Category: Motherboards

  • Is H or B Motherboard Better for Gaming?

    Is H or B Motherboard Better for Gaming?

    Finding the right fit for my CPU wasn’t as simple as picking the most expensive option — compatibility and future-proofing were key. Whether it’s H or B motherboards, they support the CPU, but the devil’s in the details, from the number of PCI-E lanes to VRM quality and the M.2 slot count. Such motherboard specifications…

  • Exploring Benefits of a Smaller Motherboard

    Exploring Benefits of a Smaller Motherboard

    As someone who’s always on the lookout for the best tech solutions, I’ve become a strong advocate for using smaller form factor motherboards in my builds. I’ve found that the advantages of compact motherboards go beyond just fitting neatly into a smaller case. These Mini ITX boards, measuring a cute 170 mm square, have taught…

  • Motherboard Power to GPU – Does It Supply?

    Motherboard Power to GPU – Does It Supply?

    Typically, a separate GPU power supply from the motherboard has been standard due to the high power demands of modern graphics cards—a PSU cable snaking its way to provide the juice. But, given the innovation streak in this space, we’re peering into an age where the game might just change. The dialogue about motherboard power…

  • Motherboard Issues: Can It Cause Graphics Problems?

    Motherboard Issues: Can It Cause Graphics Problems?

    Whenever I encounter glitches on my screen, the troubleshooting detective in me jumps into action. Could motherboard issues be the criminal mastermind behind my graphics problems? A motherboard hiccup could lead to symptoms that mirror a failing CPU or GPU, manifesting as booting challenges or erratic graphics card behavior. Navigating through common graphics problems, I’ve…

  • Can Regular Motherboards be Used for Gaming?

    Can Regular Motherboards be Used for Gaming?

    Exploring whether a standard motherboard suffices for gaming, this post delves into the balance between performance and cost. Ideal for budget-conscious gamers, it assesses if regular motherboards meet the demands of modern gaming compared to their specialized counterparts.

  • How Long Do Motherboard Batteries Last? (Important Facts)

    How Long Do Motherboard Batteries Last? (Important Facts)

    All personal computers, including desktops and laptops, since the 1990s, have the same CMOS model battery (i.e., CR2032) on their motherboards. Yet not all motherboard batteries are created equal, and their lifespans can vary greatly. A new motherboard (or CMOS) battery will usually last an average of five years, depending on how often you use…

  • How Much Power Does a Motherboard Use? (Solved!)

    How Much Power Does a Motherboard Use? (Solved!)

    Gamers and computer enthusiasts often ask this question, and the answer may surprise you. A regular motherboard’s power consumption will be in the range of 25 to 40 W while a high-end motherboard’s power consumption can reach even 80 W. A motherboard’s power consumption is highly influenced by its features, the type of voltage regulator,…

  • Can You Cheap-Out on the Motherboard? (You Need To Know This!)

    Can You Cheap-Out on the Motherboard? (You Need To Know This!)

    A motherboard is the central nervous system of your PC. It is the part of your computer that enables all the different components to communicate, so it’s safe to say it’s of critical importance. With that in mind, can (and should) you go cheap on a motherboard? You can go cheap on a motherboard, but…

  • Do You Need a Good Motherboard For a PC? (Important Facts!)

    Do You Need a Good Motherboard For a PC? (Important Facts!)

    The motherboard is your PC’s backbone, giving power to everything within it. It allows for the most basic functionality required for your PC, its components, and peripherals to run so you can use it. A decent PC requires a good motherboard (with a decent chipset) that will adequately power its components and will properly manage…