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

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.

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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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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'm looking to put more RAM into my laptop; I wasn't sure if this should be posted here or in another place.. my apologies if I've put it in the wrong place.

I have a Gateway Laptop, model ML6720. I currently have two sticks of RAM, 512MB each, the info for them is: 512MB 2rX16 PC2-5300

I found a 1GB stick I'd like to replace the 512's with, the info is: Crucial 1GB 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM 667 (PC2 5300) (laptop RAM).

Before I make the purchase, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the Crucial stick would work well with my machine? I've never replaced the RAM on my laptop before, so I'm nervous about it.

I went onto the Gateway website and tried to match the info with the new RAM as best I could; I think I got it right. I'm just looking for a little more input.

Many thanks in advance
 

A:Ram compatible question

It will work but it is recommended to have two identical ram modules... Make sure you can return it if it causes problems.

Check the info here..
 

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Hi, this may take a while, but i would greatly appreciate your help!!!

here we go...
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?CSR-X644G5

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MAX-DM500S
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?ARC-SIL5PR

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?IL-Q6600E

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MSI-P7NSLI

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?TT-CLP0220

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MS-VHP64O

will these all be compatible, will be using a 9800GTX+, 800w power supply.
thanks!!!
 

A:Will these be compatible? (noob question)

What brand and model is the "800W PSU"? If there's nothing wrong with the PSU and it's good quality and really outputs power enough for the system and you have or get a case that has sufficient cooling, you're good to go.
 

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What are some things i should check wether a new psu will be able to work with my computer. Please note that i purchased the geforce gtx 660 so disregard the gpu on the page. I heard of people loosing power with the cx 600 so i just wanted to ask you guys. My computer:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03357448&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en#N90

Thank you!
 

A:Question about theCorsair CX 600 compatible?

If you purchased a gtx 660, I assume you intend to game with the system. The cx line from corsair is NOT for gaming systems. It is ok for a basic build ie running onboard/onchip video, running office, email, etc. It is just not up to the stress of gaming. Corsair does not mfg their own pw supplies. The cx line is mfg by ctw [maker of oem stuff] The "real" corsairs ie HX, TX, AX are mfg by seasonic [maker of very high end stuff.

With a cx corsair, you have the equivalent of a dell or hp pw supply.

If you are asking if it will fit, your case uses a standard atx pw supply so yes it will fit however it is NOT recommended for gaming.
 

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i noticed that having a firewall is very important & is a necessity now a days. i'm average in computer knowledge; so i'd like to know what is the best or most compatible firewall with bit torrent client applications such as azureus? i use azureus & sometimes uTorrent.

best or most compatible - meaning which will not slow down the performance of my machine in terms of cpu & memory usage; that'll not conflict with azureus or uTorrent. and especially firewall that'll not be noisy & annoying or just doesn't keep on prompting for warning & asking permission or anything in that manner while azureus is downloading.

by the way, please kindly move this topic if it shouldn't be posted here.

A:Compatible Firewall Question

You are quite right about having a firewall and using it. I might suggest Sygate Personal Firewall, since it allows you to manage permissions by application, and is light on resources. Almost all firewalls will at the very least, prompt on the first use, but you can usually tell them to "always allow" the application access.You can find a link to the free download in this BC pinned topic:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlRegards,John

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Im thinking about making the jump...... Still not ready but anyway. Here is the question.

Are these programs working good with vista?

AVG antivirus free version
Comodo Firewall
Firefox
Spybot SD
Google Earth
Winamp
Thunderbird

Thats a few that im worried about not working good with vista? Any word if they are working good with vista?

I know some games are working and some are not which is mainly drivers issues of video cards

Thanks

A:Question. Vista compatible programs?

Hi, before worring too much about programs have you checked out the Vista update advisor download?http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...mg_id=10008VHb1The programs you have mentioned that work ok on my machine are AVG,FireFox,Google Earth the rest I dont know. As for games be warned some games do not like Vista and run a lot slower under Vista.

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Hello:
I got a refurbished PC and works fine, however when I hooked up with monitor with Samsung, a floating message popping up in the middle of screen, ... 'Not optimum Mode, Recommended Mode 1280 x 1024 60 HZ' and the screen getting blank few minutes later. When I tested it with another monitor with Dell, there is no floating message and gets a good quality screen which indicates Dell monitor is compatible while Samsung's non-compatible.

Is there a way for me to make the refurbished PC compatible with both Monitors, 'Dell' and 'Samsung?'

