Compatibility refers to whether a particular piece of hardware or software will work with a system.

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Motherboard incompatible with RAMs not in its compatibility list?

My Biostar G31-M7 TE seems to be incompatible with DDR2 modules of apparently supported size, speed and depth. The MB supports up to two banks of DDR2, with a max capacity of 2x2GB and clock at 800 ...
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What happens if you plug an internal SATA disk into an eSATA port? [duplicate]

What happens if you plug an internal SATA disk into an eSATA port? Assume that the hard drive has been supplied power via SATA power cable and is not an eSATA drive.
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Why jeditable WYSIWYG plugin behave differently in different web-browsers? [closed]

Normally when we type a sentence in an wysiwyg editor and if we need one in next line we use to press the enter key and it will automatically insert a <br> tag. But when we use the jeditable ...
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Can the Nager IT mouse be used with Macbook Pro OS X Yosemite?

I checked the FAQ and am uncertain about limitations of mouse support on Mac OS X in general.
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Device Stage Visual Editor

I have recently upgrade from windows 7 to windows 8.1, and redownloaded all the software I had.I was informed that the Device Stage Visual Editor v1.5 would run on windows 8 in compatibility mode, ...
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Dell laptop adapter compatibility

I want to know if Dell adapter PA-4E family with P/N JU012 and REF No:ADP-130DB B, is compatible with my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop, S/N: 2Z5T7G1. The only diff I see is with my old adaptr the i/p ...
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Open local HTML files in compatibility view (IE7) in IE11/WIN7

Friend of mine has an interesting issue on his new corporate PC - it looks like his IE11 is somehow configured to open all HTML files from the local file system in compatibility mode (IE7). While I'm ...
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Force a program to run on x86? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64, and I'm trying a legacy app. I get an error message complaining that the program is not compatible with x64. Is there a way to force a program to run on 32-bit mode on a ...
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Windows 10 TP compatibility with ATI Radeon graphics?

The graphics requirements for Win 10TP are described as "Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver". Is this just a compatibility spec the existing graphics must meet? ...
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Microsoft Word output is substantially different from print preview; probably compatibility issue Word 2013 vs. Word 2003 template

I'm using Save As in Word 2013 or DoPDF to convert a Word document to PDF. When I see Word document print preview, everything is OK. But when I convert it to PDF or simply print it to paper, it comes ...
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jpegtran says “Unsupported marker type” when trying to open a file. How to remove unsupported markers from it?

I have a photo, it opens fine in image viewing software (such as Preview.app), but jpegtran (MozJPEG 3.0, not specific to this version) refuses to work with it, saying "Unsupported marker type 0xfa". ...
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Excel on Mac and Windows have different row height / column width ratios

I find it odd that the same workbook in Excel is stretched horizontally on the mac. This is a slight problem, because the word wrapping changes, sparklines become squished, and the appearance becomes ...
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ulead dvd workshop 2 no sound on win7

i recently upgraded from winXP to win7, and the program stopped playing sound it seems like windows dosent recognize the program at the mixer the windows compatibility mode doesnt seem to fix the ...
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How do I download “incompatible” extensions from Mozilla's addon website?

I often find that a Firefox extension I want to download from AMO (addons.mozilla.org) has been tagge as "incomaptible" and greyed out; the grey button often can't be right clicked to download anyway. ...
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Far Cry 4 on Windows 8.1: “This app can't run on your PC”

I just installed Far Cry 4, but when I try to run the .exe file it says "This app can't run on your PC". What is the reason for this? My system specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2.8 GHz ...
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4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM not working

I am using ECS G41T-m16 motherboard which have bus speed of FSB 1333 mhz. I have been using 2gb ddr3 apacer ram 300mhz for last 2 years.Recently, I have bought a 4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM but it is not ...
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BSOD after Sony Vaio VPCEH11FX RAM upgrade

