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Questions tagged [motherboard]

The motherboard or mainboard is the central printed circuit board (PCB) in many modern computers and holds many of the crucial components of the system.

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Black screen but GPU, LCD cable and panel are fine [Lenovo ThinkPad t440p]

Laptop was on when this happened: no beeps, no error messages, no reboots or system shutdowns, no nothing. The screen just went black while the rest of the device continued running. I’ve connected the ...
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Burning Smell Coming From Laptop's Motherboard - Short Circuit?

I have this laptop for about three years now, and I thought I should clean out the dust it has accumulated over the years, so I did but when I was closing up the laptop something bad happened. My ...
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Shopping for computers with multiple USB host controllers - how to identify them? [on hold]

Am trying to find old pcs with multiple USB2.0 controllers so I can run multiple Microsoft Kinect 360 sensors (one sensor utilises around 60% of the 2.0 bus bandwidth) - preferably I would like to ...
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I have doubts about this gear [on hold]

I'm not sure if this subdomain is proper for this question but here goes. So, I believe it's time for me to upgrade my gaming PC. My gear is like this right now: Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) CPU: ...
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PC crashes without BSOD or memory dump; sound and screen image corrupts (freezes then PC restarts) [on hold]

It used to crash once, maybe twice, a day after I turn on the pc and then it was alright, checked my ram memory which is fine, and checked my power supply also working fine. So now I'm wondering what ...
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Fried up PSU still working but no display? [closed]

some days ago due to some electrical problem I got my PSU fried up I opened it and there were two big capacitors open from the top and when the power cable is connected PSU fan and other components ...
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how to figure out if RAM is compatible [duplicate]

I've done quite a lot with computers and IT in general and one thing that always bothers me is the case of RAM compatibility. I know this is a freaquently discussed subject, but now I'm totally done ...
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Does my motherboard(GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5) support dual gpu 1080ti + 2080ti?

I have a machine with GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 motherboard, now I am running a Zotac 1080ti mini GPU on it, can I add an extra 2080ti to it? I noticed there are still slots available, but I am not quite ...
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Gigabyte Aurous Master Z390 M.2 issues [on hold]

I’ve got this new z390 Gigabyte board; it has three m.2 slots.  I’ve got a Samsung 950 pro m.2 512 gig and having trouble with it showing in BIOS.  Updated BIOS to the new one and have tried moving ...
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What do CR_DET#_LED and HD_LED mean?

I was looking at a AMPKB-CT (Azure) motherboard. There were two LEDs: CR_DET#_LED, and HD_LED. I am guessing the HD_LED is for the hard drive. It was off, but I could hear the hard drive spinning. ...
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Repeated Crash-rebooting on Windows 10 - what hardware is at fault?

Brief overview About a couple weeks ago, my custom-desktop (built 2015) started hard crashing and auto-rebooting. The computer has crashed so many times at this point that I can barely keep track (...
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2 Identical DDR3 DIMMs Prevent OS Booting When Used Together, But Work Fine Separately

My motherboard is based on Intel Z68 chipset and supports up to 32GB RAM. I wanted to upgrade my current RAM (2*8GB + 2*4GB) to (2*8GB + 2*8GB), so I have 32GB in total. Original (Working) 24 GB ...
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DDR4 RAM not running in dual channel? [on hold]

I recently upgraded my PC and swapped out my CPU/mobo/RAM in the process. Now I have a Ryzen 3 1300x processor, MSI B350M GAMING PRO motherboard and 2x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V 2400Mhz RAM, running ...
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gigabyte Z370 HD3 + Samsung EVO 970 won't install Windows 10

Newly assembled system: Gigabyte Z370 HD3 V1.0 motherboard Intel i7-8700 CPU 2x DDR4-3200 16GB RAM (F4-3200C16D-32GVK) Samsung EVO 970 500 GB M.2 SSD (MZ-V6E500) Thermaltake TR2 S 500 W PSU (TRS-...
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My PC wont boot with two ram sticks

I am currently building a arcade machine and a while back I bought a supposed pair of xms2 ddr2 ram sticks (2x1gb) on eBay. I originally put both in and then the pc didn't boot. I then tried with ...

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