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Questions tagged [motherboard]

For questions relating to the main control and interconnection component of a computer. Beware - a number of questions on this subject are off-topic.

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AHCI SSD with ASUS Prime z690 Motherboard

Good Morning, I have no idea where else I can ask this so I apologize if it is slightly off topic. I have an ASUS Prime Z690-p Wifi D4 Motherboard and a normal 1TB SSD in AHCI mode. The bios sees the ...
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rs232 serial connection to desktop motherboard [closed]

I have a desktop PC running in remote location to which I need to remotely connect to in case it crashes from power outage ( to unlock encrypted hard drives ). The most reliable way to do that, I ...
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Where is bios stored in MSI GF63 THIN 9SC laptop? [closed]

I have wanted to know in which component the bios of my laptop is stored, but I cannot identify where it is stored. I have read that in newer laptops the configuration is stored in eeprom memories and ...
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Low consumption build - x64 - Linux

I would like to build a low consumption PC that will be on 24/7. It will not be used for intensive calculations of course. I've already tried some prefabricated solutions like this one but I found it ...
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13.75ns CL in Dual Rank vs 12.5ns CL in Single Rank (2Rx8 vs 1Rx8)

Which would be a better choice for gaming/video editing in a 32GB SODIMM kit (2x16GB) on HP Victus running Ryzen 5600H: A higher CAS latency on a dual rank (& dual channel) memory or a lower CAS ...
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What RAM and SSD can I buy for this motherboard P8Z77-V?

I have my PC and unfortunately, it’s not a new one. I have motherboard P8Z77-V LX. So, I’d like to extend or replace old RAM which’s 8GB to increase it up to 32GB at least cos I want to develop games ...
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Best, profitable bitcoin mining complete rig under 1000 dollars

I am new to bitcoin mining and im looking for a complete rig (either ASIC or GPU) under 1000 dollars that would mine any crypto currency. Something that would be profitable and fast. Electricity price ...
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Memory RAM for PC - is important the voltage value for performance and impact in the motherboard?

There is the option to buy a new PC Desktop, about the memory ram, there are these two options Memory Kingston Fury Beast, 16GB, DDR4, 3200 MHz, PC4-25600, CL16, 1.35V. Memory Kingston Fury Beast, ...
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Will any AMD CPU fit SP5?

Not a whole lot is known yet about SP5, Zen4, or where Intel will be when these AMD products are available. However, will (any) current AMD CPU's fit the SP5 motherboards / socket?
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Not so expensive but decent motherboard for amd 5600G APU

Some online video recommended motherboards like: Asus TUF Gaming B550M-Plus (Wi-Fi) Motherboard MSI MAG B550M Mortar Gaming Motherboard, Micro-ATX But they look little to extra expensive for me and ...
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Upgrading a Niché Workstation

I've got a somewhat odd setup I'd like to upgrade. I need it to have DirectX 12 Feature Support and coincidentially, I've got a Inno3d Geforce GTX 1660 lying around. It does not seem to be compatible ...
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Convert PCIe x1 slot to open ended. Is there a safe way to cut the closed edge?

Unfortunately, most manufacturers currently produce only motherboards with close end at their pcie x1 slots. There are many reasons why people want to have free end slots. And I am surprised why close ...
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MIPS or ARM board with 2+ network interfaces

I am looking for a single board computer (like raspberry or odroid) with 2+ ethernet ports, on board. Either MIPS or ARM is ok, and should be able to run linux. Any recommendation is appreciated. P.S, ...
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What are laptops motherboard with height < 15cm?

I like the idea of modularity like in framework laptop. Shame is that there are daughter boards that sits at the bottom of the laptop. I'd really love a clean distinction between top (mobo + daughter) ...
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Do ASUS motherboards have fan-stop feature?

With Intel's 10th and 11th processor generations, it appears that fan-stop has become a needy feature for those who works at night. While Gigabytes advertise their fan-stop feature on mid-range and ...
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PCI Express card, expands with 5 x sata m.2

Someone here have worked with sata m.2 PCI express cards like Delock Products 90435 ? If so, what will the performance be if using a card with 5 x sata m.2 vs 1 sata m.2 in the m.2 slot on the ...
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Cpu support for the asus PRIME A520M-A II CSM

Im thinking on buy several motherboards A520M-A II CSM , but I don't know if these are able to support the Ryzen 5 5600G and the Ryzen 7 5700G. In the cpu list support only appear the Ryzen 5 5600GE (...
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Does the ASUS Micro ATX PRIME B550M-K motherboard support Ryzens 5xxx series out of the box?

