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

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Can WD3200AZRX SATA-3 hard drive work on SATA-2?

I am buying new hard drive today, but I am worried that it will not work on my motherboard Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3. I want to buy this hard drive. It's pretty expensive and I don't want to get ...
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Can I Mix Ink Cartridges Of Different Manufacturers?

At the moment i have 4 total compatible ink cartridges of X manufacturer in my printer. 3 of them are depleted and one is half full which is black. What happens if i replace 3 depleted cartridges ...
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How do I know what hard drives I can buy to upgrade my laptop

So here's the deal: It so happens that I need to reformat my computer (Toshiba Satellite L305), to install windows and then install ubuntu. I figure I should also upgrade my hard drive, since 160GBs ...
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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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MSI P965 and HD5450 PCI Express compatibility, will these two work?

I have a MSI P965 Platinum motherboard and my graphics card (Radeon X1650) died yesterday. I'm planning on buying an XFX HD5450 which seems to be the cheapest graphics card I can buy around here, ...
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Upgrading from SATA 1 to SATA 3

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 and it has 4x SATA 2 ports. I have SATA 1 disk installed and it's slowing my system, I think it is because of its 8mb buffer. I want to upgrade or should I say ...
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Can I connect a SATA 3 cable to a SATA 2 connector, and through some hacks, receive SATA 3 performance?

I was looking around for an SSD. I found some SATA 3 drives, at the same price as SATA 2 drives. My motherboard however, can't handle SATA 3. Is there any way I can connect SATA 3 drive and get full ...
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Can I just upgrade my Acer from Vista to Windows 7?

I'm using an Acer 4720z with Vista Home Premium OS 32 bit. I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 32 bit. Is it possible? Do I also need to install driver software?
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Where do I download an older version of Safari for Windows

I need a specific version of Safari using WebKit 525.27; I have tracked it to Safari 3.2.1. The first Google hit on Apple points to: ...
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How can I export PDF from InDesign so that transparency renders properly on all platforms?

Gradients, including drop shadows, all show up as solid blocks when I view my document on an Android phone. I tried different PDF compression and compatibility settings in an attempt to flatten and ...
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Will this car adapter power this Laptop?

I'm looking to buy a number of car power adapters to be used with some Dell laptops. http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1382005 ^ This is the item I am currently looking at. Will it ...
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Can Wine emulate Windows95?

I have VirtualPool2 for Windows95, but recently the CD drive has not been working on my Windows95 machine. VPool only supports Windows95 so I can't run it in Wine, it detects Wine as a WindowsNT ...
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Compiling/Using a Linux source on Mac OS X

I need to use some piece of software for a school project: the NEAT package. This package is intended for linux use though, and I'm on a mac. I know I could use Virtualbox to emulate a Linux distro ...
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Can a USB 3.0 pen drive be used on a USB 2.0 port?

I want to buy a USB 3.0 pen drive. But in my pc there is only a USB 2.0 port. Would a USB 3.0 pen drive work on my pc?
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Music tagging software more consistent than Tag&Rename?

A few years ago I spent an insane amount of time using the excellent Tag&Rename program. However, I find that for random, inexplicable reasons, some music tools simply disregard my tags, drop or ...
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Run a Windows executable in XP compatibility mode from the command line?

Is there a way I can set the compatibility mode of an .exe file through the command line on execution of said file?
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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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Vaio Smart Network on Windows 7

Has anybody been able to get the Vaio Smart Network tool working on Windows 7? I'm using 2.2 but the UI is completely messed up and it doesnt work. I need to enable the wireless devices in my laptop
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How can I download Audible Books to Ubuntu 9.04

I use Ubuntu, and currently I have version 9.04 installed. I would like to try the Audible (http://www.audible.com) audio book seller, but I can't figure out how to download the audio files to my ...
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Is there a cross-*nix compatible way to get file modified timestamp?

Trying to solve this problem I've come up with solutions that are not compatible between ubuntu and osx. I wish to make one replacement command for the following two, which differ in two characters: ...
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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack “The converter failed to open the file” error & “This is a pre-release version”

What issues have people encountered with older OS's (2000, XP) and olders versions of Microsoft Office (2000, XP, 2003) with the 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack'? I have a couple of Windows 2000 ...
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Microsoft Visio and Sparx Enterprise Architect Compatability

I am creating UML diagrams using Sparx Enterprise Architect and a colleague of mine is using Microsoft Visio. Can Visio open EA diagrams, and/or can EA open Visio diagrams?
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Which codec and (Linux) video tool for highly compatible video on Windows?

I'm looking for a Linux tool that allows me to transcode videos to a video codec that is highly compatible to the Windows platform. We produce large scientific videos from measurements and would like ...
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Upgrade disk in a HP EliteBook 8530P to SSD, how do I know what is compatible?

