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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Need suggestion to choose programmer to flash bios rom

My motherboard bricked while updating bios due to power cut. Bios rom is MX25U12873F. Can I flash this rom using this mini programmer. link is here CH341A Mini Programmer with 1.8v adapter?
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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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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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PC on and off loop , the longest it can stay is 30 minutes then automatically turn off and on again

Went to three repair shops - 2 said its motherboard & 1 said power supply when I request to repair the motherboard, but they don't have tools to confirm it if its really PSU issue. Asking one more ...
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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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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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No POST screen, No beeps and No display

I have very old motherboard , CPU , power supply. Motherboard : Gigabyte G31M-ES2C CPU : Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 @ 1.8GHz Ram : Transcend 2GB ddr2 800MHz. Power supply : Tech-Com 450Watt....
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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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PSU starts and stops immediately. Need Help.. IS it faulty?

Yesterday when I switched on the PC it started and stopped immediately. I tried everything that I could. For PSU I jump started it by paper clip test. When I switched on the PSU, the fan started ...
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New pc issue - no display signal and 1 long 2 short beeps

At first, my hardware: Motherboard: MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1050Ti Low Profile RAM: 2 x 8 GB HYPERX HX432C16PB3A/8 PSU: Chieftec CSN-650C 650W SSD: ADATA ...
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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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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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Dell Optiplex 3040m is intermittently reporting no boot disk or no HDD. Have replaced the drive but the error persists. Is it the motherboard?

Windows 10, 20H2 - build 19042.928 Most of the time the computer boots fine, but will freeze after a while and shutdown reporting no HDD or boot disk. I've run Dell's hardware diagnostics, as well as ...
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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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How to choose correct CPU cooler?

I've seen CPU coolers are single, double or triple. Which CPU cooler to choose? Are they for different CPUs or different motherboards? Or can I choose any of them for any PC build? What I mean: Side ...
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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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How to choose correct motherboard? [closed]

What criteria of motherboards matters? How to choose correct motherboard? I don't want to overpay for any functionality or design that It's not required for me. I'm about to build AMD Threadripper ...
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RAID 0 - what happens if mainboard changes?

I had an MSI z77a-g41 mainboard with Ocz vertex3 raid 0 configuration. Yesterday, my mainboard stopped booting. It seems something is wrong with the mainboard because there is no video, no BIOS ...
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What difference does sharing secondary PCIe x16 with other PCIe lanes (x16 and x1s) make?

I'm about to buy a motherboard and I have a difficulty understanding how sharing PCIe lanes works. I have two motherboard options: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI. Let's shorten them to ...
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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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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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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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2 monitors one rendered by CPU and another by GPU

I want to hook up 2 monitors to my system, currently I'm only using one monitor connected via DVI through my GPU. I have a VGA(sad face) connector behind my motherboard and I found an old monitor ...
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Lenovo Motherboard, FW errors

Where I work we have many lenovo m93 Thinkcentre PCs. In one of them, errors appears right after the lenovo logo. The error sometimes says "FW status Initializing Error" or "FW status Recovery error". ...
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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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Computer hangs indefinitely when shutting down

My pc never shuts down. This started happening 2 days ago. I was using parrot os, and did a dist upgrade. I thought that this could have caused the issue. Basically, my pc hangs at reboot: power down. ...
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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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What is the use for built-in graphic card on a “gaming” motherboard?

Many motherboards marketed as "gaming" has an integrated Intel graphic cards. Examples are the ASUS B150I PRO GAMING/WIFI/AURA and the Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 but these are just a couple of many. ...
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2133MHz RAM crashes with MSI MORTAR motherboard and Ryzen

Summary I bought a new motherboard and CPU. Running the PC with the 2x8GB CL14 2133Mhz RAM leads to crashes, but running it with 2x8GB CL15 2400Mhz works fine. RAM sticks are otherwise identical. I'd ...
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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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What type of an expansion slot is Half length Mini Card? Is it a Mini-PCIe?

