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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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 ...
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Is there a compatibility problem with these RAM modules at different speeds?

I'm planning to update some components on my PC and I want to know if I can buy two more modules of RAM without compatibility issues. This is the new motherboard I will be buying, a Gigabyte B365M-...
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Motherboard + NIC advice for dev/research workstation

I'm looking for hardware configuration pieces of advice. I'm having 2 computers, one hyperconvergent server, and one workstation for which I'm planning the hardware. The workstation will be for dev ...
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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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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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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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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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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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New Gaming System - Motherboard [Romania]

I'm building a system to play the latest games at max settings at 1920x1080 and get as close to 30 FPS as possible within the budget. The trouble is that the website I'm buying from is in Romanian, ...
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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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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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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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B85M Pro4 vs B85M-ITX

I'm comparing those two models of ASRock B85M, trying to find which one is the best. Let's take a tour: http://www.asrock.com/mb/compare.it.asp?SelectedModel=B85M+Pro4&SelectedModel=B85M-ITX I'm ...
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New MB for current FX-6350 vs new MB/CPU for I3-4170 vs new MB/CPU for G3460? [closed]

Right now I have an AMD FX-6350 but I'm a dumbass and slightly caught my motherboard on fire. It's gotten slowly worse over the last two years, and now I can barely play any games less than 10 years ...
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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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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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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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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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Pick the right HDD for an unknown connector on HP 17-cn0021nr laptop motherboard

I'm looking for a recommendation on adding storage to the laptop if I don't want to swap the current m2 drive on my laptop. I have a brand new HP 17-cn0021nr laptop, and I want to upgrade the storage ...
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New CPU Fan/Heat Sink recommendation

I'm looking for a recommendation of a quiet fan/heat sink for an AMD A8-3870K CPU on a Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H mobo. Mine is about 9 years old and it's getting loud. I've cleaned dust out of the case, ...
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Hardware upgrade path for high gaming resolution

I just replaced my old Apple Cinema monitor (1680x1050) with an AOC curve gaming display (2560x1440). My current setup does not seem to enjoy pushing that many pixels on the screen, laggy and jerky, ...
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What's the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing Minecraft?

What is the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing the Java Edition of Minecraft? I already have a graphics card, 256GB SSD and a 600W PSU. I'll also use it for normal computer usage.
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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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Hardware upgrade after a long time: which MB, RAM, CPU, and GPU? [closed]

Time to upgrade my desktop PC, which - unlike most people - I do very rarely, which also means that I'm currently quite out of practice with buying new HW. My computing and graphics needs are not ...
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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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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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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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Questions I have about my custom high-end water cooled PC before I buy

Hello Fellow PC Builders, I have meticulously sifted through each and every component on PC Specialist in the Liquid Cooled PC builder in an attempt to build my dream PC. I do have some questions ...
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AM 3+ socket mainboard with at least 64GB DDR3 support

I am looking for a motherboard, which has AM 3+ CPU socket support at least 64GB RAM (128GB is better) DDR3 memory modules From 32GB, there is a lot. For 64GB, I found nothing.
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CPU with integrated GPU and motherboard with HDMI2.0 RGB 4K60 output

It has been years since most TV boxes support HDMI 2.0 4K60, but PCs with integrated GPU still doesn't support this well. In most cases, the chipsets support it, but the motherboard doesn't. A ...
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Wanted: Linux-friendly AM4 motherboard, multiple M.2 slots, without Realtek

An upgrade of another PC left me w/ components to reuse in this PC. I'd like to think before buying. I need an AM4 socket motherboard, and want a Linux-friendly (Debian family) build for ...
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add Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to MSI X99S SLI Plus

After having my questions closed as off-topic on superuser.com, I'm trying my luck here: I currently have an MSI X99S SLI Plus motherboard (5-6 years old) which I'd like to keep, but I'd like to add ...
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Dell latitude E6230 motherboard

I have a dell latitude E6230 i5 laptop, which is recently do not start anymore, it was verified by a technician and he said that the motherboard is damaged, so I have to bay a motherboard from ...
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What type of esata cable should I buy to connect to this port on my MB?

My motherboard AX370-Gaming K5-CF has 2 Sata Express ports as depicted in the manual in page 17 between the normal sata ports. http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Manual/mb_manualga-ax370-gaming-...
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ATX Power Supply Unit with one/some Always-On Molex Connectors?

I know (current) ATX PSU will turn off its power after the PC shutdown. This is good. I know (old) AT PSU will leave its connectors with power on even after the PC shutdown. Ref: https://en.wikipedia....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Old motherboard with new graphics card

The time has come for me to upgrade from my nVidia GTS250 graphics card to a newer and better one. I'd like to go for the GTX 960 or 970 (4gb) series since I want to keep the card for the next 3-5 ...
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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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Can I add an NVMe SSD to my motherboard?

I have a TOSHIBA P50-C-10G laptop. and want to upgrade the internal drive from HDD to SSD. I am considering either SATA or NVMe, but I'm not sure if my computer has support for NVMe. I opened it up ...