Motherboard

I am looking for a cheap motherboard that will fit a Dell Dimension E520 case (BTX). The socket is LGA 775. Can anyone suggest one that will fit. Secondhand fine

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motherboard ? Answered

Hi! Just wnated to know if anyone knew a motherboard wich has 7 or more pci slots( PCI, PCIe, and alll thyese kinda ports) , wich can host DDR3 ram, and is compatible with the Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition. Also, it has to be fully compatible with this case . By fully compatible, i mean all the connections that have to be made from the case to the motherboard have to be pluged in.T Thanks for your time! ps: I'm asking this because next year or so i want to make myself a gaming rig. <> narowed my results to four motherboards. they are all on >tiger direct<

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Motherboard help??

I was switching computer cases and i couldn't find where the power switch connection goes. The only available socket says BREAK SW. Could this be where the power switch goes? Also... There isn't anywhere to plug in the USB sockets from the case... Help?

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Motherboard rack!

I just worked on this some yesturday, and these are the results I have in the picture. I've been wanting to do this for a long while, to have motherboards stacked in a rack configuration using nothing other than the motherboards themselves and threaded steel rods. I had to make the holes on the motherboards larger using a diamond bit on my dremel, and very teadiously carve away at the magic compound (PCB) that contains a secret mixture of equal amounts pixie dust, and wood glue. when I was done, this is what I resulted with as you'll see in the end picture, the only thing that makes me nervous is the fact that it has started to put pressure on some of the rods causing my asus board on the bottom to bend slightly, this is because they are either bent, or for some reason perhaps the brass nuts I'm using weren't threaded completely straight up and down, either way I'm not TOO worried about it. No I have no actually powered them up yet to see if they work, thats another thing I'm working on, more outlets. I will post when I do. I do have one question of anyone who stumbles across this! Does anyone have an idea for some kind of consolidated power supply situation with these motherboards? I plan on using some longer rods if this ends up working out fine, then I could stack, say maybe 10 of them at once (thats my goal). Would that mean I also have to have a stack of 10 desktop power supplies? Cawm on, I'm trying not to kill my hydro bill.

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Motherboard replacement capacitor??

I have an Asus M3A79-T Deluxe motherboard I recovered, and one of the capacitors looks to be ripped out of place. Does anyone know where I can buy or find the correct replacement capacitor? I have identified which capacitor it is I just am lost on as to where I can get another one. It has this on the capacitor: Some obscure F in between two lines 89He 101 16

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Quality and reliability of ASRock motherboard? Answered

I'm going to be building my own computer (relax, I know exactly what I'm doing), and I was wondering, how reliable and how good are ASRock motherboards (to be precise, this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157158)?

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Minimum motherboard components needed for digital picture frame?

Greetings, I would like info on building the cheapest possible motherboard from something with low demands such as a digital picture frame. I see there are $99 netbooks.  Wondering if it can be done for much much less. Thanks

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my motherboard wont open and there is a sound like sirene when i turn it on. what is the cause of that sound?

My motherboard wont open and there is a sound like sirene when i turn on the motherboard. what is the cause of that sound and what will I do do open it?

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how can I remove a heatsink backplate which is stuck/glued to ?my motherboard?

Hi,I'm from Indonesia.I've just bought a new mainboard for my personal computer and  I want to install my old heatsink fan processor from my old mainboard. The problem is that I cannot remove the backplate which is stuck/glued with adhesive tape from my old mainboard. Has anybody got ideas to solve my problem,please? Thanks Prasetyo

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LCD and MB

Hello im the new guy here and im wondering what can i do with these parts i had a lcd monitor and the motherboard is fried and jjust the screen is ok what can i do with him somehow to use it or something and also i have GPS motherboard it works fine it has a 8gb disk space i dont know what to do with her i have old motherboards for dekstop computer mini itx,msi..... and i have two laptops one the motherboard is fried and the other one doesnt have a problem but its too old and if somebady can give me some examples in what can i convert this things Thank you      

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I need to know what a part is called on a laptop mother board?

