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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 are motherboards still using 100Mhz clock speed?

We regularly see CPU / GPU / RAM / Monitors / etc. frequency increase, while motherboards are still at 100MHz. Why? I may be misunderstanding how it works, but wouldn't the system as a whole benefit ...
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How do I use a .CAP file to update BIOS driver

I just built a new PC and am in the process of installing the latest drivers from my motherboard manufacturer's homepage here (I have an ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming motherboard). There is a driver ...
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Need help choosing an additional RAM for my PC [on hold]

These are my motherboard and ram specs from CPU-Z: motherboard specs current memory specs I want to install an additional 4GB ddr3 RAM What other specs should consider while buying an aditional ...
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Custom PC not booting and intermittently turning off / on

I'm building a custom computer with the following specifications: Storage: Crucial P1 3D NANA NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z RGB Series 288-Pin SDRAM DDR4-3000Mhz GPU: MSI GTX 1070 TI ...
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3 CPU on 4 socket mobo - any gotchas?

got a 2U Supermicro server with 4 sockets, however only 3 are populated with Xeon E7-4830v4. Various persons advised to either remove 1 or even better add another CPU so I run an even umber of CPUs. ...
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Understanding the SmartFAN settings (Advantech AIMB580QG2)

So I recently replaced my CMOS battery due to some troubleshooting I had to do. I'm not sure how the settings were before, but after the SmartFAN setting was completely off. I tried messing with it ...
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HP 8300 CMT – short circuit with case

I have an HP 8300 CMT with the following specs: i5 3570 8 GB RAM GTX 1060 600W EVGA PSU I had some issues that were related to the fans spinning up for a second and then nothing happens. Sometimes ...
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How can I connect Thermaltake View 32 RGB fans to MSI or ASUS motherboard?

I purchased a Thermaltake View 32 case, which has TT-1225 RGB fans. The RGB fans have a 5 pin connector. Is there any way to control the RGB lighting effects from either MSI's Mystic Lighting or ASUS ...
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What motherboard has BIOS that allows for better customization of BOOT priorities? [on hold]

I have a GIGABYTE GA-H170M-D3H DDR3 motherboard. The way this motherboard handles my boot priorities is a serious pain. I have a harddrive with windows 10 and another one with Ubuntu. Whenever I ...
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How to repair scratch and burned spots on the motherboard [on hold]

I have a motherboard that got fried and I saw a burned spot. I'm wondering if it is possible to repair it? Also I accidentally scratched the GPU when tried to remove the glue that was applied on its 4 ...
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BIOS and Windows 7 only detect 4GB of RAm out of 8GB

I don't know for how long this has been going on, but my BIOS only detects 4GB (2x2GB) out of 8GB (total of 4x2GB). CPU-Z tells me I have 8GB of RAM installed and Windows tells me that I have 8GB (4GB ...
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Not video output or system beeps on an old PC [on hold]

I recently took out my old PC that was stored in an attic to use as a private game server, just for Minecraft and Tekkit. It's been stored for about 1.5 years and it worked when it was first stored. ...
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How to get digital audio output from Asus TUF B360-Pro WiFi motherboard?

Similar to another question, the Asus TUF B360-Pro WiFi motherboard has an HDMI output and an S/PDIF header, which should both be capable of digital audio output. I also have a separate Nvidia 980 Ti ...
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Graphics Card requiring additional power than provided by Motherboard [closed]

Optiplex 780 - Intel i5-2400 - GEFORCE GTX 780 (Draw 250W) Quite awhile ago I had purchased a GTX 780 online and upon installation realized not only does it come a millimeter short of clearance but ...
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How to connect the CPU fan on an ASRock X470 Taichi motherboard?

I'm not sure how to connect the CPU fan to an ASRock X470 Taichi motherboard. There are two cables with similar female sockets: Cable "1" comes from the CPU fan. Cable "2" comes from a small circuit ...

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