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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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keyboard keys of A and Z row is not working proper

I have a dell latitude laptop . There was an issue with keyboard the issue was only with A and Z Row when I press a or z it types "az" and when ever I press S or X it types "sx" luckily it was under ...
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Which Intel chipsets support which Windows versions? [on hold]

I have to inspect a couple of old PC, about 5 to 10 years old. I know that motherboards since a couple of years do not support Windows XP anymore. And then some motherboards support Windows 7, 8 and ...
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How do I get these ports enabled?

I have a qNine 6 port data pcie controller card that will not enable ports 5 and 6. Or rather the card at boot does not display the HDDs attached. The card, however, does indicate there is some thing ...
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My motherboard has a 4 pin connector, but my motherboard has a 24-pin power connector. Is there anyway I can connect it to the motherboard?

So I have a pre-built HP Prodesk pc, and I wanted to upgrade it, but it required me to get a bigger wattage PSU, so I went for this - https://www.ebuyer.com/856008-thermaltake-litepower-450w-psu-ps-...
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Can a motherboard accommodate *simultaneously* 1.2v and 1.35v memory modules?

Can a motherboard (e.g. ASUS Prime 2270-K) accommodate simultaneously 1.2v and 1.35v memory modules? Note that the 1.35v DDR4 DIMMs identify as 1.2v in dmidecode -t memory: ... Handle 0x0047, DMI ...
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What could cause a PC to wake up with blank screen, fan at full speed?

I have an HTPC build which uses the MSI G41TM-E43 motherboard with an Intel C2Q processor with 4GB RAM. https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/G41TME43#down-manual About a week ago, I noticed the ...
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M/b ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS cannot detect M.2 2280

Motherboard ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS with Ryzen 1700 cannot detect M.2 2280 ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro (NVMe). OS (Windows 10) - the same. My steps were: I've removed any SATA cables from SATA5/SATA6 ports (as ...
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What is 'intel(R) ICH10 family USB enhanced host controller - 3A3A'?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8. I have never had problems syncing with my PC in the past however this weekend I have started having problems as described here: https://superuser.com/users/254353/w0051977 ...
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Is my motherboard dying? [closed]

Twice in the last couple of days I have had a problem where when I turn on my computer the fans all turn on but that's about it. No HDMI output and none of my usb devices turn on. Both times removing ...
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Computer won't boot after installing 32GB RAM kit

Computer configuration: CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K, 7th gen MB: ASUS H110I-PLUS, allows up to 2 DIMM slots, max. 32GB and 2400MHz Old RAM (before upgrade): Kingston HyperX Savage Black, 8GB (2x4GB), ...
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Small plastic piece lodged under motherboard

While I was removing my Lenovo yoga 520 base cover a small piece of a clip broke off and went underneath the motherboard. I tried tilting the laptop but it’s not coming out. What can be done to remove ...
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Reconnect the front panel connectors of a eMachines computer

I replaced my IDE hard drive in my eMachine computer and accidentally disconnected the jumpers Power Led, HDD Led and Power SW and would like to connect them back correctly. How can I fix it? ...
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What does a beep code of 8-4-8 mean on a Gigabyte Ultra-Durable motherboard?

I can't figure out this code, there is nothing about it anywhere. It starts with 8 beeps, then in a higher tone goes beep-beepbeepbeep, and then repeats the 8 beep sequence. What does this mean, and ...
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Can I found an MSI Mothercard to instal my i7-2720QM (BGA1224)?

Good evening, everything is in this question "Can I found an MSI Mothercard to instal my i7-2720QM (BGA1224) ?" My laptop is HS (DELL XPS 17 L702X) I would like to know if I can find a motherboard ...
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New PC freeze just a few seconds after the Windows 10 installation program starts

The problem: my new brand new PC freeze after a few seconds while loading Windows 10 x64 setup. When the motherboard logo shows up and the Windows spinner starts, then it freeze. Hard reset required, ...
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On motherboard with SATA3, which circumstances would make the disk-light to stay on continuously?

