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Q: Compatible?

I am computer illiterate, can run & use general programs but dont understand the technical jargon and have the following system (Belarc Advisor Info):- Intel Celeron 667MHz, 20Gb HDD, 256MB pc133 SDRAM, FDD, 52x32x52 CDRW, Windows 98SE, Broadband ADSL. My question today is: Can I upgrade to Windows XP Home Edn? Can I put in a DVD Burner? Can I put in an AV Capture Card? I would like to transfer Analog Video Camera Tapes to DVD including editing etc. Could someone please advise what extra memory, hard drive space, processor speed i would need? Thanks.

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A: Compatible?

Can you upgrade to XP Home?
yes, it will most likely run but will seem pretty slow considering the cpu / amount of ram you have.

Can you install a DVD burner ?
Absolutely, should run just fine with what you have.

Can I put in an AV Capture Card?
Most likely yes, but considering the amount of cpu speed/ram you have, I don't think it will function very well. ( I am not up on video capturing etc..)
any converting of video to DVD require lots of cpu / memory ( the more, the merrier)

I can offer many suggestions of what you should get, but I have no idea what budget you're on.

2.5 Ghz or faster
1 gig memory
80 gig + ( the bigger the better )

good luck
Swiper

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I have an old Compatibles by Compaq scanner/keyboard that worked with win98, but I can't seem to get it to work with XP.
It's connects thru one of my serial ports. Does anyone know how to or if it can work with XP?
 

A:[SOLVED] scanner/keyboard - compatible/not compatible with XP?

see if they put out drivers for xp
i had to replace my scanner because of no drivers for xp
 

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I've decided to try my hand at building my own PC. I intend it to be a medium - high end gaming computer. I've got everything figured out (at least I hope) I'm just wanting a second opinion about my choice of motherboard and CPU. I'm pretty sure they are compatible, at least in theory, I was just wondering if anyone had any first hand experience with them, or any advice for me. Hey, if you feel like it, recommend something bigger and better. I have a pretty good budget for this (within reason of course, nothing too outrageous).

CPU : AMD Phenom X4 9950 Quad Core Processor 2.60GHz, 4MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Retail, Socket AM2+, with Fan (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4016668&CatId=3496)

Motherboard : FX nForce 750a SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA 750a SLI, Socket AM2/AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, DVI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN. S/PDIF, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3930721&CatId=13)

One big question I have, however, is whether a GeForce 8800GT graphics card with its super long design would fit correctly or at all in that motherboard. The 2nd PCI-E slot has to be the first one used, so I couldn't put it in the top slot. I think it would fit, but not quite sure.

Anyways, thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to have a read through this, and an extra thanks to anyone with any advice or comments.
 

A:Compatible, or not compatible, that is the question.

why can u not use the first slot? the only problem should be with the case. put the mem. in before u put the video card in.
 

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Hi there, just a quick one,

is this http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Athlon-...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1304776232&sr=1-1

compatible with this: https://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Home+and+Office/Green+Systems/Gladiator+Intel+Dual+Core+Value+PC+?productId=37578

 

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Hello!
So i want to build a new computer from (almost) scratch, these are the parts i want to put in:
AMD A6-7400K

asus H61M - K

Crucial 4GB DIMM DDR3 1600MHz, PC3-12800 240-Pin, CL11, 1.5V, NON-ECC, 512 Meg x 64

CX430

R7 240

I'm getting these parts from this video:

but i'm changing some of the parts, because (for example) i don't think i need 8gb of ram to play games.

So the questions i have are:
1- Is everything compatible?
2- Does it really matter if i switch the Asus A78M-E for the Asus H61M - K?
3- Is my power supply (CX430) enough for this build? if so, what kind of power supply do i need? because they are very confusing to me.
4- Can i use my hard drive that i use at the moment with a lot of data (it's not old, and doesn't have any defects) or should i use a completely new hard drive (it's kind of the same, but never used) Thanks.
 

A:Is this compatible?

Hey mate,

The motherboard (H61M-K) will not be compatible with the CPU (AMD A6-7400K). I think it might be better if you give us some information on what games you are wanting to play because the parts and budget you are looking at is going to have some big limitations. On average for playing recent/new games these days I'd recommend 8GB of RAM, Quad Core CPU, Graphics card varies on what you want to play the power supply you listed is a good brand (Corsair) and the 80Plus Bronze is okay.
 