I recently removed my motherboard from my laptop to repair my DC Jack.  That operation was successful. However I created another problem. I broke the little white plastic reciever piece that accepts the wire connector from my heat fan/sink. Its a four wire connector.  I desoldered the piece from the motherboard. I am just not sure what this piece is called. I want to order a new one and solder it on.

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How to soider wires to a motherboard

How do you soider wires to a motherboard. I need help and don`t know how to keep it all togeather.

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Motherboard limits your choice? Answered

Does your Motherboard choose the type of Graphics card you need or can you use any brand of graphics card for any motherboard?

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What to do with a box of motherboards?

I just went to a garage sale that I saw on craigslist. The guy advertised a good amount of computer stuff. Upon getting there I found a treasure trove of 3-8 year old computer parts. Long story short i bought a box of 20 motherboards for five bucks. Sadly only six of them have processors though. Now comes the problem, what the hell should i do with 20 motherboards? I'm actually gonna go back there too because he's got empty towers at $5 a piece, as well as NICs, video cards, power supplies, and the like. So again, any ideas on what I should do?

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Need help with a new motherboard

Planning to get a 3950x and was wondering if there will be new ones released with it. Also I have 2 motherboards in mind because I want an all black build. It's either the asus rog strix x570-f gaming or asus pro ws x570-acehttps://www.7zip.vip/The rog strix is 290$ and the asus pro ws is 310$ So price doesnt really matter to me I like the look of both. I was just wondering which one is better performance-wise? I'm only gonna use a rog strix 1080 and 1-2 nvme m.2 ssds and 2 other regular ssds. 4x8gb corsair vengeance lpx 3600. Any help would be appreciated. https://www.applock.ooo/ https://scrabblewordfinder.vip/

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where can i find drivers for my motherboard?

I have recently formatted one of my computers and now i need to reinstall the drivers for the motherboard. i have already installed windows 7. but unfortunately i have lost the driver disk but i have been told you can find them on the internet but i am so far unsuccessful. what can i do please help. the motherboard only say IBM REV:2.4 

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How to correct bent cpu pins on motherboard in CPU socket? the pins are of motherboard not on cpu...(INTEL)?

There are several pins that are bent on the new INTEL MB that i recently purchased and found it to have some bent pins. I tried to get an RMA but they deny it. However the pins were not so much damaged as they are now. I've read a post here abt correcting CPU pins that are on CPU. But this one is even trickier. Its on the board, in the socket, the pins are thinner than that of CPU and its hard to take a knife or a smart  card in that area... I really need help on this topic as this is a new Board and I dont know how to react. Please help...

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Messed up my GF Macbook Air 2012 MotherBoard

Hey guys! Hope someone can help me, I got carried away unsoldering a usb port on my gf´s macbook air mb. Some IC's got knocked off, i still have them but dont know which way to solder them back on. Please some kind soul that has a mb at hand. The model is "661-6625" macbook air 2012 i've found some pics on google but nowhere near as high def or macro as required to observe the necessary detail. I post two pics regarding the area where the photo is required. Help!

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Does anyone know how to fix the battery connector on the motherboard of an Ipod? Trying to fix a 6th GEN. 80GB IPod.

The 6pins that connect the board to the battery flex cable broke off. I have all 6 pins but not sure how to put them back on the board. I know I will probably have to sauder it but if anyone has done it and had success at it please let me know. Ipod works without battery if it is plugged into the wall charger and if you hook up external speakers it works, but there is no memory resume since there is no battery and I can't transfer my stuff off the harddrive onto my pc. I really need it to connect so that I can get my stuff off the drive. If you have any ideas to help me out or if you have done the 6pin deal please let me know. Any help will be most appreciated. Thanks Everyone!!! :-)

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Can you run multiple mobos off one power supply??

I was wonder, as I have a whole box of assorted pentium 1's (although I still have to gather up the processors around here, I also have an old p2 sitting here somewhere). I only have a few power supplies, and really, getting more power supplies isn't a problem, but they can consume a bit of power all together. I was wondering how many motherboards it would be possible to power off say a 300 watt power supply? I was thinking of splicing some additional mobo power connectors in off other power supplies. I want to just run these all open and don't plan to use them for much more than giant hard drive controllers (4 hd's to a mobo isn't that bad, wouldn't take up much more space than 4 external usb drives).

