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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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PC Starts back up even when power LEDs are off and after a clean shutdown (Windows 11)

To clarify, when I perform a clean shutdown by going to "Start > Power > Shutdown the PC" it shuts down as usual and stays off for a few seconds (2-3). In this short window of time ...
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Upgrade the GPU on a DELL Vostro 460 MT? [closed]

I have a DELL Vostro 460 mini tower desktop computer,i would like to upgrade the graphics card without changing any additional hardware besides the memory.I want to use the computer mainly for games ...
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Devices from USB hubs caused motherboard to fry [closed]

I have limited info as I'm not present at site but I have 2 powered USB hubs with 32 RS232 devices connected total. They said they connected the devices and it logged them out for some apparent reason ...
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What are these components around the CPU socket?

Right next to the CPU socket, on the left and the top, you can first see a row of silver caps and behind these are little dark grey "boxes". What are those components and why do they get ...
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How install PC-Probe II Software related to old asus motherboard in windows 10

Here is my motherboard's model in asus web site: https://www.asus.com/SupportOnly/M3A78/HelpDesk_Download/ It is very old & i am so sorry about it. I installed windows 10 on it recently. Every ...
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Blank screen then doesn’t power on toshiba c660-pr2 [closed]

After cleaning dirt from my keyboard, I pressed the power button. The screen wasn’t working, but after ten minutes windows 10 symbol appeared. I waited for one hour and the symbol was still there. I ...
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Is it true that PC power supply screws are 'connected' to earthing/grounding pin of the power supply?

I was watching a YouTube video (I've provided link in the comments) where the user claims that sometimes when we don't have earthing done in our homes or you are using two pin plug in the socket, the ...
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My buzzer is just silent on Windows 10. What should I do?

So, I've found a buzzer from my PC case box. I've hooked it up to my PC, but only during POST it made any sounds. I tried beep.exe but no luck. Maybe I need to install some sort of driver? P.S. My PC ...
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GPU produces a 4-beep error code at boot, though not always

Short version When booting my computer, the GPU (NVidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition) emits 4 beeps (1 long, 3 short) and produces no video output. As far as I can tell, the rest of the booting ...
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Installed additional RAM, detected by CPUZ but not by the system

I bought 2 additional sticks of RAM for my PC that had 2 existing. The RAM is exactly the same (GSkill Ripjaws V model F4-3200C16D-32GVK) as the original 2, but when I installed it, the system did not ...
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How to update Bios of old Intel Server Board

I've recently come in possession of an old Intel server board (S5000VSA) and to tell you the truth, the noise is a bit much for me. I was reading that if I flash a new bios it would let me choose the ...
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Optiplex 7010 not booting with any graphics card plugged in and flashes an amber light that blinks 2-3

I just recently got a graphics card from the NVIDIA RTX 3060 family (I know overkill but and I have a 650w bronze PSU) for my optiplex 7010 (with an Intel i7-3770 CPU) and I have tried in the past to ...
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Computer died after pressing reset button, DRAM Led stuck on

yesterday after a long gaming session I decided to quit the game and my PC stuck at the exit screen, I couldn't move my mouse pointer, ctrl+alt+del didn't didn't work and out of frustration I decided ...
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can i upgrade to 32gb ram?

I have lenovo ideapad c340-15iml and my mother board is LNVNB161216 and it says that it only supports 16gb of ram but i want to upgrade it to 32gb. i wonder if i could upgrade it to 32gb ram because ...
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GA-B250M-DS3H won't boot with all 4 RAM slots occupied

I have a PC with a Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H motherboard which since I built it has been using 2 8GB DIMMs and worked fine. I decided to add another two DIMMs, but when I do this the computer won't boot, ...
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Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO Motherboard -> Only 7 Sata Devices ( All HDDs / SSd ) recognized but 8 Ports

I have an Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO Motherboard It has 8 physical SATA Slots: But it only recognizes 7 hard drives. When I fill all 8 physical slots only 7 get recognized. Am I correct that this Board ...
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PC sometimes not booting at all, or boots but shutsdown at random

