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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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Connecting IDE HDDs to SATA boards

Got 2 HDDs: 80 gigs and 250 gigs. Both have IDE for data transfer and molex for power. I made the move to laptops years ago but I keep an old PC tower just in case I need to rummage through an old HDD ...
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Gigabyte Z170X: POST Error Codes

My Gigabyte Z170X Ultra Gaming Mainboard makes 5 beep-sounds on POST before booting through the internal speaker. Besides that, the system works fine. They don't occur after a reboot, only after a ...
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Which RAM should I prefer (CL vs PC)? [on hold]

I'm thinking to buy new RAM (for Lenovo 320 15AST, motherboard is LNVNB161216). I had 4GB, I need 8GB. My current RAM is m471a5143sb1 2133Mhz, CAS (CL) 17, PC19200. I was looking at two with such ...
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why motherboard wires started to work as antennas in higher clock rates, these wires

i read this article about CPU part of article say : As the processor clock signal became very high, one problem showed up. The motherboard where the processor is installed could not work using the ...
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3 monitors off 1 graphics card

I have an hp slimline pc. I just bought a radeon r7 240 graphics card (Didn't fit my pc btw, had to cut some shit out of the case) in hopes to connect 3 monitors to each output on the card. Those ...
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Inserting CMOS battery upside down

What happens when CMOS battery is inserted upside down? What is it capable of damaging? Power supply, entire motherboard or specific ICs.
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Purchased DDR3 RAM but it is super small for my tower computer

I recently bought a small tower computer (Dell OptiPlex, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.9GHz E7500 Processor, 4GB Memory, 160GB Hard Drive, DVD, Windows 10 Home, WiFi) that said it takes DDR3 RAM, so I bought ...
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PC will not turn on

this is a weird issue I have been having with my desktop PC. I live in an area where there are a lot of power outages(at least one per day), hence I use an UPS with my PC. Recently my PC won't turn on ...
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Put bigger RAM stick size than whats said in MB manual

I am trying to boost a bit an old computer, Ive looked the motherboard manual and they say that "You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR2 DIMM's into the DIMM sockets."It also ...
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Laptop powers off when unplugged after replacing hard drive, but system still detects battery

I have performed HDD swap for new SSD on my Acer Aspire ES1-311 laptop. During disassembly I disconnected the battery by pushing button directly on my mobo and then unplugged the cables from the ...
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Left click activates on any other mouse command

Background IBM ThinkPad R51 Windows XP Professional (though the issue is not OS dependent) Initially, if powered off (battery disconnected) for a period of time, the computer would return with an ...
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How to connect an old front panel connector (audio) to a new motherboard?

The motherboard (Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7) has the following audio chip: Audio: 5.1 (Creative Sound Core3D) Frontpanel Audio Connector Return L Return R Ground Ear L Mic VCC Ear R Mic-In AC'97 Front ...
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Different BIOS versions are displayed - in the BIOS menu and in the motherboard update program

The msinfo32 and "MSI live update" displays the 2.80 version. The BIOS menu displays the 2.61 version. Questions: Why is that and what does it mean? May be, it means that BIOS was updated by ...
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Whine from PC internal speaker

I have a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 motherboard with an internal speaker fitted to the front-panel connector block. It starts emitting a whine part-way through the POST, and I wonder if anyone can suggest ...
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PC POST issue four beeps and no video signal

in last week i had a problem with my pc. In POST step i haven't received no beeps and no signal video. I tried to start it without HD , video card, resetting bios, no of this steps had solves my ...

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