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Ensure Your Case Works with the Motherboard

The motherboard is an essential component of the system, but they are also manufactured in different sizes. Accordingly, it is important that you check to make sure it fits in the desired action. The good news is that all motherboards and cases are identified by a "shape factor" which is the manufacturer's sizing standards. The form factor is the most common ATX If your motherboard is an ATX, which tends to offer the best flexibility to choose a desktop case. After that, you will have much larger PC cases from which to choose, as most are ATX.

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how can i update the bios on my Hp g60t-200 laptop?


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When I turn on the computer during POST the motherboard buzzer makes a 6-7 second long beep error code. Thanks in advance for your answer.


The "beeps" your motherboard is making is an error code, designed to alert you of an error in an essential system component, such as a memory failure, general motherboard failure, video card failure, etc. When a PC is started, no matter the brand, it goes through a POST (power on self test).

The types of beeps is a code, and is often system specific; changing from the manufacturer of the system BIOS, (BIOS; Basic Input Output System). If you know the bios mfg, you can get a POST error code chart for that specific manufacturer online... this will tell you what component is in question...

I do find it odd that you've changed a motherboard, without trying to change your keyboard! Seems like it would be easier to troubleshoot a keyboard issue, than swapping out a motherboard.

I don't know how fast your post code error is coming out, but if you don't know the mfg of your BIOS, it splashes it on the screen at bootup, or you can check your manufacturer's website.

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how to change rams in a hp compaq d220 microtower

Please visit- http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00240268/c00240268.pdf

and you will see the different components of motherboard, the DIMM1 and 2 are the RAM slots and you can change the RAM accordingly, you can put RAM in any slot.

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I do not have enough knowledge about computer mnotherboard. What is its part and its uses and also what do thjey called as.

The motherboard is the most essential component in a computer. it is the piece of hardware which contains the computer's micro-processing chip and everything attached to it is vital to making the computer run.

The most important thing to remember about the motherboard is that it is a printed circuit board which provides all the connections, pathways and "lines" connecting the different components of the computer to each other - specifically, the Central Processing Unit or CPU, which is where (as its name implies) all the "processing" is going on to everything else.

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Full size of Maxtor 200 GB hard drive not showing in windwos.

  • Your operating system software takes 1Mb (megabyte) to be equal to 1,048,576 bytes. Hard disk manufacturers on the other hand, assume that 1Mb is equal to 1,000,000 bytes. For example, a 320GB hard disk may be reported as 305GB by the operating system.
Hope this helps, if so please rate my solution accordingly, Thanks, David

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