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Hello!
So i want to build a new computer from (almost) scratch, these are the parts i want to put in:
AMD A6-7400K
asus H61M - K
Crucial 4GB DIMM DDR3 1600MHz, PC3-12800 240-Pin, CL11, 1.5V, NON-ECC, 512 Meg x 64
CX430
R7 240

I'm getting these parts from this video:
but i'm changing some of the parts, because (for example) i don't think i need 8gb of ram to play games.

So the questions i have are:
1- Is everything compatible?
2- Does it really matter if i switch the Asus A78M-E for the Asus H61M - K?
3- Is my power supply (CX430) enough for this build? if so, what kind of power supply do i need? because they are very confusing to me.
4- Can i use my hard drive that i use at the moment with a lot of data (it's not old, and doesn't have any defects) or should i use a completely new hard drive (it's kind of the same, but never used) Thanks.
 

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My daughter bought a Dell, the DVD hardware on it are SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E and also TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E, we have been unable to copy anything on DVD, music CD's came out OK. Are they compatible one is a + the other one is a -. What kind very EASY program should she get to be able to copy DVD, her son is a baby and has already destroyed a few and we want to copy the one's he like and keep the originals on touch for the future, if you think I am clueless she is much worse than me.

Please Helpppppppp
 

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Hi, so i have a Pavilion p7-1010a Desktop PC and i bought a GPU recently and had trouble making it work. The GPU isMSI GTX 750 TI. You can find all the info about it from this website https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/N750-Ti-2GD5OC.html#hero-overview. Problem:When i put the graphics card in and booted the computer up, it got stuck on the boot up screen saying "Press ESC key for startup menu" however no matter what i pressed nothing happened, and then after around a minute or two, it proceeded into a black screen sort of like a CMD but in fullscreen, and nothing happens after that.I have done lots of googling and tried different methods to get the GPU to work, such as taking cmos batter off and putting it back in, buying a new power supply, disabling the integrated graphics, messing with the rams, updating bios from 7.13 to 7.16 and possibly more that i forgot about. There were also methods that i could not do because my bios menu does not have much options. None of these made the slightest difference.I have recorded a video of it to demonstrate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=camVAA4HagE Question:  I saw on somewhere ( forgot where ) that my bios needs to be UEFI for the GPU to work, is this true? my bios says legacy. What do you recommend? Any help is appreciated thank you. Information: My OS is windows 10 64-bit.My power supply i believe used to be 300w , so i bought a new one that is better.My new & current power suppl... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590S CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4033 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 97 GB (25 GB Free); D: 278 GB (30 GB Free); E: 277 GB (33 GB Free); F: 278 GB (59 GB Free); I: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., H81M-CS
Antivirus: None
my ques is related to my motherboard : will it support
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL???
 

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Is this:

Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 80.0GB Internal Hard Drive
Model: WD800JBRTL

System Requirements
IBM or 100% compatible PC; Windows 95 or later; EIDE interface (40-pin connector); 3.5" or 5.25" drive bay; Ultra ATA-capable system

Compatible with my system? I know for a fact I have an Ultra ATA-capable system but I don't know about the rest.
I have some info down below, but if it's not enough -- ask me what you need and where to get it.
 

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Hi guy's!
I'm about to buy a new PSU, but I actually don't know anything about those things. So I need your help.
I want to buy a cheap and silent PSU, with an output of 400W. I found this one (www.realpower.de/details.php, but I don't know if this fits. And if it doesn't fit, what is the reason.  
Thank you in advance!
Alexander Roos

A:compatible psu

Alexander.Roos
Hi guy's!
I'm about to buy a new PSU, but I actually don't know anything about those things. So I need your help.
I want to buy a cheap and silent PSU, with an output of 400W. I found this one (www.realpower.de/details.php, but I don't know if this fits. And if it doesn't fit, what is the reason.  
Thank you in advance!
Alexander Roos

Alexander.Roos
To answer this, you need to post the computer model.
Bev.

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Hi All

Quick qn: I presently have an external 7 port USB 1 device connected to one of my USB ports which works just fine. However, believe it or not I often now find myself unpluging certain devices etc and really want them all connected. I have a new mp3 player for my recent b'day and have no free slots. So, the qn is this - is it OK to purchase a USB 2 7 port hub and connect this to one of my USB ports to expand connectivity etc???

