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

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Upgrading a DELL Precision T3400 graphics card

I'm looking to upgrade my older T3400's graphics card (Quadro FX 570). I've been looking at a GeForce GTX 960 card, but I don't know if it would even be compatible. It says it requires a Pci-e 3.0 ...
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How to run IBM Rational Rose v 7.0 on Windows 8/10 (incompatibility bag)

I have installed IBM Rational Rose v 7.0.0 2006 on Windows 10. When I try to run IBM Rational Rose Enterprise exe file it crashes with the following error: Rational Rose Visual Modelling Tool has ...
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DELL LAPTOP INSPIRON 17 5000 SERIES [closed]

I HAVE A DELL LAPTOP COMPUTER INSPIRON 17 5000 SERIES. I CURRENTLY HAVE MCAFEE LIVE AND WINDOWS DEFENDER. IS THIS ENOUGH PROTECTION? OR SHOULD I ADD MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE? WOULD THEY ALL BE ...
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Samsung Sidesync won't start on W10 [on hold]

I tried to install Samsung Sidesync on my Windows 10 Surface Pro 3 and the installation process works just fine. But when I try to open the program it gives me the error: The application was ...
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Hardware Motherboard Compatibility

I have an old computer and I want to upgrade it. I am looking for a motherboard but I think the other components that I have here will not work on the new board. My specs are these: The ...
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If my motherboard only supports minimum DDR3 1066MHz ram and I have 639.9 MHz ram, will it work?

I'm going to upgrade my PC to a newer MB, but not my RAM. One allows the following frequencies: DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*/3100*/3200*/3300*(*OC) MHz, ...
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Is now Linux Mint fully supported on Lenovo G50-80?

Here is the computer I'd like to buy: Lenovo g50-80 I5 5200U AMD Radeon m5 330 I've no idea on what kind of WiFi chipset it has. Here someone has not find the driver for WiFi : ...
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RAM compatibility for notebook [closed]

I'd like to by the following laptop: Notebook 15.6" HP G4 200 Intel Core i5-5200U 2,2GHz RAM 4GB - DDR3L-SDRAM - 1600 MHz - CL: Unknown, sorry HDD 500GB I'd like to totally replace the RAM to avoid ...
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Will these laptop displays fit into each other?

I found a LCD panel that's a perfect replacement for my laptop Acer Aspire 5738G. It's relatively cheap, and it's from a laptop named Acer eMachines E727. I have only one question. Will it work with ...
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will h57m be compatible with 8gb ddr3 single stick?

I have a GA-h57m usb3. I Have a 2x2gb ram total of 4. I want to upgrade to more. Will my h57m support 8gb ddr3 single stick? or do I need to buy a 2x4gb?
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Is linux ok with hp 15-ac011nl? [closed]

after having bricked my old laptop (HERE), I'm going to buy a new laptop: I've found this laptop on sale but I cannot find much on the internet: HP 15-ac011nl with the following hardware: CPU: i5 ...
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Bash Export Syntax Compatibility

I often see commands written with the following syntax and I am curious if this is done for compatibility reasons: Snippet from Default .bash_profile on CentOS # User specific environment and ...
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Is there a way to determine application compatibility for a Windows Update prior to starting the update?

It appears that Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows is on a list that the Windows 10 1511 Update (10586) installer can find, and determines is not compatible with the update (even though it's ...
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Force run an incompatible app with windows 10

I have an application that should work with windows 10, but when after I start the installer a message like the following appears (is localized in Italian, so I try to translate it in english) and the ...
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Compatibility-Mode doesn't work in Windows 10

I used to play the game Freelancer, which originally was designed to work with win98/Me/2000/xp, with Windows Xp/Vista/7. Now I upgraded to Win 10 and it doesn't run anymore. The problem is, that it ...
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1600mhz ram compatibility with 1333mhz ram and CPU supporting 1333mhz max [duplicate]

I want to upgrade RAM in my PC. My motherboard is Gigabyte P55-UD3L. My CPU is Intel core i5-760. The only RAM that is both compatible with my motherboard (as the RAM manufacturer website says) and ...
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Potential hardware issues for installing Scientific Linux

I am planning to buy a new laptop and install Scientific Linux, with the default GNOME desktop environment. If the laptop comes with an OS I will probably remove it for extra disk space. Are there ...
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Will a 128GB SDXC work on a 64GB compatible sd card slot?

