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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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HP Zbook 17 G3's Motherboard keeps breaking after a few months [closed]

I have had an HP Zbook 17 G3 for about 2 years and since it came, it keeps having the same issue. The motherboard IC and the charger both break after 4-5 months. Last time this happened, I asked the ...
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Asus motherboard PCIe bifurcation & M.2 settings in PCIe x16 slots (from CPU)

Please help me understand the second table in the screenshot. This is from the Asus Pro WS W680-ACE IPMI user manual page 20. Can someone please explain what it means?
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RAM suddendly stopped working

While the solution seems clear (throw away RAM and buy new one) I would like to understand what happened here: I have a PC with a ~1 month old B650M motherboard with a AMD Ryzen 9 7900. RAM (4x32Gb) ...
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BIOS beep errors with ASUS 790 -P WiFi MoBo

I have just built a new PC with an Asus 790-P WiFi Mobo and 14th gen I7 14700 CPU. I have installed 32GB of DDR5 RAM. There is a 700 watt PSU. There is no graphics card as the 14700 has integrated ...
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extending ram of a PC gives memory failure

I have a PC with an i9-10900X CPU and the mainboard is link. Currently, I have 2 32GB RAM modules installed, running at 3200MHz DDR4 (1.35v) each. I want to add more RAM, but I can't find the same ...
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BIOS don't start on two motherboard after blue screen

I've got a computer with a Esonic H61 motherboard, intel i5, 2x4GB RAM and a ASUS NVIDIA GEFORCE GT710 with a SSD with Ubuntu 22.04 in single boot. A week ago I tried changing SSD with one with dual ...
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Does a media server needs a powerful graphics card? [closed]

I have a 10 year old PC (HP Envy 750 SE) which I recently converted to a media server for hosting Emby( personal media server). But my graphics card, NVidia Geforce GTX 745 has been giving me problems ...
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Adventures of putting 8GB of RAM in a motherboard that doesn’t support it [closed]

https://theretroweb.com/motherboards/s/fic-ptcq965-sunbird my Motherboard PC see and support only 2GB ram, instead of 8GB ram mortgaged in processor Intel, there is nothing in my bios to increase ram, ...
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Laptop won't power on, battery indicator light on until attempting to power on laptop [closed]

Laptop model: Asus ROG GL553VD My laptop very suddenly won't power on. The laptop's PSU is confirmed to be working. The indicator lights are behaving unusually: The battery's indicator lights up when ...
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Calling on Breadboarders [closed]

What i have. A MSI x570-A PRO mobo. Geforce RTX 3060 GPU Ryzen 7 5800G (built in Raedon graphics as well) just figured have it as backup. They are currently off. Besides CPU fan i have two other ...
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ASUS H97-Plus and TPM 2.0

I bought for my ASUS H97-Plus motherboard this TPM 2.0 module, but it is not being recognized by the BIOS also after saving changes and restart, Anyone can advise on how to make it work, if it's ...
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ECC RAM prevents POST

I have an Asus M4A79XTD EVO. The manual says it supports 4x4GB unbuffered ECC. However, it won't POST (not even a beep) with any of the 4 sticks I've tried (works fine with non-ECC). The RAM I'm ...
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My PC will not shut off if monitors are turned off

Whenever I try to shut down my PC I typically shut off the monitors at the same time and they're usually off before the PC is. I recently changed some hardware including my motherboard (ASROCK B650 PG ...
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Notebook BIOS cannot use some RAM sticks after hardware failure

I have an Asus M515DA-EJ502T; Ryzen 3500u. Never made alterations in the system aside from dual-booting Linux. Recently my the notebook motherboard was repaired due to a short circuit in a capacitor. ...
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Dell Optiplex 980 Mini-Form Factor will not boot to Windows 7

I'm getting CMOS battery errors so I replaced the CMOS battery twice with new ones, loaded the BIOS defaults, cleared CMOS using the jumper (explained in the user manual) and put the hard drive into ...
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G712LWS not turning on after thermal repast

As in the first photo, i used first liquid thermal (Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Extreme) on GPU & CPU. Before I did anything I always unplugged the battery first and then did what I wanted to do....
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How to add a displayport to my motherboard?

