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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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Single board computer with 2 GBit ethernet ports

I am looking for a single board computer with 2x1 GBit ethernet ports, on board. Should come with SATA and/or USB 3. Either x86 or ARM is ok, as long as it runs Linux.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Small scale integration single board computer?

This Wikipedia page mentions about Intel SDKs; single board computers that contained Intel microprocessors. I would like to own one of those SDKs but I doubt that they are still in production. So, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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I need a really good computer that I can get built for Blender 3D rendering and gaming

so basically I've gotten the chance to build a computer that has a budget of $2,000 to $3,000. But I just don't know anything about computers. See I'm in dire need for an upgrade from my current ...
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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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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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Compatibility of the processor with the motherboard

I have a motherboard Hi-Fi a70u3p (http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/ru/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=773) and I need to buy an intel core i5 6600 or equivalent processor. Does this motherboard support this ...
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Upgrade for LGA775

I have an almost 8 year old PC with LGA 775 socket, I want to somehow upgrade it and use as a web development machine, I need to run Photoshop, adobe illustrator, visual studio and android studio. ...
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Mainboard Recommendations For Built Computer Meant For Rendering (And Gaming)

I asked a question here and I was told to create another question asking for a mainboard recommendation. So far the parts I have in my Amazon Cart are the following: The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (I ...
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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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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 ...