Forum discussion tagged with Z97.
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    [SOLVED] Compatibility of MSI Z97 PC Mate with DDR3 3000MHz and advice

    Hi all, I'm currently running two 8GB modules of some Corsair DDR3 1600MHz with my MSI Z97 PC Mate motherboard. I'd like to upgrade to two 16GB modules of DDR3 3000MHz RAM, as I'm noticing I'm reaching into my pagefile/swapfile quite a bit The motherboard specification says it supports up to...
  2. BolivianGamer

    Question Fixing old Z97-C, Rear i/o not working,

    Hi!, I have an ASUS Z97-C Board working with an i5 4690k processor, they have been paired for a long time a few years ago by mistake my fan rails shorted, and almost killed everything, fortunately, a computer technician managed to get it booting again. however, the motherboards rear USB ports do...
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    Question Friend bricked the pc i gave him, MSI Z97 with no post

    fixing up an older motherboard for a friend, they did some "tinkering" and now I'm trying to boot it up again but I get no post. The system turns on but there is no video output. specs i5 4460s gtx 680 2x8gb ddr3 hyperx fury 500w powerspec PSU I have already tried shorting the bios reset...
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    [SOLVED] How to tell what component is not working correctly?

    Hi there im currently struggling with the performance of my PC, a little while ago I had an issue with the PC being stuck in a boot loop, reseating ram and GPU eventually fixed this. but now the system feels sluggish, I can't game since the display is stuttery although I'm still hitting solid...
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    Question Gigabyte Z97-HD3 boot issues

    Hi. My mobo has been suffering from some strange power/boot-related issues and I could use some further advice on how to fix them. Let me chronicle it: The machine occasionally "has experienced a boot failure and booted into Bios" upon rebooting the machine. Other times attempting to reboot...
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    [SOLVED] Computer is not recognizing NVME SSD

    I just installed a Samsung 980 NVME SSD into my MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard which I purchased new in 2016. I am aware that this board will bottleneck the speed, I'll upgrade the CPU/MOBO next year, I just wanted to get a fast drive to use once I upgrade. Anyways, neither BIOS nor Windows see...
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    [SOLVED] How can I get my Samsung SSD 980 NVMe M.2 to show on my PC with Asus Z97-A motherboard?

    Hi all. Sorry for the wall of text in advance. I'm having trouble with my computer not recognising my new Samsung SSD 980 NVMe M.2 drive. I've read several forum threads that have helped me get through some of my issue, but none were quite identical to my issue and I haven't been able to...
  8. axilaris

    Question HDMI cannot be detected from ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S motherboard- How to resolve Graphics Adapter issue

    I cannot detect HDMI from the motherboard (ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S) I plugged in a working monitor HDMI to the motherboard HDMI, and there is no display. I however have NVIDIA Quodro K620, and display seems to work overthere. Why nothing seems to come out from the motherboard display ? I...
  9. Garsena22

    Question When i switch motherboard from optimal mode to normal system gets error

    Hello guys, i have Asus Z97-A , Thermaltake Smart SE 530W Balistix sport 16 gb 2x8 My motherboard have 3 modes , power saving, normal and optimal. When i use normal mode my computer shows error :( (your computer runs into a problem) Critical process dead. But when i switch to optimal mode my...
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    Question CPU fan always blowing (uncontrollably) when I start my PC

    Hi all, My CPU fan will always start blowing for seconds stop and then start blowing again, it's starting to drive me insane. I've recently cleaned out the entire case as I thought that dust would cause this, there was a good chunk of dust in the CPU cooler but I got rid off that. Stopped doing...
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    [SOLVED] SSD m2 nvme compatibility (z97 motherboard)

    Hello So i got gigabyte z97x gaming 3 motherboard , and im gonna buy another ssd. I decided to go with Adata xpg Gamminx s11 pro and its m.2 nvme. Can i run it as secondary disc on board s m2 connector ? I expect lower speeds but i think it would be better for future upgardes, so if its able to...
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    [SOLVED] Sensible GPU upgrade for i5 4690k

    Hello, I'm in need of advice regarding GPU upgrade for my 2014 PC setup with i5 4690k. I've read similar threads about this topic and I have more questions than answers so I'd like to create a new one. Information about my main goals and current pc specification listed below. Main goal: Able...
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    [SOLVED] Overclocking i7-4790K on Z87 or Z97 - is Z97 better?

