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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Motherboard for a new college desktop computer

I am going to be building a computer for a college student. He is going into general engineering while he figures out exactly what he wants to do. The budget for this computer is about $1500 USD (just ...
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Deep learning machine with largest number of gpu and xeon cpu sockets

I am planning to build a very high end deep learning machine with as many Xeon or i7 CPU cores and as many Titan X GPU cards as possible on a single motherboard. So what is the maximum limit for this? ...
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Minimal Atom board as a dedicated server, without multimedia interfaces

I want to build a small network and security appliance (server) based on a fast Intel Atom CPU. What I need is an Atom CPU (or similar), minimal RAM (1GB is more than enough), a USB drive or SATA Disk ...
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Biggest amount of cores on the smallest board

I'm looking for parallel computing in tiniest form possible. For example, having two 18 cores Intel Xeon parked on both sides of motherboard with size of credit card would be ideal solution. Couldn't ...
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Cheap, Quiet and up-gradable Steam OS compatible Motherboard

I am looking to build a Steam OS box, I would like to run 'light' native Steam OS games and stream the rest from my powerful windows box. What are my options for a motherboard that fits the ...
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Motherboard for the long run, in an otherwise (initially) low-end gaming system

I'm currently running an HP Pavilion m9047c, except that I've replaced the video card with a Diamond Radeon HD 4870, and upgraded the power supply to (I believe) 650 watts. I never added any RAM over ...
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Choosing motherboard for a budget gaming PC using AMD Athlon X4 860K processor

The title pretty much says it all. I'm assembling a budget gaming PC and decided for an AMD Athlon X4 860K processor and now I need to chose a motherboard for it. My total budget for the PC is €500-...
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Motherboard for work computer with 2-Ethernet ports

My work computer is very slow, and so I am looking to upgrade some of the parts. I have the intel i5-4440 that I'm going to put in it, but this CPU is not compatible with my current motherboard. Here'...
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LGA 2011 vs. AM3+

I'm completing the hardware list for desktop unit, which will be used for programming (60%), data analysis & AI (15%) and gaming (15%), the rest beeing internet browsing. Budget: 1200$. I want ...
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Is there a motherboard that supports ARM processors?

Because ARM processors are much less expensive and power-consuming, I want to use them in a PC with PC-type RAM and hard-drive. Is there a motherboard the allows to use ARM processors with PC-based ...
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ATX LGA1151 Motherboard /w Stability Primary Concern

This is for a desktop, do not plan any overclocking. Usage is primarily media consumption, photo/video editing, casual gaming. Operating system Windows 10 x64 Professional. Price range looking up to $...
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Stuck with H77 (non-OC) and I5-2500K

The i5-2500K is a great processor, even nowadays, but only if you can overclock it. I have a H77 chipset board, that means no OC for me. So, I need a recommendation of CPU and motherboard. I'm looking ...
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Motherboard recommendation for new casual gaming setup

Current setup, kind of outdated - was built in 2009, except graphics card and a chassis: Corsair 650D chassis Asus P5Q Deluxe motherboard Intel Core2Quad 3GHz @4GHz Radeon R9 290 GPU Corsair 750W PSU ...
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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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Motherboard: Which configurations really matter?

I'm seeking z170/LGA 1151 MBs for my i7 6700k CPU, and I am planning to buy 2X8GB DDR4 SDRAM. When I search it on newegg, the prices range from $50 to $200+. My questions are 1) what makes the ...
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What's a good PC config based on an AM3 motherboard that won't be bottlenecked?

I've recently acquired a GA-M68MT-S2 motherboard, which was lying unused with a friend. Just as a project, I want try and build the most powerful system possible using this as a base. This is only a ...
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Motherboard that supports Intel Skylake Core i7 CPU with Iris Pro 580 graphics

I'm trying to build a workstation with an Intel Core i7 CPU that comes with Iris Pro graphics. From Intel Ark page, the following Core CPUs are shipped with Iris Pro 580: Core i7-6785R Core i5-6685R ...
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Motherboard for future extensibility

I'm interested in desktop setup that will last. I've narrowed (thanks to this answer) my motherboard choices to MSI z170 gaming pro and MSI X99 SLI plus. As both cards are quite similar (multiple SATA ...
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Are RAID controllers interchangeable? Is data recoverable with a different controller? [closed]

In my case I have been using Raid 1 Mirroring with two disks on an onboard controller of a motherboard that recently dropped dead. Now I'm looking for a replacement motherboard, but I'm a bit worried ...
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Motherboard For Overclocking An i7 6700K?