My Sony Vaio came with 4GB of RAM. I want to upgrade to 8GB. I purchased Komputer Bay 4GBx2 PC3-10600 133MHZ 9-9-9-24. After installing the RAM and turning the machine on, I got the blue screen ...
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RAM choice when CPU supports max. 1333MHZ - 16GB in 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz? Same price level [closed]

I’ve read that both the processor and motherboard determine the max. speed of RAM for your system. System: Asus K53SV-SX146V Processor: i5-2410M - supports RAM up to 2x 8GB 1333mhz Motherboard: ...
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Import external data connections into Excel 2013 for use in Excel 2003

I have a workbook in Excel 2013 that retrieves data from a SQL database via a query. However, the connection imports data as a table, which is incompatible with Excel 2003. Is there a way to convert ...
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Dual graphics compatibility with AMD A-10 7850K?

I see on AMD's official website that to use their Dual Graphics capability, the "recommended" pairing for an AMD A-10 7850K Kaveri APU is an AMD R7 250 series graphics card. Question: To take full ...
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Installing an SSD on my SATA 2 equipped notebook

With a negligible amount of knowledge concerning PC hardware I'm trying to figure out how to upgrade my Samsung ATIV Book 4 NP470R5E-K02UB notebook with an SSD. I didn't even know where to start so I ...
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Enabling Microsoft Windows Media player to play Matroska (MKV) container and H.264 codec videos

My understanding of the technical aspects associated with Video files is very basic. Our company developed a Thick-client software product for the commercial market that would allow users to view ...
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RAM not working with my motherboard

I bought new RAM modules: Kingston 8GB(2x4GB) KIT DDR3 1333MHz CL9 HyperX Fury and the motherboard is an ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO. Does anyone know what could be the problem? After turning on the computer ...
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Windows 7 - Windows Vista compatibility layer software?

I've bought a dictionary which came with a software version of the dictionary. Unfortunately, while this installs on both my Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs, it will crash when I run it on Windows 7 ...
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PCI Express x1 in a PCI Slot

Will this work? I found a cheap serial port card I need for a POS receipt printer but I'm not sure if the computer has a PCI Express x1 slot. For sure it has a PCI slot though so I'm wondering if I ...
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How do version differences affect PowerShell commands on remote computers?

Newer PowerShell versions obviously will come with new features and new cmdlets. This is something which is important to take into consideration when writing scripts, or PowerShell walkthroughs, which ...
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RehearScore crashes on windows 7 - no idea how to fix

I'm not sure this is the place to ask, hopefully I wasn't wrong. My girlfriend needs to install a software called RehearScore. It's uh... Old. And it crashes when you try and run it. She has a ...
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Installing Windows XP Support Tools (to get WinDiff) on Windows 7

Is there anything wrong with installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools on Windows 7? In particular, I want to use WinDiff. If this should not be done, then how else can I install WinDiff on ...
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Crossfiring between Dual-X and non Dual-X cards

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I can't find any information out there on what exactly "Dual-X" is. I have a Sapphire DUAL-X R9-270X which has been discontinued, but I have found a great deal ...
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Xen 4.2.xx compatibility with Fedora 17

I know that Fedora 17 ships with Xen 4.1.xx, but is it compatible with Xen 4.2.xx and later versions? I have searched online and found nothing either supporting or denying the fact. If it is ...
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Is this ram compatible with my motherboard?

Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400MHz 16GB 2x8GB CL11 XMP 1,65V ASUS Sabertooth Z77 socket ATX,Z77, DDR3 I am currently using: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL8 Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 ...
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802.11ac + latest chromebooks + old modem?

I'm thinking of buying one of the latest Chromebooks with 802.11ac capability. Will it work with my old/slow modem with BGN capability (at least that's what I think it has)? Right now my download ...
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The motherboard “GA-945GM-S2” is compatible with processor “Dual Core E2200”? [closed]

I have a Intel® Pentium® Processor E2200 processor. I have discovered that my motherboard is faulty. I found the GA-945GM-S2, but I do not know if it supports my processor. I need to know if it is ...
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what is the bluetooth device compatibility matrix?

