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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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How can I connect Thermaltake View 32 RGB fans to MSI or ASUS motherboard? [on hold]

I purchased a Thermaltake View 32 case, which has TT-1225 RGB fans. The RGB fans have a 5 pin connector. Is there any way to control the RGB lighting effects from either MSI's Mystic Lighting or ...
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Z390 motherboard that supports two 4K monitors

I'm trying to find a Z390 motherboard with built-in support for two 4K DisplayPort monitors. I can see that many have USB-C but I can't find any info if any of them support DisplayPort over that ...
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Threadripper X399-based mainboards with 2+ M.2 NVMe slots built in, which can be set in RAID1 and boot the OS [closed]

Is there any mainboard which has at least 2 M.2 NVMe slots built-in which can be set in RAID1 and which can boot the OS Based on the X399 chipset for Threadripper? Optional preferences: a non-...
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Looking for a nonUEFI motherboard [duplicate]

I'm looking for a motherboard that does not have UEFI. So far I been been unable to find any. It is for a system that will be running a bare bones Debian or Gentoo system. Its speed and compatibility ...
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Need help finding Serial connector card for my motherboard (PCI/E to RS422) [closed]

My Motherboard is missing (HP EliteDesk 800 G3 TowerPC ) Serial port. I have 2 black slots of PCIE empty (named X1PCIEXP1, X1PCIEXP2 on the motherboard) and a yellow PCIE slot empty (named X4PCIEXP). ...
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Motherboard + NIC advice for dev/research workstation

I'm looking for hardware configuration pieces of advice. I'm having 2 computers, one hyperconvergent server, and one workstation for which I'm planning the hardware. The workstation will be for dev ...
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Searching memory for motherboard and existing memory

I have a Gigabyte F2A88XM-HD3 motherboard which has 4 memory slots. In two of these slots I have two Corsair CMV8GX3M1A133 1333 Mhz DDR3 8G modules. I have found https://eu.crucial.com/eur/en/...
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Motherboard that supports hardware RAID for M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 cards

I am looking for a motherboard that supports hardware RAID for NVMe M.2 2280 PCI-Express 3.0 x4 cards.
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Will a non-ECC memory work with motherboard and CPU that supports ECC?

I have this two components that support ECC memory: AMD RYZEN 3 1200 AMD RYZEN MSI B450M PRO-M2 On the other hand I have this memory 4 GB DDR4 2400 KINGSTON VALUE CL17 Questions Are they going to ...
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Picking the right memory, psu and mobo for a ryzen 2700x + gtx 1070 ti non OC build? [closed]

MOBO I don't fully understand all the subtle differences between different mobo models. I know 470x supports SLI and think b450 doesn't. I also know some mobo models have wifi, faster Ethernet and/or ...
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Hardware upgrade after a long time: which MB, RAM, CPU, and GPU? [closed]

Time to upgrade my desktop PC, which - unlike most people - I do very rarely, which also means that I'm currently quite out of practice with buying new HW. My computing and graphics needs are not ...
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Should I stick to AM3+ or upgrade to something else? [closed]

My motherboard just died on me, and I am wondering if I should just stick to the same kind of motherboard (AM3+). If i do I would be able to reuse the cpu, ram, and psu for a bit longer. Is it even ...
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Gigabyte motherboard M.2 B450 DS3H specification grammar [closed]

I'm newbie with pc-building and I found the gigabyte's page of the product this: 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) * Supports only ...
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Why aren't there motherboards with boatloads of m.2 slots? [closed]

It would seem to be physically possible to fit dozens of m.2 slots on a motherboard. Why can't I find a motherboard with more than 3? Surely servers would have a use case for more than 3 m.2 ssds?
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How do I optimize performance of a 2700x without OC? [closed]

I've been reading up on VRMs, heatsinks, et al. on modern boards (e.g. b450, x470), and I'm a bit lost. The 2700x, as you know, has XFR and can make use of PBO, and according to reports, this means ...
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Looking for very energy-efficient (<30W) mini-ITX mainboard, ideally with 7th gen Intel support

I live off the grid, with an office powered only by solar panels. My main work machine currently is a Macbook Pro. For various reasons, I want to ease off it and build a small, extremely energy-...
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Advice on graphics card [closed]

I'm looking to upgrade my computers graphics from integrated graphics to a dedicated graphics card. My question is two fold: Is this the PCI Express slot? With an AMD A10-7800 Radeon R7, 12 Compute ...
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ATX Power Supply Unit with one/some Always-On Molex Connectors?

