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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Computer randomly dropping all USB connections and restarting them

I have a computer running Windows 10 but for a few months now, one issue has been driving me insane even though I've tried really hard to ignore it. Namely, sometimes the PC just randomly drops all ...
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Can motherboard be bottleneck for ssd speed on sata?

I have a computer: ASRock A320M-DVS R4.0 motherboard AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 16 GB RAM 2 x Samsung 870 QVO 1 TB SSD I'm testing SSD write speed on newly installed Ubuntu ...
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32-bit PCI riser cards: different types? [closed]

I'm duplicating an existing compact PC; I'd love to replace it with modern components, but for various reasons I can't. I'm having a tough time finding the correct 32-bit PCI right-angle riser card. I ...
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Desktop shuts down (actually not..?) randomly

I got brand-new PC 2-3 months ago, assembled myself. I think I already have enough knowledge about softwares / hardwares, but I think it is out of my hands. After assembled my PC, it eventually / ...
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Dell G5 5590 - Is possible to convert RTX 2060 mobile to RTX 2070?

Since both RTX2060 and RTX 2070 models of Dell G5 5590 uses the same TU-106 chip and the motherboard (vulcan15_n18e Rev A00) have two "free" VRAM slots in the RTX 2060 version and the VRMs ...
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Computer randomly freezes, mostly on ubuntu

I have a random freeze issue since I built my computer and never figured out what was wrong. I worked with it and restarted my computer every time I had the issue. I recently changed my motherboard &...
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Can any external hardware / software write something to the cmos motherboard chip?

I know there is some software or hardware advertised to be able to read and write what is on cmos chip, but do any normal consumer pieces of hardware or software interact like this with the cmos chip? ...
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What does “Connectors with shared bandwidth” mean on a motherboard?

I have a z590-E with the following in the manual... The problem is there is no context given to the "configurations" and I am not sure what it is trying to tell me. I seem to not be able to ...
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Is it less common and very difficult to make a 'gaming' PC using Mini/Mid Tower? [closed]

I don't know the exact terms, but online, I could only find that there are mainly 3-4 types of PC desktops. Like Mini, Mid and Full Tower PCs. I have Dell 7570 laptop with i7 processor and NVIDIA ...
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How do I wire a momentary pull chain switch to a PC?

I'm wiring a momentary pull switch to the PC. I set the Windows 10 power button action to shutdown, so pulling the chain will turn on the pc if it's off, and if it's on, pulling the chain will send a ...
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Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero - Memory from QVL - D.O.C.P. Standard - The system has POSTed in safe mode

I have just built my new computer with Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboard, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU and Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB Black DDR4 3600MHz 4x16GB - CMT64GX4M4Z3600C16 (Ver4.31) ...
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chip with the contents are in disagreement

I'm using CH341A programmer with 1.8v adapter to recover bios. I can read, erase, blank, and write. But after writing program when I try to verify it shows me error "chip with the contents are in ...
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Is one piece of mother board's all USB ports share power supply? [closed]

Besides connecting several devices to my desktop PC's USB ports , I added one usb hub .Now I want to add another usb hub. My question is whether all usb ports on one mother boards share one power ...
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MSI Z370 Pro Carbon Limited to Four USB 2.0 for Front Panel?

I have had this problem for a while now and I have just assumed from my MSI Z370 Pro Carbon spec sheet it can only supply full power to 4 USB 2.0 ports in the front panel. Well my chassis has 2 front ...
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Mysterious “ka-ching” sound coming from motherboard

I have noticed this sound coming from a desktop PC I have at home. I am 100% sure this is not coming from speakers, because I have disconnected them and tested. Also, this sound is coming out ...
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PC needs to reboot several times before it shows image

Computer specs are: AMD Ryzen 5 1600x MSI B350M GAMING PRO Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB 8GB HyperX Fury 2400Mhz I've facing this problem for some time and I need help figuring out what is causing it. When I ...
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Where to look for a BIOS update for an Intel 855GM chipset laptop?

