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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EPS vs P8 vs P4 for CPU

Can you tell me which of these cables I have to connect to my CPU (i7 8700K) to power it? If it is the p4 or p8 than they are defently to short (if it is the eps I will know more tomorrow) and I have ...
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Is there a way to determine a device's Option ROM size?

My Supermicro X8DTH-6 has 7 PCI-E 2.0 x8 slots. A while ago I installed a Sonnet Tempo Duo PCIe which caused the following message during boot.Not enough space to copy PCI Option ROM [06:00:00]...
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Does a PSU require power switch to be flipped after overdraw shutdown?

I have a two PSU set up with one being always on by connecting the PS_ON and COM wires, usually the secondary PSU is at about 80% load but yesterday something happened that caused an increase in draw ...
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Understanding PCIe lanes for multiple GPU setup

As the title suggests, I am looking to expand my current computer to have multiple GPUs (for mining). Essentially, I want to limit the upfront cost of my investment and therefore I would like to use ...
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ECC alternative for real time RAM error checking/handling?

I had 2 days of labor lost when compiling and getting errors. I finally ran memtest and found that one of my 6 year old stick of GSKILL ram had errors(by the way... they never replied to the RMA ...
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Just installed a new CPU and get black screen?

I have just upgraded in the current rig to an I7 7700 processor and now all I get is a black screen when turning on. I have reset the cmos and that has made no difference, leaving it for over 10 ...
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“Internal graphics redirecting card” for motherboard with no video port?

The motherboard in my PC has no video port on it. (Model: GA-P61-USB3-B3)My CPU (i7-2600) has its own internal graphics, but as motherboard doesn't have a video port so I am using an external video ...
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XMP causing POST safe mode - ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming

I have just installed a new setup and wanted to try the installed XMP profile for ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming motherboard. However when I activate XMP the computer fails to start and POST into safe ...
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ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ Ethernet connection delay

Hello, Brand new ASROCK H110 Pro BTC+, takes minimum 9 minutes to get internet by Ethernet cable. I tried to uninstall the drivers and reinstall, changed the Ethernet cable and again the same. Any ...
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Three beeping sound from mobo without any ram installed

I'm currently debugging my new desktop that I just ordered.I have a setup where only motherboard and CPU with a cooler installed.When I run it, it beeps long three times. Upon googling I found ...
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hp probook 4530s bios trouble

i am new here.recently, my hp probook 4530s laptop have a bios problem. it hangs on logo of hp. i cannot do anything, absolutely nothing.i tech friend of mine said it was the bios chip problem. it ...
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capable 64bit but cant install Window 7 64bit? need help tq

I have Motherboard Asrock 960gc-gs fx70gb old hard disk,disk C:20gb disk D:50gb3gb rammy pc running window 7 32bitbut I already check.that my pc capable 64bitcant install the 64bitcan anyone ...
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Radeon RX 580 compatibility

So I've got into cryptocurrencies for like two months now and I want to invest some money into mining. I don't feel like building a new 6 GPUs mining rig for now. I want to start with like 2/3 GPUs ...
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Can a faulty motherboard kill the cpu fan?

158 days after I built my computer, the cpu fan that came with my silverstone ar06 died (it could not spin fast enough to cool the cpu. Manually setting the fan speed to 100% wasn't helping). So, I ...
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Motherboard Keeps Getting Damaged

Not sure if this is the right place for this type of hardware question, but here goes. I have a small basement office that has an AIO pc (a Dell something; don't remember the exact model), and a ...

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