I hope you can guide me, there is the motherboard ASUS Micro ATX PRIME B550M-K based on the AM4 socket, the idea is to pair it with a Ryzen 3/5/7 5xxx. But since the majority of the motherboards ...
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can I replace my memory with faster one?

I have a desktop at home. The CPU is i5-6400. Internet search shows me the processor can use DDR4-1866/2133 or DDR3L-1333/1600 @1.35V. I opened the case and found there are two slots, both having ...
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What is the meaning of a 'Digital' VRM solution?

I've been looking around for VRMs, and some of them mention being 'Digital VRMs' What is the major difference? What are the advantages/inconveniences with having a 'Digital VRM' instead of a 'normal ...
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PCIe 4.0 NVMe on X16 PCIe 3.0

My motherboard supports PCIe 3.0. If I use an NVMe PCIe Gen4 on an X16 slot of PCIe 3.0 (by common adapters) instead of an M.2 socket, do I get the full speed of the PCIe 4.0 NVMe?
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How to compare laptop sound card/device with a desktop motherboard sound device using specifications?

I want to buy a budget motherboard (B450 or B520) but the most of them have Realtek® ALC892/ALC897 Codec mentioned in them. You can consider MSI A520M-A PRO Gaming or MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Gaming for ...
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Should I buy APU or CPU keeping in mind I will add a GPU in near future

Okay so I had finalized ryzen 5600G APU because I can't afford GPU at the moment. So I'll add a GPU after couple of years when it get cheaper. So far, I had read that there's not much difference ...
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Can you use MSI B45 with an RTX 3080?

Motherboard Specification: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/107276/Msi-G45.html?page=14#manual It says I have PCI_E1, PCI_E2 and PCI_E3 slots but I am not sure if these PCIe slots support an RTX 3080 ...
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Downside of a 10Gb PCI vs 10Gb motherboard

I am planning to build a new tower pc. I saw that some premium motherboards offer 10Gb LAN. However, I think it would be cheaper to buy a 1Gb LAN motherboard and a 10Gb LAN PCI card. Is there any ...
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Which 16GB RAM (frequency, size) should I add to this PC SETUP? (ASRock B360 Pro4 - Intel B360)

I have 16GB RAM HyperX Predator 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000 CL15 and I'd like to extend the RAM to 32 GB as I'm a programmer and working with IntelliJ Idea and big XML files and Ubuntu 20.04 freezes ...
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Is HPE AMD EPYC compatible with AMD EPYC in custom-built systems?

As everyone here likely knows, the chip shortage is making it hard to get all kinds of CPUs. I'm in need of an 8-, 12, or 16-core 7002-series AMD EPYC processor (socket SP3). They are hard to come by. ...
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Screen change made half of my hardware obsolete: what to upgrade first?

EDITED: I recently upgraded the screen of my computer, which was an HP 2229h from about 10 years ago, to a much more recent and better screen: an AOC U32E2N (https://eu.aoc.com/en/products/monitors/...
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Linux friendly server oriented motherboard for Intel i7 11700

Any recommendation for an ATX motherboard for Intel i7 11700 that would run well under Linux (Ubuntu)? I'm having a hard time to find a review of SOHO server oriented mobos. Mostly people review the ...
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Gaming Rig that can Handle VR (and Roblox VR)

I’m helping my nephew put together a system that will allow him to play Roblox VR on his Oculous Quest 2 headset. With my knowledge and research, the things I’ve been keeping in the back of my head as ...
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with Intel DP55WB mother board, which graphic card with cuda support is compatible?

I have a PC which has the following specifications: MotherBoard: Intel DP55WB Processor: Intel Core i5 7500 Graphics card: Nvidia 9600 GT I don't want to change any other component. I recently came to ...
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How to fix the Appolo UPS mosfet that were damaged?