Thanks for any help in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Monitors Compatible Question

Hi this is from Samsung Not Optimum Mode Message

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Hi all I just got an early Christmas present and now I get to figure out how it all works. I am not sure where to post this question.

What is compatible with Windows 8 64 bit. Like which zip file is safe to use? Is Superanti spyware compatible? Malware Bytes is that compatible?

Any help would be greatly appreciated because this system is another beast..
 

A:Solved: Need to ask question on what is compatible with Windows 8

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I have a question regarding my Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard. I am currently running two Geforce 8600GT cards and considering buying two nVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLi PCI-E Video Cards. I would like to know if my Motherboard will handle these cards and if the difference in performance is worth the cost. Thank you for any information.
 

A:Nvidia GeForce card compatible question

Canlen said:





I have a question regarding my Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard. I am currently running two Geforce 8600GT cards and considering buying two nVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB SLi PCI-E Video Cards. I would like to know if my Motherboard will handle these cards and if the difference in performance is worth the cost. Thank you for any information.Click to expand...

I'm not up-to-date on the 9-Series as I'm still on a single 8800GTS myself,..

Here's what a quick Google turned up. They're effectively the same, if I understand correctly, except with better heat management on the newer card. Also, what type of VRAM do your old 8600s have? What is the "cost" you're citing?
 

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When I try to open "Delicious: Emily's Miracle of Life". This message comes out: Assertion failed. http://www.watermark-images.com/DownFiles/dk5ztT5I/1.jpg
In the Device Manager I don't have Display Adapter and the VGA Controller has a question mark.
http://www.watermark-images.com/DownFiles/dk5ztT5I/2.jpg
I tried to install it with Driver Booster, but it fails. I am using Windows XP. What should I do?
 

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Not sure why posts asking about installing an OS other than Windows 10 on this device seem to vanish but here goes my attempt for a Linux Specific question. I am unwilling to run Windows 10 because an OS that without any advance notice will uninstall your privately owned and paid for software from other companies during updates potentially costing licensing fees to acquire a replacement license or even damaging system viability if one of those packages is a required driver is unacceptable to me. Due to the aforementioned issues with Windows 10 I am looking to Linux as an alternative for this device. Are there any known Linux Distributions that will fully support the hardware?Does anyone have experience installing Linux and configuring it on this device?What Linux Distribution is most recommended for this device?What additional drivers or software are recommended on Linux to be able to use the hardware to the fullest? Thanks.  

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Hello all,

I recently bought an extra 1GB of RAM for my computer after buying a new graphics card (nvidia 8600 GT) as I wanted to be able to play more demanding games. The problem started when Warhammer Mark Of Chaos kept freezing, so I thought I'd upgrade. I got the graphics card, got the RAM installed, but the problem still occurred from time to time. I installed FreeRAM XP which frees up RAM occasionally and this helped a little, but the extra GB of RAM seems to have made no difference.

I read somewhere that although your computer recognises the extra RAM, the motherboard can't use it. Is this true, and how do I tell if my RAM is actually being used or if I've bought a useless piece of kit!?

Thanks.

My specs are:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/15/2007, 19:43:28
Machine name: LOWDEN
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.070227-2300)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DM051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 306MB used, 3122MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

I've done the BIOS update, the graphics driver update, the defrag and DirectX update. Games seem to work if I s... Read more

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Ok doing a new build. I'm still pretty new at this stuff. Can you give me comments on the pieces I have picked out?

HDD (Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM ) $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075

MoBo (GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard) $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128014

CPU (AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor) $57.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103774

RAM (G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory) $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098

and I'll be running Win XP Home SP2

I'm trying to keep the price as close to $400 as possible, the computer will be used primarily for general internet surfing and office work, no hardcore games. Here's what I know I want for the computer, I need at least one firewire port, and several USB ports, and a graphics card that will handle webcam adequately. Also PC should be able to be upgraded to Vista with no additional hardware upgrades, and am looking for a PC that will last for several years, with upgrading RAM and CPU etc...

I still need a Case, PSU and a graphics card, since the MoBo doesn't have onboard graphics.

Thanks in advance for your replies.
 

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Hi i need to upgrade some components on my PC, i was wondering if you could tell me if these components are compatible...

-MSI A85XA-G65 AMD A85X Chipset (Socket FM2) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
-AMD A4-5300 3.40GHz (Socket FM2) APU Trinity Dual Core Processor (AD5300OKHJBOX)

And also if they are compatible with my current graphics cards which are 2x nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX 768mb. I think i may need to upgrade my ram also as it is DDR2?

Thanks in advance for any help
 

A:Are these compatible?

