Forum discussion tagged with Motherboards.
  1. helper800

    Discussion x570s vs x570 Dark Hero - What are the expected differences, and added functionality if any?

    Just as the title suggests, what would the difference be between the ASUS x570 Dark Hero motherboard and the expected x570s motherboards that are coming out with passively cooled chipsets? As far as I am aware this is the only confirmed benefit of the upcoming AM4 based x570s motherboards, are...
  2. consptheory77

    Question Do I need to upgrade my desktop?

    I currently have a "Haswell" build: Intel® Core™ i5-4690K GIGABYTE Z97-HD3 Corsair DDR3-1600 32GB XFX RX 580 GTS Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB Seasonic PRIME 850W 80+ Gold Power Supply Full Modular (SSR-850GD) Now, I do a bit of gaming here and there, but I wouldn't be looking to build a gaming...
  3. MDunnink

    Question Z490 motherboards and Intel 11th gen

    If I were to buy a Z490 motherboard on let's say amazon right now, would it support Intels 11th gen processors (like the i5 11400) out of the box or would the motherboard require a BIOS-update first?
  4. grandaddy

    Question How to do you reinstall a Bluetooth driver

    i went on armory crate an updated my mobo bluetooth driver, and when i installed it the built in WIFI in my mobo stopped getting the 5G signal from my house so i could only use 2G and aurora creator stopped working so then i reinstalled the old bluetooth drivers from the asus website but that...
  5. G

    Question ASRock B450M Pro4,MSI B550M PRO-VDH Ram Help(Upgrading Soon)

    Can I run this ram kit at advertised speeds? : In both motherboards included Motherboard I have:
  6. Trollareos

    Question Cooling Problems with Corsair's H100i v2 Liquid Cooler

    Ok so I got a new cpu and motherboard recently. My old ones were the Asus Maximus IX Hero Z270 and the Intel i5 7600K. The new ones are the Asus Rog Strix Z490 E Gaming and the i7 10700K. My problem is with the cooling. I have a Corsair H100i v2 Liquid Cooler that was on my old rig as well and...
  7. noxinum

    [SOLVED] 3600Mhz memory but showing as 2133 in BIOS

    As the title says, I have two ddr4 ram sticks with a speed of 3600 but in the bios they are shown as 2133 Mhz. I don’t know why, do I need to manually set them? I have a ryzen 7 5800X, ASUS rog strix b550-i and 2x16gb of G.skill Ripjaws V (F4-3600C16D-32GVKC). My psu is 750 watts with a ASUS TUF...
  8. noxinum

    [SOLVED] USB Cable 1394 or normal one?

    I jave a Asus Rog Strix B550-I Mobo and a corsair commander Pro. I need to connect it to a usb 2.0 header, my mobo has one but it says to not connect a 1394 cable. Is the corsair usb connection a normal one or a 1394?
  9. E

    Question Need assistance with choosing Ram

    Please, no needless questions and only solutions. I have an (Asrock B450M/AC) MOBO. Ryzen 5 (PICASSO) 3400G CPU. The issue is that I want 32gb of ddr4 for my board but remain confused of all the tech garble such as speeds, compatibility, size...
  10. mIgJiG64

    Question Thoughts on Asrock AB350M Pro4 in 2021?

    I have a 2017 build using this motherboard and it still prevails from all the troubles it had thrown to me over the years (of course with a few hand cuts) To anyone still using this board, do you think it's still any good today and should I replace it in 2021?
  11. MaheshMP

    Question Caveats of using Ryzen 4750G with MSI B550 UNIFY

    Hello, MSI B550 UNIFY Board has total four M2 slots. 1st is directly coupled with CPU, 2nd and 3rd M2 slots actually share PCI-E 4.0 x 16 bandwidth. If I put SSD in any of these M2 slots, PCI-E slot brought down to x8 mode. This is fine as long as there is graphics card installed in PCI-E x 16...
  12. charliep123

    Question Why won’t my pc turn on? I need help!!!

    Hello, I just recently received a new motherboard in the mail and after installing it I am getting no power at all to my pc. I recieved this new motherboard after returning my previous one with the thought that it was dead after having the same issue then that I do now. It is not my power supply...
  13. S

    Question Chipset for R5 3600?

