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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Windows 10 digital activation on few devices

My problem is as follows... I have a computer with three disks, on each disk is installed windows 10. I intend to upgrade the hardware by replacing the motherboard and processor. Each windows is ...
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is 1 GB Ram reserved because memory speed different? [duplicate]

I just upgrade my pc to 16gb using 2 stick of 8gb ram. but somehow its different spec, i think or its just bios or windows setting i doenst know. i tried reseting bios and search what make it 1 gb ...
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PC not turning on but receiving power

I have a computer with a built-in dual screen that is often used as a counter in malls or supermarkets. I bought it purely for storage and other purposes. It used to switch on without a problem, but ...
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Mixing clock speeds and latencies when upgrading RAM. Would the newer RAM compatible or will I run into stability issues? [duplicate]

I've seen some questions with answers (like those below) which more or less answer my question, but the devil's in the details. Mixing two RAM with different CAS Latency / Timing Mixing RAM sticks ...
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PSU Adapter for 4x4 Pin HP G5 600 SFF? [closed]

I have just grabbed an HP ProDesk G5 600 SFF. It came with a 180Watt PSU I measured at roughly 8x2x3.5 inches. I can find many PSU's that will fit but I cannot find anything for an adapter to this ...
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Intel NUC wont power on, thinking of changing the CMOS battery anything else to consider?

Ive got an Intel Nuc PC, which is flashed with a linux OS and is running some custom software to be an automation controller. The idea is that automation controller is always on and has been running ...
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Unable to remove "unreadable" virtual drives that constantly mount/unmount within Disk Management (Win10 - 1909)

I build Windows 10 installations for mass deployment in the company I work for and I've come across a unique problem where these random ghost drives (nothing connected to the system) appear and ...
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Can not plugging in my 4 pin for my CPU affect audio?

I plugged in my 8pin connection for my CPU but didn't have the proper adapter for the 4pin so I just left it unplugged my pc works but the sound has dropped an octave and slowed.
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ASUS P8B75-M/CSM fails to recognize 3 or 4 dimms of RAM, also fails when 2 dimms of ram are in the same colored spots

I have had this problem since I built this PC, it is a few days old. The board is bought from Ebay, there are 4 Super Talent DDR3 memories of the same model, when I put 2 rams together on the CPU side,...
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Toshiba Satellite l670-19e seems to be dead. Only a flashing white light on the case — the battery light — is the only sign of life

Initially the laptop worked fine. Windows 10 loaded; and I reached the login screen. I - several times - restarted the computer attempting to create or change the admin account so I can login to the ...
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Upgraded motherboard and CPU; now no video output from GPU

Previous set up was MSI B250 Gaming Pro motherboard with AMD RX 480 and Intel i5-7500 CPU. Replaced motherboard o with Asus Prime 660M-A D4 and CPU to i9-12900KF. Tried both 3.0 PCIe slots and get no ...
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Computer struggles to POST but is fine if it does POST

I have a computer with a ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming Motherboard. It intermittently struggles to POST, it doesn't reach the BIOS and I cannot turn it off without pulling the plug. When the computer does ...
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Installing Windows 11 on Gigabyte Aorus Elite B550M

For the 1st time in decades; I'm struggling to install Windows on my Computer. I've recently moved to a new Motherboard (Gigabyte Aorus Elite B550M). I need to perform a Windows 11 Clean Install from ...
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Motherboard doesn't POST with pci network card plugged in, but both motherboard and network card work fine if network card is hot-plugged

I recently got my hands on some old computer parts. An Asrock H61m-DPS motherboard, an intel i3-2120, and a D-link DGE-530T rev-B2 PCI gigabit ethernet card. After I finished building this PC, I ...
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5 Beep Code on Gigabye B660M DS3H

I am trying to build a pc and it will not POST. I am getting 5 short beep codes which for AMI should be a CPU failure. The hardware is as follows: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 Intel i3-12100f Corsair ...
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Struggling with X670E PCI Lanes

I'm struggling to understand how many lanes I'll get from an X670E build: Here the specs of the machines I would like to build: 7950x ASUS ProArt X670E-CREATOR Corsair Vengeance DDR5 32GB (2x16GB) ...
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Can I soldier directly a USB female to a motherboard?

