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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I have Bios Revision A24, and i noticed i am a bit few versions behind. My processor is an Intel Xeon E5-1650, and im worried that i will fry it

My desktop is doing fine, but I'm worried that I will be too far behind to even update. Should i update to the latest version, or stay this way? Cant really grab another because I'm mad poor right now....
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Booting backup BIOS on a320mk asus mainboard [closed]

I tried to update my BIOS and now it doesn't boot. Just full backscreen. I tried everything else, now I need to get to the backup BIOS.
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USB device over current status detected [closed]

I got a new pc last year and not playing games it works fine but after playing for example gta v it shuts off with the error message USB device over current status detected and i need to wait a while ...
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Desktop PC restarts continuously after shutdown

My win10 desktop pc runs fine, when I can get to the OS. When I shut down the pc, it immediately restarts, and I'm assuming fails POST, because the nothing appears on screen. Then it shuts off and ...
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Is it feasible to alter the CPU ID through the utilization of software?

I am considering implementing a method for ensuring the integrity of the activation/trial period of my software, by tying it to the unique fingerprint of the user's machine. After conducting research, ...
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AsRock b450 steel legend no post, no beep, no display, after working properly

I have bought the b450 steel legend in combination with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G. Including two memory sticks of 8GB each I had the build working. To prepare the system for windows 11 I only had to ...
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I accidentally connected CPU2 -P8 to ATX 12V is my mainboard going to be fine?

I accidentally connected CPU2 -P8 to what supposed to be connected to CPU1 -P4. My PC did not boot and that is how I got aware of the issue. After connecting the right 4 pin connector the system ...
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CPU and DRAM LEDs are on the motherboard but the system doesn't‘t boot

I’ve built a new PC. When I try to start it I get all fans on but motherboard's CPU and DRAM LEDs are on bit nothing else. I tried resetting CMOS. I checked my RAM and even added a known working RAM, ...
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Where is hardware buffer often located for USB ports?

This is a pretty broad question. The hardware buffer for USB ports, where is it typically located? I have heard they are typically in the USB controller. I attach what looks like a generic image to me ...
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My computer crashes at random due to, WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124). i'm unable to identify what exactly is the cause

My PC will blue or black screen at random, especially when playing a game, some games cause the BSOD quicker than others. I recently upgraded my CPU, GPU and ram. I have ran memory tests for the ram ...
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Possible NVME M.2 and GPU communication channel issue

I just finished building a new PC. After some initial issues solved by changing the RAM slot from A1 to B1, I am having more issues. First of all, I have finally managed to install Windows 10 and ...
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I5 4th gen h81 mobo win 10 display driver issue(mobo doesnt support windows 10 drivers)

I have a i5 4th gen processor replaced with frontech h81 mobo.. before i was using asus h81 model mobo.. but i was told by the seller that this mobo will support windows 10 and he also got it ...
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Accidentally plugged in USB-C hub cable into Laptop HDMI port. won't turn on

I have a Dell Inspiron 7506 2n1 (2021 model). I have a USB c hub cable that I accidentally plugged into my HDMI port. The USB c hub itself was connected to my monitor (not to an outlet). The laptop ...
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Black screen when upgrading RAM in Z690 motherboard

I have a Gigabyte Z690 motherboard with 16 GB RAM (2x8 GB) model Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 4800MT/s CL38. When I added 32 extra RAM of the same model (2x16 GB) along the 2x8 GB modules, the screen ...
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Why does any RAM I put in my PC read as bad?

I've been building computers for 15+ years and this one has been 10x more trouble than anything I've ever seen. I'm on my 2nd motherboard now, and 3rd set of RAM, and I can't get a booting system. I'...
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RAM and motherboard frequency compatibility [duplicate]

Screenshot with description MSI H110M PRO-VD motherboard supports DDR4 2133MHz RAM, but only 3200MHz is sold in stores. Will the computer work if you insert RAM into it with a frequency higher than ...
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can't boot from usb after motherboard change

I recently changed the motherboard of my computer (ASRock JR455 https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/J3455-ITX/index.fr.asp to ASRock B550 https://pg.asrock.com/mb/AMD/B550%20Phantom%20Gaming-ITXax/index....
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Desktop PC won't turn on, motherboard light is on

Background: Desktop PC was working last week. I moved/hid it to prevent it from being stolen in case someone broke into my house as I was away, now it won't turn on. Problem description: computer won'...
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No Power to Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3

I have an Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 The recent problem was that my computer would regularly have lost the TPM settings from the BIOS. The computer would also start up on its own with no ...
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Computer turns off before boot

My computer was working perfectly yesterday, but today every time I try to boot the computer, the computer randomly shuts off at any time during the boot process. Sometimes, the laptop manages to boot ...
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Removing nonstandard USB plug from socket

An employee wanted to charge their cellphone on their desktop computer and used a PortaPow USB Data Blocker dongle. (front image; back image). The problem we are now facing is that the dongle is stuck ...
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After normal shutdown, pc doesn't start/boot, leds and fans light/spin for a second

Sometimes after shutting my pc down in the evening and starting it back up in the morning the pc will not boot. The fans spin for a second, LEDs light up also for a second but the pc stays off. While ...
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Back USB3 ports stopped working after adding a new SSD

I've bought new Samsung 870 EVO SSD and connected it today to my PC with SATA cable coming from SSD caching port on motherboard After that my back usb3 ports stopped working in general (no power ...
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Building a computer: How do I figure out what is wrong with my system?

I am trying to modernize a computer. I bought a new motherboard and a new processor (without integrated graphics) and kept the graphics card. After assembly of the computer, without attaching any hard ...
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How to disable power on by keyboard on my B550 AORUS MASTER mother board

So I have been using this computer for about 2 weeks and I noticed that my computer boots up when I use press a key on my keyboard. I have tried to navigate the BIOS settings, but I cant seem to find ...
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How do I test if my motherboard is failing using Windows 10? [closed]

My computer freeze randomly. I have checked RAM, using new SSD and replace another power supply but problem insisted. Any way to test my motherboard health is good or not?
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Does my motherboard support CAT 6?

My motherboard model is B365M DS3H and i want to connect a CAT6 Ethernet cable. Is it compatible with my mobo? My hired plan is 500 Mpbs.
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What kind of tape is on this motherboard?

Recently I was replacing the screen on my Surface Book 2, and I mistakenly removed some kind of tape from the back of the motherboard. The tape I removed does not seem reusable, so I'm trying to ...
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Gigabyte Motherboard : black screen, inspite of single beep and responding keyboard

My desktop booths with a single beep: indicating BIOS check success. CPU Fan keeps running, keyboard capslock and num lock respond when I boot it.But all I can see is black screen. I have tried ...
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How to use the volume knob on an audio interface to adjust the desktop volume?

I found a very old crappy audio interface in a garage and thought about repurposing it to use solely as a volume controller and not an audio interface. What I mean is that I would like to connect the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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