I have been looking for information that explains what types of bluetooth devices are able to work with each other if they are different versions. I have a pair of Bluetooth Version 2.1+EDR ...
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Incompatible RAM with a laptop

Recently, I bought a RAM (Vengeance CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9) for my laptop (eMachines E732G). Yesterday I installed the RAM on my laptop. There was a problem. I could not install any operating system ...
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Overseas parts power compatability

I'm ordering parts for a new computer and they're way cheaper on Amazon, but I'm in New Zealand which runs 240V as opposed to America's 110V (I think). Will the parts be fine if I just get the power ...
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If a motherboard doesn't support ram freq, is still compatible?

For example, my Asrock P67 Extreme4 says this: Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory Is the ram at 2400 Mhz compatible? Will the performance be downgraded or ...
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Mah Jonng game on Archive.org from 1991 will not run

I am trying to download v3.5.1 on archive.org of Mah Jonng. I have no idea what is wrong with it but here is the error when I try to run it: Okay, this game is from 1991 and maybe it will not run ...
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What is the easiest way to open a Mac Pages (.pages) file on Windows?

I have moved to OS X, and although Microsoft's Office software is brilliant on Windows, on the Mac its usability leaves something to be desired compared to Apple's own counterparts (Pages, Numbers and ...
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USB hub damages an external hard disk (and storage devices) on use attempt

I recently bought a USB hub because I find myself needing more than just two USB ports on my prebuilt laptop. However I come to the problem that when I use an external hard disk with it I cannot ...
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Need help running a windows 2000 program in windows 7

I need to run a very old windows 2000 program on windows 7, and I do not have the install disk. All I have are the files from the windows 2000 install. I tried running it in comparability mode and ...
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What SSD hard drive is compatible with an HP Compaq 2540p? [closed]

I have read this thread but I'm not sure what to look out for and what will cause incompatibility when purchasing an SSD hard drive for this laptop.
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What is today's memory quad channel?

What is today's memory quad channel meaning? For example, does this counts as a quad channel or dual-dual channel? 2x8GB 10-10-10-30 1600 + 2x4GB 9-9-9-24 1866 In the sense Quad I would think that ...
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Error Message: Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

So I recently switched towers and now, all of a sudden, I'm getting this error message as soon as I boot my system. The error message reads "Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible". This has really ...
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How can I check which RAM replacement can I use in my laptop?

I've a Nanya (NT2GT64U8HD0BN-AD) 2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM PC2-6400S, 200-pin, Notebook RAM I would like to use this RAM in my old laptop Samsung NC-10 I know that normally is upgraded with PC5300 667MHz ...
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How to verify whether hard drives are permutable? Samsung sp1614n by Samsung sp6003h or IBM DeskStar DTLA-305030?

How to verify if I can replace one hard drive by another? I don't know exactly the motherboard model.
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How to check GPU and motherboard compatibility?

I want to buy the following motherboard: link And this GPU: link How do I know if they are compatible?
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DDR2 DIMM only works if alone in channel

I'm trying to use 4 DDR2-800 DIMMs together: 2*1GB 5-5-5-15 1.9V and 2*2GB 5-4-4-15 2.1V. Either set works fine by itself at 5-5-5-15 at either 1.9V or 2.1V, but combining the sets doesn't work. I've ...
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Is GeForce GTX 660 compatible with a Dell Inspiron 660?

I am thinking about purchasing a GeForce GTX 660 graphics card for my Dell Inspiron 660 desktop computer, but I've never purchased a GFX card before, and I'm not sure if it is compatible with said ...
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Compatibility issues between Empathy and GTalk

Are these IM clients compatible with Google Talk in terms of audio and video calls? I am asking this particular question due to problems arose upon initiating a video call from the Empathy client to ...