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

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Compatibility of RAM modules [closed]

I have an old computer with 3 RAM modules with 1GB each, as follows: Type: DDR2 Size: 1024 MBytes Manufacturer: Kingston Max bandwith: PC2-6400 (400 MHz) Reference number: KTC1G-UDIMM Now I ...
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Problems with Radeon HD 7770 graphics card

I got an Asrock 945GCM-S motherboard, LGA 775 socket, 4GB of RAM and a Core 2 Duo E7400 processor. And I wanted to upgrade my graphics card. The older graphics card was a Radeon HD 4650 without its ...
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Can I use a mac mini as the boot drive with a 2006 macbook?

I need to update to the latest Mac OSX Mavericks for some iOS development work. However the Macbook is so old that the latest OS is not compatible with it. I can't afford to shell out the money for a ...
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Is it just fine to install windows 8.1 on old version of motherboards?

Motherboards today says they are window 8 ready Im curious if i installed window 8.1 on a motherboard that doesn't mention windows 8 is just fine.. Sorry, im away from home and cannot pull the mobo ...
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Laptop graphic card PCI-Express version identification

How can you identify what type of PCIe version it is for my laptop? I've taken apart my laptop to where my motherboard is exposed for me to view. I've done a couple of research to figure this out, ...
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Creative Gigaworks T3 sub with different speakers [closed]

I was hoping someone might know something more about how audio works and let me know whether this is compatible or not. I would like to use my Gigaworks T3 sub with my Gigaworks T40 speakers. The ...
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How to re-enable compatibilty dialog on Windows 8?

My work uses Cisco AnyConnect for VPN client connections. When I upgraded at home to windows 8 I began getting the dialog that said something like: Compatibility issues exist for this application ...
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Running Windows XP applications on Windows 7 Ultimate

In the past, people using Windows Vista could run into the problem that their Windows XP applications would not run on the new operating system. Given that Windows 7 Ultimate and later versions of ...
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Current gen Crossfire compatibility with an old Crossfire board

I've got it in mind to purchase a pair of Radeon HD7770s but the thing is my board is old. CPU-Z tells me that it's a MSI 770-G45 and although its listed as Crossfire-compatible, I'm told that the ...
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How much Bandwidth does an Express Card slot on a Laptop put out?

I want to buy a Dell M6800 Laptop workstation. Can someone tell me how much bandwidth does 54 mm Express Card slot put out ? Also how many lanes of PCIe that slot has ? ( x1, x4, x8, x16 ) How do I ...
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Is my ddr3 RAM compatible with my pc? [duplicate]

i have a shuttle barebone pc (link to description: http://www.shuttle.eu/fileadmin/resources/download/docs/spec/barebones/SG41J1_Plus_black_e.pdf). I would add some RAM, but i don't know if the one i ...
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How to make an extremely old app run on 64bit Windows? [duplicate]

I have a very old application designed for Windows 3.1. I have been able to use this application on Windows 7, however, that was Windows 7 32bit. Now I have since re-installed Windows to 64bit, and ...
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Can you have PC3L and PC3 RAM together?

I have a pair of DDR3 SODIMM RAM modules in my laptop, and I want to replace the 2GB for a 4GB that is compatible. So far I haven't been able to find an exact match but I found a very similar with a ...
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Preparing an Excel 2010 workbook for Excel 2013 compatibility

I'm going through an important workbook currently in Excel 2010 to make sure it's fully compatible with Excel 2013. I found a list of changes to the object model in 2013, but it didn't cover your ...
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How to find the battery input range for my Asus U52F-bbg6

How can I find the battery voltage input range of my specific device? it is an Asus U52F-bbg6. Any run commands for that? I've had little luck ether in-machine or online, save this: Laptop battery: is ...
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“Silicon Power 4GB Micro SDHC Class 10 High Speed Memory Card” compatible with Raspberry Pi?

Today I bought a "Silicon Power 4GB Micro SDHC Class 10 High Speed Memory Card". Is this compatible with Raspberry Pi Model B?
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How do you tell if a graphics card is compatible with your computer?

How do you look at any given graphics card and see if it will work with your computer? I can't see why they wouldn't all work, but I have literally no experience with graphics cards. If you want to ...
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CPU and motherboard compatibility

I used CPU-Z to identify my socket and it said 479 mPGA. Also got chipset information and used intel site to check out compatible processors. Turns out a lot of processors were compatible with the ...
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CUDA 5.5 with Debian Wheezy/Jesse

I'm thinking of installing the recently-released CUDA 5.5 on top of Debian. Questions: Is it recommendable to install it on Debian testing (as of Sep 2013, i.e. Jesse), or Debian stable (as of Sep ...
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Lego Racers not working on Windows 7

I'm trying to get Lego Racers working on my Windows 7 machine. Please see image, anyone has any idea on how to fix this issue for Lego Racers in Windows 7? I'm using compatibility mode for Windows ...
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Linking computers to increase performance [duplicate]

I have 2 laptops (one of which is my primary PC) and a desktop PC. The desktop run on Vista Home Edition, the secondary laptop also runs on vista and the primary laptop runs on windows 8. It is ...
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Issues using Ubuntu and Windows 7?

Soon I plan on getting some new parts for my computer and when I upgrade I want to use my new SSD for windows 7 and my old one for Ubuntu (I have a lot of very large win software and games). I would ...
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Change Windows version numbers?

When I try to run a certain installer .exe, I get: Unsupported operating system, major=6, version=2.2, sp=0.0, type=3 My plan is to contact the vendor, but perhaps there is a quick fix? Is it ...
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What DLL's does DirectX 5 use?

