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

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Semi-Hybrid Triple Channel DDR3

I have 3 x Corsair 2GB DDR3 1600MHz, and I want to expand it with 3 more DIMMs. Obviously to keep my triple-channel, I'd be best to buy an identical 3 DIMMs kit as I have now, because triple-channel ...
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After Effects: Mac to PC

Is it possible to open an After Effects file that's been created on a Mac with PC? I don't know what version the AE was on the Mac side, but I want to oepn it with CS3 on a PC laptop.
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Hard Drive Compatibility with Motherboard

Here are the current specs to put things in context: ECS P4VXASD2+ V5.0 Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.8 GHz 2x 512MB PC2100 DDR266 SDRAM Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250 GB PATA (IDE) HDD Gigabyte 52x CD-ROM ...
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MS Word Mac unable to use form in document

I have a Word document given to me by a client. It is an employment application with form fields that the client wants to be downloadable from her web site. I'm opening it in Word 2008 for Mac ...
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SSE2 - SSE4.2 Compatibility

I am considering the purchase of some software (AutoCAD) that requires the CPU to support SSE2. My PC's CPU is an Intel® Core™ i5-650 Processor, which supports SSE4.2. Basically what I am ...
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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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Can I use the Office 2007 Proofing Tools with Office 2010 RTM?

I have just downloaded and installed Office 2010 RTM. Overall, it is very nice, but I miss having proofing tools available for my native language, Danish. I have installed the 2007 Proofing Tools, but ...
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What is the downside to Windows XP style DPI scaling in Windows 7

I recently just moved to Windows 7 and I noticed that many of my older third-party apps didn't look so good at the high DPI I had set (150dpi versus the typical 96dpi). After searching the web for ...
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How does the “Compatibility Mode” in Windows work?

How does the Compatibility Mode in Windows work internally?
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IE8 Compatibility View issues

I have the IE7 emulater tag in a jsp layout. But when I bring up the page, it defaults to the IE8 view until the user clicks the Compatibility View button. I don't want the user to have to click the ...
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Hardware selection for Linux machine

I am building a new box, and planning to install Ubuntu 9-04 or Ubuntu 9-10 on it. I am wary of the hardware selection because in the past I struggled with lack of drivers or driver incompatibility ...
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How can I install a very old game on Windows 7 64-bit? [closed]

I'm trying to install Theme Hospital on my Windows 7 machine but I'm getting this error: I've tried setting it to run in XP compatability mode but didn't hold out much hope, and as expected I still ...
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Chrome won't start - Windows 7 x64 is complaining about compatibility

Suddenly Chrome browser does not start, my Windows 7 x64 is complaining: In translation: The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running. Check your ...
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How to force high-dpi scaling?

How can i force an application to be high-dpi scaled? Pretend there is an application, who's developers manifested it as high-dpi aware, when it really isn't. How can i force dpi-scaling? Pretend ...
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Is Kingston KVR800D2N6/2G compatible with KVR800D2N5/1G

I have 2 bars of KVR800D2N6/2G and 2 bars of KVR800D2N5/1G and want to insert them into ASUS P5Q-EM which supports up to 16 GB of such memory. The main problem is - first two are N6 and second two ...
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Why might PC3200 ECC ram be incompatible when upgrading?

I had some 512MB PC3200 Kingston mem modules in a server, and I ordered replacement Kingston memory in 1GB sticks. The vendor said they were out of stock and I agreed to let them ship me "compatible" ...
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Non-functioning AutoFilter on Locked Cells in Office 2008 - works in Office 2007

I'm looking into a problem for someone, who works in a mixed OS environment. She has created an Excel spreadsheet in Office 2007 to act as a directory, with AutoFilter turned on for names, email ...
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Are drivers compatible between different Linux distributions?

If you have a device driver that works on one Linux distro, will it also work on another one?
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How does “Compatibility Mode” in Windows 7 affect the application?

Background: Based on the answer given to this question: "Skype behaviour in the Windows 7 Superbar" ...you can get Skype to minimize to the system tray (rather than the task bar) by running it in ...
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Generic Hp LaserJet 1012 Printer Drivers For Windows 7 x64?

I've recently upgraded a machine to Windows 7 x64. This machine has a 1012 printer attached. According to HP's site, the printer is no going to be supported in Windows 7. Are there generic drivers ...
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Linux binary support under Mac OS X?

Is there a way to add Linux binary compatibility to Mac OS X 10.5+ such as that found in FreeBSD? For instance, and totally as an example, here is Arlequin 3.5, a population genetics software that my ...
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Can MS Services for Unix be deployed and accessed from a shared drive?

I'm interested in experimenting with replacing our dependency on MKS with MS' Sevices for Unix toolset. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with deploying SFU on a shared drive? We like to, ...
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Are Linux distributions mutually compatible?

In other words, can an application that runs on one distro be simply copied and run on another distro?
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I have problem with pc. Random reboots with post hyper transport sync flood error

I have problem with my pc. Random reboots with post "hyper transport sync flood" error. It happens completely random. Most times i watch movie, some times when i play a game, even when i browse ...
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Are USB cables device specific?