Recently I added a wifi-adapter to my PC as well as bluetooth. All went well installing that, however afterwards I'm now noticing some weird issues which probably aren't related to that installment. ...
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Motherboard activates on mains power on

I have Openmediavault running on the following configuration: ASRock J4105-ITX Motherboard (it has this Intel J4105 processor soldered onto the motherboard, passive CPU cooler) Antec BP450P PSU, ...
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PC won't turn on after changing CMOS

I changed my CMOS battery and when I tried to turn on, after showing this screen below, the monitor goes blank. And I can't press F10 or DEL to enter bios either, as only after this screen would it ...
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16gb of my 32gb RAM memory is "hardware reserved" and not usable

I have a B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B85) motherboard and for three years I have been using 16gb ram (Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz CL15 Vengeance LPX) without any issues. Today I decided to ...
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How to fit a BeQuite Silent Wing 3 FAN to my HP Proliant N40L?

I want to replace the case FAN of my HP Proliant N40L Server with a Silent Wings 3 120mm PWM, however I can not fit it on the motherboard socket for the fan. Unfortunately I could not find any manual ...
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Why do motherboards have oddball internal connections for USB to the front panel? [closed]

This is something that's bugged me for many years. Everytime I go to build a new PC, I notice that the internal connection for USB is different than the external connection. I.e., USB 2.0 is just a ...
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Power rating of USB 3 type A and type C

Almost all modern motherboards have a type c connector on the I/O Shield. I checked many manufacturers but they do not state how much power delivers through this tyoe c connector. I know a normal USB2 ...
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Can someone please identify this SSD slot

(Please look at the image) : I want to upgrade my laptop with an SSD but I can't identify the type of slot it has, It looks like it is an m.2 NVMe slot but most of the SSDs I have seen online have 5 ...
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Where are the standard specifications for ATX and ITX form factors published? [closed]

The ATX specifications were originally created by Intel and most of the ITX specs come from Via. What groups currently manage and publish the specifications? Where can they be found?
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Connecting Asus P48533 motherboard to VGA monitor

So the story is, i bought this old motherboard for 5.6$ because it doesn't show display, i have test to turn it on and everything works fine but i can't tell if it showing display because i don't know ...
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Motherboard ASRock trouble coolers speed

I own an ASRock H470M-ITX/ac motherboard and am having trouble with it. In the aida64 program, I did a stress test on computer systems and found that my computer thinks that the coolers in the ...
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ASUS H170M Plus RAM upgrade issue

I have an old but quite serviceable ASUS H170M Plus motherboard. It had 2 x 8GB DIMMs in DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1, for a total of 16 GB of RAM. I decided to give it its final upgrade: i5 to i7-7700 (I'm ...
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New custom PC refuses to boot (black screen) after I attach a (verified working) SATA drive

Here are the steps I'm able to reproduce every time (6 tries so far) Install Windows from USB drive onto M.2 drive in m2_1 port Shut down computer and attach one of my 6 SATA drives (that's verified ...
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Voltage of SODIMM DDR3 slots [closed]

I found conflicting information on the usability of a SODIMM DDR3L module, low voltage (1.35v), as a replacement for a DDR3 module (1.5v), including the mention from someone who has a computer store. ...
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How did HP made their power on bottom work with no VSB (standby) on their pro 290 and to make a 24pin ATX psu work with it?

The factory psu is a psu with RuRach board and has two ATX 4pin and 3 of 7 inline mini: From HP site, the full 7pin inline mini of the p2: Apparently, green is for PS_ON; grey, for PWR_OK; black, ...
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Max CPU Memory MT/s VS MHz

I was looking at the Intel i9 12900k specifications stating that the memory types supported are DDR5 4800 MT/s and DDR4 at 3200 MT/s. What is that translated to MHz? And will a CPU with max memory ...
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Can't get a computer with a unique mainboard to boot. The system plays a beeping sound on boot and we are not sure what it means?