Here is the support page for that mb;
http://us.msi.com/product/mb/FM2-A85XA-G65.html#/?div=Overview
As you can see the cpu you selected is listed as supported.

The board has 2 pci-e slots so yes you can run those cards.

Yes you need new ram.

FWIW, you are spending money on a new cpu, mb, and ram yet you want to use video cards that are going on 7yrs old. The 8800 was released in late 06 so it is getting very long in the tooth now. Seven years is more than a lifetime in the tech world.
 

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Well I got a Seagate 160GB Barracuda ATA HD. Here's direct link . I have an HP a330n PC. Here's direct link to the Mobo.

The reason I have this question is because on the box it says PATA/100 .. My other drives are SATA I think... I don't know... which is why im asking lol... Thanks
 

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I've decided to get my family out of the pentium III age and build them a new computer. I've found most of the parts already, all I need is a CD ROM/DVD drive and a Burner. So can someone please help me find those two things and let me know if the following parts are compatible and reasonable at the price I found them on at TigerDirect.com...

Mid-Tower ATX Case $20
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=2078839&sku=TC3J-4505

Motherboard and Pentium D $110
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3329244&CatId=2235

550 Watt Power Supply $40
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=719600&CatId=1079

CPU Cooling Fan $8
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=2943299&sku=S457-1035

2GB DDR2 RAM $60
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2341730&CatId=2366

160GB Hard Drive $60
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2937363&CatId=2457

512 MB Video Card $40
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3422416&sku=U93-9004

Ok, thanks a bunch. If any of the links don't work, let me know and I'll try to fix it. Thanks once again!!
 

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I just bought a new PC that unfortunately does not have enough RAM (512MB instead of 1GB) to run the OS (Vista basic) it came with effectively.

Here are the specs for the machine.

This is the memory it came with: 512MB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM memory 2 DIMM (240-pin, DDR2)
Is there any way of telling if this RAM is compatible?

Memory Size 512MB

Memory Speed 533MHz PC4200

Memory Type DDR2

Memory CAS Latency 4

Pins 240

Thanks for the help,

Matt
 

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Hey Everyone

I am going to buy this latop from newegg.com http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215663

(It is a link to the laptop on newegg. It is an Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454 Notebook.)

I want to put in 4GB more of RAM so it has a total of eight, however I'm afraid I will buy RAM that isn't compatible with it. I would like to purchase the additonal RAM from newegg.com as well.

Could someone please help it would be greatly appreciated!

Edit: I have found a 4GB RAM stick that I believe is compatible however can anyone confirm this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139355

Thanks!
 

A:Compatible RAM? Help please!

That laptop is listed as having 4 GB of RAM, but it doesn't indicate if it has a 1 - 4 GB module or 2 - 2 GB modules.

You also don't know what DDR3 speed the module(s) in that laptop is.

You should wait until the laptop arrives so you can confirm both of the above.

According to the CRUCIAL site for that laptop, the recommended 8 GB(4 GB X 2) matching modules is:

204-pin DDR3 PC3-12800(DDR3-1600), 1.35 volt, CL=11, unbuffered, non-ECC

The 4 GB module that you selected is a slower speed DDR3 PC3-8500(DDR3-1066).

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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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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 everyone

my name is calmat and i have just joined your windows 8 forum and i would like to ask what anti-virus
can i use on my laptop because i tried to install MSE and it has told me that this antivirus programme
is not compatible with windows 8.
regards calmat

A:MSE not compatible

MSE stopped with Win 7 and has been replaced with built in Windows Defender on Win 8. 3rd party anti virus all have pros and cons and are a matter of choice whether to install them or not. Often they will react differently on different computers.

I personally use only WD and Malwarebytes Pro only. They have served me well and have had no problems. There are many posts in this forum showing the benefits of one or the other. As always, use common sense when visiting unknown sites and don't open unsolicited email attachments.

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hi everyone i just bought

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 & ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Hero ATX Motherboard i just want to know if they are compatible a Friend says there not....
 

A:compatible?

They should be compatible. I would ask your friend if he has any evidence to back up what he said.

Red or Blue ?
 

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hey guys, on my current desktop pc I have 4gb of ram but ive noticed it beginning to slow down (the computer is now 4 years old and has not be altered since I custom built it).

the current ram i have is Corsair CMP4GX3M2A1600C8 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 and i was thinking about adding Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY8GX3M2A1600C9R 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 which would total the ram to 12gb

i was wondering if it was possible to mix these rams and have them both in the computer at once making full use of the 4 ram slots i have available on my motherboard or if i would replace the current 4gb with the new 8gb.

thanks guys
 

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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???
 