    Hi there, Does anyone know if there’s any truth in the idea that a Z97 motherboard would be significantly better than a Z87 for running and overclocking an i7-4790K? I'm planning an upgrade from my successfully de-lidded and overclocked 4760K, to a 4790K which I found at reasonable price and...
  14. Amedinno

    [SOLVED] New system, can get into Windows but can't access BIOS

    Hey, I upgraded from a 4690K Gigabyte Z97 to 3700X MSI B550 and I cant get into the BIOS even though everything works fine. Tried the Windows Advanced Boot force UEFI, spamming delete also doesn't work. No formatting has been done to my SSDs. I was wondering if I did something wrong or did I...
  15. AtNvme

    [SOLVED] Power Surge Protection Issues - ASUS MOBO

    Well... (I'm unsure wether this goes into the MOBO or PSU section, I guess both potentially). I hoped I would never have to come back here again for that specific issues, but it has come back after a whole year, I had nearly forgotten about it. It all started in June of last year, where I had a...
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    [SOLVED] NVME SSD as a boot drive on asus z97-p motherboard

    Hello, I am planning to buy kingston a400 m.2 ssd and I have asus z97-p mobo, I keep hearing that my motherboard won't be able to support the ssd as a boot drive so I need advice with it as I intend to use it as a boot drive. My bios is updated. Thanks
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    Question ASUS Z-97A "Overclocking failed" then blue screen "Inaccessible boot drive" after installing new RAM

    Hi everyone, Today I received 2 new 8gb sticks of Crucial Ballistic Sport DDR3 - 1600 ram off of eBay to add to my already existing sticks of the same type. I put the new sticks in and assumed everything would be fine... it wasn't. My computer went into a reset loop and after manually...
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    [SOLVED] ASUS Z97-AR stops at POST

    Hi. When i startup my ASUS Z97-AR it freezes at the "Press DEL to enter setup" screen. The PC is unresponsive and i cant enter BOIS either. I have tried to: clear the CMOS switch out the RAM remove the GPU and use unboard graphics remove all drives take the motherboard out of its case while...
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    [SOLVED] GPU upgrade, MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Intel LGA1150 Z97

    Hi Super geniuses and Gods of PC hardware I need some GPU upgrade advise. I have the below setup from 2015. All is ok, but the GPU needs an upgrade. Please advise best vs cost effective GPU upgrade. Nvidia or AMD Also, what bottlenecks I may face. Anything I should consider upgrading? Will...
  20. fwjs28

    [SOLVED] upgrading HP Envy 700-074

    Hey everybody, first time poster. This is what I currently have, but the motherboard is dead (bent CPU pin) Budget Range: as cheap as reasonable System Usage from Most to Least Important: Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge and some mild gaming (like Battlefield 4) Are you buying a monitor: No...
  21. NerdyComputerGuy

    Question Ram Upgrade, need help!

    Hi, So this is the current ram that I have, KHX1600C9D3/4GX I have 2 of these making 8GB ram in total. I would like to upgrade to get 16gb of ram I have found these two on Ebay, please could you tell me if they would be compatible with my system...
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    [SOLVED] My system is stuck in a constant boot loop???

    So one day about 3 weeks ago I woke up and went to turn on my pc And it started boot looking turning on for about .5 of a sec and turning off indefinitely I did some troubleshooting thinking it was the power supply because I’ve seen in tons of forums that the unit I had was defective ( Corsair...
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    [SOLVED] PC not booting - no fans spinning, only green LEDs

    Hi, I have recently put together a second PC for guests to use. For the motherboard, I used an ASUS Z97-A board that I got used a couple of weeks ago. I put an i3 on the board and it worked perfectly outside the case, turning it on using the on board power button. However, today when I put the...
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    Question Mobo's practically dead, need a compatible one I can actually find

    Turns out my Asus Z97 mini itx mobo's cpu socket has been the cause of many issues going on with my system (PC randomly shutting down, short circuit, etc). I went through a lot trying to identify this problem which was a real surprise. I couldn't find the same mobo anywhere or any z97 mini...
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    Question Is the Motherboard dead?

    Hey guys, First time for me here. A week ago I bought used Asus z97-h3d Mobo without checking the mobo (I know you think I did mistake but in my place that is normal). The guy who sold me the mobo said it was never been used and it's brand new which make sense since the mobo was in it's...
  26. GeckoTheG

    Question 2 CPU's died on me in the span of a couple hours. Help needed!