I have motherboard - b150m-d3h-cf, which doesn't support DisplayPort. I have got a newer monitor which support DisplayPort. I want to upgrade my PC to have a DisplayPort. I don't want to completely ...
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Server with Supermicro X9SCL-F motherboard not powering on?

I recently bought the following parts and assembled them together: Motherboard: Supermicro X9SCL-F RAM: 4x 4G DDR3 PC3-12800E 1600MHz ECC-Unbuffered UDIMM GOODRAM W-MEM1600E34GSM CPU: Intel Xeon E3-...
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Compaq Deskpro N119 turns on, 2 short beeps, no video signal

I have been trying to get this computer to work over the last couple days. I had the "no video signal" problem and tried several things. I opened the unit and cleaned the dust out with ...
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Are these PSU plugs compatible with such a mainboard?

I am unsure on how all the plugs fit together. I already have this PSU: be quiet! Pure Power 11 400W https://www.bequiet.com/admin/[email protected]&.jpg There are two 4-...
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Can a faulty motherboard kill external HDDs?

Last year I got a new external HDD (drive 1) which failed without warning in less than 2 months. I got it replaced with a different but also new external drive (drive 2), and now four months later it ...
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Any way to force laptop to re-check DIMM slot without removing RAM module?

Is there any way to get a laptop to re-check its DIMM slots without physically removing the RAM module(s)? I have a laptop (Asus UX410UA) that has 4GB RAM soldered on board and an additional DDR4 SO-...
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Risks With Keeping Internal Keyboard Plugged In Vs. Unplugging

A while ago I seem to have caused a short or some sort of issue with my keyboard (the post I made about that here for more details) when I was examining my motherboard. I found out I had to replace ...
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B450M DS3H WIFI doesn't boot up with 16GB DDR4 2666Mhz RAM Stick

I have 32GB (16GBx2) DDR4 2666MHz RAM and I've just purchased the Gigabyte B450M DS3H wifi mobo. When I configured it, the PC didn't boot up with these RAMs. I've tried to install the RAM one by one ...
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PC won't post with 4 RAM sticks

I have a few question if possible. I have an old system which has the following components: CPU: i7 6700K, motherboard: Asus H110M2 D3, and a GTX 1060 3GB. I wanted to upgrade the RAM to 32 GB (since ...
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Can the youyeetooX1 bios, support any M.2 to SATA3.0 conversion card?

Obviously, using a M.2 to SATA3.0 conversion card (JMB585 or ASM1166 based) would allow to build a NAS from a youyeetoo X1 motherboard. Did any one manage to do that and would you know if it might be ...
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asus tuf gaming x570 pro (wifi) cpu pin

I just bought asus tuf gaming x570 pro (wi-fi) ant it has 8+4 cpu pin but my power supply has 8+8 pin. Will it work, if i put only 8 pin? Or just plug 8+8 to 8+4 pin
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Why can't Intel CPU use AMD chipsets and vice versa?

In my own intrepretation, a chipset is just a hardware that implements PCIE, which is basically the communication protocol used by the CPU to communicate with device controllers. Now, PCIE is an open ...
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Bios update for FoxConn 2AB1 1.00 Motherboard System BIOS 6.04

Hey all this is for a HP Pavilion ELITE HPE-410f PC, want to update the bios, not sure if even available to do so current version is at 6.04. Want to upgrade ram/processor so need bios updated if ...
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Are there any features on modern motherboards (other than WPBT) that would prevent a totally clean Windows installation?

I just recently learned about Windows Platform Binary Table or WPBT, which allows motherboard manufacturers to bundle software with their motherboards that will be automatically installed by Windows. ...
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Would any grounding be necessary through the motherboard standoffs in a wooden PC case?

I've built quite a few PCs over the years but always using premade cases. I now have a laser engraver and am interested in making a custom case out of wood. When I started in computers, back when we ...
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Do I have 3rd gen or 4th gen PCIe slots?

I have a ROG Strix GA35DX computer, prebuilt from Best Buy. Bought it in 2021, here is what the inside looks like, I have disconnected the GPU: I have 2 PCIe slots behind the silver looking panels ...
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PRO B550M-P GEN3 MB W/ RYZEN 7 5700X CPU

I'm hoping someone can assist me. I've upgraded my MB & CPU to the following PRO B550M-P GEN3 MB W/ RYZEN 7 5700X CPU. I've also added more RAM from 32 to 128. Along with a new 700W PSU. I'm ...
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How to enable power on by keyboard on a B550 AORUS PRO-P motherboard?