A:RAm is compatible with my mb or not ?!

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hey guys i got a little problem

i got a cpu processor AMD athlon (tm) 64 x2 Dual core 4200+ 2.2GHZ ( 2 cpu's)C
graphic card : Nvidia geforce 8400 GS

atm im running with 1 gb ram but gonan buy another and better one. what ram do u recommend : 3 gig ram OR 4 gig ram to be compatable with cpu ??
 

A:RAM compatible with CPU?

Wouldn't it be helpful to know the motherboard, and the operating system ? That information is what is usually needed first... then the memory answer comes fairly quickly.
I would not want to try to match the existing memory module, but rather to buy new modules all of the same brand and specs... mixing memory modules too often slows things down a bit.
 

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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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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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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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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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Hey guys, kinda new here!

Im thinking of buying new ram for my VGNFS515B Vaio Laptop.
Just wondering if anybody knows a site where I can find out what ram types are compatable?????
For example, was looking at this one but wasnt sure if it would work!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/1GB-PC5300-5400...ryZ80202QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

And if I can replace the ram, is there any down side to using a different ram chip to the one that came with the laptop?

At the moment there are two 512 mb chips in there and I want two cange it to two 1gb chips,

Thanks a million
 

A:Ram Compatible

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=VAIO VGN-FS515B&pl=Sony&cat=RAM

Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300,DDR2 PC2-4200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*
 

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I have a fairly modest AMD athlon 2000+ xp 1.67Ghz, with winXP pro SP2. I have 256MB ram, 80 GB hard drive, DVDRW 8X, Acer LCD Monitor etc etc
Philips Ultimate Edge 5.1 Sound card and currently a very basic Nvidia Riva TNT2 64pro video card.

I intend on upgrading the video card to start with and perhaps get another 256MB ram.

I am looking at a MSI GeForce FX5700U-TD128 (128 MB) AGP Graphic Card. Would this be compatible with my PC? And would all of the above with this card be enough to run PC games such as Fifa and Pro Evolution Soccer? Even slightly older versions of the game?
 

A:compatible?

I am assuming that you need an AGP graphics card, since you listed an AGP card as one of your choices.
However, we would need your motherboard info to be sure.

If your motherboard uses an AGP slot, then yes, the MSI FX5700 AGP you saw would be compatible.
The only factor of compatibility in choosing a video card is the interface type (PCI, AGP, PCI-Express).

However, I would recommend that you upgrade your RAM to at least 512MB.
But to be honest, 1GB would be the minimum for any desktop system these days.
You won't get much better performance with a new video card if you don't upgrade your RAM, because with 256MB, your system is barely getting by, even just running day-to-day tasks.

For most people with a computer that still uses AGP, I would recommend the mid-range GeForce 7600GT AGP. This is a respectable mid-range card that would play most games on medium settings, but it would undoubtedly be bottlenecked if installed on your system.
It's hard to find a decent AGP card that won't be bottlenecked by your CPU...
 

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Hey,

I just need to know, if these parts are compatible with each other. I am a ''N00B'' pc builder...

1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NL €
1 x Intel® Core™ i3-3220
1 x MS-TECH CA-012
1 x LG GH24NS70
1 x ASRock H61M-DG3/USB3
1 x HGST HDS721050CLA362
1 x Kingston HyperX 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit (2x4096)

Thanks in advance
Abiram26
 

A:Is this compatible with each other?

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Will this work with my dell XPS 8700? Will I need to buy an 8pin thing or is the 6pin fine? Anything else I should know?

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Hey can someone check my build please? Thanks!

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147091
HARD DRIVE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128342
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
GFX CARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131360
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687

I just wanted to make sure everything is compatible. If you have any suggestions i will greatly appreciate it! Thanks again
 

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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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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 am using 4 gb i will upgrade 8 Gb(ADATA 8GB DDR3 1600MHz AD3S1600W8G11-R Laptop Memory)compatible this RAM.laptop this is model number is TMP643-M-32374G32Makk and serial number is[edited for privacy]











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A:Ram compatible

Hello, Your laptop supports up to 8Gb - DDR3 - 1333/1600MHz (2x4Gb) so 2xADATA AD3S1600W4G11.

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I have a line on a few sticks of ram, the part # is KTM4982/2G , and I was wondering if it is compatible with my PC? My PC model is an Acer Aspire AST671-EP820A. I am not sure if the sticks of ram are specific to a brand or model of computer, and I am hoping I am able to add 1 or 2 of these sticks to my own comp.
 

