Questions tagged [compatibility]

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Does my laptop support QHD external monitor?

I have an asus laptop UX430 two years now, and I am very pleased. Now I would like to buy a new external monitor to connect it to my laptop. I use my machine as a web development enviroment, ...
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How important are HDD compatibility lists for NAS appliances?

Most manufacturers of NAS appliances (like Synology etc) have compatibility lists that sum up which hard drives are compatible with their models. How important is it to follow these? Are all SATA ...
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High performance memory kit for a fanless mini-itx home server based on a i9-10900T and a Gigabyte Z490I AORUS ULTRA?

I am looking forward to build a fanless mini-ITX computer (with a dedicated computer case). The criteria that are important to me for this platform are the following: Reliability: no system crash, no ...
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Is there a compatibility problem with these RAM modules at different speeds?

I'm planning to update some components on my PC and I want to know if I can buy two more modules of RAM without compatibility issues. This is the new motherboard I will be buying, a Gigabyte B365M-...
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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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What adapter do I need to connect the headphone to a laptop and a smartphone? [closed]

A friend of mine has a Dell Vostro 3568 laptop. Here are the screenshots of msinfo32 command: msinfo32 output1, msinfo32 output2. The audio port looks like this: audio part screenshot1, audio part ...
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Is there any motherboard that supports Ryzen 3xxx out of the box?

I am thinking on building a computer. I would like to use one of the new Ryzen CPUs, probably the Ryzen 3600. The problem came up when I had to pick the motherboard. Most motherboards support the new ...
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Does Intel DH61WW motherboard support NVME in any form? Which is the fastest storage it can make use of? [closed]

For now I need to replace the current hard-drive because I heard some loud clicking this morning. I am not in a position to upgrade my full PC. My idea is to get the best storage I can with the aim ...
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Searching memory for motherboard and existing memory

I have a Gigabyte F2A88XM-HD3 motherboard which has 4 memory slots. In two of these slots I have two Corsair CMV8GX3M1A133 1333 Mhz DDR3 8G modules. I have found https://eu.crucial.com/eur/en/...
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Asus X470 compatibility with ECC RAM

I currently cannot boot my PC due to an incompatible memory. I am looking for ECC ram compatible with these components: AMD RYZEN5 2600 Asus X470-PLUS GAMING I know the motherboard and the CPU can ...
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SFP GBIC copper Ethernet option for an HP Gigabit Server Adapter

Okay, we found an extra HP NC522SFP Dual Port 10GbE Gigabit Server Adapter (468332-B21) at a site and I got it put into an HP Proliant server and it sees it, loaded drivers, etc. I read over the ...
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Can I use two brands of RAM? [closed]

I have a corsair vengeance 8gig DDR3 RAM in one slot. I want to upgrade it with same speed and capacity but with other brand. Does they work fine? Or I have to use the same brand? TIA
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Memory for amd ryzen 5 2600X ryzen 7 1800X

I am looking for a DDR4-3200mhz 16Gb (2x8) memory under 170$ that will work at full speed or over 3000 mhz out of the box without overclocking with ryzen 5 2600X or ryzen 7 1800X and gigabyte X470 ...
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Maximization of a Ram Hardware Configuration [closed]

I'm thinking about getting a cheap PC I can pack with lots of RAM and play with Hyper-V a little more at home rather than bogging down my main Windows PC, and since my other Windows PC is Home Edition....
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good monitor for linux photo editing

I'm looking for a monitor to do photo editing on Linux. I have been really impressed by the Apple iMac 5k displays: the display is really sharp and the colors are really amazing. Obviously, I won't ...
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Determining memory compatibility

I am to purchase RAM for my newly purchased ASUS P10S-M WS/IPMI-O that supports 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture and Intel® ...
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RAM recommendation

I am looking for a 2x8Go DDR3 RAM below ~150€ based on this configuration: ASUS P8P67-M Intel Core i5-2500K GeForce GTX 980 From the motherboard specifications: Dual-Channel DDR3 2200(O.C.) / ...
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motherboard with three or four sata3 ports , socket compatible with cheap processor (for a diy NAS) [closed]

I have decided to mount my own nas in a relatively cheap way. I found a motherboard with enough sata3 ports for my needs (ASRock A320M-DGS) and a cheap processor (AMD A4-4000). The only issue is that ...
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LGA1366 Motherboard compatiable with Xeon E5640 Quad Core CPU?

