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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Thin ITX board with Broadwell support

I am looking to improve my thin system (Haswell on H81) in the graphic department so Broadwell i5-5675C with its Iris seems to be a good choice. Sadly, I can't find any thin mini-ITX board to support ...
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Current DDR3/DDR4 RAM Motherboards

I know of motherboards which will allow both DDR3 & DDR4 formats to be used, this would allow me to use DDR3 for a time, then in the future upgrade to DDR4. My real question is, what ...
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Asus Notebook X53SV -SX178V new Mainboard

I need a new mainbord for my Asus Notebook X53SV-SX178V, because the DC jack is broken and the mainboard is partly cracked. So I want to order a new mainboard which is called K53SV. There exist ...
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Motherboards which can handle 4 Gpu x16 Pcie

I am looking for desktop motherboard which could handle: 4 x nvidia k4200 quadro (4 x PCIe x16, gen 3 if possible) Intel Core i7-4790 4 x DDR3 slot max. memory size 32 GB (at least) ATX format (if ...
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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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Choice of single-board computer for video output in embedded system

I am developing a product that incorporates various sensors and actuators, and also a monitoring display (5" 800x480 TFT LCD HDMI). Right now I have everything figured out with an Arduino handling ...
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LGA1366 Motherboard compatiable with Xeon E5640 Quad Core CPU?

I'm looking for a motherboard that is compatible with the CPU in question, but it must be with in my $130 Budget. I'm looking for a board suitable for budget gaming. The board must have: 2+ DDR3/...
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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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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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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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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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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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ASROCK Fatal1ty X370 motherboard: Compatibility SSD

Currently I am looking to buy SSD, my first one at any rate, and I have seen all kind of SSD (internal, vertical, M.2 to name a few). I am seriously considering this motherboard (huge upgrade for me ...
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Can one get hardware quotations by hardware features online?

I'm looking for the simplest motherboard with an i7 processor, one RAM slot for 16gb, 10G RDMA NIC, 1 SATA port, a small NVME and power supply. No need for display ports, USB ports , KVM ports, ...
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Advice for low power consumption motherboard for pfSense firewall with almost 3 lan (Alix 2d13, Apu2c4 or others)

I'm looking for a motherboard for a pfSense-based firewall with low power consumption (about 10 watts) and 3 LAN ports. Looking for a solution I found these motherboards: Alix 2d13 and Apu2c4 but I'm ...
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Thunderbolt options for ASUS Z10PE-16/4L

I'd like to add Thunderbolt I/O to an ASUS Z10PE-D16/4L motherboard. Hopefully through a PCIe card. It seems ASUS ThunderboltEX II isn't compatible, and HP Thunderbolt-2 PCIe 1-Port I/O Card F3F43AT ...
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Z170 or H170 motherboard with M.2

I need a Z170 or H170 motherboard that allows an M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD and still has one PCIe 3.0 x16 open. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xMkhqk Price breakdown by merchant:...
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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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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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Can I use this motherboard (link in desc) for my rtx 3080?

motherboard spec It says I have PCI_E1, PCI_E2 and PCI_E3 slot but I am not sure if this pcie slots supports rtx 3080 because it says here PCIE_E2 slot only process up to 250mb/s transfer rate.
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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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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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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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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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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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ASUS TUF gaming Z490plus 64G DRAM instablility

I've bought ASUS TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS(WIFI) with G.SKILL Trident Z RGB (32GBX2) DDR4-4000. I inserted both RAMs in DDR4_DIMM_A2 and DDR4_DIMM_B2 but it hanged my PC repetitively( in Bios I see DRAM ...
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Motherboard recommendation for a 5090x

I want to know whether the following motherboards(x570) will be a good fit for a 5090x, given that: Will use a noctua 15 (the double fan version) Planning to buy in the future a 3080 when available ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What make of RAM would compliment my existing one?

I want to upgrade my work PC's memory but I'm not sure what to order. It's running Ubuntu 16.04 and has a Fujitsu D3128-A2 mainboard. Four out of eight memory slots are occupied. This is the output of ...
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Desktop PC Xeon CPU Optane SSD

I am looking to make a new desktop PC purchase and I would like to utilize the new optane technology for overall performance as well as speeding up my HDDs. I'm going with a Xeon as opposed to a core ...
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desktop computer with 2 ethernet ports and 6 or 8 cores

I am trying to find a reliable motherboard with 2 ethernet ports that can each handle at least a 1 Gbit/s, that supports a 6 or 8 core CPU (I was looking at these cpu-s). I found it extremely hard to ...
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New Motherboard for SSD <Possible Crossfire>

Summary: is it possible to get a cheap motherboard that supports an AMD CPU, 2 Nvidia GPUs and AHCI for SSDs? UPDATE: Turns out the SSD works with the old setup (thanks, @Journeyman). I now ...