A:Compatible ram?

Try here if in UK click on Scan My System

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/drammemory.aspx?cat=ram&gclid=ckez3riwy5icfr46eaodjx40yq

Here if USA Scan My System

http://www.crucial.com/
 

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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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Never built a system before and seeing as I really need a new pc I thought I'd build one to try and save some money. So what I'm interested to know is this all compatible with eachother? And have I missed anything out?

Case
Antec Solution SLK3800B-UK - Mid tower - ATX - power supply 400 Watt ( ATX12V 2.01 ) - black

motherboard
ASUS P5L 1394 - Motherboard - ATX - i945P - LGA775 Socket - UDMA100, Serial ATA-300, eSATA - Gigabit Ethernet - FireWire - High Definition Audio (6-channel)

processor
Processor - 1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 / 2.13 GHz ( 1066 MHz ) - LGA775 Socket - L2 2 MB - Box

graphics card
XFX GeForce 7600GT XXX Edition 256MB PCI-Express GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI Retail PV-T73G-UGD3

HDD
WD Caviar SE WD3000JS - Hard drive - 300 GB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-300 - 22-position plug - 7200 rpm - buffer: 8 MB

RAM
Kingston ValueRAM - Memory - 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB ) - DIMM 240-pin - DDR II - 667 MHz / PC2-5300 - CL5 - 1.8 V - unbuffered - ECC

Fans
Antec TriCool - Case fan - 120 mm
Vantec Stealth 80mm Silent Case Fan

Subtotal - £564.99
P&P - £8.45
VAT - £97.08

TOTAL - £651.82
It's all from http://www.overclocker.co.uk if you want to check out the details on any of the products listed.
 

A:Is this compatible?

Looks good, Should works just fine. Checked the ram its on the QVL list.
PS may be a little small but It is a Antech so it is true power and should do okay.
 

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I've been having some problems with my computer concerning speed and with a very short search I have found the problem; My computer has only one GB of RAM. That explains it!

In search of new RAM cards for my computer, I have stumbled upon this one on ebay that might work. I just want to get the confirmation from you guys.

Those RAM cards: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kingston-4G...1380317?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item3a7636685d

Hurry! I only have about 5 days until it's sold!

To assist you, Here is my computer now:
It only has 2 RAM slots and only works with DDR types of RAM.
It has a very decent CPU speed at about 2.5 GHz.
I strongly believe that the PIN size needed for the cards is 184 (I looked it up).

Some questions that I need answered:
What is the maximum allowed RAM on this computer?
Is the RAM compatible?
Is this a good amount to pay for it, or is there another, cheaper, way?
Should I buy a new computer, or just stick with this one?

In advance, Thank you for your help!

-Techtrainee
 

A:Is this RAM compatible with my PC?

There is not enough information. We need to know which computer you have or at least which motherboard you have in the PC.

Many motherboards only support 1GB per memory slot. There is no way of knowing if your motherboard will support 2GB per slot, without first looking up the information.
 

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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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Yo Dudes,

i am planning a new build, i have done a bit of research compared some stuff and am quite happy with the mix of hard ware i am about to put down, just i have never actaully mastered "long story" whether or not all of the parts are compatible so i was wondering if anyone could inform me if these parts are fully compatible and fit nicely together

first thought ill list what the rig is for
-photoshop
-performace hungry video editing
-3d modelling
-alot more graphics related crap
-general use of course
-some console to computer video capturing
-some pc games

now for the juciy stuff:

Coolermaster 690 II Advanced, White, Mid Tower Case w/o PSU RC-692A-WNN2
Asus P8P67 Pro Rev3 Intel P67 Express Socket 1155 Motherboard
Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge *OEM*
Corsair Memory Dominator GT 4GB DDR3 1866 Mhz CAS 9 XMP DHX Fan Dual Channel Desktop
XFX HD 6950 ATI AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 2GB
2 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM
2 - 4 x Lite On DVD Writer, IHAS124-19, SATA, Black, OEM
Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 CMPSU-750TXV2UK 750W Power Supply (PSU)
Corsair H70 Hydro Series CPU Cooler
Black Magic Intensity Pro PCI-e
2 x BenQ G2222HDL 21.5-inch Widescreen LED Back-Light Monitor

that aboot covers it

any tips on improvements would be greatly appreicated

thanks in advance

 

A:Compatible !?

I would recommend an SSD as your system drive. I am looking at this one for a build I am working on for the very near future. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148362
 

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