Questions tagged [compatibility]

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

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Will an M.2 NVMe SSD take up PCIe lanes used by PCIe ports on my motherboard

As for my specific situation: I'm running an Asrock B450-HDV R4.0 with a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and a Geforce 1080 GPU. As the board does not come with onboard WiFi, I intend to install a network card in ...
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Windows 10 sets wrong compatibility mode

Sometimes Windows 10 sets the Windows XP compat mode for our desktop application, which our app isn't compatible with and won't let it start. The only solution for now is to redownload the app, then ...
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Why is there an “8 bay” limit on Seagate Ironwolf and WD Red NAS drives

I just purchased a Synology DS918+ and have installed four 8TB Seagate Ironwolf drives. One reason I chose the DS918 was the potential for future expandability using the DX 517 which provides 5 ...
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Thunderbolt 3 to 144Hz monitor

I'm planning to buy a Dell XPS 13'' 9300 laptop. It has 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, and I really need it to work with a BenQ Zowie XL2411 144Hz monitor for CS:GO (2x HDMI, DVI-D, VGA). How is this possible?...
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Can i use a Dual Rank Memory with my Single Rank Memory

i have a laptop with SAMSUNG 8GB DDR4 2400MHz single Ranked RAM and i buy another SAMSUNG 16GB DDR4 2400MHz dual ranked RAM and i want to know if they will work fine or i will have a problem my ...
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CT8G4DFS824A compatible with CT8G4DFS832A?

I currently have installed "Crucial 8GB DDR4-2400 UDIMM" (CT8G4DFS824A) in my PC but I want to install a second one. Is there any negative effect if I would install a "Crucial 8GB DDR4-3200 UDIMM" (...
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Mounting Apple Hitachi HTS545050B9A302 on Windows 10

I have recently acquired a new desktop computer after burring my old mac book pro. I wanted to put some old parts to use and I tried to plug the mac's HDD into the desktop computer but it doesn't ...
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How to run bluestacks on windows when a docker installation is in place?

I use docker for my work. It users Hyper-V. I want now to install bluestacks. It complains about having Hyper-V activated. Installed version is BlueStacksInstaller_4.190.0....
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Can't get to BIOS after first boot

Not long ago I decided to make my first build for a desktop and ordered the components: -Asus Prime X570-P ATX motherboard; -GraphicsCard MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Ventus 8G; -SSD M.2 2280 Western ...
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Is RAM that is sold as server-RAM compatible with desktop-PC and why? [closed]

I have an old Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 SFF i3-4130 (Serial-No. S4C05873) with a Intel-Q85-chipset (Haswell). From the Lenovo-page I got some compatible products. Among them I found one module that has ...
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RAM Compatibility with DDR3-1333 [closed]

I have a DDR3-1333 to replace, am I sure that any DDR3 equal or faster than 1333 is suitable?
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RAM incompatibility issues between T-Force Team Vulcan and Corsair Vengeance

In my system, I decided to get a 2-pack of T-Force Team Vulcan 8GB DDR4 3000MHz (something like this), but, as a result of a discount I found, I also added in 2 sticks Corsair Vengeance DDR4 (also 8GB,...
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.NET Framework 1.1 program doesn't work on Windows 10

About a week ago, I installed a program called Microsoft Transliteration Utility. It failed to install at first, asking me to install .NET Framework 1.1, which I did, and I used the program just fine ...
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Is it safe to put a 8-lane PCI Express 3.0 card into a 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 slot?

Title says it. I have a Dell Perc H330 and would like to put it into a mainboard that has a PCI-express 2.0 16x slot. Is this compatible?
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Is an 800Va/400w AVR+surge protector enough for my PC with a 550 W Power supply? [closed]

Is an 800Va/400w AVR+surge protector enough for my PC with a 550 W Power supply? Computer specs: CPU: Ryzen 5 2600. MBD: B450 Tomahawk MAX. GPU: Radeon RX 5500xt. RAM: 2x8 3200mhz. SSD: 250 GB. Fans: ...
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Getting PowerA Wired Gamecube Controller working in PC?

