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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 with embeded CPU for HTPC

This question is here after I ask this one: UHD compatible Graphic Card The thing is that I have a HTPC and would like to be able to read UHD movies (since the i3's IGP cannot). As you can see in the ...
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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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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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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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Motherboard recommendation for G3258 OC

I am interested to build a new desktop PC having as starting point G3258 CPU overclocked at 4-4.5GHz. It's well known the fact that the overclocking subject regarding this CPU it's pretty twisted. I'...
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What to take care of when choosing mainbord, when I want to boot from two (or more?) harddrives separately

I would like to put two ssd drivess in my new PC. one with Windows 10 and the other with the latest Ubunbtu. I tried this with my current setup without success, but I've also a RAID controller in my ...
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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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Quiet desktop PC refresh

My primary desktop PC is due for a refresh. I have always built my own, but I might have reached the point where it's worth the extra ~$100 to buy a pre-built machine. The biggest reason I haven't ...
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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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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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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 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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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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What Current Motherboard Form Factors Will Fit An LPX Case?

I have an all in one PC from the mid-90s (Compaq Presario 3020 - See below). Based on the riser and from what I can measure (9" x 13"), it looks like an LPX form factor motherboard/case. I want to ...
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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/...