first to arrive, so I'm trying to figure things out before I get started. I'm a bit confuse regarding my case cooling configuration. My case comes with a ...
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System won't boot up with new RAM sticks, nor with the old ones

I bought new RAM sticks and put them in the proper slots. I cleaned the dust off the surface of the video card with a dry tissue and while at it attempted to vacuum the dust off the motherboard. I ...
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Windows freezes when accessing optical drive when SATA mode is set to RAID

I have a Asus X570-E motherboard with a couple drives connected in raid on the SATA bus. I've set the SATA mode from AHCI to RAID, and configured the raid successfully. However, today when I ...
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Connecting the case fan to power

Today was my first time building the PC from the scratch. There is only one thing left and it’s getting my case fans to spin. There are two case cables currently unplugged. 1st - it is two sided 2nd ...
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single 4 pin cpu power cord in a 4+4 pin psu connector input

I have a corsair hx 1200 power supply ... my crosshair vIII hero motherboard has 2 cpu inputs on it... one 8 pin and one 4 pin... i ordered custom cables from cablemod as well... one 8 pin and one 4 ...
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Will an M.2 NVMe SSD take up PCIe lanes used by PCIe ports on my motherboard

As for my specific situation: I'm running an Asrock B450-HDV R4.0 with a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and a Geforce 1080 GPU. As the board does not come with onboard WiFi, I intend to install a network card in ...
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CPU faulty or Motherboard?

My PC in my work Suddenly shut down and didn't boot. We figured that either it's the motherboard or the PSU. After checking the PSU is fine and changing the motherboard, the pc managed to boot (the ...
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Asus Prime B350 Plus USB Over Current Issue

Asus B350 plus mother board AMD Ryzen CPU Corsair 850w PSU 4 X Corsair 8gb Ram 32GB Total Asus Strix 1070Ti GPU I inherited this pc but after a week of perfect use I got the dreaded usb overcurrent ...
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What happens if I uninstall my motherboards audio driver?

I have an MPG Z390M Gaming edge AC motherboard from MSI running windows 10. Recently my front and back audio have both stopped working. In response to this I decided to update my audio driver. This ...
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Laptop won't charge - burnt DC Jack

I bought the MSI GS63VR 6RF 3 years ago or so and all of a sudden the laptop begin to stop charging unless I lifted the charger cable, directly at the port, in an upwards direction. I thought the ...
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Where is my BIOS chip? (Image)

I'm trying to flash my Toshiba Satellite C660-1ZM with a self compiled BIOS update, however I can't seem to locate the chip. Solutions tried: Looking at the motherboard schematic: I can't find any ...
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PCIe Lanes - Onboard M.2 SSD

Im having some issues with installing PCIe NVMe drives into my PC. PC Specs MB: Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha CS: Z170 CPU: i7 6700k VC: 1070 GTX I purchased an Asus Hyper NVMe 16x PCI adapter and ...
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Upgraded PSU x1.25 and still getting power off at maximum load

Some tasks that involve serious number crunching CPU+GPU or gaming in VR cause my computer to just shutdown abruptly. So i had to live with CPU load bound to 80%. That solved the problem but of course ...
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How to enable M.B. tweak utility in Award F7 BIOS?

How to enable M.B. tweak utility in Award F7 BIOS? I tried Ctrl + F1 and F5 but nothing worked.
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QFlash doesn't detect BIOS update

I have GA-945GCM-S2L (rev. 1.0) MB and Award Bios F7. I want to update it to F8d. I extracted files to flash drive and QFlash detects it as "Floppy A" but it doesn't detect any BIOS update, what could ...
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Will my motherboard's FSB overclock automatically to be compatible with a new CPU?

This is a motherboard I have. I'm planning to buy the best CPU (Core™ 2 Duo E8600) for that motherboard and update BIOS from F7 to F8d. In the first link in the motherboard specs it's written that ...
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No display on a asus laptop

There is no display on an Asus laptop, on its screen or via the HDMI port. Asus support tells me that it should due to a failed graphic card. The graphic chipset is an Intel HD Graphics 3000 but I ...
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TLP could not detect fan speed

Recently I wanted to monitor the fan speed on my Arch Linux so I downloaded tlp. And I tried to monitor with sudo tlp-stat -t but the fan speed returned nothing. I tried to use fancontrol and ...
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Constant rebooting due to closed lid. Fix?

I am running PiHole on an old Laptop. However, when the lid is closed (which it should be all the time, since it looks better and draws less current), the system constantly keeps rebooting during ...
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New PC build , boot issue

i'm new on superuser so correct me if i'm breaking some rules here, I have built a new pc system. when trying to boot both cpu and psu fan spin for a couple secods then go off, and i can re-do this ...
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AHCI required for new SSD?

I do not know too terribly much about computers, but I wanted to try to install SSD as my new boot drive. My computer does not have AHCI and I'm not sure how to update my BIOS or if it will even give ...
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Can I use PCIe SSD card in my motherboard?

My motherboard Name: GA-H61M-S2PV (rev. 2.2) Detail link: https://www.gigabyte.com/bd/Motherboard/GA-H61M-S2PV-rev-22/sp#sp Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (The PCI ...
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Custom 3.5mm front audio jacks? Win10, 9-pin MB audio connector [closed]

Not sure if this is the right forum; if not, please feel free to gently redirect me to a more appropriate place to ask this question. I'm not an audiophile, this would mostly be for conference call ...
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Which drivers/utilities should I install for my motherboard?

I just bought the Gigabyte B365M DS3H motherboard. It comes with a CD with the label "300 series drivers / utilities" but I don't own a CD reader. In the motherboard website there are tons of drivers ...
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RAM upgrade, laptop won't boot after restart. Works on initial boot

I'm getting a weird issue with a RAM upgrade. I'm trying to upgrade to 32GB (2x16GB, previously 2x8). With 2x16 combo, the first boot works well. I get a BIOS notification that RAM settings have ...
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Does the VGA port on a laptop need drivers to function?

I have an old HP dv4 laptop with an unresponsive motherboard (only flashed the caps lock when turned on). It also needed a new screen but I don't care about that part. I sent it to an unofficial ...
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Extremely high motherboard temperature

Please see attached pictures of my current PC's temperature; especially the motherboard Temp #2 reading on the top line. A red blinking right appeared on its right side today for the first time, ...
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Maximum RAM supported by CPU/Chipset varies in Intel Datasheets?

I understand the questions is asked here often and I have read all of them regarding, the picture wasn't clear though. As per the manufacturer the laptop supports 16GB (8GB soldered, 1 extra 8GB slot)...

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