mobo advice

Forum discussion tagged with mobo advice.
  1. H

    [SOLVED] Ram not working in B slots

    Hello everyone! I'm having issues with my new build, PC won't turn on when I use optimised RAM slots (A2,B2) but will boot up when RAM is in A1,A2 however speed is locked at 2666MHz. Setup CPU Intel Core i7 12700 Alder Lake-S CPU CPU Cooler Be Quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Air Tower Cooler RAM...
  2. MotorMike

    Question PC Boot Issue DRAM/CPU light on MOBO

    Funny problems since day 1 of owning a custom PC brought. Once the power button is pressed CPU light flashes red quick then to DRAM orange stays on for a while then will either turn off to then green and white vga however sometimes when booting PC it'll stick on orange DRAM until boot off as no...
  3. W

    Question CPU+Mobo upgrade

    Hi fellow custom-build pc enthusiasts: I'm looking to upgrade my CPU/Mobo/RAM for now. I am eyeing the Intel i5-12600K chip and looking for a Mobo recommendation! What is there to look out for nowadays and are there anything else I should consider for compatibility? I am wondering also, for my...
  4. T

    [SOLVED] Help choosing motherboard

    Hey all, I have an FX-6300 processor which I use typically for gaming (Not Overclocked). My current motherboard is Asus M5A78L-M LX3 which supports up to 16 GB of ram max. I'm thinking to go with ASRock 990FX Extreme 9 which supports upto 64*GB. Can someone please suggest me a better board ?
  5. L

    Question Gigabyte B560M DS3H V2 orange light

    Hi guys, once again i am here for your help. I built today a new pc but i dont get signal from mobo. I3 10105f B560M DS3H V2 Seasonic 520 evo editio R9 280x 2 hdds 1 nvme 2 sticks of ram. 2x8 I tried to removed everything exept one stick of ram and even changed them. Still solid orange light...
  6. A

    Question Strange Pc Situation

    So I recently purchased a few upgrades to my pc including a new case, new fans, and a new m.2. I installed it all and boom, nothing. Tested just about everything since then except a new psu/cpu. When I plug the 24 pin in my mobo nothing happens, however, I have a spare board that lights up when...
  7. S

    Question Viglen DQ57TM intel motherboard

    Hi all This motheboard is coupled with an i7 860 2.8 Everything was fine up until a couple of months ago, when it started not booting up and hang in a windows 10 reset / repair cycle. I have re-installed windows (non UEFI) to test and it is now booting fine BUT ... if you shut down and...
  8. R

    [SOLVED] What is good temperature for ASUS PRIME B550M-A?

    I am curious as to what my temperature range should be for this motherboard. I am having a hard time finding the information for some reason. Currently my MOBO is 37C under load (playing Red Dead Redemption 2). Is this safe and what range could I expect to see with this MOBO?
  9. Alienverde

    [SOLVED] Old Mobo m.2

    This may be silly question but I just want to confirm I have had this gigabyte b150m-dsh3 ( for the las five years or so. Haven't tried an m.2 yet and wanted to put one on it, checking in the web it says m.2 pci e/sata compatible...
  10. N

    [SOLVED] Computer Restarting Under Low Load (Not Gamming)

    First off I'd like to apologize for any incorrect formatting or any errors this is my first time posting something on a forum. So as the title suggests my computer has randomly started resetting when under light load and is fine when gaming, which is rather incontinent when it comes to school...
  11. N

    Question Which motherboard shall I chose to buy?

    Hello guys. So I want to build a Ryzen system and I was looking for the motherboards. I can't spend lot of money on the motherboards so I did my research and I have to make choice between 3 motherboards. Gigabyte a520m Aorus Elite - 85$ Gigabyte b450 Aorus M - 95$ Third option is the combo -...
  12. T

    [SOLVED] What motherboard to buy?

    Looking to finally upgrade My ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 and downsize to a micro-atx. Would like to keep current memory, CPU and graphics. Current Setup: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 (Socket LGA1155) Intel Core i7-3770 NVIDIA GeForce GTX-1660 Four DDR3-1600 / PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM UDIMM (Corsair) I just...
  13. Mimogrede

    [SOLVED] Trying to locate a problem,need advice.