I'm not quite sure if this was the correct board for this topic. But I had been searching for an answer and found no luck in with regard to this specific question.. I'm looking to buy a Lenovo Miix ...
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Why do photos change color when you open an .odt file in Microsoft Word?

I have an .odt document (OpenOffice) containing photos. When I open the document with Microsoft Word, the photos are displayed darker then they were. Why is this the case? I would like to be able to ...
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Ram Compatibilty

I wish to upgrade my laptop from 6GB ram to 8GB ram. Currently installed is Type DDR3 Size 4096 MBytes Manufacturer Samsung Max Bandwidth PC3-12800 (800 MHz) Part Number M471B5173DB0-YK0 ...
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Disable “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings”

I'm having trouble with a few applications, particularly RuneScape, setting the compatibility option "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" every time I try to run it. I want that option to ...
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Memory compatibility - what to watch out for?

So, there's been at least 10 years since I adventure myself on the world of DIY computer upgrades. I have a desktop with 4GB of RAM and I need another 4GB. But as soon as I re-entered the world of ...
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Are faster high-capacity microSD cards less compatible?

I have heard claims that faster high-capacity (64GB+) microSD cards will not work in some devices in which slower cards will work. I have not been able to correlate this to any particular brands or ...
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Will Visual Studio 2013 function normally on Windows 10?

I need Visual Studio 2013 for my computer science class and I'm wondering if the upgrade to Windows 10 will affect how it runs in any way.
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How can I prevent Windows 10 from uninstalling apps without my permission if it deems the app incompatible after an update to Windows?

After the recent major update (from an existing Windows 10 installation, to a newer version of Windows 10), bringing me up to version 1511 build 10586, I received a message in the notification area ...
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How to disable Windows' Compatibility Assistant?

This evening I booted my computer to see a message: Speccy was removed from your PC because it doesn't work with your version of Windows. Sure enough the program (Speccy) was gone from the start ...
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When Firefox drops Java applet support, how will I run old Java applets?

Java applets are soon to be killed off forever. I understand why we shouldn't make new ones. But what will happen to old ones? There are still Java applets that people may use, and there's no ...
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Large RAM sticks on older motherboard

I have a P55A-UD3 motherboard (rev 1.0 presumably), which supports up to 16GB of RAM. The specs doesn't say that each memory slot has a limit of 4GB, and people seem to have installed 8GB RAM sticks ...
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Why do motherboards only support oh so much RAM?

How come some common PC motherboards can only support up to 16 gigabytes of RAM, and then there are some that are more expensive motherboards that can support far more quantities of RAM? How come you ...
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Troubleshooting very old software hanging in Windows 10

I'm on a 64-bit built computer, recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 x64. A not-so-tech-savy frend of mine uses a very old program called "Corel PrintHouse Magic", and has years of work ...
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Is there a guide to which Blu-ray media can be burned by manufacturers?

Is there a guide to which Blu-ray media can be burned by manufacturers? For example, can you advise me which computer drives (internal and/or external) can record on this media: Japanese import ...
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How to install Quicken 98 on Windows 10?

Quicken 98 installs fine on Windows 7; not Windows 10 however. I've tried compatibility settings to no avail. With Windows 7, it worked provided you picked the win95 folder and ran the setup in ...
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RAM speed support by motherboard

If a motherboard support the RAM speeds 3000/3200/3600, Could you use RAM with 3300 speed and the motherboard would adjust it or just accept it, or would it reject it?
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Do the ARM CPUs have legacy support/compatibility?