I try to power on my PC using the keyboard. My BIOS/UEFI Settings are missing the older "Wake On keyboard/Password" settings. I have disabled ERP and wake on LAN works flawlessly, but I cant ...
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Motherboard pins look a bit off - are they broken?

I'm new to PCs and don't know much. I know that motherboard pins are easy to bend and I don't know if these pins are bent or not. They seem to point in the right direction but look odd. If I start the ...
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What are the metal tabs that are coming out of these usb connectors?

For these USB 3 cables - the ones that go from the motherboard 19 pin connector to the front IO of the chassis - I found some online that have these small metal tabs on them. What are they? Also many ...
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Four RAM sticks work independantly, but not all together. Is the motherboard definitely the issue?

I have an issue with blue screen quite often saying memory issues. The issue The problem first started I upgraded my SSD from a SATA3 M.2 to a PICe gen 4 M.2 NVMe. When I swapped the SSDs, I also ...
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How to enter factory mode on Insyde bios (acer)

I was disassembling an Acer Helios 300 317-52 and noticed after it sat for a long time with the CMOS, battery, and a module labeled "vendor" being unplugged from the motherboard, it would ...
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After unplugging my PC from the outlet, sometimes it won't boot for a long time

Before I go to sleep, I unplug my PC from the outlet, due to concerns about power spikes or something of the sort frying my computer. However, sometimes, when I wake up and plug it back into the ...
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My Windows time changes to the future and causes problems. How can I fix this?

My Windows time changes to the future (this last time somewhere in 2042). My system is: X570S Aorus Master @Bios Gigabyte 4.21.1027.1 My OS is: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.22631.3155] (c) ...
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What's the difference PCIe x16 (x4) vs x16

I'm a first time PC builder. I'm looking at mainboards. Some mainboards say they have a "PCIE 4.0 x16 (x4)" connection. I know what PCIE 4.0 x16 is but the (x4) confuses me. (Example ...
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Can I wire an 8pin double case fan into 2 x 4pin fan headers, or USB?

I have 2 x Delta 92x38mm EFB0912HHE Triple Blade High Speed Case Fan - Sleeved, which both have 4 wires which are spliced into an 8-pin connector, but only using 6 of the pins (2 are sharing 2 wires ...
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Not POSTing Without Graphics

I have a homelab with an ROG STRIX B760-I Gaming Wifi motherboard (bios manual), and upon changing the operating system it will no longer POST unless I have a graphics card. When there is no graphics ...
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New motherboard no LED / no response: What can be done?

I'm struggling to get my son’s PC working again. The motherboard is a Gigabyte H410M H V2 (rev 1.7). Okay, so a new GPU required a new PSU which required a new motherboard which required a new casing, ...
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Dual monitors say "no signal" but windows boots completely

I turned my PC on today and the monitors said "no signal" and entered power saver mode. After restarting a few times I tried to see if the PC booted up by typing my password in and seeing if ...
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Bitlocker recovery key after motherboard replacement

If I suspend the BitLocker before the replacement of motherboard of my laptop, would it ask for BitLocker-recovery-key if I turn on the laptop after motherboard's replacement?
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How do I properly install these new RAM sticks?

I have purchased two new RAM sticks: Crucial Pro RAM 32GB Kit (2x16GB) DDR4 3200MT/s (or 3000MT/s or 2666MT/s) Desktop Memory CP2K16G4DFRA32A I cannot figure how to properly install them in place of ...
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Asus H310T R2 BIOS update

I have a second hand micro-ITX ASUS motherboard PRIME H310T R2 exactly like this one: https://www.asus.com/motherboards-components/motherboards/prime/prime-h310t-r2-0/ It came with BIOS/UEFI version ...
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Bought an HP Probook from a reseller, seems to have wrong graphics card

I have bought a Probook from Ebay, 'opened, never used', however despite being a Probook 450 G9 with an i5 processor, has the UHD graphics card. The listing suggested it should come with the Iris Xe, ...
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Blunder while looking for a short circuit on a motherboard

After getting my laptop diagnosed with a shorted motherboard, I decided to see if I could find the short and fix it or replace the motherboard itself. I blew compressed air to ice over some components,...
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