I've got a to make a refurbished pc to my sister in law and she wants 6 USB 2 ports on the back of the computer. I have 4 available USB 2 front IO ports on the ASRock b85m-dgs the computer case ...
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Perplexed as what caused my temporary issue, any idea?

My PC did something weird yesterday. When I tried to start it, this is what happened: The screen had lines as if broken and it was stuck on AsRock start screen Turned it off, then no beep on reboot, ...
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Computer fails to boot - CPU Fan starts and stops with flashing yellow/red lights

Video of cpu fan Moved houses recently to an old house. Tried plugging in my PC and turning it on (video above) and it won't boot. No boot screen at all. I tried removing the gpu, SSD, and tried ...
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Ram compactibilty with MOB

I have 3x16gb ram sticks and mu motherboard support only 4gb per slot which is 4 so is it possible to put 16gb ram on a slot and im using a dell xps 8000 studio
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Custom Build PC not restarting at all

I have finally finished building my first PC but am facing a issue that I cannot seem to get to the bottom. The PC will not completely restart, It will: Boot up Boot into BIOS Boot from USB to ...
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was thinking of getting an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for my dell optiplex 7010 usff 0MN1TX motherboard but wanted to ask some questions first

i know this may be a dumb question because anything i have seen implies i would need an antenna but looking at the motherboard continues to raise questions such as would it fit (the motherboard is an ...
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Composite hardware issue

I have several symptoms. In my attempts to fix the problems I changed mouse and PSU. Hardware is motherboard: Gigabyte B560M H gpu: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Aorus PSU: be quiet system power 9 700W If ...
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Computer not posting after Windows update

I run an Ubuntu/Windows 11 dual boot system with an AsRock Z370 Pro 4 Mobo which was running fine until 2 days ago. Then, I updated Windows 2 days ago and my computer refused to post yesterday (can't ...
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Are MoBo "integrated graphics" used if separate graphics card is present?

I have a motherboard with "integrated Intel graphics" and an HDMI output. I add PCI graphics card, which has its own GPU, RAM, and HDMI output. If I leave my display connected to the the ...
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Can i swap my Lenovo G40-80 mobo (integrated graphics card version) with a G40-80 (dedicated video)?

I've heard that the only difference between them is the heating sink, but wouldn't the dedicated Graphics one require a different battery and charger? (I don't really care about screen compatibility, ...
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Confused about the ASRock BIOS update instructions, is it safe to upgrade my BIOS?

What does this message mean? * User will not able to flash to previous BIOS once upgrading to this BIOS version. ** We don't recommend users to update the BIOS if their system is already running ...
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The computer does not boot when RAM is placed in dual channel

Hi to make it more clear I will start with listing my setup: MOBO: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro CPU: i5 6600k RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400Mhz (4GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400Mhz (4GB) ...
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What are these orange lid separators on chips of the motherboard

From what I've googled, the motherboards aren't assembled by hand so these lids are put to prevent the heatsink from contacting the chips. My question is what are these lids technically called? For ...
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What is this tiny pad that came off of motherboard

What is this small pad that came off from my Asus N522VW laptop's mainboard? https://imgur.com/a/mctiCSx I noticed there's a bunch more of these on the motherboard and wherever these pads are, there's ...
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Laptop turns off immediately after I turn it on

My laptop was having overheating issues so I decided to open it up and replace the thermal paste and install a new fan, so far I only have removed the old thermal paste residue using rubbing alcohol ...
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How to go to bios in Asus PRIME Z690-P?

I have tried to click F2 and I have also tried to click Delete, after restarting but that doesn't bring me to BIOS. How to go to bios in Asus PRIME Z690-P?
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Dell Precision 3630 tower 16 x 2 + 32 x 2 GB RAM Configuration is allowed? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Precision 3630 tower with an Intel i7 8700 processor (Intel C246 chipset). The PC also has NVIDIA P1000 4 GB GPU. Among the four DIMM slots, two are populated with 16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz ...
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BIOS not waiting for USB3 PCIe device to inititialize Asus Z170 Sabertooth