So I recently bought a PowerA Wired Gamecube Controller for my Nintendo Switch. It works flawlessly in that console, but recently I have become interested in PC Emulation and I have thought about ...
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ERROR: Package 'flake8-2020' requires a different Python: 3.5.2 not in '>=3.6'

I know it is saying that I should use python version in >=3.6, but the issue is here. I am an offline user of Ubuntu 16.04 server and if I want to install any package I just download its wheel first ...
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Need at least 6 PCIe x8 or x16 slots - am I effectively barred from using an AMD desktop platform?

Note: This isn't a "hardware request" question., I've looked at the market and concluded what I want doesn't exist. That's just how it is. My question is, is there any way technically to work around ...
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Can we record audio in PC (not Android) using wireless headsets(inbuilt mic)?

I would like to know whether we can record audio in PC (again, not Android) using wireless headsets(inbuilt mic) which use bluetooth for connectivity. I am casting doubt because I read that they can ...
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Combobox ListFillRange not working in excel 365 in spreadsheet written in excel 2007

I'm attempting to get a spreadsheet made in Excel 2007 to work in 365 but have run into a stumbling point with populating a combobox. I have a named range "SearchBox_Name" dynamically set as: =...
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How would I know if my SSD is compatible with my motherboard? [duplicate]

Motherboard - Gigabyte B360M Gaming HD SSD - Kingston 500GB A2000 M.2 2280 Nvme Internal SSD PCIe
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Correct Bios Update for Asrock X470 Motherboard with 3rd Gen AMD Processor?

I'm doing a new build which features an Asrock x470 Taichi motherboard and an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU. The support page for the BIOS says the Ryzen 5 3600 is supported "since BIOS version 3.40" However,...
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Is it okay to run two different graphics card on the same pc?

I'm currently using a 4GiB Nvidia GTX 1050ti on Gigabyte B360M D3H motherboard. I want to add more graphics memory to the system. I would like to buy a 4GiB GTX 1650 graphics card and I'm concerned ...
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How to find compatible RAM for second laptop DIMM slot

I bought a laptop that has 2 DIMM slots, it shipped with a 16 GB stick in one of these slots, but I want to upgrade it and get another 16 GB stick without sacrificing my existing one. I did a little ...
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Is there a way to find a list of differences in Windows Compatibilty modes?

Does Microsoft publish anywhere what specific APIs are different and how in the different compatibility modes?
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MSI B450M-A PRO MAX only have 4 CPU pins

I'm assembling a PC for a friend who doesn't know what hardware is. I just received the motherboard (MSI B450M-A PRO MAX) and I chose the Ryzen 3 3200G processor for good performance at good price. I ...
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Gigabyte Aorus X570 Xtreme RAM compatibility

On Gigabyte website these are the supported Corsair RAMs at 3600 MHz But this one Corsair DIMM 32 GB DDR4-3600 Kit, CMK32GX4M2D3600C18, Vengeance LPX Is not listed. Does anyone know would this RAM ...
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Does laptop HP dv7-4045 support i5-520M?

When bought, HP dv7-4045 is equipped with quad core i7-720QM CPU. But, unfortunately, the laptop's cooling system is badly designed and CPU somewhat aged over time. The temperature now reaches 90 ...
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Mabook Pro: replace with display assembly from later model possible?

Can the display assembly in a MacBook Pro 15" late 2008 ( MacBookPro5,1) be replaced with a display assembly from a later model with identical Model Number A1286 and size (15.4")? The APN for the ...
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Athlon 64 single core and dual core compability

I'm trying to revive an old MSI K9A board (MS-7280). According to the error leds it seems the CPU is defect (according to the manual). I can't find any specific references to the CPU compatibility "...
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What makes these RAM modules incompatible? [duplicate]

(Updated with content from: What exactly is the cause of RAM incompatibility?) I have changed memory modules in computers since 1992, but this is a puzzle I have not managed to crack: Why does a ...
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Is the Gigabyte B365 HD3 motherboard compatible with PCI Express x16 3.0?

Is this Gigabyte B365 HD3 ATX motherboard compatible with PCI Express x16 3.0? I tried to see on other sites but could not find anything.
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Will a PC4-21300 module be compatible with a PC4-19200 module?

I have two PC4-19200 modules (4Gb each) in my laptop. Both modules are by Hynix (HMA851S6AFR6N-UH) and have a CAS latency of 17. I want to buy a single Kingston module (KVR26S19D8/16, PC4-21300) but ...
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Powerpoint 2010 converted all slides with equations to pictures - how to convert back?