I'm looking for a motherboard that is compatible with the CPU in question, but it must be with in my $130 Budget. I'm looking for a board suitable for budget gaming. The board must have: 2+ DDR3/...
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Is this PC build OK and compatible [closed]

I'm a first time computer builder and I want to know is every thing in this build compatible. -thanks Intel - Core i3-7100 kabylake 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor with stock cooler  MSI - Z270-A PRO ATX ...
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Universal power adapter for Europe grounded

I am looking to buy a 220v 10a Universal power adapter for Europe (Schuko type) i.e. something like this: The problem is that the majority of those, do not have the ground pin connected even if they ...
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Recommended enterprise server for build, CI and CPU intensive tasks

I'm looking for a server capable of performing the following tasks: Can be used as a build-server (we have several developers using Microsoft Team Foundation Services) Continuous integration of ...
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Memories compatible with Samsung 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz [closed]

I need to upgrade my RAM. There are two slots. One of them is empty and the other one contains a RAM with the following spec: 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz I am going to add another 4GB RAM to the ...
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How to determine if I can just upgrade the CPU or if have to upgrade the whole motherboard? [closed]

I have a somewhat old Dell Precision T7500 desktop with this 64-bit Intel Xeon CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/48768 I have been thinking about upgrading this CPU to an Intel i7 CPU. It looks ...
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need compatible motherboard

I can not seem to find a motherboard that is compatible with all my parts without going over $80. Here are my parts: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB)...
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Are these components compatible? [closed]

I am trying to build a workstation machine for molecular dynamics simulations. I will be using Tesla K20X for performing simulations (requires extensive communication between processors) and Intel-...
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Fast(est) compatible CPU for Acer j87m motherboard

Pc: Acer G600 desktop (standard configuration / no replaced components) Motherboard: Acer j87m CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz GPU: ALL-IN-WONDER 9000 RAM: 512 MB --> Will be upgraded to 2GB (...
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Does using 2 way Crossfire allow you to use more screens? [closed]

I looked around on the Internet for an answer and wasn't able to find one, so I thought I'd ask it here. (3 part question) Let's say I have one graphics card that can run 3 screens that's also ...
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Upgrades to a computer system for the disabled [closed]

My wife has no use of her upper limbs but is a very keen computing enthusiast, like myself. Recently she celebrated her 25th birthday and I bought her a brand new computer knowing how much she loves ...
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Old motherboard with new graphics card

The time has come for me to upgrade from my nVidia GTS250 graphics card to a newer and better one. I'd like to go for the GTX 960 or 970 (4gb) series since I want to keep the card for the next 3-5 ...
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Hackintosh Workstation build suggestions [closed]

so I'm in the process of building this Hackintosh workstation and I'm going to dual boot it with Windows 10 and Mac(El Capitan) can someone tell me if these parts are compatible or what I would have ...
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RAM compatibility and recommendation

A few weeks ago, I asked a question for a graphics card recommendation, here What I'm planning to buy is: Processor: Intel i7 6700k, GPU: 2x (SLI) 980TI, Motherboard: ASUS Z170-A ATX Now I need to ...
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Possible MoBo compatibility issues [closed]

Alright, I purchased this PC a few months ago and I am now looking to upgrade the graphics card to the ASUS STRIX GTX 970 and my power supply to the Corsair CX500M because of its good reviews, and I ...
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Using Cisco Wave 474 as normal PC

My employer recently upgraded the server room and threw a lot of hardware away. I noticed the Cisco Wave 474 devices which look just like standard PC's. They've got a nice amount of RAM and a Core Duo ...
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Current DDR3/DDR4 RAM Motherboards

I know of motherboards which will allow both DDR3 & DDR4 formats to be used, this would allow me to use DDR3 for a time, then in the future upgrade to DDR4. My real question is, what ...
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How can I determine if a specific device works with Linux before buying it? [closed]

Let's say I want to buy a cheap USB device which does X. I also want this device to be compatible with Linux. The problem is that in many cases, such devices may be generic or unbranded, and there ...