John
 

A:USB 2 compatible with USB 1 ..???

I think it too will need to be connected to a USB 2 card to run at the faster speed. As they are supposed to be backwards compatible, I would think that you can connect it, you just won't see the 2.0 advantage.
 

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my pc is dell L566cx, 98se, celeron, 7.5 gigs, 318 ram. i recently installed a 4+1 usb2 pci card. intention is to add a cdrw to the system. i last heard that the benefits of this card may not work with this system. if this is so, can i research that possibility before an investment is made? please advise and thanks.
 

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hi ppl...

it may sound strange but does is intel compatible with windows 7? or it is not and Win7 is in the finishing stages? i have been trying to find a way to play a game but it wont work... anyways..
if there is, please list them (if they are any win7 compatible graphic cards)
thnx

A:Compatible or not?

which game, on which intel?

it's all in the details, friend.

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newbie wanting some conformation here...

This is my motherboard

Intel D845EBG2
-Two 184, 2.5 V SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
-266/200 MHz DDR SDRAM interface
-designed to support upto 2gb of system memory

This the ram I need right?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=74942&item=6731401997&rd=1

I was wondering if you guy can show me a better brand and if possible if I can get a higher speed than pc2100.

Thanks
 

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hi there,

im runnin on a old computer i bough 5 years ago and i wanna buy more speed for it. RAM - i need to buy memory. but i really dont know what is compatible for my system. someone told me i need to buy PCI ones.

here are some info bout my mother board and stuff

i am at windows 98 SE - 128 MB RAM - ONBOARD M.B

CPU Properties:
CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE
CPU Alias Coppermine, CuMine, A80526
CPU Stepping cA2
CPUID Revision 00000681h

CPU Speed:
CPU Clock 601.4 MHz (original: [ TRIAL VERSION ] MHz)
CPU Multiplier 4.5x
CPU FSB 133.6 MHz (original: 133 MHz)
Memory Bus 100.2 MHz
DRAM:FSB Ratio 3:4

CPU Cache:
L1 Code Cache 16 KB
L1 Data Cache [ TRIAL VERSION ]
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 12/14/1999-693-596B-W977-2A6LGM4EC-00
Motherboard Name MSI MS-6199VA (2 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM)
any ideas were i can get it from?
 

A:Compatible Ram For My PC???

Yeah, www.crucial.com should have what you need. It uses PC133, not PCI (that is a slot on your motherboard). MSI specifically says this about your ram:
Supports six memory banks using three 168-pin unbuffered DIMM.
• Support a maximum memory size of 1.5GB.
• Support ECC(1-bit Error Code Correct) function.
• Support 3.3v SDRAM DIMM.

More specifically the below:
http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...(Micro+Star)&tabid=AM&model=MS-6199&submit=Go
 

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i just found some Spare RAM that i bought for my last pc.. ( cant remember why i didnt install it..) and tried to fit it into my new pc, however it didnt fit.

So how do you find out which type of RAM is compatible for a certain pc, what infomation do i need to provide to yous guys ? Thanks
 

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can a motherboard that supports a 64 bit processor that is 3.2 GHZ support a prcoesssor that is the same except 3.0GHZ even if it is not listed in the CPU support area?

the items in question are:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/INTEL-PENTIUM-4-...878516666QQcategoryZ80143QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.ca/VIA-P4M800-Penti...6880076321QQcategoryZ1244QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

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Hey guy's i was just wondering if my case,mobo, and processor is compatible and to see if it fits and everything here is the websites.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811208004 case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819103533 processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813131510 mobo

plus i have a geforce 5500 and i got the ram settled plz tell me if this is all compatible and it will work thx guys.
 

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I am looking for a pen or stylus for my laptop We have bought the Active Pen and the Active Stylus and neither work.  Pretty angry about this becuase there is not much detail on the site when buying to ensure it will work.

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Sorry if this post sounds stupid, but I'm thinking of getting a new computer, so I looked one up on futureshop.ca. I found one that appealed to me, but I got to thinking "will it be enough?" I'm not much of an expert on games but I thought that the graphics card would be a bit low for some upcoming games. So, now I need some help. I found a graphics card and I was wondering if it would be good enough for the computer I'm getting; compatible with the computer.

