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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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Booting issues and motherboard header trouble after switching tower case

I recently bought a full-size tower case for my computer because the extensive modifications I have made will no longer allow the side panel of the original case to close. After moving the components ...
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lspci output of NVMe SSD in M.2 slot

I am developing some system management scripts and was wondering if a M.2 NVMe slot on the motherboard shows up in lspci output? Unfortunately, I don't have the hardware currently to test this (I have ...
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Can I get more FPS in games and faster GPU-bound processing by adding extra GPUs to my desktop?

I recently bought a modern PC with an Nvidia 1050Ti GPU, and I also have in my collection some older/weaker GPUs like 1030GT, 9800GT, 9600GT, 750Ti and GTS240. All of them being from Nvidia, can I ...
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Black stains on Motherboard and USB port issue [on hold]

My laptop is Lenovo Yoga3 - 14. Recently, I noticed that one USB port does not work on the right side. Then, my laptop completely stops working. I try many things on that and also showed that to a ...
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Flashing Bios of ROG STRIX Z370-E Motherboard for compatibility with 9th gen Intel CPU

I ordered an Intel i7-9700k processor without realizing it was only compatible with motherboards that support 9th generation processors. The motherboard I bought is the ROG STRIX Z370-E Gaming board. ...
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SATA Drives Randomly not Recognized by PC

I have a PC with three SATA hard drives and a further two SSDs. Lately each time I start the computer, one or two of these drives (thankfully never the system SSD) "fails to load", i.e. it is not ...
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No microphone working on Windows 10 and Intel mainboard

I'm using Windows 10 64 Bit with an Intel DH55HC mainboard. I am using the onboard audio device but unfortunately I can't get my headset to work. Whenever I try to configure my microphone, Windows ...
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How do I diagnose this POST 53 issue?

I have an Asrock X299 taichi motherboard that started misbehaving yesterday. I was rebooting to update Windows, and the screen remained black. Initially it gave a GPU POST (Dr. Debug) error of b7, ...
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How to match front panel connectors to motherboard pins?

While cleaning my CPU one of the front panel pins came out. When I tried to put it back all the pins came out. I don't have a guide to reconnect. In what sequence should I connect them?
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Asus Q87M-E/CSM mobo led light on but system will not display

Specs: Asus Q87M-E/CSM EVGA 450 BT- PSU Intel i5-4430 3GHz Quad-Core Cool Master MasterBox E300L MATX Tower 16GB DDR3 RAM Cdrom drive <-- HP TS-H65** Seagate ST3100054*** Current problem: ...
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Why are my motherboards' COM headers different sizes?

I'm upgrading an enterprise system to new hardware and have run into a problem fitting a serial connection into the COM2 serial header on the new motherboard. I've checked the motherboard manuals and ...
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Can I have a usb 3.0 adapter for PCI, my PC does not have extra PCI e port

My problem is my motherboard has 2 PCI port and one PCI Express* x16 port. I really wish to have both usb 3.0 card adapter in my PC as well as a graphics card. It's very old, and I don't plan to get a ...
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Can an upside-down USB3 header damage the motherboard?

So I bought an Asus ROG Strix X470-F Gaming motherboard, routed my cables, and realized I could do better cable management so I went to pull out the USB3 cable from the case front panel from the ...
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using a new Zalman PC case with an older OEM Lenovo MOBO M91P

Simple question what is the pin out for a old motherboard OEM Lenovo M91P. The front of the case requires on the usb and front case ports 9 pins when the mobo has 11 pins for usb and front case pins. ...
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How can I check if my UEFI supports RAID?

I can't find it in UEFI settings. Motherboard name is ASRock Z370 Pro4. I had a look at the specification at the manufacturer's site however all the info they provide is: 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS ...

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