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RAM compatibility and recommendation

The RAM you've selected is incompatible with the rest of your parts. It is ECC (stores extra data in order to detect memory errors) registered (uses a special circuit to reduce the amount of power ...
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How can I determine if a specific device works with Linux before buying it?

The problem with those kinds of USB devices is that it's very difficult to know what chip they are actually using. Some devices in the same series might even use different components if the ...
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How to determine if I can just upgrade the CPU or if have to upgrade the whole motherboard?

Sockets are the answer. Generally, modern intel CPUs use sockets in the LGA 11xx format. I don't know what your CPU uses for it's socket, but before you ask: no, you cannot get socket adapters for ...
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Possible MoBo compatibility issues

I will first focus on compatability. On the Newegg Page for the MOBO: 1 x ATX 24-pin power connector 1 x ATX 4-pin 12V CPU power connector These are standard ATX PSU Connectors that can be found on ...
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Fast(est) compatible CPU for Acer j87m motherboard

Your motherboard was sold with several different chipsets on it; the best possible answer will depend on what chipset you have available. Without knowing more than you have already said, the best ...
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Memories compatible with Samsung 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz

You already had the exact way to find which DIMMs to use, you just didn't know it. Go to whichever site you prefer to use to buy PC components, and search for DDR3 PC3-12800 1600Mhz, make sure to ...
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Maximization of a Ram Hardware Configuration

The telling part is in the last part of that little chart. Note that it displays an 8+4+4+4 dual-channel configuration, but in reality, you're only getting 16GB of the 20GB you install in that ...
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Determining memory compatibility

The question What exactly is the cause of RAM incompatibility? on superuser provides a good overview of possible causes for incompatibility. The answers to the question provide some interesting ...
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Are these two RAMs compatible?

Most computers parts, unfortunately, are being built for a rather short period of time these days... as you just found out. For memory to be compatible, you want to find a replacement which has at ...
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SFP GBIC copper Ethernet option for an HP Gigabit Server Adapter

OK, three part answers: I am unaware of SPF(+) to copper interfaces. That does not mean that they do not exits. If they do exist then compatability is not a guarantee, so a call to HP is probably a ...
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Can I use two brands of RAM?

Most likely yes.... if the specs for the RAM are the same - size, speed & timings if the motherboard supports both sticks If you have problems, you may be able to mitigate it by tweaking BIOS ...
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Memory for amd ryzen 5 2600X ryzen 7 1800X

That mobo will support up to 2933Mhz out o' the box, which is about right for 3000Mhz RAM (it's just more honest about what 3kMhz looks like in the math). AMD compatible is really just a marketing ...
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Motherboard recommendation for CPU and ECC-registered buffered memory combination

Your CPU requires a socket FCLGA1200. All of these chipsets have this socket: Intel Z490 / Z590 Intel B460 / B560 Intel H410 / H510 Intel H470 Intel W480 The memory you have is requires a DDR4 slot. ...
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Any idea if this GPU (Asus DUAL-RTX2060-O6G-EVO) has dual DVI?

Answering my own question: From ASUS support chat: it does not support dual link DVI.
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Cpu support for the asus PRIME A520M-A II CSM

Most times, you choose your cpu and feature set, and then go here to ask which motherboard is best... To make things even weirder, those Ryzen 5xxxGE processors are validated since a non-existing BIOS....
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Does the ASUS Micro ATX PRIME B550M-K motherboard support Ryzens 5xxx series out of the box?

That motherboard does not support ryzen 5000 out of the box, and also does not support BIOS flashback, so if you want to get ryzen 5000 working, you need an extra cpu, ram and gpu to flash the bios. ...
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Kingston Fury Renegade compatibility with AMD B550 chipset?

My RAM is also not on the motherboard compatibility list (B450 + Ryzen 3 3100) and it works (really well, I overclocked it). So you can take a small risk and buy the faster RAM, or take no risk and ...
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Does my laptop support QHD external monitor?

Most likely. If your computer has the MX150 GPU, then definitely. On a Tomsguide forum post, people are running 4k monitors with the same GPU, so yours should handle QHD just fine. Do you have a ...
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How important are HDD compatibility lists for NAS appliances?

Some drives are not intended to be used in RAID. The reasons can vary. Sometimes drives are just not built to run 24/7 and will die prematurely in a hot RAID box. Another concern is whether the hard ...
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Searching memory for motherboard and existing memory

The closest you will get to 'flawless' is a matched set of 4 sticks that are specifically recorded as compatible by the mobo manufacturer. This is not an option for you, if you want to re-use your ...
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Asus X470 compatibility with ECC RAM

Your motherboard does support ECC memory, but probably not registered. If you absolutly want ECC memory, try to find ECC Unbuffered memory, like Crucial CT16G4WFD824A for example. FIY, another ...
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RAM recommendation

Please see my accepted answer here for an overview of XMP and OC in relation to memory. This Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 memory is probably a good choice for you. It comes in varying colors, which are ...
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Universal power adapter for Europe grounded

I would look at Skross products. They they offer a wide choice of country travel adapters: https://www.skross.com/en/products/country-travel-adapters and they seem well aware of the need for grounding....
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need compatible motherboard

That's a tall order for a CPU from 2011. The Supermicro Motherboard MBD-C7Q67-O looks like it should fit the bill, however. The only caveat is the front USB 3.0 headers (I took it as "you would like ...
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Does using 2 way Crossfire allow you to use more screens?

If I were to use 2 way crossfire (two of the same GPU) does that mean I can now use 6 screens (three on each card)? No. The only way to use the additional 3 video outputs on the other card would be ...
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Old motherboard with new graphics card

My friend did a very similar thing, but with PCIe 2 put into PCIe 1 slot. The only thing you will see is that the card won't perform as it should - PCIe 2 is almost 40% slower than PCIe 3. As @Mark ...
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