Computer specs:
Processor Type: Intel Pentium 4 D Processor 830
Processor Speed: Two Processors At 3.0GHz Each
RAM: See The Features Section
Hard Drive: 250GB (7200RPM) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Optical Drives: (See The Features Section)
Graphics Card: (See The Features Section)
Available Expansion Bays: 1 x 5.25", 1 HP Personal Media Drive
Available Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI
Cache: 2MB L2 Cache
Disk Drive: No
Fax/Modem: 56K Modem
I/O Ports: (See The Features Section)
Included Software: (See The Features Section)
Monitor Included?: Monitor Not Included
Network Card: 10/100 Ethernet
Other Control Devices: (See The Features Section)
Preloaded Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Sound Card: (See The Features Section)
Speakers: No
System Bus: 800MHz
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Hardware

More Information

FEATURES:
RAM: 1GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM Expandable To 4GB
Optical Drives: Dual Layer 16X DVD+/-RW With Lightscribe Technology And DVD-ROM Drive
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Is this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813152053

compatible with this CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103539

My main concern is that the motherboard says under Supported CPU, FSB: 800MHz Hyper Transport (1600MT/s). If you look at the CPU under FSB it just says "intergrated into chip". What does that mean/are the two compatible?
 

A:Compatible?

Yes, they are compatible, just some fancy footwork in writing the specs.
 

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Hi,
I am looking to get another 512 MB of ram. I currently have 2 256 MB sticks in my motherboard now. They are DDR PC2700 333MHz. I'm wondering if I have to match the new stick exactly? Do I have to get DDR PC2700 333MHz or can I go with DDR PC3200 400MHz? My motherboard is model is MSI MS-6570.

Thanks
 

A:Compatible Ram

Most (not all) computers will let you mix and match RAM of different speeds - however the faster RAM will only run at the speed of the slower RAM - so if you get 400mhz and have 333mhz also in the computer, it will all run at 333mhz.
 

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bleh.. nvmd
 

A:this mem compatible?

Nope, totally incompatible!
 

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hello i would like to know if my current gpu and this one would be compatible http://www.amazon.co.uk/Palit-GeForc...eForce+GTX+770 also would this gpu be better or worse than my current one

A:cpu's compatible ?

It'll be compatible as long as you're gonna use a same GTX 770 (eg. sli a EVGA GTX 770 to an ASUS GTX 770)

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Hello I have a HP ProBook 440 G3 Notebook PC and wanted to purchase a pen for it, what pen is compatible with the PC? Thanks Kevin

A:What pen is compatible

Hi,This is the only HP document related to HP active pen/stylus compatibility to various consumer and business notebooks - that is updated periodically.https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05166879I'm not seeing your business notebook in this unfortunately.RegardsVisruth

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I just bought a Dell XPS 8500 and it has 3 3.0 usb ports. My Western Digital external hard drive is usb 2.0. I bought a usb 3.0 cable and the mini side to the external hard drive seems to fit but it's really tight, am i suppose to have a converter or is it ok to run like it is? And is it damaging my external hardrive or my pc running it this way?and by doing this would it just run at a usb 2.0 speed? sorry for so many questions, I'm new here.
Deerpark243

A:USB 3.0 compatible with USB 2.0

Hi there,


If your External hard drive is a USB 2.0 device, you will not see an increase in performance by plugging it into a USB 3.0 socket on your computer. There will not be an advantage to you using a usb 3.0 cable in your USB 2.0 device either. I would use your original cable that came with the external hard drive.
Unfortunately you will be stuck on usb 2.0 speeds as far as I am aware.