I know (current) ATX PSU will turn off its power after the PC shutdown. This is good. I know (old) AT PSU will leave its connectors with power on even after the PC shutdown. Ref: https://en.wikipedia....
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replacement rgb led strips for asus aura sync?

The Asus ROG RGB LED strips are fairly expensive, are these strips replaceable with a different RGB LED strip such as this one? If not, what am I looking for in a less expensive replacement? I see ...
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Adding RS232(Serial Port) to motherboard [closed]

I need to add a RS232(Serial Port) connection to my pc, and unfortunately I'm unable to use RS232 to USB adapter, only direct RS232 connection, I have seen this item: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/...
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Pairing RAM stick with one that is soldered on the motherboard [closed]

My laptop is the ASUS F556UA-UH71, and its motherboard number is the X556UAK. It has 8GB of RAM soldered on the motherboard itself with the following specs: DDR4 2400MHz, timing: 15-15-15-35. Mind you,...
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Deep Learning Hardware (PC/Ubuntu)

I have checked a few questions here regarding the GPU and bought the 1080Ti. Now I am trying to figure out the rest of the configuration and it should be below 1000$. I have seen that i5-8600K sounds ...
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What type of motherboards should I use to build a system with 8 Intel Xeon E5520 Processors? [closed]

I was given 8 Intel Xeon E5520 processors. I would like to build a parallel computing system for simulation and data processing. What type of motherboards should I get to build this system? It ...
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Nano case for Hp 110 250 Series Motherboard 762025-001

I am searching for a case that is as small as possible but can fit a Hp 110 250 Series Motherboard 762025-001 and a HDD or SDD (and maybe a case fan). The motherboard has a build in energy supply so ...
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Advice for what wireless card to buy for old motherboard

I have an old gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R motherboard. On it there is also written "FSB1333 Multi Core CPU...". I want to install a wireless card, but I am not sure on what models are compatible because I ...
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My computer restart it self before bios(how to re-program the bios) [closed]

Yesterday I cleaned my pc, removed RAM, disk, and cpu fan(not cpu). After the clean-up I re-connected all the components again only to find out that the computer starts but reboots after a few seconds(...
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Connect extra fans to an ASRock Extreme4 [closed]

I have a ASRock Extreme4 motherboard and would like to add one or two extra fans to my current rig (Carbide Air 740). But I do not know where to plug in the fan, and I'd rather not unlpug another fan ...
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Upgrading to ASUS - MOTHERBOARDS Z10PE-D16 WS from a gigabyte gaming 3

I am currently using a gigabyte gaming3 with an Intel Core i7-6700k CPU @ 4.00GHz with 32 gigs of ram. However, due to the gaming 3’s limitation, I can only fit 64 gigs of ram. I am thinking of ...
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What is a perfect motherboard for my budget build I3 8100 + GTX 1050 TI 4 GB?

I find on Google about the motherboard for I3 8100 + GTX 1060 but it keep saying about Asus - Prime Z370-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard, which is a near high-end motherboard at $120 for Intel Core I7 which ...
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Single Board Computer vs Mini-ITX for a cluster

I want to build a small cluster of about 10 computers for each about $100. I have two options: Single Board Computer running Octa-Core ARM CPUs OR Mini-ITX board with integrated Quad-Core Intel/AMD ...
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Intel i9 7980XE Are these parts compatible? [closed]

I am looking to go big on cores and have bought the Intel i9 7980XE 18 core processor. I'm trying to find a sane list of parts that will be compatible - I haven't built a computer for about 10 years ...
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Reduce CPU Fan Noise on old AMD Athlon XP 1900+

I have an old PC Desktop running Linux lubuntu 17.10. It works well, but the noise of the CPU FAN is too high, and I would like to reduce that to almost nothing if possible! The hardware is : CPU: ...
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Best motherboard for simulations and AI's

I am creating a semi-compact computer desk with a computer built into it. Although I have many questions about this subject, I believe it is best to start with the motherboard. The computer will be ...
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Tilted motherboard (45 degrees) - is it safe for the long term? [closed]

I am making my own case and wish to have the motherboard mounted with an angle 'forward' so that the motherboard would be hanging somewhat more than in the regular 90 degree mounting position. But I ...
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Does this CPU fit with the GPU?