    Which chipset/motherboard should i choose for Ryzen 5 3600? Either Gigabyte A520M-H or Gigabyte B450M-H? Thanks :)
  14. GamerLackingKnowledge

    Question Voltage and timings questions; Trident Z

    Hey everyone, I am building a new PC, looking at getting a mid range z590 board in a week or so, perhaps the MSI Gaming Carbon. When considering the ram however, I was looking at getting some Trident Z neo, and ive noticed there is 3600 C16 with 16-16-16-38 and 16-19-19-39, the latter being...
  15. S

    Question Is it ok to install a new cpu when my motherboard has overclock settings set for my old cpu?

    So the pins on my ryzen 5 2600 broke so I'm going to replace it with the ryzen 5 3600, will there be any issues as the overclock settings (4GHZ 1.35V) on my old cpu are still enabled on my motherboard : asrock b450 steel legend
  16. O

    Question My motherboard is not receiving power, how to fix?

    My motherboard is the ASUS Z490 Prime A, I have it connected using a 24 pin connector that connects to my power supply and a CPU 8 pin connector. I know that my motherboard is not receiving power because according to the manual when you turn on the power supply even without powering on the PC it...
  17. H

    Question Changing Motherboard and CPU

    Hi Guys! I was wondering if you might be able to help me? I'm basically wanting to update my PC as it is long overdue (nothing updated in about 6/7 years since it got put together). Due to all the working from home going on my boss has agreed to get some computer components for me to update my...
  18. B

    Question When is the right time to upgrade your motherboard?

    Hi! I am broadly asking and wondering when I should upgrade my motherboard. For clarity, I have the B450 Tomahawk and started out w/ a Ryzen 3rd 2200. In the last 6-ish months I upgraded my CPU to a Ryzen 5th 3600 and kept the same motherboard. The caution of upgrading the CPU for the same...
  19. R

    Question Help, please? Which high-end CPU should I buy?

    Hello, friends! I want to ask this community for some piece of advice: I do NOT know what to choose from (I live in Romania, we have RON currency, but I'll convert it to EUR and USD): i9 10900KF (472 euro, 573 USD) i7 10700KF (349 euro, 423 USD) - I WANT THE KF VERSIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE CHEAPER...
  20. J

    Question z390 Aorus Master Bluetooth Issue

    Hi, I have a z390 Aorus Master Mobo and I've just picked up a new bluetooth keyboard. I noticed that initially the bluetooth connectivity was there but it was a little weak and dropped out, I look online for answers, found that my drivers were outdated and that there is a bluetooth/wifi antenna...
  21. Giras

    Question best budget b550 mobo froml ist

    b550 tomahawk b550 aorus pro B550 aorus elite ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming
  22. T

    Question Pairing Different but same ram?

    G.Skill Trident Z Royal Silver and Gold seem to be the same except for the color. If I get 2 8gb sticks of each color will it work or will error occur?
  23. S

    [SOLVED] Out of Curiosity - How Long Until Motherboards Remove Any And All Legacy OS Support, Thus Removing The CSM?

    Some 300 series motherboards don't even include or mention Windows 7 or 8.1 on their support pages, and installing Win7 requires some fooling around with USB drivers and other stuff... Same for recent AMD mobos... So how long until new motherboards completely strip away any legacy OS support...
  24. nvyrectangle

    [SOLVED] Amd or intel for upgrade? (PCBuild advice)

    Hello! I'm going to upgrade my pc, but can't decide whenever i should go with intel or amd. My choice is between I5-10400 and R5 3600 (both are falling into the same price category for my country) I'm mostly using pc for games. What should i go with? And which one of these is more future proof?
  25. M

    [SOLVED] Is my motherboard still compatible with the newer cpu's?

    Hello guys, i'm really new to PC builds and this is my first time changing components, just bought a new gpu and i wanted to change my cpu in the future, but i just looked up my motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H-CF and found out that it might not be compatible with the newer cpu's. Can anyone help...
  26. S

    [SOLVED] Best motherboard for i5-10400

    So I have basically decided on an i5-10400 for my next CPU upgrade. My budget is 80 dollars for the motherboard. Can someone tell me the best motherboard for this CPU for under 80 dollars? The GPU I will be pairing it with is a GTX 1650 super but I mostly play CPU-intensive games. Also do I have...
  27. KillerCrock

