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The Definitive Motherboard Guide

The Definitive Motherboard Guide

    The Complete Motherboard Guide

    The motherboard is the unsung hero of every computer. Motherboards have no major effect on a computers performance, and so they are not as well loved as more easily measured components like video cards and processors. However, the motherboard is the foundation of every computer.

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Understanding and Using Motherboard Glue

Understanding and Using Motherboard Glue

    What is a Motherboard?

      Motherboards are the main printed circuit boards found inside PC’s and laptops and are also known as mainboards, system boards, logic boards or mobos.

    By providing a central home for the various components of a domestic computer, the motherboard will feature slots for memory, a processor, various expansion ports and connectors for disk drives.

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Motherboard Installation Techniques – How to Install a Motherboard

Motherboard Installation Techniques - How to Install a Motherboard

    The Upgrading Process

    A motherboard installation is an important factor when finally getting a custom built (or even replacement) computer up and running. While in itself the process is easy, there are several things that need to be done before you get to the point of placing the new board within your system.

     

    You of course need to have made sure that you’ve taken stock of your current system, taking note of the types of components you have and what will work with what motherboard.

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Use a Motherboard Identification Utility to Identify a Motherboard

Use a Motherboard Identification Utility to Identify a Motherboard

    Identifying Your Mobo

    Upgrading to a new computer is an exciting, frightening, and sometimes frustrating experience. If you’re building your own computer, these feelings may be more enhanced, as you may need to replace everything, depending on the type of motherboard you get.

    If this is your first time building a computer, your journey may be a slower, as you will need to research everything before you go out to purchase your components.

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Find Out Who Made Your Motherboard Using the Motherboard Identifier

Find Out Who Made Your Motherboard Using the Motherboard Identifier

    About the Motherboard Identifier

    Finding out what motherboard is in your computer is usually done best via physical inspection. Many people don’t want to do this  because they are intimidated by the inside of their computer or afraid they might break something if they were to open the case.

    Once your computer is open, you will need a flashlight to inspect the board, especially near the edges and sometimes in between the expansion slots.

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Best Motherboard Brands Based on Customer Satisfaction

Best Motherboard Brands Based on Customer Satisfaction

    Best Motherboard Criteria

      This overview of best motherboard brands is solely based on ratings from sites like Newegg , TigerDirect , BestBuy , and Amazon . This method of motherboard reviewing is accurate because these sites are among the most popular of all PC hardware buying sites, and products are based on mass customer reviews.

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Hardware Problems – Beeping Sounds/Errors

Hardware Problems - Beeping Sounds/Errors

    In their normal operations, computers will always make sounds, but most peculiar of all these are the beeping sounds they occasionally make. In most cases a computer will make one beep before it starts and completes the boot up process. However, if the beeping sounds are more persistent something may be wrong with the computer.

    What the Audio Error Codes Mean

    Motherboard beeps are error codes that computers use to communicate that there is at least one hardware or configuration error.

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Hardware Problem Troubleshooting Diagnostics and Resolution – Motherboard No Video

Hardware Problem Troubleshooting Diagnostics and Resolution - Motherboard No Video

    No Video from Motherboard

    There are several reasons why a motherboard would stop outputting video. Assuming that there is one video card installed on a computer, a problem with that video source may cause the computer screen to go blank, but if there is no video the possible causes could range from a broken video port to a critical fault in the motherboard.

    Diagnosing a video fault is quite easy because the evidence is clear, that being a blank screen.

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