I have a Clevo Zeus laptop, model M3CW, with an Intel motherboard, chipset 855GM (Montara-GM). It has a BIOS by Insyde Software and/or SystemSoft, from December of 1999... Naturally I'm not looking ...
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Ram not recognized by BIOS

I have a pretty old computer. its running an old i7 3660 Asus Maximus V Gene Nvidia 660ti Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (4X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3. BIOS 1903 (latest version) I recently installed a new ...
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claiming 2.5gbps LAN but ethernet speed only show 1000Mb/s? Ubuntu 20.04, MSI motherboard

I am having a MSI Z590 PRO WIFI motherboard which claims to have 2.5Gbps LAN. However, when I connect to ethernet cable (cat8). I only have 1000Mbs. Has anyone seen this mismatch before? Any help is ...
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Motherboard splash screen doesn’t show up and I can’t access BIOS

I'm unable to access BIOS. I have a 2070 Super with one monitor plugged in with DisplayPort and the other with HDMI. When my PC turns on both screens are blank until the Windows 10 login screen shows ...
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Two graphics cards on old motherboard

The motherboard is an ASUS Commando (very old). There are two PCIe x16 slots, one at full x16 speed, the other at x4 speed. I'd like to install one powerful graphics card on the stronger slot for ...
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Plugging both ATX 12V (4+4pin) and EPS 12V (8pin) to x570 master

I would like to plug the Thermaltake 1500 on the x570 Master From PSU Manual: Semi-modular PSU with both cables Motherboard below Link to Manual Can I plug both EPS12V and ATX12V into the ...
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Audio Cuts Out, Replaced by Loud Hiss, from MSI Motherboard

I have a new MSI z590 Torpedo motherboard on a (mostly) new build. Using the TOSLINK audio output, the sound will work normally for some time but suddenly and randomly the sound will cut out and a ...
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Laptop Crash - Event 41

I have just upgraded my laptop. Before, I had two same ram each 2GB DDR3. Everything was working fine. For 5 years without any issue! So, decided to upgrade laptop. Bought a 4GB DDR3 ram, Alternate it ...
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No POST, no video, beeps without RAM. What is more likely to be bad: CPU or MOBO?

I bought a broken PC (HP p6320nl) from a classifieds site. When pressing the power button, fans spin, USB devices get powered and ethernet port blinks when a cable is attached. The CPU also gets hot. ...
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Desktop restarts loop In vertical

Desktop fails to start, bios screen then restarts loop, or keeps power turning off and on. When kept horizontal pc seems to start, and keep running. What's the explanation for this ? Loose cpu ...
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Random BSODs and unexpected behavior (PSU or Motherboard)

I am having random problems with my PC, starting with several random BSODs and a memory dump stating error SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, but I cannot check where the exception occurred since ...
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What ram do I use in this desktop, I opened up and there was none

Somebody brought this desktop around for me to get working. I opened it up and there was no RAM in the two slots So the question is "how do I find out what RAM do I need to get it working" ...
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How to get access to BIOS after seemmingly getting a black screen?

I have an ASUS ROG STRIX B360-G Gaming motherboard. I placed a new M.2 SSD and installed Fedora, I had some instabilities and wanted to install Ubuntu eventually but I got some errors during the ...
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Can I boot from an NVM drive on an old mainboard?

I have an old GA-990FXA-UD3 mobo which was fabulous at its time (still works nice today even if it is 9 years old). I got from a friend a NVM 256GB disk. Can I install it via a PCIe addapter and boot (...
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8 pin and 4 pin CPU Power connectors on MSI MPG2390, blew out my PSU (CX750)

I have a continuation question on this thread: Do I need both the 8 pin and 4 pin cpu power plug for my MSI B450 Pro Carbon? I had issues with 9900K on an MSI MPG Z390 motherboard and an NVIDIA ...
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BIOS exits 1 beep (indicating DRAM refresh failure) but both RAM seem ok, windows is woking fine

I am trying to get into the boot menu of my pc to set up a Linux distribution. But every time I press DEL, I get 1 loud beep and my screen shows nothing. My BIOS is provided by American Megatrends inc....
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No audio from S/PDIF optical output on Realtek ALC1200 onboard audio (MSI B550 motherboard)

I have an MSI B550M Mortar motherboard which has Realtek ALC1200 onboard audio. Currently running Windows 7 x64. I'm trying to use the S/PDIF optical output with Logitech speakers but I'm not getting ...
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Power failure while updating bios

I'm new here and don't know how should I ask for help. My apologies . I was updating bios to 5.90 form 5.20 and while updating I faced load shedding issue and pc turned off (73% done). After that ...
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Do 64GB DDR4 SO-DIMM (non-ECC) memory modules exist?

