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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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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Need desktop LGA1151 motherboard w/ Windows Server Access Control Service, VT-d, & APICv

I want to enable passthrough of my GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU in Windows Server (2019 preferred) using DDA. I need to buy another motherboard, since my current Gigabyte AORUS Pro motherboard will not ...
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Motherboard for ML/kubernetes/gaming

I have a PC with a Gigabyte X299 board, but the BIOS support for virtualization is just absolute junk. I tried flashing an upgrade of the BIOS to a 3.0 version so I could work with Minikube and it ...
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CPU with integrated GPU and motherboard with HDMI2.0 RGB 4K60 output

It has been years since most TV boxes support HDMI 2.0 4K60, but PCs with integrated GPU still doesn't support this well. In most cases, the chipsets support it, but the motherboard doesn't. A ...
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Is there a compatibility problem with these RAM modules at different speeds?

I'm planning to update some components on my PC and I want to know if I can buy two more modules of RAM without compatibility issues. This is the new motherboard I will be buying, a Gigabyte B365M-...
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New CPU Fan/Heat Sink recommendation

I'm looking for a recommendation of a quiet fan/heat sink for an AMD A8-3870K CPU on a Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H mobo. Mine is about 9 years old and it's getting loud. I've cleaned dust out of the case, ...
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Can I add an NVMe SSD to my motherboard?

I have a TOSHIBA P50-C-10G laptop. and want to upgrade the internal drive from HDD to SSD. I am considering either SATA or NVMe, but I'm not sure if my computer has support for NVMe. I opened it up ...
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LVDS for ASUS H310T R2.0

I bought an Asus Prime H310T R2.0 (specs) (manual) Mini-ITX motherboard. 1) What 17" displays are compatible with it? 2) Is an N173GE-L11 display compatible with it? 3) Anybody use this ...
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Quad socket motherboards that support mezzanine or daughtercards with additional CPU sockets?

Years ago Tyan had the Thunder line of motherboards, mostly in the EATX form factor. They were notable for being quad socket designs and also supported the addition of a mezzanine card with another 4 ...
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Wanted: Linux-friendly AM4 motherboard, multiple M.2 slots, without Realtek

An upgrade of another PC left me w/ components to reuse in this PC. I'd like to think before buying. I need an AM4 socket motherboard, and want a Linux-friendly (Debian family) build for ...
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add Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to MSI X99S SLI Plus

After having my questions closed as off-topic on superuser.com, I'm trying my luck here: I currently have an MSI X99S SLI Plus motherboard (5-6 years old) which I'd like to keep, but I'd like to add ...
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Looking for CoProcessors to go along side an Allwinner SoC in a budget Game Console

I'm currently eyeing the A and H lines of SoCs produced by allwinnertech.com, for use in an affordable, yet high performance game console. I have considered using multiple SoCs in one design to get ...
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Hardware upgrade path for high gaming resolution

I just replaced my old Apple Cinema monitor (1680x1050) with an AOC curve gaming display (2560x1440). My current setup does not seem to enjoy pushing that many pixels on the screen, laggy and jerky, ...
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Dell latitude E6230 motherboard

I have a dell latitude E6230 i5 laptop, which is recently do not start anymore, it was verified by a technician and he said that the motherboard is damaged, so I have to bay a motherboard from ...
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Ryzen 7 3700X with Asus ROG Strix X470F Gaming; can BIOS update?

After I chose the processor (Ryzen 7 3700X), I wanted to choose the motherboard for my PC. The Asus ROG Strix X470F Gaming seemed pretty good, but I found that the motherboard requires a BIOS update ...
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Dell XPS M1530 X852D Socket

Excuse me, but I can't seem to find whether the Dell XPS M1530 X852D motherboard has Socket 478 or Socket P since they physically look the same. On some sites stands Socket 478, but it's purple just ...
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Suitable ssd for Asus ROG STRIX B450 F GAMING motherboard [closed]

My son's pc has this motherboard: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-B450-F-GAMING The manual says that storage support is: https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/...
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Installing extra RAM in Lenovo Ideapad 330, Intel i3 7th gen laptop [closed]

Initially I'm having 4GB of RAM in my Lenovo Ideapad 330 laptop. Now I want to know if it is possible to add an extra 4GB of RAM to a total of 8 GB of RAM. If yes, what will it do to the performance?
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Upgrading an old Toshiba

My old Toshiba Satellite L500 13w is becoming slower. I have had few problems with it until now, it's been pretty reliable since I first bought it - brand new - about ten years ago. I changed the ...
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What's the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing Minecraft?