    [SOLVED] XMP Failure

    I got a new system i5-10400 on PRIME-Z490M PLUS with GTX 1660super and 500Gb ssd Problem is my XPG SPECTRIX D60G 8GB DDR4 3000MHz won't go over 2666MHz and XMP won't boot
  28. S

    [SOLVED] Micro-Atx X570 boards

    How come there are very few nice micro atx AMD x570 mobos, let alone any at all?
  29. En_g_neer

    [SOLVED] x570 Can't Find M.2 nor USB to Flash New Bios

    So I have been doing a bit of research on this for the last couple of hours, with no solution found. Problem: I just built a new computer, and brought my hard drives over. Windows is booting and was setup fine from my 2.5" SSD, connected via SATA, and my HDD over SATA was recognized as well. My...
  30. ZaZon

    [SOLVED] Is Corsair vengeance pro RGB compatible with ryzen 5 3600X?

    I want to pair a Ryzen 5 3600X with 16GB of Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200MHz CL16 and an Asus ROG B550-E Gaming Motherboard, I can't find a compatibility certification in either Corsair or Asus Websites, will it work??? Thanks in advance.
  31. Agent47xD

    Question Motherboard no display, ram is okay

    I have 4gb ram, asus LGA775 ddr3 motherboard and core 2 duo processor. i checked the ram in another pc, it is working. and i also changed psu and tried, still no display. I had a dual core processor too...i tried swapping core 2 duo with that too, still no display. I dont have a graphics card...
  32. M

    [SOLVED] Dual Pentium III graphics upgrade

    Hi everyone, I have an oppertunity to pick up a IBM eServer xSeries 200 for cheap. It has dual Pentium III's at 1ghz with 1gb of ram and 3x36 10k rmp SCSI drives. The only problem is it doesn't have an agp slot, it only has pci slots. I want to put a decent pci gpu in it, such as the gt 610, but...
  33. Endre

    [SOLVED] Motherboard with 3 memory slots?

    Hello! It’s just a curiousity of mine. I used to have a cheap PC in 2004. The CPU was Intel Pentium 4 @2.4GHz (LGA478). The motherboard was MSI (I don’t know what model). As I remember, I used to have 3 memory slots for DDR1, not 2 slots, not 4 slots. Could I be right??? (I looked up on...
  34. U

    Build Advice Something wrong about my build

    Hello guys i hope someone help me, I built my first pc and the spec is: ryzen 7 3700x, rtx 2070 super, motherboard is msi X570 gaming plus, and when i turned on my pc everything worked for 2 minutes and suddenly everything went off, i thought there’s a problem on the way of building my pc, so I...
  35. rounakr94

    Question Left side of gpu not going all the way in new mobo The circled part of the gpu is not going in all the way and is staying out by approx a mm. So I have to press in the IO of gpu to screw it in place properly. I changed my motherboard to an atx x570 today from an...
  36. J

    [SOLVED] Updating a Mobo BIOS/UEFI w/o a compatible CPU

    Hello! I am currently waiting for this MOBO to arrive And I'm pairing with a ryzen...
  37. darool

    [SOLVED] atx compatible form factors

    hello all, recently my motherboard, a m3a78-cm ... i believe the bios is fried and the motherboard must have been inferior, as this was the second one and only lasted a year. well, i've decided it's time to upgrade, but i would like to continue to use the atx tower i use. yet, in reviewing...
  38. SpaceBunkerz

    Question what graphics card is compatible with my motherboard?

    I bought this pre-built pc about 2 years ago and I'm thinking its time to upgrade the graphics card (currently have a gtx 1070) id like to upgrade to either a 1080 or 2080 I know how to install it and I have the funds for it but the only thing I'm worried about is the compatibility with my...
  39. 44toudy44

    [SOLVED] Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC vs. MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus

    Hello friends, I'm upgrading my PC. Going to get Ryzen 7 3700X. I wanted to buy motherboard Gigabyte but I get advice in shop to look also onto MSI. In my country (Slovakia) they cost almost same (5 euros less for MSI) What's your opinion which one will be better? I'm not planning to use more...
  40. Dazz_4130

    [SOLVED] Ryzen 5 3600 compatible motherboards

    Hi, I'm rebuilding my system and looking to use a Ryzen 5 3600 for the cpu but I'm looking for a board for it that I can put the chip in without having to put an old chip to update the bios 1st, so any recommendations for boards I can put the chip into out the box without issues. Thx in advance.