We have a few HP EliteBook 8530P machines that are used as development machines for our developers. In order to try to speed up build (pri 1) and application start and usage (pri 2), we'd like to try ...
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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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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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Where is the Remove Personal Information item in Word 2007?

In Word for Mac 2011, there is a checkbox in the Preferences -> Security for Remove personal information from this file on save. Where would this checkbox be set in Word 2007 on windows?
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Website displays blank in Chrome & Opera, but fine in IE10

This website has just moved web host. It displays fine for me in IE10, but in Chrome and Opera it displays as a white page with a broken image. If I clear my cache the same thing happens. If I view ...
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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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ipv6 compatibility, are there any pitfalls? [closed]

i don't know if this question fits perfect on superuser but i'll ask anyways feel free to move. are there any pitfalls with ipv6? we are planning to move our webservers to an ipv6 only machine, is ...
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Stretch VMWare Player guest OS to fullscreen

I’m using VMWare Player to play an old 16-bit Windows game. Unfortunately the game uses only 640x480 and I cannot figure out how to stretch the VM window to full-screen on the host. I set the guest OS ...
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 crossfire motherboard

I am trying to build a cheap mining rig. I wanted to use the AMD Phenom II X4 965 (HDZ965FBGMBOX) processor as it got very good reviews and benchmarks, and is inexpensive. However, I am having trouble ...
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How can I run PowerPC programs in OS X Lion?

I need to run PowerPC-only programs roughly weekly. They're on a CD rather than the HD, so they escaped my pre-flight upgrade checks. As Rosetta was killed in the last upgrade it's problematic to run ...
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Is Compatibility Mode available in Windows 7 Home?

I'm going to look at a problem on a PC with Windows 7 Home (not Premium I'm guessing). Is Compatibility Mode available in Windows 7 Home? I hear it is in Home Premium. I'm not talking about XP-mode ...
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Laptop RAM upgrade - 266mhz or 533? PC2-4300 or 4200?

I want to upgrade the RAM in a Toshiba Satellite M70 SR3 Laptop. SIW diagnostic software gives me the follwing info about the current RAM: Capacity: 512MB; Type: DDR2 (PC2-4300); Speed: 266Mhz (DDR2 ...
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Can I use an ATI based video card at the same time with nVidia on-board video card?

My new computer -- AMD Athlon X2 250 -- has a built-in nVidia chipset with 1 VGA port. I'd like to also use my ATI X300/X550 256MB PCI Card for an additional monitors. Is it possible to make use of ...
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How many of the world's PCs has the Office 2007 compatibility pack installed (docx, xlsx etc)?

Is there any way to find out how many PCs have the compatibility pack installed? We're planning to end distribution of office 2003 (.doc .xls) files, and even though a considerable number of users ...
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Does a mini PCIe SSD fit into a Acer Aspire One?

Question: What, if any, mini PCIe SSDs fit into the mini PCIe slot of the Acer Aspire one AOD250? Info: I have an Aspire One and I've been considering loading it with an SSD. The mini PCIe drives ...
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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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run32.dll on Windows 7?

Each time, I run my favorite game (Starcraft) on Windows 7, my PC gets way too slow, and when I checked the running process, I found a process with the name run32.dll taking over almost 90% of the ...
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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior

I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. This question points to descriptions of how to use that functionality in a program under ...
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USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On the ...
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With quad channel memory, can I use two sets of different capacity (like 4x1 GB + 4x2 GB)?

My motherboard has quad channel memory compatibility. There are 8 memory slots in all: 4 slots are black the other 4 slots are white. I currently have 4 memory modules of 1 GB each in the 4 white ...
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Is this graphic card compatible with my motherboard in terms of PCIe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PCIe Generation 3.0 graphic board running on old mainboard Generation 2.0 or earlier? today sadly my good old graphic card died :(. I'm now in the need of a new one, ...
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How to fix spoolss.dll missing error on window 7 64bit?

I am trying to run old window program (lieroai.exe) on fresh instal windows 7 64bit. I am getting the message: This application failed to start because spoolss.dll was not found. Re-installing the ...
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Compiling mpich2 on OSX (and targeting the OSX 10.5 SDK)

I am compiling mpich2 1.4.1p1 for OSX and using -sysroot to direct the compilers to link against the SDK for 10.5. I do the following in a script to avoid typing this all out every time. As you can ...
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How can I apply a fix to a Windows app that makes assumptions about my Region and Language settings?

The software for my Sleeptracker watch expects all AM/PM symbols to be "AM" and "PM". However, on my machine, I use "A" and "P", throwing it into a hizzy. How can I apply a compatibility shim to this ...
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Get “SIGN.MEDIA”-Id for compatibility-mode in Windows7

i try to set the compatibility mode in Windows7 in my C# project. Normaly, it is no problem: Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers and add a new ...
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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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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 ...