What is the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing the Java Edition of Minecraft? I already have a graphics card, 256GB SSD and a 600W PSU. I'll also use it for normal computer usage.
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CPU for Machine Learning

I'm looking for an upgrade from my i5 6600. Workload - ML prototyping in Keras and heavy IO, compression etc. I'm considering Ryzen 9 3900X + MSI X570-A PRO. What architectures in this price area (...
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Looking for a compatible M.2 drive for my motherboard [closed]

I'm looking to get rid of my old HDD (my xbox HDD is dying so prob put it in that) and replace it with an SSD. I would like to make use of the M.2 port on my motherboard if I can. This is my ...
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Which 1 or 2 ATX PSUs for Asus dominus extreme motherboard?

For a build with a Xeon 3275, Asus dominus extreme, and 4 Nvidia Titan RTX; Should I take 1600W PSU or two 1000W PSUs ? There is a dual 24-pin on the motherboard: is it mandatory ? for which usage is ...
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cheapest OpenCV board

I'm working on a small project that require computer vision boards. As many as possible. Wifi ability is not necessary, I can get ESP8266-01s with a dollar. OpenMV is too expensive and not easy to ...
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Is there any motherboard that supports Ryzen 3xxx out of the box?

I am thinking on building a computer. I would like to use one of the new Ryzen CPUs, probably the Ryzen 3600. The problem came up when I had to pick the motherboard. Most motherboards support the new ...
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What is the best Micro Atx motherboard for my build with only 2 ram slots and an M.2 SSD slot?

My concern is, I am not sure if the boards i'm looking at is compatible with the Ryzen 5 2600. I am mainly using my computer for games and work so I think I do not need more than 2 ram slots and only ...
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GA-B150M-D3H motherboard and PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 ssd [closed]

GA-B150M-D3H - https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-B150M-D3H-rev-10/sp#sp : Storage Interface: 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe x4/x2/x1 SSD ...
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What type of esata cable should I buy to connect to this port on my MB?

My motherboard AX370-Gaming K5-CF has 2 Sata Express ports as depicted in the manual in page 17 between the normal sata ports. http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Manual/mb_manualga-ax370-gaming-...
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What is the most affordable motherboard that fits my needs?

My problem is that my computer keeps freezing then my monitor loses signal shortly after when I play games. I am really desperate to fix my computer i've exhausted so many options from running Furmark ...
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Hardware specification for Deep Learning research

I need a Desktop computer for Deep Learning research work with large datasets. The models of Deep Learning may be huge and complex, so they may need heavy computations. My budget is INR 250000 i.e., ...
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Processor replacement [closed]

I have a problem with a pc using intel core i7 gen 4. And would like to test it with other pc that using i5 gen 4. Is it Match vice versa with the mother board? And how about the driver installed in ...
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Recommendation for small, low-cost, low-energy, fanless, 80686 or x86-64 computer with at least 3 SATA ports using normal connectors instead of mSATA

Per the post subject, is there an x86 computer like this that I can still buy or otherwise acquire in 2019? Used or refurbished is OK as long as it is still reliable. I want a low-cost, low-energy, ...
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Where are VRMs on this Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard?

I am planning to move an Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 and its FX-6350 CPU (default TDP 125W, max temp 61C) into a new chassis with a GeForce 1070 and a 680W power supply, but based on remarks here and elsewhere,...
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Suggestioned upgrades for a old Dell Studio XPS 8100

I have been meaning to upgrade my desktop though i am not sure what would be best. Though admittedly i have not kept up to date with hardware so i am completely green in regards to where my specs ...
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New motherboard and 2 8gb sticks or current motherboard and 1 16gb stick?

I have the H110M motherboard with 2 4gb sticks of RAM, the motherboard has 2 memory sockets and I wanna increase my memory. Should I buy a new motherboard with 4 sockets and then 2 8gb ram sticks, 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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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 ...