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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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motherboard with three or four sata3 ports , socket compatible with cheap processor (for a diy NAS) [closed]

I have decided to mount my own nas in a relatively cheap way. I found a motherboard with enough sata3 ports for my needs (ASRock A320M-DGS) and a cheap processor (AMD A4-4000). The only issue is that ...
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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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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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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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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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Need AMD motherboard with AM3 socket that can handle more than 75 watt TDP

I have an AMD Phenom II x6 1055t CPU (AM3 socket), and DDR3 RAM. My motherboard can only support CPUs up to 75 watt TDP, and my CPU is 150W. Please recommend me a motherboard that: Supports a 150W ...
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Mini ATX with 4k @60Hz

I'm looking for a Mini ATX (if possible with the latest generation of I7 or even new AMD) with a full 4k @60hz / HDMI 2.0 I need at least one PCIe (that why I don't go to mini-STX) any ...
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6x Dual Slot GPUs on SM 2028GR-TRHT

I am not extremely familiar with hardware. This question might be easy to answer. This server has been advertised to handle 6 GPUs. My question is that can it support 6 Dual Slot/Double Width GPUs (...
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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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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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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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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 recommendations [closed]

I have an old pc with a 3rd generation i7 3370, 1155 socket. My problem is that my motherboard seems to be in the end of its life, and I want to change it before it's too late. I'm not planning on ...
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Adapter between PCIe versions/sizes?

On my motherboard I have a PCIe v1.0 x16 slot. According to Wikipedia, it's able to transfer at ~4 GB/s. I'm thinking of getting a PCIe SSD (for example, this one), which is limited to ~3.8 GB/s. ...
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Why are these Micro-ATX motherboards different sizes [closed]

I just bought a new case that is made for mini or micro atx motherboards. The Bitfenix Prodigy M. At first, I got an MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX motherboard, and it wasn't ideal because I got a ...
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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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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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PC Chassis for MSI Motherboard?

I'm building my first Gaming computer, and I need some help deciding which case to get for my motherboard of choice. The motherboard I have chosen is the MSI Z270 Series Gaming Motherboard (link). The ...
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Tiny motherboard with full functionality?

I need to fit a fully-functioning mobo with an LGA1151 cpu socket and a PCI-E x16 slot for my gpu and at least 2 RAM slots in a 11 x 5.5 x 7 case. It also has to have a maximum RAM capacity of at ...
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Which GPU Should I buy for Deep Learning Project [closed]

I have less than $1K as budget for my project.My project is predicting drug target interaction. I am going to use GPU on vector multiplication of visible layer and neurons of hidden layer. I have ...
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How to determine if I can just upgrade the CPU or if have to upgrade the whole motherboard? [closed]

I have a somewhat old Dell Precision T7500 desktop with this 64-bit Intel Xeon CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/48768 I have been thinking about upgrading this CPU to an Intel i7 CPU. It looks ...
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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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Fanless mini-itx motherboard with a 4x-16x PCI-e slot for OpenBSD project?

Any recommendations on a fanless mini itx board with a 4x-16x PCI-E slot? Something a few years old ideally, as I need to keep costs down. Current set-up is with a fanless Asus J1800-c, which runs ...
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I7 Build I am conflicted [closed]

I am looking for some recommendations for my new I7 Build. What I use it for Day to day business work Applications open at once Adobe Illustator Firefox (11 Tabs) Chrome (5-10 Windows / 10-20 Tabs ...
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Asus motherboard in the $50-$150 range [closed]

What motherboard from the Asus z170 chipset line offers the most set of features? I did some research and it looks like the z170-a is the one but I could be wrong. I'd like to have a motherboard that ...
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FreeNas Support Hareware And Software [closed]

I need to setup FreeNas Server, So I follw this freenas setup and collect all the Hardware Details, What They Used: Motherboard BOXDQ45EK LGA 775 Processor Pentium E2160 ...
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need compatible motherboard

I can not seem to find a motherboard that is compatible with all my parts without going over $80. Here are my parts: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB)...
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Recommend me a good motherboard for my PC

My current motherboard have failed bios update. I got to change motherboard The important specs are 3.00 gigahertz Intel Core i7-3770 Gtx 1060 video card The old motherboard is ECS H61H2-M12 1.0 I ...
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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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Taking advantage of Xeon E5-2670 prices and need a Motherboard [closed]

I want to run a dual Xeon E5-2670 setup for my personal machine. I can't decide between the right motherboard for the system. My goal is too get as much processing power as possible for the lowest ...
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Recommend me a powerful graphics card that will work with my motherboard

First question for me on this site, lets see how it goes. So i have this motherboard. http://www.asus.com/UK/Motherboards/B150M-A/ Could someone recommend me a powerful graphics card, GTX1070 or ...
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Good CPU to replace my i5 CPU

I already have a good video card of GTX 1060. So I do not need a CPU with GPU on it. See: Skylake microarchitecture. So skylake is not an option. That being said, we do not have i9 right? i7 is like ...
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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 ...
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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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multiple Ethernet cards on one mother board [closed]

I want to do some maths in terms of the max number of Ethernet adapters a motherboard can take for each port to function without any deterioration. As I'm planning to plug in multiple Ethernet cards(e....
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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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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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Please recommend a motherboard for budget gaming build [closed]

I am considering a budget gaming build. The graphic card probably will be GTX 950 or even less powerful (well, let's just suppose I'm buying a GTX950 card). Please recommend a motherboard, my ...
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Micro ATX Motherboard with display port

I'm looking for a microATX motherboard with display port output or at least QHD at 60hz. I've looked around and when googling i usually dont get this its also a little innefficient to browse through ...
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Upgradable Neural Network workstation on a budget of <1500€ (<$1660) for its first configuration

I used laptops for a while and I am not up to date with the current available hardware. I'm looking for a new PC mainly for Neural Network computations and some gaming from time to time. The rig ...
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Intel i3 6100 compatible components for a non gamer? [closed]

I want to build an Intel i3 6100 PC. I don't play games at all. Usually, i use the PC 24/7. I do lot of internet surfing and downloading. Sometimes, i use photoshop, i do audio remixing and other ...
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Choosing a motherboard + CPU combination upgrade

I have an old Dell Studio XPS 8100 that has been updated rather haphazardly. Now I would like more expansion slots and a faster CPU. I don't know what motherboard + CPU combination would be a good ...
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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 for intel skylake mid-to-high-range gaming pc

I'm looking into getting a new gaming pc, but I'm not much of a hardware enthusiast. I know what kind of general specs I want to have, but when it comes to details, especially the mainboard, I'm lost ...
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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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Use laptop as primary monitor for desktop computer? [closed]

I currently have a computer running Windows 10. It has a ASUS® MAXIMUS VIII RANGER: RoG, PCI-e 3.0, SATA 3.0, LG1151 motherboard, integrated graphics. I currently do not have an external monitor or ...
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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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Looking for dual-CPU capable motherboard that is compatible with 2 Intel Celeron G1840 processors?

Looking to build a value-gaming PC, and it seems like Celeron processors are very cheap for the performance they provide. I am okay with server motherboards, no preference. Any additional ...
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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:...