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will a mother board not turn on if the computer power source if lower than its rating?

I recently built a new gaming computer that's really awesome, but i won't turn on. i have assembled many computers and know everything is plugged in properly but when everything is turned on nothing happens, even the red light on the mother board won't go on. my mother board says it needs 500W and my power source is 450W could this be the cause?

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How to combine AT and ATX power supplies to power same system (motherboard)?

Hello,   I am struggling to upgrade a certain medical system . The device I have contains an old motherboard which powered by an AT power supply. My problem is that the power supply board (which supplies the AT power) has other functions, and there's no way to be replaced (by an ATX PSU). I already bought the motherboard: http://www.ibase.com.tw/2009/MB970.html , with INTEL core i5 CPU  Cry Cry. I can't risk my power supply board in attempting to operate the new parts (motherboard, CPU, 4 Gb RAM, CPU fan, SATA harddisk, and DVD), I believe it won't stand that kind of power consumption. I know you'll say this won't work at all -I know, but I was thinking about using voltage regulators to generate the 3.3 v rail from the same AT power lines. OMG I really need help about: How I can connect the AT and ATX power supplies to this motherboard (and to the other parts), ensuring that I am not risking my AT power board at all?. Another headache is that the AT power board has to work at the same time with the motherboard. And in order for the system to work the AT power board has to work (you know that a feedback circuit should be completed) that's why it should be connected to the motherboard.   This really became a challenge for me. I can't stop thinking, planning, and dreaming about it. If you have any idea or any experience about this, I would like and hope to hear from you...

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i want to reflow a computer motherboard, can i use a oven to do it? Answered

I know people have used toaster ovens to reflow circuit boards, but a laptop mainboard is too big to fit in one. i was wondering if i could use a electric oven (like you bake cakes and such in) to reflow the motherboard, im asking because it still needs to be usable to cook food in afterwards. i was also wondering if during the process, would components fall off the board? since components are on both sides, im worried they might fall off, and what about the connectors? theyre made of plastic, would they melt? if i can do this, what temperature should the oven be set at and how long should i keep it in there?

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Will PCIe x1 cards work in PCIe x16 slots?

I am getting the asus p6t deluxe v2, and i have a pcie x1 tv tuner card and a pcie x1 sound card, the first pcie x16 slot is taken up by my dual slot graphics card, will the tuner and sound card work in the other pcie x16 slots?

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i wana make night vision with a old camera

I have its the polaroid photomax fun flash but i put in the batteries to test it out and it doesnt seem to work i really just wasnt the screen from it but idont know if its shot or not i could prolly find a better actual lens tube for the picture but i would rather use the smaller screen cause my other option is a samsung sync screen which is huge and would be used by 2 instead of one eye? u have any ideas on how to just utilize the scren or something.it has one ribbon and to litlle tiny wires coming out of a box its really tight.

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can i use hair dryer to strip motherboard component.without destroy motherboard.

I know that hair dryer dont produce to much heat.but if i use heat gun, i might blow my motherboard.is there any idea to produce more heat from hair dryer.save and easy.how to hack hair dryer to produce more heat.

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How easy is it to replace my motherboard? Answered

 If I wanted to upgrade my motherboard but not any of the other components, could I do it without having to re-install windows and do loads of messing about software wise?

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Will this motherboard support a dual core CPU? Answered

I'm helping my friend do some upgrades on his computer, it's a Compaq Presario SR2034NX desktop. I'm wondering if it will support a dual core processor or not. According to HP, it doesn't, but looking around on the internet, I've seen quite a few people have upgraded to dual cores. However, there's some minor differences with this particular motherboard. It seems that there are actually two different types of motherboards with the same model number from Asus (A8M2N-LA). On the HP site they have different HP model numbers (a more advanced board - the NodusM3-GL8E, and the one I have - the Naos-GL6; both with the same A8M2N-LA number for Asus) It appears that the NodusM3-GL8E supports all sorts of fun things like 8 GiB of DDR2 800 RAM and dual cores up the wazoo. However, the Naos-GL6 looks like a stripped down version of the NodusM3-GL8E (two less RAM sockets, etc.), so it might not support a dual core. I'd like to know before purchasing, since Newegg won't accept processor returns for a refund. Also, 800 Mhz RAM would be nice to have, HP says it only supports 667 Mhz RAM but other people have put 800 Mhz in with no issues. Does anyone know if my friend's mobo will support a dual core and 800 Mhz RAM?