I can't seem to find any, however the specs for my i9-9980HK processor state: Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type): 128 GB Max # of Memory Channels: 2 I take it this means that I can place two ...
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New Threadripper Pro - M12SWA-TF Motherboard not posting

Just got the new M12SWA-TF Motherboard and I have a steady blinking green BMC LED. No other lights. The manual doesn’t indicate any beep codes that I see. And no beeps. Fans run, I’ve tried two ...
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ASUS ROG Strix B550-E Gaming vs NVIDIA K80 and Linux

Does the ASUS ROG Strix B550-E Gaming mainboard support above 4GB PCIe addressing? I want to attach a NVIDIA k80 compute card that requires 64 Bit BAR but I could not find any information about that ...
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CPU burnt with fumes, yet no visible damage

Until yesterday I had a small, homemade ethereum mining rig with 5 GPUs, 4 of which were "sticking out" of my computer (4 GPUs were connected via risers). Everything was going smoothly and I ...
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Surge protector behaving strangely

I just bought this surge protector which has the master/slave function, so that it disables some plugs (2 monitors and 2 speakers) when I turn off my PC. Everything is working fine except for one ...
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Is it possible to test a motherboard with AA batteries?

I want to test my motherboard, so how do I run it with AA batteries? In the 16-pin connector, I tried connecting 8 AA batteries to the +12V and GND and pressing the power button, but the fans didn't ...
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Is it possible to use Windows 7 with B550/X570 motherboards and Ryzen 9 CPUs? [duplicate]

I understand that official support of Windows 7 ended a few years ago. However, I'm interested to know if any manufacturers (or users) have released fully-working drivers for B550/X570 motherboards or ...
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Does it make sense to plug monitors in integrated graphics to “save” the GPU for other work?

I have a GPU for the purposes of deep learning, and I have 3 monitors plugged into it. I also have 2 empty display slots in my motherboard. When I run a deep learning task my GPU shows as running at ...
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Asus motherboard B450 stuck on Asus screen after bios update

I tried to update my Asus B 450 motherboard's bios, by using the correct .cap file and the normal ez flash 3 utility from the bios menu. The update process went well and I received that the update was ...
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Wake-on-LAN on MSI X570-Mainboard

I am trying to start my computer with a MSI X570-Mainboard using the WOL-feature. In the BIOS, I already enabled Wake-on-LAN for PCIe devices. I tried it with both the onboard ethernet controller as ...
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ASUS Z270G Motherboard not recognizes GPU on PCI-E (x1) Riser Boards

I have a PC with a ASUS Z270G Motherboard, i7 7700 and two GPUs (a GTX 1070 Ti and another GTX1070). The issue is that running both GPUs on the PCI-E x16 slots in my motherboard does not offer ...
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PC suddenly powered off and won't power back on

I have MSI B150m Mortar motherboard with Corsair 550w PSU, i5 6500 CPU, a 8GB kingston ram and a GTX 1060 GPU. Recently I had a external drive giving me problems, it was not being detected, so I ...
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Inaccessible Boot Device after m.2 SSD upgrade

I've replaced my old m.2 256GB Samsung XP941 SSD, my boot drive with Windows 10 installed, with a 1TB 970 EVO Plus. This is on an MSI X99S SLI Plus motherboard that was recently upgraded to the ...
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Is My Power-Supply Faulty? or Could It be something Else

So I Suspect my Power Supply to be faulty but I am unsure and want some advice, I turned off my PC(full shutdown via windows) and then in the morning it would not start again, I press the Power Button ...
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Is there any issue to motherboard sensor if i always use temp sensor app like openhwminotor?

I always minimise openhwmonitor which gives temp sensor readings. Is there any problem to my motherboard or is it stress system if i do it????
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Can I short power button always on?

I have an aging home server, Asus AT3IONT-I Deluxe, and I want it to power on automatically after a power loss. I have enabled the BIOS setting to do this but it doesn’t work. The power LED turns on ...

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