I know directX 9 uses many DLL's, but the main DLL is d3d9.dll which I can replace with my own one and so "hook" into an application using DirectX 9. I can do the same for directx 8. But I have a game ...
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Dll fails to load on Surface Pro, but loads just fine on Win 8 on a PC

We (my company) have purchased a Surface Pro device to showcase our application as a tablet version. The app is run using an InstallShield installation process. The installation was tested and ...
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Need to make WinDLX work on Windows

For an architecture course, we have been told to install this software called WinDLX. I downloaded the zip file and when I run it, I get an error saying This app can't run on your PC. I tried ...
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Will a DDR2 2 GB RAM module be compatible with my existing DDR2 1 GB?

I use an old system with a G31D-M7 motherboard with 2 DDR2 memory banks. The module I plan to use is a 2GB DDR2-667 type. I'm sure my existing module is a 1GB DDR2-667 too. The Brands are not same. I ...
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Video Card memory interface compatability

[Incoming noob question] [brace for impact] I've been building my own PCs for over 10 years now, but I'm not exactly rich and technology keeps shooting up lightyears ahead of whatever build I have. ...
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16 bit windows under Win64 using Wine?

I wonder if anyone has tried the following approach to run a 16-bit application under Win64? I can install a VMware virtual machine, load Linux, and use Wine to simulate the old Windows environment. ...
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How do I program the Sparkfun Arduino Pro Micro with Linux?

Sparkfun's Arduino Pro Micro was the ideal choice for me (in size and price), but I cannot figure out how to program it on anything other than Windows. Sparkfun doesn't provide any resources on how to ...
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List compatibility programs in windows 7

My problem is as follows: about twice a day, my WiFi Internet connection is disconnected and the taskbar seems to have compatibility mode features on. A minute later it returns to normal and the ...
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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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this database is not compatible with this application - Application compatibility toolkit

I installed the Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit and installed SQL server 2012 express to use as the database server. When I run ACT and try to create or select a database, it puts a little ...
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Linux and Windows File System? [closed]

Okay, I've somehow convinced myself to install Mint Linux (15: Olivia) beside my lovely Windows 8 operating system. Now, the only problem I have is sharing files between the two Operating Systems. ...
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X58 compatability questions: Xeon and RAM

I know "hardware compatibility" questions are typically closed as too localized, but hopefully there is some more general merit to these questions. If not, feel free to direct me elsewhere. ...
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DLL not found by program written for XP but run on Win 7

I am running an application that was written for XP on a windows 7 machine. I run the application in compatibililty Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and as administrator. at a certain stage the ...
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Compatibility wizard error and occasionally missing compatibility Properties tab

I have two probably related problems with Windows' Compatibility mode. Compatibility tab missing, but not on all programs The title is rather self-explanatory, but let me show you: the Properties ...
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Trouble getting SHARP AR-M237 driver to work on Win8, can't open .inx file.

This seems to be an extremely difficult problem—it has already defeated two other IT professionals, though I'm not sure if they've come as far as I have. I'm trying to get a SHARP AR-M237 printer to ...
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Can I mix a 2GB and a 4GB stick of ram in the Dell inspiron n5010?

I have a Dell inspriron n5010 and I want to upgrade the RAM. It currently has 3GB of RAM. It has a 2GB stick and a 1 GB stick. I was thinking that I would replace the 1 GB stick with this stick that ...
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USB 2.0 device in USB 3.0 Port

If I plug in an USB 2.0 device (e.g. mouse, keyboard) into a USB 3.0 port, will the controller still use polling to acquire input data (e.g. keypresses/movements) from the device?
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Can u help me: Yahoo 11.0.0.2014 will not install on Windows 8 Toshiba Laptop

I have a HP NX-9600 that the hard drive went bad in but I managed to make an ISO image of that drive. I've ordered and received a replacement drive and hope to restore that 'puter mostly for archival ...
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FreeBSD compatibility layer on Linux

I am aware of Linux mode on FreeBSD, where Linux binaries can seamlessly be executed in FreeBSD. From the FreeBSD handbook: In effect, there is a Linux kernel in the FreeBSD kernel. The various ...
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Which version of Internet Explorer does this screenshot display [closed]

I have a client whose browser renders my webpage really badly (and slowly). The image below is cut out from a screenshot he sent me. I know it is IE, but can anyone see which version? And if it is ...
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better games compatibility on Windows 2003 [closed]

I think i have setup all the basic stuff required for gaming: direct3d acceleration, disabled DEP on all programs, etc. but, some XP-compatible games are still crashing without showing any error: ...
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How to activate compatibility tab in Windows 8?

How to run program in compatibility mode in Windows 8? I have no "Compatibility" tab in my shortcut properties.
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Are all Socket F Opteron processors interchangeable (within TDP limits)? [closed]

I have an old HP ProLiant DL145 G3 server I'm now using mostly as a budget 3D rendering node. Right now it has two Opteron 2218 processors (each is dual core). I'm looking at picking up a couple ...
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Potential issues with working on the same document with Open Office and Word

I'm writing a report and plan to edit it using Open Office 3 and Word 2013. Open Office 3 can save in the .doc format but not .docx, which is the default of Word 2013. Will there be any compatibility ...
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Necessity of SSD in building a new PC [closed]

Should I buy a PC chassis that does not provide for SSD, if I need store large amounts of date from voice to text input and also considerable digitally recorded video. I am NOT a Gamer, but ...
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MS Excel 2007 Warning Significant loss of functionality

I have created a template in MS Excel 2003. In MS Excel 2007, when I save it in MS Excel 1997 - 2003 format, it gives a compatibility warning; Significant loss of functionality This workbook ...
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Physical obstacle plugging PCIe 4x into PCIe 8x

I know this has been already discussed, for example in this question, where there's even a wikipeida quote saying that it's possible. So, according to that, I bought that PCIe 4x card. I have two ...