    So, my pc basically wont turn on. Specs: ryzen 1500 Gtx 1070 16gb ram 3200hz Evga 500w Msi b350m gaming pro mobo Okay, story time; I noticed i had only 8gb out of 16 useable ram (in pc properties) so i reseated both, fiddled in bios and then everything seemed fine (16gb useable). Then...
  14. P

    [SOLVED] Multiple gpu problem with Asrock B 450 K4

    Greetings. My system boots find when only gpu installed. Once I add the 2nd gpu (two identical rtx 2080 super) system wont post and kick me straight to bios settings, including no video signal from either gpu and 2nd gpu no matter which is connected would stop spinning all it's fans and kicks me...
  15. O

    [SOLVED] Upgrading PC, question about mobo/case

    I'll be upgrading my PC in preparation for a large model (strix or trio, I'm thinking) 6800XT. I have a mobo and case that are pretty basic and do not have experience installing either since my PC was prebuilt or with things such as variable speed fans. The MOBO and case are these...
  16. KimPossible34

    [SOLVED] No aRGB on Z390 UD Motherboard ?

    Hey all, I just made a new account because of a question I had. A friend of mine recommended me ask on this forum because someone may have a solution. Essentially, this is my first time building a PC. I used pcpartpicker and some advice from friends on what parts to pick. I ended up going with...
  17. M

    [SOLVED] PC upgrade advice wanted so i can play Alyx

    Hi all, I was pointed towards the below template regarding request for PC upgrade advice - would appreciate your input. Current gaming build Approximate Purchase Date: no rush, but within next few month Budget Range: approx £300 on top of whatever i make selling the current components...
  18. Giras

    [SOLVED] best budget b550 mobo froml ist

    b550 tomahawk b550 aorus pro B550 aorus elite ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming
  19. Giras

    [SOLVED] Need help --- what mobo for next upgrade !!

    Hi i will sell my b450 tomahawk and r5 and want upgrade for next zen 3 and rx 6000 so which mobo should i get from this list from 1 >>last? MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ----------- ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4------- Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE---------- X570 Aorus Elite------------------- MSI MAG X570...
  20. S

    [SOLVED] 1 week old PC shuts down randomly or doesn't boot at all.

    Hello. I just recently built a fully brand new PC 1 week ago and have been having some very strange issues. My specs currently Asus ROG B550-A mobo XFX Rx580 pro GPU 64GB DDR4 RAM 2666HZ AMD Ryzen 3900 CPU EvGA 750 platinum/Cougar GX 1050 gold PsU If any specific details are needed apart from...
  21. S

    [SOLVED] Dead DIMM slots??? Is this a thing?

    System: i7-4790k Z79X Gaming 7 Mobo 32g Kingston 1866c DDR3 RAM (4x8g) RTX 2070 Super Corsair H100iGTX Liquid Cooling Windows 10 Thermaltake Toughpower XT Gold 1475w PSU I have had this setup for about 5-6 years now (except the GPU which I recently upgraded to) and never had much of an issue...
  22. Simplesimplesimple

    [SOLVED] Configuration thoughts

    Hi everyone, about a week ago I posted a thread about the hardware and now I think I am finally ready with my setup. I have chosen the following parts : CPU - i5 10600K GPU - Gainward or Palit 2070S Mobo - MSI Gaming Edge Wifi or Gigabyte Aorus Elite/Vision G Cooler - Noctua NH-D15 SSD - Samsung...
  23. Z

    [SOLVED] Laptop is charging but no power

    Hello, I have laptop HP 15-ay005. When I connect power adapter LED is on and mobo get 19.5V. When I test with multimeter everything looks fine. But laptop can't power on. I also try remove bios battery for one minute. Laptop battery doesn't work, laptop was working only with power adapter. This...
  24. J

    [SOLVED] which mobo should i choose?

    i have a ryzen 5 3600 and want to pick a mobo between Gigabyte B450 AORUS M and ASUS TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING which one is better? i want the pc mainly for gaming Thanks
  25. Pijmzhchus

    [SOLVED] Is there a chance my motherboard will support Zen3/Ryzen 4000:

    According to the photo below even 3000 series processors shouldn´t be supported on B350, yet my MSI B350 Gaming Pro carbon supports them. Is there a slim chance that 4000 series processors will be supported on my board? It´s the same socket even. Thank you for your respond. View...
  26. S

    [SOLVED] How to update bios with no cpu?

    A friend has offered to give me his i5 7600k but I would need a new motherboard for this cpu, been looking at a few cheap motherboards since I'm on a tight budget and the BioStar H110MDE seems like a good choice for everything that I need and very cheap. This and almost all other mobos I've...
  27. Pijmzhchus

    [SOLVED] Is my B350 VRMs enough for 3900X?

    I have a MSI B350 Gaming Pro Carbon. Right now I have R5 1600 installed, but I wanna upgrade to R7 3900X. Is this board and it's VRMs good enough for 3900X? Possibly 3900XT? Thank you for feedback!
  28. Pijmzhchus

    [SOLVED] Quick qestion: Will (my) B350 motherboard support Zen2 refresh?