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Hello all.
Well, having a dell dimension 3000 is not the best thing in the world, but ive decided to upgrade it as good as i can. i will be buying a new graphics card any time soon, and as im not that pro with anything regarding computers i would like to know if anyone could help me put a list of things that i have to look at when im getting this new card. i know that only PCI slot card will work for me, so i have only a couple of choices. the 6200, the x1550/1350, the 9950, the fx5200/5600 and the 9100 graphics cards seem to be compatible with my computer. now, what i dont know is what else do i have to make sure of before i buy the card? for example does it matter if the clock speed of the card is different from my FBS? (too bad i couldnt find my FBS properties anywhere )
what im asking basically is what i need to know for the card to ultimately WORK on my machine, not what the best card for my machine is.
Any help is great
Regards
Kirill


P.S: also, if anyone wants to just tell me which of the cards listed above they would buy, or their own choice for a PCI slot, i would appreciate that too. ( games i want to play w/ better settings : Il2 Sturmovik 1946, flying sims, HoMM5 on full high (probably), The Guild 2, oblivion( not the best settings of course), and other games of 2000-2006. nothing uber-leet-new super demanding.)
 

A:Compatible or not?

I can tell you that if you want to get some quality gaming done, you will need a motherboard with a PCI-E slot. It's just impossible to get any decent FPS with your PCI slot limitation. I ran a FX5200 in my Dell 3000. It was a little better but I hate to tell you but you must at least have an agp slot and at this stage of the game you would be shopping for a PCI-E slot. I would also get a larger case to build in because the Dell 3000 is so small and you will need room for your machine to breathe and have a chance at cooling. Don't be bummed. Start shopping and do a lot of studying on each part that you might use. In the end you will be happy instead of frustrated.
 

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oki doki guys here we go again. Im pretty sure all this is compatable but my dad is making me check before i go and spend alot of money:

motherboard: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=AM2NF3-VSTA
processor: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132142
cpu fan: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/120876
psu: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124927
ram: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/91124
graphics card: http://www.mvktech.net/content/view/3368/39/

thanks alot guys
 

A:Compatible?

Looks alright to me, although your motherboard can take faster RAM if you're interested: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129954
It's only 2 more as well

If you want to OC, get the 5000+ Black Edition. It has a smaller nm process than the 6400+ so it will go faster and run cooler. If you don't want to OC and/or don't have any experience in doing it before, go with a regular 6400+. The only difference in the Black Version is the unlocked multiplier which allows you to make it run faster.
 

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Currently I am in need of an AM3+ CPU for my computer but cannot find one with a good review. AM3+ is compatible with FX, Athlon 2, Phenom and Sempron processors. I am not looking forward to buying a new motherboard as I have just gotten a new one and can't go with a price above $150. Any help or pointers would be great. My PC specs will be listed below in case you may need them:
Motherboard: MSI 970a
OS: Windows 10
GPU: EVGA GTX 960 SSC
SSD: SanDisk 120GB (almost full)
HDD: Seagate 1TB
TP-Link Archer WiFi Card
 

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I have a dell studio xps 1640 that has a motherboard problem so I want to change it.
The s/n:4YRPCN1 but I want to change it to P743D.is it going to walk?
If not can you prescribe or gibe me the site.thanks.

A:Is it compatible?

If your current board has AMD video, yes it'll work.  If you now have Intel, you'll also need to replace the heatsink assembly (the one for Intel won't fit the AMD and vice-versa) and if you have a 65W power adapter, you'll need 90W or better for the AMD board.

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K so im building my new pc and was wondering if you could answer a couple of questions i have

so heres the build http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=newpcjl7.jpg
+ Western Digital 320GB Caviar ATA 100 16MB Cache
+Coolermaster Hyper 212 CPU Cooler LGA 775 AMD K8 AM2 RR-CCH-LB22-GP instead of the scythe mugen cooler

1st Is everything compatable?
2nd Will it all fit into the case ok?
3rd Since the case psu is located in the bottem left are the wires from my cpu going to be long enough?
4th Is there anything else i need when putting together my build?

thanks for reading and if you could answer my questions id be very grateful
 

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Hello, I am currently using a Gateway E-4610D Desktop Tower with a Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz

Here are the full specs for anyone that needs it.

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz
Memory (RAM) DDR2 4.00 GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7650 GS 256 Dedicated (Dual DVI Monitors)
Primary hard disk (60GB Total) SSD
Secondary hard disk (1TB Total) HHD
OS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64x

I have had trouble in the past when upgrading or replacing CPU's/Processors and I bought the wrong one so I just want to be positive that this can fit and work on my system so that is why I am asking you guys.

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I want to upgrade my processor.