Due to a compatibility issue of some sort when saving the file to .ppt, PowerPoint 2010 converted all slides containing an equation to a picture of the text frame containing the equation. This text ...
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Windows 10 prints pink to an Okidata OKI-MPS2731m

I'm in a small office setting with several computers accessing one printer: An Okidata OKI-MPS2731mc. Today, my printer suddenly decided blue = pink. Obviously, I suspected the toner levels, but when ...
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Why shouldn't I always format hard drives in ExFAT?

I'm in the process of formatting an external hard drive with the purpose of long storage of backups (photos and whatnot). Currently I use Mac OS, but I'm not sure I won't switch in the future. As far ...
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Is there a way to run Adobe CC programs that require Windows 10 on Windows Server 2016 Essentials?

I am a video creator, and I am looking to offload the heavy rendering from my main computer (running Windows 10) to my home server (currently running CentOS 7, although I'm not attached to that ...
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Why does my browser attempt to download pages from http://clhs.lisp.se instead of viewing them normally?

This problem started a few weeks ago. Whenever I navigate to any page at http://clhs.lisp.se — for example this one: http://clhs.lisp.se/Body/m_w_open.htm — my browser doesn't display the page ...
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Should web browser apps running in Windows 7 be tested on Windows 10 before migrating to Windows 10

I am on a project where over 20,000 desktops will be migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10. There has be a question as to whether or not it is necessary to test if a web browser app being access from ...
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CUDA documentation does not mention compatibility requirements for Debian systems

I often need to recall the compatibility between host and device compilers and refer to the documentation page https://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cuda-installation-guide-linux/index.html#system-requirements ...
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Can the CPU work with a RAM that has less than the supported frequency?

Intel provides the types and frequencies of memories supported by a certain CPU. Can the CPU work or be compatible with a RAM that has less than the stated frequency? can it cause any damage to either ...
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Upgrade RAM beyond manufacturer's tested capacity?

I seek to upgrade RAM from 12 to 64GB for deep learning, but remain uncertain about compatibility; this Quora thread suggests all's good as long as key specs of the new RAM match that of current RAM, ...
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uGet looks like a linux application.How it runs on Windows?

https://ugetdm.com/ This is the app's website.The app's interface looks 100% like a linux application.It is a linux application converted to a Windows one?The app was mainly developed for linux Or it ...
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lost proportions when changed hosting services

I hosted site while I was developing it here https://ligular-blankets.000webhostapp.com/ when work was done I sent it to client and he uploaded it to his site at https://master-mind.co/form/FirstStep....
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How do i know if the ssd i want to buy is compatible with my motherboard?

I have an Asus P8H61-MX USB3 and since i've had my pc for a couple of years now, i find myself in need of an upgrade. I have already found a RAM and a graphics card, but i cant figure out how to check ...
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How to force an .exe file to run with a set processor affinity? [duplicate]

OS: Windows 10 CPU: Intel I7-5820 3.30 GHz (Hyperthreaded Hexacore) Game: Red Alert 2 Mental Omega Mod So I'm playing Red Alert 2 Mental Omega and every time I launch the game, it launches with ...
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Stuck in 640 x 480

Windows 10, Rockwell FactoryTalk View, Had some issues with compatibility with windows 10. One of windows brilliant suggestions was to have it run in 640 x 480. Now, even though that box is unchecked,...
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Is storage capacity a relevant aspect for hardware compatibility?

I'm planning on buying an internal M.2 2280 SSD card for my computer (Acer Swift SF113-31) and I'm thinking about buying a WD Blue 3D NAND. I've learned from multiple comments on oficial forums that ...
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HDMI cable compatibility?

I have a PC connected to a screen with an HDMI cable. The screen works (with a different HDMI cable) and the cable works (with a different screen) Is there any interesting compatibility issues that ...
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Run program compiled using Intel Fortran 8.1 for Windows under WinXP with 64-bit Windows 10 system [closed]

I need to run a program that was compiled using Intel Fortran 8.1 for Windows under WinXP with 64-bit Windows 10 system. This are the instructions that came with the program: Model run: Put all 3 ...

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