When we boot the computer nothing displays on the monitor and the mainboard plays a sound. The mainboard isn’t a standard computer main board. It is for an automatic car wash pump stand. But it has ...
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Lenovo laptop won't turn on

I'm having a weird issue with a lenovo V130 laptop that wont turn on. The behavior is as follows. I plug the AC adapter, and the led next to the plug turns on. When I push the power button the power ...
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PC flashes on and off when turned on

Recently a buddy of mine got new RAM for his PC, when he finished installing and turning the PC back on, it started flashing. Fans and LED would turn on then turn off, then repeat until turned off. I ...
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How to see screen without graphics card?

The following highly unfortunate scenario happened: My motherboard stopped recognizing my graphics card completely. It's a ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero. Yesterday it just suddenly turned off when I was ...
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After attempted PSU replacement PC keeps booting into BIOS

I've bought Asus 2080Ti graphics card and turned out my old PSU can't support it, only one PCIE cable while the card needs 2. So I've bought Corsair RM750 PSU, installed everything and booted my PC. ...
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Troubleshooting CPU, PSU, MOBO, HW [duplicate]

Have a well aged PC that has started acting up. In short terms: It has worked fine for about 13 years. BIOS, Windows 10 Started out with trouble booting. When pressing the ON button it sometimes ...
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PC won't post after every power outage

I moved into a college dorm a few days ago and whenever I leave the room I have to take my student ID with me, without the ID in its place the room loses power. I had to learn the hard way that this ...
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NVMe drive is only using 1x PCIe lanes when 4x are available

I have a HP ENVY Desktop - 795-0017na which I have upgraded with a Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB drive, using a Silverstone ECM22 adapater to fit it into a PCIe x4 slot on the motherboard. The ...
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PC turns on but no display or boot

Background: For starters, my PC is 6 years old and has been working fine with no major hardware problems for that time. It does not undergo any physical stress or damage as it is in a fairly secluded ...
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Whether or not I can flash back an ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming 1 mother board

Essentially it is clear that the "ASUS B450-F Gaming II" can be flashed back, with clear indication as to where to insert a USB stick to flash back the BIOS. However for some reason it ...
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How to remove a M.2 Wi-Fi module that seems to be secured by a non-standard fastener?

I've bought a new Lenovo IdeaCentre 5 14ACN6 PC with a AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processor. I want to detach/remove the M.2 Wi-Fi module card for security reasons. It seems to be a generic Intel Wi-Fi card. ...
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PC turns on for a split second then turns off

My PC recently stopped working. I turned it on one day and heard a pop then it turned off and when I tried to turn it on it wouldn’t. I assumed it was the PSU so I changed it but then after trying to ...
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What is 4-pin onboard HDD power connector on Supermicro?

I'm running server using Supermicro X10SDV-4F-TLN2F motherboard. But I found unusual 4-pin male molex power connector soldered into mobo and User's manual says this connector is HDD PWR, and exsisting ...
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Laptop will not turn on unless battery is disconnected then reconnected

I have started learning hardware and fixing laptops in my spare time. I am at a loss with this one. Was hoping to get some insight as to what is wrong. The laptop is an ASUS VivoBook K403FA. ...
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What PCIe slots lanes do I have and do they overlap or conflict when installing PCIe SSD Card into slots on motherboard?

What PCIe slots lanes do I have and do they overlap or conflict when installing PCIe SSD Card into slots on motherboard? Dell Motherboard Model and more references. Dell Vostro 3902 - Motherboard: CN -...
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How can I get my Lubuntu system to "beep" via bash script?

Running Lubuntu 20.04LTS, and trying to get a nice beep when a bash script finishes. Before anyone votes this down, I have tried: beep and sudo modprobe snd-pcsp and say and echo -en "\007&...
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What are the different types of M.2 Wifi card found on a modern desktop or laptop motherboard?

I was trying to buy a new LGA1700 motherboard, and found that there were different options: some motherboards had '1x M.2 slot with E-key for PCIe WiFi module only' some motherboards had the same, ...
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How USB 3.1 power is managed by motherboard?

There are several USB 3.1 ports in my mother board. According to specification USB 3.1 can handle up to 100W. What actual power PC motherboard can output? What if I connect 8 USB 3.1 with 100W (800W ...
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