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multiple motherboards with one operating system?

i have heard  multiple operating systems linked together to form a 'supercomputer',but it only still has all the operating systems, so my question is multiple motherboards with one operating system?

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What are motherboard pin connectors called? Answered

What is the trade name of those grouped pin posts you see on motherboards - the ones you set CMOS settings with using jumpers.... The kind that the front USB cable plugs into. Under what name can that be looked up commercially, say, in a parts catalog?

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lcd to motherboard problems for original xbox!

Im building a original xbox laptop and im having problems figuring out how to wire a lcd screen into the motherboard? i have a xbox harddrive already loaded up with all the games. it has been modded already so im covered on that! so that means i wont need the drive bay nomore! already got my case configured and im just tryin to figure this last detail out so it will all fall in place!! its going to be pimp cuz im not cutting no corners!

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Are all of the Pentium family Motherboards compatible??

      I was thinking of buying an old (Pentium II) laptop with windows 2000 professional on it.  I was just wondering if I could put a Pentium 4, etc. in to replace the old processor, and then put Linux on the machine.  Thanks!

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Motherboard preference Query (asus, msi, gigabyte) Answered

They are almost identical, and I am trying to decide which one to buy. Any help? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N;=-1&IsNodeId;=1&Description;=msi%20z97%20gaming%205&bop;=And&CompareItemList;=-1%7C13-132-118%5E13-132-118-TS%2C13-128-709%5E13-128-709-TS%2C13-130-770%5E13-130-770-TS&percm;=13-130-770%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24

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how do i solder chips on a motherboard ?

I need to change original rom to new motherboard

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Will the wrong kind of power supply kill the motherboard and every thing connected to it ....or just the motherboard ?

I wanted to upgrade my Dell Optiplex GX280 (only 6 months old) power supply from the 305 watt to a 400watt, so I can run a 7800 Gt graphics card for high end games. Well I bought one on ebay...when it arrived, the main connection to the mobo, don't know what it's called, only that it is about a inch and a half in width that snaps on to the mobo. Well it wasn't the same size as the original (about 4 pins shorter)...but I forced it on any way, because the seller said it was compatible with the GX280. When I tried to power up ....nothing works. I re-installed the original power supply...and still nothing works. So now I'm wondering if the memory sticks, HDD, and other stuff connected to the mobo are "fried" (dead) ...or is it just the motherboard itself that needs to be replaced. Or will I need to just buy a whole new desktop PC...and make the Optiplex just a bad memory and learning experience? Any help or advice will be appreciated ....write : ddavel544@gmail.com

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Reviews : Motherboard Clock-Cum-Night Dim Arc Light !

Hi, I have created motherboard clock- cum- night dim arc light using old computer and mobile phone parts. Looking for some reviews and tips.  Please suggest. www.instructables.com/id/Motherboard-Clock-Cum-Night-Dim-Arc-Light-/ Thanks Richi

Topic by RichiV 


Is it better to get one stick of 4GB RAM, or 2 sticks of 2GB RAM?

I'm buying new RAM for a motherboard that has 4 slots. I may want to expand in the future, so if I buy a 4GB stick, that means eventually I will be able to upgrade to 4x4 = 16 GB of RAM. Is this a good idea, or is it better to split the RAM into two 2GB sticks?

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Dual-Channel RAM? Answered

I have a Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 Motherboard and an i5-760 CPU. I have been using 4x1GB DDR3-10600 modules, and then recently bought 2x4GB DDR3-10600 modules hoping to get 10GB, however, I can't seem to get it to work. All the modules are in working order and work individually. I currently just have a single 4GB module in. If I insert more, I either get a constant bios speaker tone indicating RAM error, or it will post successfully, but Windows will bluescreen. I have looked in the booklet and it is unclear as to how I should install the modules, but I thought I had to install them in matched pairs corresponding to the coloured slots on the motherboard. I have tried the 4GB modules in the white slots and the 1GB modules in the blue slots, but it won't post. Putting the two 4GB modules in a white and blue slot will post fine, but BSOD on startup. Any idea how I can get this configuration to work with my board? My CPU and board both support dual-channel DDR3 memory, so I can't see the problem here.