Traditionally the x86 CPUs included legacy support for older CPUs. This is: modern CPUs always could (can) execute programs designed for older CPUs. I have seen there are multiple ARM CPUs: ARMhf, ...
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Windows 10 - Force hardware compatibility check

I am still struggling with the Windows 10 hardware compatibility check. I had a GeForce 7900 which was incompatible, so I bought a new card which is supported. But the "Get Windows 10 app" still ...
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How to restore backup made with proprietary software to an incompatible system

I'm trying to restore a backup system image that was created using Dell's software on a Dell computer.  (I didn't create it; I would have used a different method.)  The source machine isn't available ...
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Should I click “compatibility mode” to install a program written for W8 on W10

I downloaded a program which is compatible with Windows 8.1.Currently I run Windows 10.I'd like to install this program.What I would like to ask that if I should do something in order run program at ...
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Internet Explorer 9 Installer for Windows 7 x64

As part of my standard troubleshooting for a user's issue with a webapp, I uninstalled their version of IE9 x64 by locating the original update in Windows Updates. Now I can't seem to find an ...
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Older app works only when running from compatibilty troubleshooter

I have updated to Windows 10 form Windows 8.1 and Corel Photopaint 12 will not run with error: Failed to install ISKernel files I have tried setting compatibility of the shortcut to Windows 7 ...
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How can I make sure I buy a SATA-USB adapter compatible with my harddrive?

I'm planning on removing the hard drive from a laptop and connecting it to another computer via a USB adapter. I understand I need a SATA-USB adapter, but I don't want to buy one that isn't compatible ...
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Maximum PATA hard drive capacity for an old HP OmniBook vt6200 laptop

I’ve been searching for any clue that could tell me if this HP OmniBook vt6200 laptop has any limitations on the maximum hard drive capacity it supports. But found nothing. It’s a laptop from around ...
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Heatsink compatibility for the new Intel Skylake processors (LGA1151)

The new Intel Skylake processors have just released, but they don't come with a fan/heatsink. As a result, I have to purchase a third party heatsink, but it seems there are none yet listed on popular ...
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How to disable DPI scaling for certain built-in system applications?

On windows 10, most built-in programs work well with high DPI, but some don't (the Hyper-V Manager for example). For third party apps, I can change their compatibility settings. How can I do this ...
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How does BitLocker to Go leave an unencrypted file (BitLocker to Go Reader) that is readable by Windows XP or Windows Vista without extra software?

BitLocker to Go volumes are fully supported on Windows 7 and later. For compatibility with systems running Windows XP or Windows Vista, a utility called BitLocker to Go Reader is provided to enable ...
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Is there a “compatibility view settings” in windows 10 edge

Before upgrading to windows 10 from 8.1 I was able to access my payroll and employee resources only by adding the web address to the list in "compatibility view settings" in internet explorer. Now ...
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How to install the printer in compatibility mode in Windows 8.1?

I have a Lexmark Z730/Z735 Inkjet printer that will not print on Windows 8.1. The install seems to go OK. My printer shows up in "Devices & Printers" as the Default printer. I can get a "test" ...
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Which drivers should I use on Windows 10 when only drivers for Windows 7 and 8.1 are available?

I've just made the change from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Now, my computer is an old (slightly low end) gaming computer, and it had started to be running very slowly, so I decided to do a 'clean ...
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Windows 10 IE11 Compatibility Mode

I have been using Windows 8.1 Pro for awhile and i can access this webpage by adding it into compatibility view in IE. Then I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 via the preloaded options given. I ...
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Window 10 compatibility issues?

I made a new installation of Windows 10 pro on a drive that only had a new Windows 7 pro installation. When I started installing softwares and drivers, I got several instances of “this software is ...
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Will this 'ac wifi' adapter improve my speeds compared to the one I own, on a 'n wifi' router?

I've been using this 'n wifi' adapter for some time now, but it only supports 2.4ghz and up to 150Mbps. Since my 'n wifi' router supports speeds up to 300Mbps and has both 2.4ghz and 5ghz capabilities ...