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Questions tagged [compatibility]

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

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wonder if my MOBO and CPU are gonna support specific RAM ?

My MOBO currently has 16GB RAM 1600MHz installed and the CPU is intel i5-2300 core. I decided to upgrade to 32GB RAM. The MOBO is GA-z68x-ud4-b3 and it supports variety of RAM speeds, but my CPU ...
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Is it completely safe to mix an AMD processor with a Nvidia GPU?

I trying to understand if an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor could be suitable for an RTX 2070 or a GTX 1080Ti, and vice versa.  Is it OK to build a PC having these two components on the same motherboard?
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Is a different sub version of Media encoder compatible with After effects?

I tried to use Media encoder 2015.3 with After effects 2015.0 but I got errors when tried to use dynamic link. I got error that Media encoder is not installed. Similarly, when tried to access .ae file ...
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xenserver hcl - nic compatibility

Quick Question if nic is listed on xen 6, but not xen 7, does it mean that it will not work with xen above version 6? http://hcl.xenserver.org/networkadapters/14/HPE_NC364T
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How to import MathML into Word from an external formula editor?

I prefer drawing my mathematical formulas with MyScript, because its recognition works better than MS Word 2016. So this online tool produces a MathML code, which I copy into the clipboard and simply ...
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Workaround for playing old games on Windows 10

I am unable to play Brian Lara 2007 on Windows 10 PC, due to the fact that the Microsoft decision to drop support for Secure and Safe Disc DRM. Is there is any workaround to play old games on Windows ...
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How to find the correct memory for my ASUS Desktop PC [closed]

I have a Asus CM6850 desktop computer and it's got four ram slots, two are used (2x4GB = 8GB) and I wanted to get another 16GB of RAM but I'll be out of luck, I found that it only supports up to ...
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Is GA-F2A68HM-S1 motherboard compatible with DDR3 ECC RDIMM?

I want to add memory to my computer. I would like to add 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) 1Rx4 240-Pin 1.5V ECC RDIMM Registered Memory by NEMIX RAM to my computer. Is GA-F2A68HM-S1 motherboard ...
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Older version of Excel will not open XLSX files

I've been using an old version of Office 97 (with Macros disabled for security) for some time. Recently I got a new Windows 10 v1803 PC and re-installed Office 97. With the Office 2007 Compatibility ...
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What's the command to change an EXE to run as an administrator?

Is there a command I can run, outside of the Windows GUI, to change a program so it will always run as administrator? I have several hundred .EXE files to change, and it's tedious to touch each one ...
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Can I get more FPS in games and faster GPU-bound processing by adding extra GPUs to my desktop?

I recently bought a modern PC with an Nvidia 1050Ti GPU, and I also have in my collection some older/weaker GPUs like 1030GT, 9800GT, 9600GT, 750Ti and GTS240. All of them being from Nvidia, can I ...
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Windows 10 - exe always running as administrator - how to fix?

I have just installed a software package on my Windows 10 system - admittedly an old one designed for Windows 95, but I guess that's an aside. It seems to have installed OK, and it seems to run OK, ...
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Should I compile from source or just copy the binary file to increase portability of my deployment script?

I'm writing a script to automate the installation of a very specific utility of which no packages exist, it's only distributed as source code of something developed internally. This utility will be ...
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no RT patch for linux kernel 3.19 version available - use next closest one, namely version 3.18 or 3.2?

Hy community, I use a 3.19.5 Linux Kernel for my target-board. Now I want to make it real-time capable with the RT_PREEMPT patch. But the 3.19-series is not avaiable under https://mirrors.edge....
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Chrome constantly claims that TortoiseSVN prevents it from working correctly

As a continuity to this question. When ever Chrome claims that it didn't shut down correctly: it also displays a separate tab, in which it claims that TortoiseSVN prevents it from working correctly: ...
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Does compatibility mode for an .exe apply independent of how it gets executed? (How to verify it?)