On a motherboard with a SATA3 controller, which circumstances[1] would make the disk-light stay on without a flicker? [1] At that stage - the computer is completely unresponsive, and only ...
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Only power button is glowing

I bought new components for my computer and I connect everything as it says in manual. I did it before when I was a kid, a lot of times but this time when I press power button it glows and nothing ...
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Can a gpu and cpu drain power from motherboard and cause auto restart?

When trying to play some games my pc freezes and restarts. the cause is motherboard under-voltage(code 41). when I checked my psu it maintained a constant voltage no matter what happened. Even when ...
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M.2 SSD does this split speed

I currently have a Z270 Tomahawk Arctic motherboard. Initially I bought an SSD (125GB NVMe) that I assume is in my M.1 slot right now. I recently purchased a 2280 intel NVMe (1TB) which I figured out ...
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Is it plausible that an interrupted Windows update can cause the motherboard to fail?

When I turn on my Windows 10 desktop (a Dell XPS 8920 Desktop), and after the latest Windows Update I get a black screen. There is no splash logo or anything - the screen is completely black at all ...
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Can i use bare hands to jump start motherboard

I have a new PC built but don't have a case presently. I am jumpstarting it. It works with a screwdriver, keys, pens. Previously I was afraid but now I casually do it since touching other metal ...
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Trying to install PCIe M.2 SSD but this Disabled my PCI-E Wireless LAN Card

I recently bought and installed an Intel M.2 PCIe SSD. After installing and switching the BIOS setting for the PCI Express X4 slot to M.2 mode (which I had seen in a tutorial), I found that my Asus ...
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Startup Time Slower On PC Than On Laptop

For a while I had an HP Omen now and it started up pretty fast: With an i7 7th Gen and M.2 NVMe it with "Fast Boot" enabled it was up and running in 3.5 seconds (Windows Task Manager "Last BIOS time")....
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First start of the day slow: Motherboard Startup Issue

I bought a brand new Gigabyte Aorus Ultra Gaming X470 and it shows pretty strange behaviour: the first start of the day is extremly slow. Before it even goes into BIOS it waits for like half a minute ...
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No video signal from PC after car ride

So I've just moved across country and now my PC is no longer working. I've set up everything as usual and noticed that I'm getting no video signal. What I've tried so far (in order): Veryfing that ...
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4 SATA to mini sas back to 4 SATA

Recently I have been building my own server and the chassis I got had a backplane with SATA ports that are connected to a "4 SATA to mini-sas". I think that is the name of the cable, but my ...
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Does my motherboard support this NVMe SSD?

I have an Aspire TC-710 motherboard, and I was planning to get this NVMe M.2 SSD . I'm really new to computers and don't know much; can I install this SSD in my motherboard?
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LPT PCIe card sometimes not detected at all in Windows 10

I have an ASRock Z170 Pro4 LGA 1151 motherboard, and a RC-302E PCIe 1-Port Parallel Card connected. I am running Windows 10 Professional. I'm having an issue with the parallel port card where ...
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How to increase 3.3v rail

While playing some games my pc will crash, either my screen freezes or my screen goes off then my pc restarts automatically. My 3.3v rail sits at 2.51v and some games play fine but other games like ...
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Connected CPU to PCI-E connector. Did I fry something? [duplicate]

I just bought an AMD motherboard and CPU and a modular PSU. The PSU came with a cable with 2 8-PIN connectors, one RED and one BLACK. I haven't been careful enough and I connected the motherboard's ...
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Connect monitor to my PC without a graphics port

I have a PC with a LG monitor 34UC98-W (that only has HDMI , Display port) and a P9X79 motherboard with no output graphics port of its own. My graphics card had some problems and I had to send it for ...
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Shorted the psu and computer won't post with new one

I accidentally shorted my PSU on a damaged SATA power connector. I picked up a replacement Thermaltake 700 PSU and dropped it in. Now the PC won't POST. I unplugged everything except the VGA/HDMI (...
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BIOS update fails on Asus motherboard

Why does the A.E.B. fail on a BIOS update from from 0805 to 3703 with this error message? image integrity check failed OS: Windows 7 64-bit CPU: Intel i5 Mainboard: Asus P8H67-M EVO
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Can this motherboard fit into this case?