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how to make a tablet pc mother board to run android? or is there a generic board that can be bought?

I really want to make a tablet pc which is probably completely out of my depth but hey theres no harm in trying. obviously at home making a logic board for one would be very difficult and i wouldn't know where to start with the schematic. i was wondering if any companies do it or if there is a generic board that alot of the tablets use that i could buy. i dont see any problem with obtaining a screen and designing/ making a case. i obviously can't use a computer motherboard because of the size and heat of it. can anyone help? thanks in advance

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What to do with a bricked all-in-one pc?

I have a bricked Dell Studio 19 All-In-One PC, and wanted to know if I could use it for something. It was bricked by a failed BIOS update. There was a program from dell which came installed and updated any other of their software and drivers on the computer. Only after the failed update I found out that updating the BIOS is really unnecessary. The only fix I know for the motherboard is replacing it, and the only place I found out that refurbishes them are from a company in the US, and it's not cheap at all. (I used to live in the US, and moved to Brazil later) Well anyway, I wanted to know if I can use the computer for something else, like use the monitor for a different computer and use its bluetooth mouse and keyboard on a different computer too. I think the only thing really useful in it is the processor which is already old (Intel E7500 and a 320GB HDD). http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/studio-one-19/pd http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/studio-one-19/diagnose Thanks for the help!

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Reviews : Motherboard Clock- Night Dim Arc Light !

Hi, Please refer to https://www.instructables.com/id/Motherboard-Clock-Cum-Night-Dim-Arc-Light-/ These are created using old computer and mobile phone parts. Please do feel free to express any types tips  or suggestion you  would  like to give. Thanks, Richi

Topic by RichiV 


Good motherboard, for just starting custom builds?

Hi, I am relatively new to building custom computers. However, I feel like I know enough to actually build one. The first problem I'm having though is finding a good motherboard. I won't be doing a whole lot of hard core gaming, but probably a little(Halo, Fallout 3/New Vegas, MW2, etc...). So I would say I'd need the following specs(minimum, more is usually better): 4GB DDR3 RAM PCI Slot(s) 3 SATA devices(2 HDDs, 1 Disk Drive) 500GB HDD(s) AMD AM3 Athlon II x2 445 VGA & DVI I think I've found a good mobo to fit this bill: GIGABYTE GA-785GMT-USB3 Can anyone vouch for it, or offer a better suggestion?

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Are DDR2 RAM chips compatible with DDR3 slots? Answered

There is this motherboard that I want that has DDR3 slots but I only have DDR2 RAM chips Can I put the DDR2 chips in the Motherboard?

Question by bowmaster   |  last reply


DC jack output to motherboard on vaio laptop?

Greetings, my laptop DC jack stopped working properly a few months ago and today when i woke up the charger pin was so hot that it had melted the rubber end, so finally got a spare DC jack and cable to replace it, since its not soldered to the motherboard, but the only one i could get is a simple DC to motherboard, meaning 2 red and 2 black cables, like the one in the picture above and this laptop uses one similar to the other but instead of 1 extra black cable uses 3. So anyway my question is, are those extra black cables regular grounds? They're screwed to the motherboard on different places. Can I somehow just splice those 3 to the 2 that the spare cable i got has? Thanks!

Question by patotec   |  last reply


add motherboard stand-offs to an RS enclosure?

I need to connect the board from a PC ATX power supply to a Plastic Radio Shack project enclosure. as a part of my ventilation / grounding scheme I've got the power supply on standard brass motherboard stand-offs. I don't want to connect any hardware through the case, for insulation purposes. I need a good way to hold the stand-offs (and by extension the power supply) sturdily in place... preferably with bits I can get locally (hardware store or RS)... Any Ideas?

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