I have a USB3.0 over fiber extender PCIe card which I'm trying to get to work in my Asus Z170 Sabertooth motherboard. The device is basically a USB3.0 hub at the end of a invisible SFP+ network. The ...
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Laptop keeps crashing after playing some games

my laptop only just recently kept crashing (the screen freezes and a sound usually heard when having a BSoD can be heard through my headphones) when playing relatively graphically demanding games (my ...
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PC BIOS doesn't boot after failed reset to defaults

Good day. I have bought brand new PC details and did a setup. Firstly everything went fine, but I had some issues with installing W11, so I went to bios options, changed few things there, after reboot ...
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Dell laptop intermittently freezes with a checkered pattern (horizontal and vertical lines) on the screen, after reboots it works fine again

My laptop randomly and intermittently freezes and the screen shows horizontal and vertical lines in a checkered board pattern. I cannot associate it with heavy load or anything in particular, it ...
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Recommended 4-pin fan header troubleshooting steps?

What troubleshooting steps are recommended to find out why a 4-pin PWM fan motherboard header does not constantly power any of multiple fans that I've tried? I have a motherboard with two 4-pin PWM ...
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My computer won't halt when I power it off from the OS

Years ago I have assembled a PC (Asus H100M-K, 850W Thermaltake Toughpower PSU no RGB, Coolermaster case). Since I use it as a server and upgrades are done offline, therefore I always pressed the ...
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Different RAM stics on the same Motherboard?

I was doing some research about installing RAM on the motherboard. I have Acer Predator G3620 motherboard, and I have a 2x 4GB UNB PC3-10600 CL9 DDR3 on it. Now, I had this older computer that I want ...
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My Laptop isn't getting powered on. Surprisingly, it works after exposure to sunlight for about 5 mins, every day. What might be the issue?

My HP Laptop(Model: 15-bs146TU), is not getting powered on. Surprisingly, when I expose it to very low intense sunlight for about 5-10 minutes, it gets turned on and works perfectly fine for the whole ...
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Is a half-length PCI Express x8 Gen 3 card compatible with a PCIe x4 Gen3 slot?

I have a card with a half-length PCI Express x8 Gen 3 output. Is it compatible with Dell Precision 3660 Tower which has one PCIe x4 Gen3, one PCIe x4 Gen4, and one PCIe x16 gen5 (for the GPU only)? ...
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Strange computer startup

I have an HP G1 800 (i5 4670) tower system. It got it's capacitors burnt so I took it to a repair shop and replaced it's motherboard. Now here is the main issue: Whenever I turn the computer on after ...
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Adding power to my motherboard prevents it from starting

I've been struggling with this computer for a while. I'm very comfortable with software, but hardware is not my strong suit. The motherboard used here is an Asus TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI. I just ...
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Blank Laptop Screen after ram upgrade

I have a lenevo ideapad S340-14IIL (81VV) i3 1005g1 which came with a 4GB 2666MHZ DDR4 ram soldered into the motherboard and another 4GB 2666MHZ DDR4 SODIMM Ram which is removable, I put a 16GB ...
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The boot buzzer produces infinite short beeps and the system never boots even though all other components appear to be working

I have this old motherboard, and I was trying to revive it, which I have achieved but for a short time, since the motherboard did not have a power button, so I put 2 cables that when making contact ...
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Which drive does the storage light refer to?

I'm referring to the "HDD light" that comes on most computers, which blinks or turns on during periods of storage activity. However, despite being called the HDD light, it still works with ...
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Where is status data stored when going to sleep mode in Windows?

When I click the Start button, select Power/sleep, where is the current state of computer stored: RAM, CMOS, or HDD? When in sleep mode, I switch off power supply, remove hdd1(where the old OS is), ...
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Different 3-pin fan header, what type is it?

I'm looking to replace a noisy 80mm fan in a media recording device. Unfortunately, it has a non-standard 3-pin fan header, and I can't figure out what type it is. Maybe it's proprietary, I can't find ...
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After I upgraded to DDR4-3200 32 GB on a MAG X570 MSI, I'm getting a double beep... but everything works fine

This is a strange situation for me. I'm building a machine for my wife, and since it uses a compatible motherboard (identical except MPG instead of MAG), I'm also passing my old DDR4-2400 to her and ...

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