    Hey. I wanted to know if my board, MSI B350 Gaming Pro Carbon, will support Zen2 (Matisse) refresh. I was kinda disappointed when they said that B350 boards will not support Zen3, so this will be a nice goodbye for B350. I´m assuming that it´s the same chip, just overclocked. Can someone...
  29. Pijmzhchus

    [SOLVED] Did I flash to right BIOS? Help

    My MOBO is B350 Gaming Pro Carbon. I flashed my BIOS today. I flashed ir because I need support for Zen2. Previously I had BIOS from this site: , which should support Zen2. But I found out that the support site of this...
  30. F

    [SOLVED] New PC Build Boot Looping Issues on Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard

    I am having issues with my motherboard being in a boot loop and not being able to access BIOS. Every time I have started it, it will run for anywhere from 1 second to 3 minutes until it reboots again. Also, the debug LED turns on for a split second before shutting off, and I can't get the...
  31. Pijmzhchus

    [SOLVED] Will my B350 board support Zen 3?

    I´ve read that B450 and X470 boards will get Zen 3 support. I just wanna know if my board will support it. It´s MSI Gaming Pro Carbon B350. Right now I have R5 1600 (not AF) and it´s fine, but in the future I will upgrade it for sure. Since it seems I can´t upgrade to Zen 3 (please tell me of...
  32. P

    [SOLVED] can I use an i5-9400F with an MSI H310M micro atx mobo?

    im trying to do some research for my friend. he's just bought a budget pre-build and wants to upgrade his processor. ive had a quick look online and reviews suggest the i5-9400F is a decent cpu for not much money. however, on PC-partpicker it says 'Some Intel H310 chipset motherboards may need...
  33. T

    Question Suggested upgrade from AS Rock Z270 Killer SLI/ac 1151 ?

    Need some wisdom and advice please. I change my main PC every couple of years and currently have AS Rock Z270 Liller SLI/ac 1151 CPU is an i5-6600 @ 3.5 Mhz. GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 16GB Memory Usage is some gaming and general apps ....SATA and USB ports important ...VR not really a requirement...
  34. Ilithaine

    [SOLVED] New build questions

    So I have a lot of questions and need lots of advice on what to do! I currently have a pc build of; Ryzen 3 1300x Msi B350 pc mate ( mobo ) 2 x 4 gb g.skill ram 3200 MHz Gigabyte 1050 gpu And I think I have a 550w bronze +80 psu So my first question is will upgrading my ryzen 3 1300x to a...
  35. D

    Question New build, power issues?

    My current build: Intel i7-9700k Coffee Lake 8-Core 3.6GHz LGA-1151 (4.9GHz Turbo) GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS MASTER LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 256-Bit GDDR6 32GB DDR4 SDRAM (16GB x2) Crucial SATA III SSD x2 Cooler Master MegaFlow...
  36. kthomas9685

    [SOLVED] Upgrading my cpu/mobo help with a couple things?

    I am planning to upgrade my cpu/mobo soon, and hopefully finally get rid of this damn audio stuttering/dpc latency problem (name a solution that's been presented online, i've probably tried it). But regardless of that this was the next upgrade I had in mind anyway, before the next GPU down the...
  37. M

    Question System boots but bios is locked out

    Hi there my first time on a forum actually posting something. I'm seem to be having this issue were when I start up my PC and I don't get the normal start up it's got no display for 30 to 40 seconds and then windows boots up, I tried going into bios immediately but upon restart I was spamming...
  38. Kaitaborgsf

    [SOLVED] MOBO / PSU Pin Connection problem

    Hello forums! I am setting up a new PC gaming rig with an Asus x570-P and the problem I ran into was that the PSU--an EVGA 550w--only has two 2x2 or 4-pin CPU connectors and the MOBO has a 4x2 or 8-pin and a 2x2 or 4-pin connection (images below). The paperwork on this MOBO (page 1-17)...
  39. Anubis90

    Question Aorus Master z390 help! PC won’t start

    Hey guys... I’ve been having some really odd things happen lately and I seriously don’t know what to do anymore. So about a week ago my desktop stoped working. I tried to power it on and it just kept going on an endless cycle of briefly powering off and trying to power on again. all the led...
  40. Pruuph

    Question Brand new build, no display

    Hey guys! I have just finished my first build, and ran into a bit of a hiccup; All of my system powers up- rgb, fans, and graphics card, but no display. After 8 hours of 1 by 1 diagnosing, performing cmos resets with and without the jumper, moving ram, checking cables, I have found it to be the...