When setting compatibility mode to an executable (as described in the ansers to this question), is this applied in any context - be it being run from Explorer, by a shortcut, or from a cmd or ...
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Windows crashes after new RAM added, possibly incompatible RAM

I had 8GB of DDR4 2133 RAM, I added a new 8GB RAM unit of the same type just different manufacturer. When both RAMs are installed my computer crashes randomly every 10-30 mins. I looked for ...
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Can I use replace regular DIMMs with (non-ECC) RDIMM RAM?

We have a bunch of leftover RDIMM modules, and I have a machine that could do with a memory upgrade, but it's a regular old Intel i5 which is currently using regular old DIMMs. I wouldn't be mixing ...
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Faulty or incompatible RAM stick

So I have an old Win7 64bits computer wich im currently upgrading the amount of RAM memory in it. Ive ordered a first 2GB RAM stick online wich was brand new. The specs of that one stick were the ...
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Generic RGB LEDs with Asus AURA compatible motherboard

Will this LEDs stripes work with a Asus motherboard AURA WS2812B 5050 RGB LED Strip 30/60/144 LEDs/M ws2812 IC Individual Addressable 5V [link ebay] My mobo: ROG-STRIX-Z370
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Will my RAM be compatible with my motherboard? [closed]

I'm trying to buy some RAM for my PC and I have noticed that when buying it is named BLT8G4D26AFTA whereas on my motherboard's compatibility list it says BLT8G4D26AFTA.16FAD would the .16FAD on the ...
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Is AMO browser compatibility logic officially documented?

I am using PureBrowser 52.8.1, a fork of Firefox ESR, with general.useragent.compatMode.firefox set to True. My user agent string is: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 \ Firefox/...
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Are the GTX 760 and GTX 1060 mini compatible?

I've built multi-card rigs before, but never with two different GPUs. So I would like to know if the GTX 760 and GTX 1060 mini are compatible on Windows 7, Asrock Extreme4 990FX mobo. I know that ...
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What physical/logical interface does my laptop's SSD have?

I have a Dell XPS 12 laptop (sometimes referenced as model 9Q33, bought in the UK), and information about the SSD's logical/physical interface and compatibility is very conflicted. According to ...
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Is there a way to know from an .exe file, which Windows version(s) can we run it?

I'm asking about Windows .exe setup files. Is there a way to know on which Windows version(s) we can run it ? Is there by example some informations inside it where we could find the list of Windows ...
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What does running an application as admin entail?

When we run an application as admin, what does that really mean? We know it has rights to make changes to the system but rights to exactly what? The one thing that stands out is the registry which it ...
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How to give only the registry access to an application using compatibility administrator?

I want to give my application full access to only the registry (don't want to run it as admin). I need to do this to test something and narrow down a problem. Is this possible using compatibility ...
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Can I turn off powershell 2.0

Can I turn off powershell 2.0? Latest ACU up-to-date. Does latest stable in-built powershell culmulates, supersedes, replaces 2.0, other old in it's entirety altogether. Isn't 2.0 vulnerable? If so ...
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Compatibility of motherboard with ram and processor

can you please tell me whether this motherboard Intel DH55PJ will support following processor and RAMs? RAM: HyperX 8GB KIT DDR3 1600MHz CL10 Fury Blue Series CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 At the moment I ...
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How can I get two NVIDIA GPU's of different generations (Kepler + Pascal) to run in my PC?

I've built a new PC with a GTX 1080 last summer, and I still have my old 690 lying around over here. I know that it's not possible to use both cards in SLI, because they have different chipsets, that'...
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Is there a way i can put Windows 10 in compatibility mode to try and run older software?

Ive got an old c. 2006 vintage Windows .exe programme i need to run in order to connect and configure the processor on a piece of electrical hardware. I just tried to install the .exe on my windows ...
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Is it possible to swap an Intel motherboard setup for an AMD setup with Windows?

I'm changing the motherboard in one of my computers as it has failed, but I'm unsure if I could get an AMD board, which is cheaper (so I'd get more 'bang for the buck'), and do a straight swap, as the ...
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Do Ubuntu and its derivatives have wider support than other Linux distros? [closed]

Do Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives have wider support (concerning programs and graphics drivers) than other Linux distributions generally speaking? Probably Ubuntu and its derivatives are the most ...
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How can I disable DPIAWARE flags in Java JNLP?