I have a dozen or so USB or USB to mini-USB cables lying around. It's annoying keeping track of what goes to what. Are they interchangeable or are they device specific? Does it change the answer if ...
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Can I run SW on RHLE if it was built on Ubuntu

I built a qt application on Ubuntu karmic. I transferred the binary to a red hat Linux enteprise 5.3 system and when I click on the program it doesn't do anything. Are they compatible or am I ...
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Hardware without drivers for Windows 7

Windows 7 rocks! I've a lot of friends that moved from Windows XP right to Windows Seven. In general all hardware works fine, but I find that some webcams didn't worked and some scanners too. ...
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How to fake OS bit version check on some software

I have an application which has detection of my windows version. And it only goes through when it checks that its 32-bit version. As far as I know that my Windows 7 64-bit has compatibility to run ...
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SATA Backward compatibility? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I connect a SATA-II hard drive to a SATA-I connection? Hello everyone One of my system is really old, but I still use it, right now, the HDD is and old IDE drive ...
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Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2?

Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2? I currently have AVG Business Edition, but it's close to expiring. I don't want to pay $189 a year, but I also don't want to ...
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Does my motherboard support dual-core processors?

Hi there! I'm very confused about my motherboard (ConRoe945PL-GLAN) It's manual says, that i can use only some kind of ConRoe processors. But some pages on internet says that i can plug in almost ...
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Get Norton GoBack To Work On Windows Vista And Windows 7?

Norton GoBack doesn't work with Windows Vista, or Windows 7, for reasons unknown. I have tried several alternatives including: Norton Ghost, RollbackRX, and Norton Save And Restore, but none of which ...
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What is a file system which has r/w on all major OSes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cross-platform filesystem What is a file system which has r/w on all OSes like windows, linux and Mac. Windows comes with FAT and NTFS support and EXT3 support can be ...
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Some Flash applications do not work on Ubuntu (9.10)

Some Flash sites do not work well on my computer (Ubuntu 9.10). Example: youtube.com - can't hear sounds. http://animesquish.org/anime/queens-blade-heir-to-the-throne-episode-01/ - I see only the ...
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Unable to install HP Deskjet 6122 printer on Windows 7

I suspect my printer is too old for Windows 7. I have an HP Deskjet 6122, but it tells me that there are no drivers available. How do I install it on Windows 7?
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NextPlease Firefox extension doesn't work in 3.6+. Any updates or similar extension?

I use a Firefox extension called NextPlease which allows me to use the keyboard to go to the next or previous page on web pages which have Previous/Next paging links. Like the Google search results. I ...
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Firefox Flash plugin : compatibility mode

Since upgrading to Windows 7 (on a 5 year-old laptop), I've had issues with crashes and freezes. I have noticed two things that suggest the problem: First, the computer is much more likely to freeze ...
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Web Application Compatible with IE6 alone, How to run it on IE7

I have a custom ASP.NET web application which runs fine on IE6 without any issues. However, if I launch it on IE7/IE8, it complains of compatibility issues and all of my text is all overlapped. A ...
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compatibility with modern motherboards? (ATX 12V vs EPS 12V)

I have the Seasonic S12-600 in my current PC, which I'm thinking of upgrading from its ageing s939 Athlon CPU to a Core i5-based system. My question is whether or not my PSU is compatible with modern ...
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Launchy and Windows 7

Does any know if the great, free, open source file and application Launchy, supports Windows 7 32 and/or 64-bit version. I can find no information on the Launchy homepage or on the Source Forge ...
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Cannot get out of compatibility mode in Excel 2007

I cannot get out of compatibility mode in Excel 2007. I've tried resaving the document but that doesn't help. Thoughts?
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Are there any issues with using an ATI 5870 on an nVidia motherboard?

I have an Alienware machine, so I'm not entirely sure on the make of motherboard, however, I do know it's got nforce on it and allows me to use nVidia cards in SLI. My 8800GTX has recently died and ...
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Which of these wireless adapters work in windows 7?

Well, I just upgraded one of my machines to windows 7, and it turns out that my usb wireless adapter just isn't working. There is no driver for it in windows 7 (yes, I've looked everywhere). So I'm ...
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IE7 Standalone to run on x64 Vista?

Hello I just updated my Vista computer to have IE8. Well, now I would like to have the standalone version of IE7 also.(to test for browser compatibility while creating websites) So I downloaded it ...
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Moving a VM from PC to Mac?

I have a Windows 7 box on which I, using VMWare Workstation 6.5 am running a VPC with Windows Server 2008. I also have a Mac with Fusion 3. Can I 'move' the VPC from one platform to the other?
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help purchasing a firewire card and external harddrive [closed]

My brother wants a firewire card and 1TB external harddrive which I want to get him for Christmas. The thing is, I'm not sure I have all the information I need. He built his own computer which I know ...
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Solid state drive on old laptop with Windows XP

I have an old laptop that has a 30 GB HDD (IDE 2.5") and I thought of giving it a little boost by replacing the HDD for a SSD. Would there be any compatibility problems if do that ? Does Windows XP ...
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Is a DDR3 MB compatible with DDR2 RAM?

If a motherboard's specifications say it supports DDR3 SDRAM sticks, would I be correct to assume it is also compatible with DDR2 RAM? Am I wrong, or does it depend on the motherboard?
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SSD compatibility issues?

I'm thinking of buying this PC http://velocitymicro.com/wizard.php?iid=186 along with a SSD drive from newegg. I'm worried that my new SSD drive won't be compatible with motherboards so I'm thinking ...
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How do I stop iTunes complaining about compatibility mode in Windows 7 even when it is already switched off?

Since the iTunes 9.0.2.25 update (or thereabouts) on Windows 7 (32-bit) build 7100 I get the following message every time I start iTunes: iTunes iTunes.exe has been set to run in ...