I'm interested if Asus ROG Maximus XI Extreme can fit into Corsair Obsidian 500D SE RGB case? I've found that some guys had hard time fitting Maximus XI Hero edition, so I'm not sure if Extreme would ...
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Asmedia 106x SATA Controller preventing boot

Recently I bought a DeLOCK 89384 PCIe card with 10 SATA 6Gb/s ports. However, after installing it, I'd get the message below, preventing the OS to boot and after a few seconds I'd get a reboot and ...
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Desktop not responding after restart

I have an old PC with the following specs: Compaq Presario SR1200IL MoBo: ASUS Kelute (a7v8x-la) Chipset: VIA KM400A Processor: AMD Athlon XP The system is working (sometimes), but when I ...
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What happens during the boot process before the BIOS is loaded?

What exactly goes on in a computer before BIOS is loaded? The numerous sources I've looked at regarding the boot process typically start with "BIOS is loaded", or preceed that with "the machine is ...
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Is it possible to saturate the memory bus using high frequency DDR4 memory, even if a motherboard claims support for it?

So a friend of mine asked for some DDR4 memory recommendations since he was still using DDR3 and wanted to buy a new motherboard, preferably B450 chipset so he could buy a Ryzen. I told him to buy a ...
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Motherboard posting when waking up from sleep

I am trying to make a desktop shortcut to put my win10 pc to sleep. For this I would put rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0 in a batch file and create a link for this file. The computer ...
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What is needed for Intel's fTPM technology to to work?

I am planning to upgrade my PC and to buy some new parts and I want to make sure that I can skip the physical TPM header on the motherboard so I can compare more motherboards and options. I find it ...
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Asus P6t deluxe motherboard: Changing the battery

Whenever my computer boots I have to set up things in the bios like the time, date, ssd settings... I guess I have to change the battery... I've never changed a battery on a motherboard in my life. ...
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Updated FW, now Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 stuck in bootloop, won't boot anything except Setup

After updating my mobo to F14 and rebooting, an alert showed up on boot asking me to "Update Firmware", i accepted, but it downgraded me back to F11, and now the mobo won't boot ANY media, not even ...
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No signal error reappears once in a week

Built this PC 3 years ago and never faced any major issue. Recently I kept getting this no signal entering safe mode errors. The issue will disappear once I reset cmos but reappear after a week. I ...
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Cannot launch an x86 Android emulator using Hyperv, but can with HAXM, why?

I asked this question a few weeks ago: Does my CPU/motherboard support VT-x?. I have a Core I7 950. I am having problems running X86 Emulators on my Windows 10 PC. When I Start an emulator in ...
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Toshiba Satellite C850 H000052450 Motherboard BIOS reset / short link

I saw a question that was posed the title of the thread was; "Where is the jumper to reset BIOS on Toshiba Satellite P855" Well I have a similar problem. I have installed this Toshiba Satellite C850 ...
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Cannot boot RHEL 8 on ASRock DeskMini A300 (AMD Ryzen 5 3400G)

I recently purchased an ASRock DeskMini A300W, and parts from the QVL list cpu: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G (Picasso series) 32GB kit ( 2x16 GB ) SSD (Western Digital Black M.2 NVMe 1TB) I upgraded the bios ...
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Why my new super computer doesn't support Miracast

I just built my new PC box, here is a list of some components which I think that might be related to this question: Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WIFI GPU: Gigabyte Windforce OC 11GB NVIDIA ...
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PC doesn't boot consistently

Now and then my PC (about 4 years old now) fails to boot normally. More specifically, I press the power button, and the CPU fan, system fan 2 (system fan 1 stays off) and motherboard/GPU lights turn ...
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Disable USB ports for good when PC is off

I have an USB-power issue from a long ago, and now it became unbearable. The issue is that my motherboard (Asus H97-Pro) doesn't really turns off USB-devices when the PC is off. Keyboard (back-lit) ...
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PC in reboot loop, even after replacing most components (processor failed?) [closed]

Out of the blue my PC started going into a reboot loop whenever turned on. I checked every component, replaced the RAM, took the GPU out, took the HDD out, reset the mobo CMOS, and replaced the new ...