I have seen the famous Q/A here (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30555401/java-disable-dpi-aware-not-working) that explains how to disable dpiaware. However, I have run into a serious problem. ...
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Why does Windows 10 Compatibility mode pop up a UAC prompt?

I have a program on my Win10 machine that I run in WINXPSP3 compatibility mode. I set this up while logged in as admin using the "Change Settings for all users" dialog. So when I run the program ...
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Why do I need another EPS power connector?

Why do I need another EPS power connector? I own all the parts listed in the PC build I am referring to. My motherboard manual and power-supply manual all say that they only have one EPS/ATX8PIN ...
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Move Linux SSD to another chassis with very same hardware

I have a quite new laptop currently running RHEL7.4 on SSD/luks partition, no kernel customizations. This machine presented a keyboard problem, so the manufacturer sent me another one - just got it ...
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No display after installing new GPU

CPU Model: Dell Optiplex 990 Tower I7-2600 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 After inserting the new card and rebooting, I was unfortunately met with a static "No signal" screen. I ensured the VGA cable ...
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Motherboard and RAM speed compatibility

I have this motherboard: https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/X299%20Taichi/index.asp#Specification And 8 16G Kingston RAM: https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-HyperX-HX430C15PB3K2-16/dp/...
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How to connect SCSI-2 External Hard Drive with HD50 connector to PC?

Is there a way I could connect my HD50-connector SCSI2 external hard drive to a PC and have it recognize it as a standard drive? I would like to avoid solutions like the extremely rare and expensive ...
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Git symlink compatibility across operating systems

I would like to create a symlink ("file2" pointing to "../directory1/file1") on a computer using Linux, and add it to a git repository (with "../directory1/file1" also being present in this repository)...
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Can I use any size hard drive on any (recent) motherboard?

There are appliances (notably drive enclosures) advertizing themselves as compatible with "up to 3TB" hard drives. I am therefore wondering if I might find myself stuck with a useless Seagate Ironwolf ...
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DDR3 RAM compatability with GA Z87X-UD5H motherboard

I have a GA Z87X-UD5H motherboard. I recently bought two modules of 16GB ram (total of 32GB in two sticks). The ram is 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz Reg ECC (Samsung M393B2G70BH0-CK0). The boot does not go past ...
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Does my computer support NVME SSDs

I bought my pc prebuilt Hp's 870-120 in April 2017, maybe it was the cost of the ram was and still is spiking up, maybe because I wanted to stick a budget and the shipping costs of each component was ...
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How can I use Mac OSX Sierra emoji on Windows 10?

I like Mac's emojis and dislike Windows'. It seems that competing specs still make various emoji fonts and OS incompatible. Is there a compatibility conversion project for the "official" emoji ...
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Is it possible to connect SAS card using SATA cables to SAS enclosure then connect SATA drive

I have a "SilverStone ECS04 PCIe to Mini-SAS SFF-8087 Expansion Card" which has 2 mini-SAS SFF-8087 ports - I purchased a SilverStone CPS03 Mini SFF-8087 to SAS/SATA with Sideband Cable which gives me ...
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Can you make Windows 2000 compatible with newer pragrams? [closed]

Is it possible to update Win2k with newer files to make newer programs run on it or would that cause mayhem in the system?
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Asus Laptop Part Compatability - SSD and RAM Upgrades

I have an Asus GL702VS Laptop that I got from a relative a weeks ago. It came with a 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD (SATA), and 12GB of DDR4. I am considering upgrading this laptop to more "capable specs" for ...
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What should I look at to check compatibility between motherboard and PCIe devices?

If I have a motherboard and want to know if a card (in this case an LSI SAS controller card) will be compatible with it, how can I know for sure? It physcially fits, has the right lane count (port ...
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Will Xeon and i7 both work in the same motherboard?

I notice that both Xeon and i7 CPUs use sockets such as the LGA 2011. Does this mean that either type of CPU will work in a motherboard with this kind of socket or does the motherboard need to be ...