FROM : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz
TO : Intel? Core™2 Extreme Processor X6800 (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

My current Motherboard is a : Intel (Mickelson Trail) Q965 Motherboard

Here is a link to the Motherboards specs :
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Here is a link to my current processor/cpu specs : https://support.gateway.com/s/Proces...01315sp2.shtml

Here is a link to the processor/cpu I wish to upgrade to specs (IF UPGRADE IS POSSIBLE) : ARK | Intel? Core?2 Extreme Processor X6800 (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
So I did some research and I believe it is possible to upgrade to this one but I am not 100% sure so I am asking you guys. IS IT COMPATIBLE OR NOT AND IF NOT CAN YOU TELL ME WHATS A GOOD PROCESSOR UPGRADE.

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A:New with CPU's Is this Compatible?

Welcome to Seven forums.

From the board specs it says it supports Core?2 Extreme CPUs, so it seems you are good to go. The faster FSB may indeed help the machine bit not the higher clock speed.

You can still buy LGA775 chips?

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I have the ASUS M5A88-M motherboard. I have used 3 different SSD's of size 120GB successfully. I now have had a problem with 3 separate Kingston 240GB SSD's (not seen by computer, or intermittently). ASUS help was minimal, but it was suggested perhaps this motherboard is incompatible with an SSD of that large size.
Any legitimacy to that idea?
Thanks.

A:SSD Not Compatible?

Very peculiar.

But I've never heard of a motherboard making a distinction between an HDD of a certain size and an SSD of the same size. Does the mobo accept 240 and above HDDs?

Have you tried the Kingstons in various ports?

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So i have a noob question, but im getting quite confused looking at PSU's for my Asus P5Q PRO motherboard.

The manual says it needs a 24 pin main connector and an 8 pin 12v cpu connector.

The pictures on newegg for the PSU's usually just show a picture of the main connector and the cpu power but it just shows a 4 pin, but under "features" it will say either say "1 x 12V(4/8Pin)" or "1 x 12V(P4)" and "1 x 12V(8Pin)" below it.

Do all ATX12V / EPS12V PSUs come with an 8 pin 12v connector or what?

Also when it tells how many rails it has whether it be single or 3 or whatever, what does that mean. I'd like to make sure i get a PSU thats compatable.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Compatible PSU / P5Q Pro

This one is selling in a combo deal with your motherboard
Combo deal for reference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.141834
Power Supply on its own: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182069

Note: normally I don't support reply on what to buy, but just found this on a quick search on your motherboard specs
 

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I'm upgrading my current PC and I want to make sure that everything I chose was the best and also compatible. If anyone has any suggestions on what hardware I should get, please feel free to tell me.

PC Build:

- CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041

- CPU Fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019

- GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130368

- Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284

*Note: For the CPU, I know the Extreme is better than the Core 2 Quad but I'm not spending 1K on a processor.
- Also, I'm especially unsure of what motherboard to get that is the best.
 

A:Everything Compatible?

I like this line of coolers over Zalman
http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3202
 

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Hi All

I'm looking to get some form of network storage that I can use between my PC, Laptop and PS3. I have been looking at Lacie and WD:

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/128649/rb/0
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/127255

I have heard poor reports about the WD drive though, apparently there's a supscription needed to access the full remote features!

Ideally I would like around 1tb, but 500gig would do for now as long as I can connect additional hard drives (daisy chain) to the NAS box for extra storage/backing up. FTP access would be useful too so I can access my files anywhere.

Have any of you done similar? Can you provide some advice on the best way of doing this?
 

A:NAS compatible with PS3?

SimpleTech NAS are very stable. WD not a fan of there devices. They just started to sell 1TB units here cheap for $320.

Do you have a router between the PC, laptop and PS3? Not hard to configure the device to the network.
 

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win 10 not compatibility - reinstalled windows 7 Pro but missing "windows installer service"

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I'm planning on getting the ASUS A8N-SLI Motherboard. I was also planning on getting Corsair XMS 1 GB. I looked on the Asus website, and this ram is not listed under compatible ram. Does anyone know if it is? All of the specs (Speed, Pins, Dual Channel) are right. Is there a specific problem with this ram. Thanks.
 

A:Is this Ram Compatible?

If you go here:

http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/configurator_search.html

and search for your motherboard (the same I have by the way), the XMS ram does come up as being compatible.

Sweeeeeet.
 