Apparently this CPU is a bad combination with my GPU; I have been told that they will not work together. These are the main parts: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor (No overclocking so do I ...
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Graphics card and Power supply for architecture and 3d Modeling

I have a friend who is an architect and now is looking to build 3d models. He needs a new pc for fast 3d rendering and architecture related work. Here is a list of components that I recommended. ...
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A few questions about my PC build [closed]

Overview I am trying to build a PC for high-res video editing (2K and a bit of 4K with Premiere Pro), audio manipulation, general use, and a touch of gaming. I want it to look cool, but not sacrifice ...
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M-itx Ryzen board that supports rdimms?

I'm looking for a m-iitx motherboard that supports registered ecc memory on the ryzen chipset. Does it exist?
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Can I use DDR4 3000 rather than DDR4 2400 with ASRock Z270 Killer and I7-7700K kaby Lake

I am looking at a combo on NewEgg, https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3579279, that has the following pieces: Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz ...
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Motherboard issues for custom machine learning computer

I'm trying to build a custom machine with the following specs: MSI Z270 SLI Plus motherboard NVIDIA 1080-Ti GTX GPU Intel i7-7700 CPU 4 x 16GB Kingston HyperX RAM cards Ubuntu 16.04 OS I haven't ...
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Cabinet Recommendation for 2 NVIDIA GTX 1070

I have 2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, one of them is ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 ROG STRIX, and the other is ASUS DUAL GTX 1070. I have a HB Bridge which I am not able to connect because the strix one is wider ...
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Motherboard for Intel i5 4440 LGA 1150

My Gigabyte GA-B85M motherboard has gone bad. Looking for a better alternative (if possible, around $70). Looking for a motherboard that supports Intel i5 4440 LGA 1150 and daily task involves ...
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Is it possible to flash MB BIOS pre CPU POST? [closed]

I have a motherboard here that won't complete POST. Stripped it down to just CPU, MB, 1 DDR4 chip. The old board had a bent pin which I did not notice until after I broke it down when POST was failing,...
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What motherboard should I get to upgrade my Cisco Ironport s360s motherboard

I'm looking to update my servers motherboard with a newer board. The reason I'm looking to upgrade is because I'd like to be able to install a decent graphics card. I can't at the moment because the ...
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How to use NVLink instead of PCIe / Override PCIe Lanes? [closed]

Everywhere on internet i read about NVLink is more powerful than PCI lanes connection. OK, right. But now, i would use this power on my future computer for deeplearning (especially Resnet/TensorFlow ...
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What is a price efficient parallel number crunching server?

I'm looking for a server to run large number of parallel processes for statistical calculations (Ubuntu + Python). Currently we use 2x16 cores and 512Gb RAM (disk is of secondary importance): ...
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Xeon 2011-3 motherboards that support *unbuffered* (non-registered) ECC RAM?

I'm looking at raw memory speed in a setup where RAM bandwidth is important. Right now the servers are using Xeon E5 16xx v3's and v4's with about 96 - 160 GB of ECC RDIMM 2133/2400. A lot of people ...
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Please suggest a b350 motherboard with good on-board sound

I am in the process of choosing the parts for my first build. I chose the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and decided that b530 motherboard would be the best option for me. I am not going overboard for this build. ...
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Ryzen Motherboard with ECC support

I am looking at doing a NAS build with Ryzen 3 or 5. I read that Ryzen supports ECC if the motherboard supports it. Do any ECC Ryzen Motherboards exist? According to PC Part Picker, no boards with ...
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choosing motherboard and 1U server case

I've got my eyes set on the Ryzen 5 1600x cpu. I'd like to install it in 19' rack, using 1U space. What chassis and mother board do you recommend? Will I need to purchase a separate cooler? I wont ...