I am will be overclocking my Intel i7 6700K to 4.6 GHz and I am looking for a solid motherboard to go with it. Currently, I am considering the Asus Maximus VIII Hero (https://www.asus.com/uk/...
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AMD gaming motherboard upgrade

I'm looking for a motherboard to replace my old one that's been giving me problems lately (See this thread). The PC is used for heavy gaming (All new games running max settings; GTA V, Fallout 4, etc)...
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ATX Motherboard with ATA password option and GNU/Linux compatibility

I have two Self Encrypting Drive (SED) and I'm using Debian as my main Operating System. My current motherboard (ASUS M5A97 R2.0) is GNU/Linux compatible (I had hard time to find a GNU/Linux ...
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Replacement motherboard in fried laptop [closed]

So basically I have a laptop with a fried motherboard. Everything else works: HDD, RAM, CPU, screen etc. Replacing the motherboard is too expensive because it's half the price of the laptop and I'm ...
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Using Intel graphics but no video port on motherboard

I have a Asus X99-E WS motherboard (LGA 2011 v3 slot) and it doesn't come with any video ports. Is it still possible to use the video capabilities of the Intel CPU or will I need to purchase a video ...
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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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What laptop suits me?

I usually use math and engineering sections so sorry if I missed section. I decided that I want to buy new laptop. Let me say that I am not considering Macbook pro, it's just too expensive.I don't ...
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Graphics Card for GA-970A-DS3P motherboard

Problem I have a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P motherboard which doesn't have any inbuilt graphics so I paired it up with NVIDIA GeForce 210 Graphics Card. I am not satisfied with this graphics card as I am ...
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ATX 1150 Intel-compatible motherboard under $110 for gaming / graphic design PC

First of all I am new to this site and I hope my question is not off-topic. I have done some research in the Meta and looked up if similar questions have been closed or not and I think I am on-topic. ...
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Home Server Build around Xeon X3440 CPU

I am starting a home server build. I am on a tight budget and aiming for the most quiet and low power build. I managed to salvage an Intel Xeon X3440 Processor from an old server. It uses an intel ...
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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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X99 2011-v3 Motherboard and 128 GB DDR4 RAM Compatibility

I have a question about a motherboard and RAM compatibility. MSI X99A XPOWER AC LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard and CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 128GB ...
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Best case for z170A M7 and Corsair Hydro H100i V2

I'm currently search for a new custom PC and one of the hardest part to me is to choose what case should i go to. I'm looking for a case that can fit perfectly the motherboard MSI Z170A M7 and the ...
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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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Low Budget with AM1 vs FM2 vs LGA1151

I'm building an extra PC, and for now I need purchase only a combo of motherboard + processor + memory. (I know 4Gb RAM is low memory, I want later add more 4Gb RAM) So, I did a research and I got ...
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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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Need help picking out a specific motherboard

I need to build a PC for my work, doesn't need an OS and can be a PC or server motherboard... The motherboard has to be able to work with all of the DDR4 options listed below (Not mixed at the same ...
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Workstation for Deep Learning in Pakistan

I need to buy or build a machine for my research in Deep Learning and Computer Vision. I read in some tutorial about building a machine for Deep Learning, it suggested using a CPU with minimum 8 Cores,...
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Replacement motherboard for an HP Pavilion P6-2280EA [closed]

my dad's computer broke recently and when he took it in for repair the guy said it was the motherboard and it was going to cost hundreds of pounds to get a replacement. It is an HP Pavillion P6-2280EA ...
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What motherboard can I use for Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to set up a Ubuntu 12.04 system for MRI analyses. I will need 12.04, because some of the analysis software is not properly working wit later Ubuntu versions. Can anybody recommend me a ...
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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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Which of these two PC builds would offer better performance?

Asus X99-A with USB3.1 Motherboard And Intel Core i7 5820K CPU Or Asus Z170-A Motherboard And Intel Core i7 6700K CPU The rest of the build (the same for both): Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S. RAM: 32GB (...
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need a workstation for a memory-bound application as cheap as possible

I am working on a project that needs a huge amount of memory about 512GB. The processor is not very important and can be an Intel Xeon v3 3.4GHZ. Is it possible to build a computer with this amount ...
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NVIDIA SLI Bridge recommendation

I have an ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard I have 2 NVIDIA GeForce 1070 GTX GPUs I want a bridge for these two.I am looking for ASUS ROG SLI HB Bridge and they have two models 3 slot and 4 slot, which ...
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Motherboard and CPU: what and how to choose [closed]

I'm trying to assemble my private home server. I'm searching about a new motherboard and CPU, but I'm stuck because I don't know what, specifically, to check and which components are important. For ...
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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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Motherboard for DDR4 2400+ MHz

I am preparing to buy a new desktop PC as the old one is 8 years already and not really upgradable. I see there are DDR4 modules running at 2133MHz and others running at 3200 MHz. However, I have ...
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Recommended hardware upgrade for Editing/Gaming PC [closed]

Looking to upgrade my Computer which is used for Gaming, Image editing, Audio capture, Video editing & Recording. Current hardware: Processor: Intel Core i7-4771 Quad Core Socket LGA 1150 ...