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I've been looking into building a new rig for some time now. I recently came across an old Antec 300 case lying about abandoned where I work so that will be rescued But I have been looking at the following mobo

Asus M4A87TD Evo AMD 870
and
OCZ Reaper 4GB DDR3 PC3-14400C7 1800MHz Dual Channel

Apparently the motherboard supports
4x DDR3 DIMM 2000(OC) / 1333 / 1066 MHz (Max. 16GB) / Dual Channel
There's no 1800MHz stated, does this mean the RAM won't work (or will work but limited usage)
I'm a noob when it comes to choosing hardware for a rig

A:Compatible RAM?

Motherboard/RAM combinations can be so cranky and finicky that I'd stick to the letter of the ASUS requirements for RAM. I'd avoid 1800. Why take the chance?

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Hiya, i've asked many questions here but i forgot to ask one question which is regarding my old motherboard, I'm giving my Old motherboard to my sister. and she would like to upgrade the graphics card on it. So i ask you today to see if the motherboard is compatible with the graphics card i will purchase. Thanks in advance.

motherboard: ASUS P5LP-LE
Graphics card: MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card.

A:Compatible?

That GPU may be a little to much for that board. Also requires 200 watts of extra power. You be better of with some a little less.

Ken

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I Have A K8s-la Asus Motherboard, Amd 64 3400+ 200 Mhz Clawhammer Processor, And My Current Power Supply Is A Hipro 300w (the One Compaq Puts In) Its Ac Input Is 100-127v/8a,200-240v/4a The Dc Output Is +5v/25v, +12v/19a,+3.3v/18a,-12v/0.8a,+5vsb/2a I Dont Know What That Stuff Means In Related To How It Powers A Video Card Thats Just What I Read Off The Side.

My Question Is What Kind Of Power Supply Can I Get That Is Compatiable With My Motherboard And Give Supply Power To My Video Card I Have A Geforce 6800gs 256mb Gddr3 Agp4x/8x Card Picked Out But Need To Know If Its Going To Work If Anyone Who Is Leet At This **** Please Help Me!!!
 

A:Compatible psu`s?

it is probably a standard ATX PSU (it should say it's form factor on the side label).

Why do you think you need a new PSU anyways? just pop in the card and see if your PSU can handle it.

if it cant, or you just want replace the compaq PSU with quality PSU, then I would recommend Antec or Enermax
 

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I want to upgrade graphics card to be able to play games at a higher speed and quality.I currently have not modified anything on the computer and want to install a Radeon Rx 460 Windforce OC 4GB GDDR5.My system specs:https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c03962180

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I bought this HDD: CAVIAR GREEN 2TB 64MB 7200 SAT
It arrived to day, but when I put it in, it couldn't be found in either windows 7 or BIOS. I tried using the cables for my primary HDD, it still couldn't find it. So it's definitely the HDD. Is it possible that my motherboard isn't capable of recognizing/using the device? I got my computer 3 years ago, however I'm not sure the make/model of my motherboard. Or is it just a faulty HDD? Thanks.

A:HDD not compatible?

Maybe this screenie will help?

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Hi, I just upgraded my computer with a new OCZ 120GB SSD.
I wanted to connect my original HDD, two 500GB WD 7200rpm.
However, when I connect all three hard drives on my mobo, SSD does not appear on bios.
If I connect just the SSD, it shows up, and if I connect just HDD, it shows up as well.
However, I cannot find SSD from boot up priority menu if HDD is also connected.
There are only three choices: HDD, DVD Drive, and Floppy disk... which I do not have.
Is there a problem with compatibility? Or did I do anything wrong?
I didnt mess with any RAID or anything (I dont even know how to.)
Please help! Thank you

A:SSD and HDD not compatible?

You have to be sure that your BIOS sees the drives. If BIOS can't see them, Windows won't see them either.

Once that is done, make sure all your cables are securely attached.
That might seem obvious, but i messed with my brother's computer for nearly half an hour before checking the cables.
Doh! The data cable was uselessly dangling in there.
Amazingly, it worked fine once I hooked it up- ha!

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Hello, I simply need to find 16gb of ram that is compatible with my motherboard. The motherboard is;LENOVO        SHARKBAY  ES11957710    31900003 STDI need this for a computer at my office, so a quick response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,Joe

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