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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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Why won't my PC boot with 2 sticks of RAM when it will with only one of them?

I have 2 Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 1600mhz sticks that I want to put in my MSI H81I ITX motherboard with an i5 4440 CPU Each stick works by itself in either of the two slots, but if I insert both of ...
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About interface between motherboard and CPU

Hmmm, it seems a stupid question. I have bought one CPU which is i7 7800x, the supported interface is LGA 2066. I have also bought one motherboard which is Z370 AORUS GAMING 3, the supported ...
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Samsung laptop shutting down randomly

my laptop is samsung NP700Z5A after i change windows (win7) to win 8 and after that to win 10 its turn off randomly and i dont know what's the problem! specs : -4GB internal Ram + 8 GB so-dimm -...
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Missing motherboard heatsink screws [on hold]

My friend gave me his Rampage V Extreme motherboard, but he doesn't have the screws for the heatsinks (chipset and voltage regulator). What can I do to replace them? I think the voltage regulator ...
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Asus Maximus X Hero boots to setup screen on boot or restart instead of ssd

A couple of days after coming back from a trip out of state I noticed my personal tower I built a few months ago started doing something odd. Whenever I boot now my Asus ROG Maximus X Hero motherboard ...
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CPU won't turn on

I have a IBM lenovo ThinkCenter desktop computer. From past few days computer won't turn on and sometimes it's turn on just by powering main switch and sometimes it's shows power light but turn on ...
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Diagnosing dead laptop motherboard [on hold]

This may be a better question for the EE forum, but here goes. Dell Inspiron 5000 17" laptop. The user dropped a heavy object on the keyboard, immediately the laptop went off and won't power back on....
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Using desktop parts that are unmatched by the default configuration

I have a lenovo thinkcentre m73 desktop. Recently power supply unit(PSU) has been out of order so I needed to change that PSU.Shops near me does not have that PSU instead they told this model is out ...
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Three monitors without external GPUs

Is it possible to connect three monitors using only the motherboard and get distinct output? The motherboard is MSI Pro Carbon Z270 and it has one HDMI and one DVI ports. I cannot use external GPUs ...
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SAS-HBA not working in 2nd GPU-Slot (Z68X)

I got this rig: Intel i7 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 rev1.0 Gigabyte GTX970-G1 16GB Corsair XMP Windows 7 x64 Now I added a LSI SAS3801E Host Bus Adapter to connect a LTO-drive, though while the ...
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Corsair & G.Skill DDR4 Ram compatibility

My configuration: Processor: G4560 Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VH Can I use these two rams in dual channel ? Corsair DDR4 2400 8GB G.Skill DDR 2400 4GB I know that both of them need same speed, ...
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Will I be able to boot with an NVME M.2 SSD with an adapter on my MSI H110M PRO-VH PLUS?

My MSI H110M PRO-VH PLUS motherboard has the following slots: PCI-e v3 x16 (1) (Used by graphics card) PCI-e v? x1 (2) SATA III (4) The firmware (EFI) is American Megatrends V1.2 I'm planning on ...
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10gb HP NIC in PCIex16 Slot prevents onboard graphics working

Going mad! I have a Gigabyte H310mH motherboard, and I am trying to use an hp nc552sfp NIC. When I disable PCIe slot and enable onbaord graphics (igfx) on the mobo all seems well until I install the ...
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Getting an AMI BIOS error beep code although the PC seems to work perfectly fine

I have a problem with a brand new Spectra PowerTwin desktop PC. Sometimes when booting, I get a 5x short-beep error code¹, but I don't know why as the PC seems to be working perfectly fine. The only ...
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Do I have to format win 7 if same motherboard bought new

I have this motherboard GA-78LMT-S2 (Socket M2) it's slow now. So was planning to buy the same new one. But I am worried that I may have to format my PC when changing the motherboard. I heard that if ...

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