    Okay, this is a sad post. I'm an avid pc builder, who buys parts used and flips PC's. Was having a great week. Had an i7 4790k paired with a z97 board and an i5 4460 with an h81 mini itx board. I was testing a faulty gpu in my z97 board and downloading drivers for it with the igpu. Suddenly...
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    Question Bios freezes when mouse is plugged in

    Hey guys, Got a strange issue. I have a Asus z97-a motherboard that I updated today to ver. 3503 (I had a 1xxx version before). Update seemed to work, but when I enter the bios now it freezes within seconds if I have my steelseries rival 600 mouse plugged in. If i unplug the mouse right away...
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    Question Any good motherboard for a i7-4790k?

    Recently my asus z97 died, what motherboard should I buy? I dont want to buy used parts or upgrade What would be your recomendation? Thanks.
  29. Rejan_Rahman

    [SOLVED] Competability Issue.

    Hi, I am using an old <Expletive removed> pc which has msi p33 combo motherboard. Currently, I am using 6 gb of ram (1333). 4gb+2gb. Just want to add another 4gb stick. But the problem is, I tried twinmos and Adata 4gig kit with same bus speed. But my luck is not good. After that I found...
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    Back headphone jack gives static noise

    My rig has an Asus EX-B250-V7 motherboard, here's the link to the product https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/EX-B250-V7/overview/ Lately i've been hearing some static noise from the back headphone jack whenlistening to high pitch sound from the headphone, like some windows 10 effect sounds...
  31. dumbleburn

    What is my RAM speed?

    So I just downloaded CPU-Z because I wanted to know if the RAM I have (8gb DDR3 HyperX Fury) is 1866MHz or 2133MHZ but I can't find that. It says that my NB Frequency is ~2700MHz , my DRAM Frequency is 933.6MHZ and my FSB:DRAM is 1:14.
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    High Current Pro Gold modular cables compatibility

    Hi, I bought used HCP Gold PSU but without PCI-E cables [it's semi modular so I have one 40A only]: it's 10 PIN connector, seller lost it :/ As one cable costs 10e on Antec site it's cheaper to buy used Antec PSU of other series as they seems to have the same connectors e.g. - HCG 620m I...
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    ACER/American Megatrends AP5C, Battery?

    I have an ACER AP5C with win98. Cannot find the battery, none. Won't boot, says battery low, hit F1 to resume to bios. I measured Jumper 15, .01 volts. Jumper 13 measures 5.05 volts. Any ideas what is wrong? Is there any way I can transfer my 2003 Quick Books and data from quantum ex HD win...
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    Acer Predator 300 shuts down

    My laptop keeps shutting down randomly, and at times I have trouble getting it to boot up. I can tap the space bar and it will start to boot then shut right back off. However, I can tap the space bar and it will boot all the way until I stop tapping the space bar. Any ideas on this? Power button...
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    What power box? Any suggestions?

    so i got a new mobo and cpu but i used my old power box and it burned out.So can you pls help by giving suggestions about what power box should i buy?My budget is 50$ or 50 euro. My pc specifications: processor:AMD FX-8350 Octa-Core 4GHz AM3+ graphic card:GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC 4GB...
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    Help choosing between 4 dimm options

    Hey all. I over analyze and id like some help choosing the best option here under the guise of "performance per dollar" I am putting together my new build, and I can't for the life of me make a call between the following 4 (seemingly the same, but the timing is different). Please and thanks to...
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    how can I turn off password protected login for dell inspiron 17 5000 series? Thanks; it's a pain

    When turn computer off, won't let me access it again until I enter password. Says it's "password protected" Don't want or need this. How can I get it to turn on and just let me in?
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    i5-3470 For Gaming, Is It Time To Upgrade?

    I am debating weather or not to upgrade my cpu for gaming. I know I need a new GPU too (gtx 970) but the prices aren't where I want them to be at the moment. A few games like GRWL's get caught up on my processor and I am sick of frame drops. Will it be worth upgrading to an 8400/8600k?
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    Best CPU I can put in my old MOBO!

    Please help looking for best cpu to fit in my old computer along with should I upgrade my current power supply also it’s just a original one as well. MOBO: Nvidia NForce 720a Manufacturer: Pegatron Model: Violet LPCIO: Fintek F8000 Current MOBO: AMD Phenom x4 9750 (96w) Socket: AM2+ (940)...
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    Computer crashing AMD Northbridge fatal error

    Hello! These are the specs for my computer. Alright. Yesterday I my computer crashed while I was playing R6:Siege. The screen went black, there was audio for a few second and then it restarted. Everything seemed normal so I hopped back in a game, only for it to restart again. Ever since I...