Hello I am giving a picture of ups motherboard that you will see the mosfet were damaged so I replace those MOSFET to worm. but even though replacing those MOSFET the ups motherboard is still doesn't ...
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Hardware (PC parts) slotting website

I am in a need of any kind of simulation website/software that can allow a person to slot in the right parts in a PC. For example, if you put in RAM where a graphics card should be, there would be an ...
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Laptop stopped charging and need advice about hardware failure for MSI GS65 Stealth THIN 053 15.6" Intel i7-8750H

I got my MSI gs65 stealth in 2018 and used it with no problems (other than some irrelevant things concerning my question) until the last 1 or two months of its life when it stopped working. I dual-...
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Which NAS or Motherboard should I buy?

Requirements I am looking for a NAS or motherboard with the following features: It should hold 4 or 5 SATA 3.5" disks 10 Gigabit Ethernet support I want to use ZFS. The NAS should perform well ...
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Laptop CPU overheats regulary, how to stop it?

Specs: Intel core i5-7200U @2.5GHz, 2 Cores Turbo ON: -Current clock speed:3.1 GHz -min clock speed: 0.4GHz -max clock speed: 2.7GHz Turbo ON temperature: -low 70 C -current 95 C -high 95 C ...
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Build recommendations for a 1u micro-atx or mini-itx server?

Now that our (small!) church is on fiber Internet (100Mbit symmetrical, static IPs), I'm wanting to build a server which will allow us to in-house video streaming as well as our web site and DNS. ...
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Gigabyte H410M graphics card support

Can Gigabyte H410M support graphics cards such as RTX 3080? What are some of the latest graphics cards that H410M can support?
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Using an Air Compressor to clean the dust from the motherboard?

Is it ok to use an air compressor to clean the dust from the motherboard, from the cooling fans and from the radiators? If yes, then what kind of air compressors are recommended? Are the tire ...
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Attaching a new graphic card (GPU) or Changing another component(s) of the desktop computer to resolve high frequencty of freeze

My desktop computer has been getting tend to freeze with high frequency so I've been trying to buy some new component(s). I bought the computer during Jan~March 2016 GPU is 3~5 years. Motherboard and ...
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Can motherboard limit maximal resolution with external graphics card?

My mother uses an old computer with Intel DG45ID motherboard. It has an internal GMA 4500 GPU which supports up to 2048*1536 resolution (I assume the mobile GPU is no more capable than the desktop ...
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Cheap computers for teaching coding

I'm trying to set up a sort of community service project. I want to teach coding to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to learn to code because of financial constraints. I'm hoping to be able to ...
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Looking for an **Open-Source** Single Board Computer

Looking for completely open-source alternatives to the Raspberr Pi, Looking for an 100% libre computing expierence. Any recommendations? I don't about hardware specifications it just needs to be 100% ...
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Questions I have about my custom high-end water cooled PC before I buy

Hello Fellow PC Builders, I have meticulously sifted through each and every component on PC Specialist in the Liquid Cooled PC builder in an attempt to build my dream PC. I do have some questions ...
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Pick the right HDD for an unknown connector on HP 17-cn0021nr laptop motherboard

I'm looking for a recommendation on adding storage to the laptop if I don't want to swap the current m2 drive on my laptop. I have a brand new HP 17-cn0021nr laptop, and I want to upgrade the storage ...
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Asus Rog Strix b450-f and 6 pciE GPU

I'm facing a problem with this motherboard trying to make it work with 6 pcie GPU's for eth mining. Current setup: Asus Rog Strix b450-f AMD Ryzen Pro 3 3200GE Pro (w/ radeon vega 8) 4gb ram 6 x ...
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AM 3+ socket mainboard with at least 64GB DDR3 support

I am looking for a motherboard, which has AM 3+ CPU socket support at least 64GB RAM (128GB is better) DDR3 memory modules From 32GB, there is a lot. For 64GB, I found nothing.
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Great Motherboard with Maybe Integrated Audio Chip?

I won some money so I can replace my current motherboard, Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) in which the sound stinks. I need suggestions on a replacement with the requirements below. I'll be ...
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A motherboard to fit with these components

I'm a total rookie when it comes to hardware tech news, so I'm relying on userbenchmark.com to choose stuffs. Here are the core modules of the rig I'm building: CPU: core i3 9100F GPU: GTX 1650S (...
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What economical motherboard best supports upgrading AMD Ryzen 5 3400G to Ryzen 9 3950X in the future?

A few firsts here. This is my first question on SE (so also first question on Hardware Recommendations), and also my first computer build, so feel free to correct me if I'm off-base! That said, I am ...
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