I have just two SATA slots in my motherboard and both are occupied. I want to add a SSD. So I thought that if the expansion slot shown in the image is a mini PCIe ( I am not sure) then I could just ...
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Trying to better understand how motherboard USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Gen1 ports max combined APS is calculated

So, I've searched dozens of similar questions on SuperUser and they all seem to focus on MAX power output on a USB PORT and do not mention anything about the total max a motherboard will be able to ...
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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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Windows 10 doesn't detect my GPU, but my motherboard does

Under Device Manager my NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super is only listed as Other devices > PCI Device. I have 2 events for this. Device PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1ADB&SUBSYS_C7541462&REV_A1\4&2283f625&...
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Slight damage to LGA 1151 - Is it fatal/fixable?

Below is a picture of my LGA 1151 socket on a motherboard. 2 pins seem to be damaged, circled in red. I assume it won't work in this condition? Is it worth trying to nudge the pins back into alignment ...
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NVMe performance lag and strange activity LED blinking

Installed NVMe (WDSN750 1TB) in the M2 slot on Asus Z170 Deluxe. It rocks PCIe3 (x4) so it reaches correct speeds (up to 3GB/s). However, I've noticed that sometimes the system (W10) waits for the ...
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Can I have two different GPU in my motherboard

I would like to know if i can install second GPU card in my motherboard msi 970 here are the specs https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/970-GAMING/Specification it has two slots for GPU and i have ...
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Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Ultra BIOS does not boot with 4 x 32 GB DDR4?

I got a new PC configuration as described below (in the screenshots) with 4 x 32GB sticks. The system works fine with following memory configurations: Configuration #1 A1 - 32GB A2 - NONE B1 - NONE ...
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Newly Build Computer Not Running POST

I build a computer using entirely new parts (except for the video card with I used in my old computer for about a month before deciding to upgrade everything). When I turn it on the fans run and some ...
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pc automatically turns on when plugged in

Hello everyone I have some questions maybe you can help me with some advise on what I should do,, yesterday I have encountered a problem on my pc, My pc won't turn on immediately after shutdown so I ...
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Trouble with new hard drive on old computer, and BIOS update

My motherboard is an Asus K8V-X. I was using a 250GB Maxtor SATA hard drive ever since I bought this computer, and the dreaded click of death finally showed up. So I bought a new 500GB Samsung SATA ...
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PC suddenly crashing randomly with grey stripes on screen (sometimes brown screen)

While I'm surfing on the internet, playing a game or while watching a video, my computer suddenly freezing and giving me this screen; https://i.stack.imgur.com/2RCT9.jpg And I can't control anything,...
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What could be the reason behind a PC not turning on after changing the hard drive?

Just recently I was trying to install Windows 10 on my new SSD drive, while having HDD unconnected. Then I booted autoinstaller from USB and found out that my SSD was missing from the list(possibly ...
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Boot doesn't start when computer is turned on. Only red warning LED appears. CPU or MB to blame?

My computer suddenly died (with a very small pop that may just have been the speakers) while using an HTC Vive (although I don't think it was the Vive's fault). I attempted to restart it, and nothing ...
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heatspreader paste on cpu pins

Recently, I tried to upgrade my AMD Ryzen CPU in my computer with a newer (compatible) one. When I removed the heatsink, it stuck to the old processor so strongly, that I quite possibly damaged the ...
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Computer won't turn on after Shutdown without turning off the power supply for a minute

In the past month, for some unknown reason everything in my PC started to fail one by one. From CPU to hard disk. In the end of replacements and buying new ones, I have this: MSI 970A-G46 (new) AMD ...
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1 Long Beep on Boot [closed]

Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 PRO WIFI (GA-X570-AORUS-PRO-WIFI) RAM: 4x Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR4 3200MHz (CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16) CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X GPUs: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 EAGLE OC (GV-N3070EAGLE ...
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Reboot Loop Can’t Get To OS

My computer when starting up loops and never gets a chance to get to the windows 10 load up. I tried 3 different ssd and hdd so I know it's not that plus a boot media to see if I can do a reset. No ...

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