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Compatible Ram For My PC???

Q: Compatible Ram For My PC???

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?

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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:

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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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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

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 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)

A:Compatible or not?

which game, on which intel?

it's all in the details, friend.

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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:


A:64 bit compatible?

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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.


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

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If you look at my system specs, I have a Dell Inspiron M731R and I have a wuestion to ask.
I'm thinking of getting a SSD that is 500GB or bigger. I have one but I don't know if it will work. Here is the link:
Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD upgrades for Inspiron M731R Laptop/Notebook, CT5400945 from Crucial.com
Is it compatible?

A:Which SSD is compatible?

Yes, it's compatible. You should be able to install virtually ANY currently manufactured 2.5" ssd or hdd in that laptop.

The only possible problem would arise if the drive you chose was an older 9.5mm thick drive and the laptop was designed for a 7mm thick drive. In this case though, the drive is 7mm thick and comes with an adapter for 9.5mm so it will work in either. Most drives made today are 7mm thick so they will fit modern as well as older laptops.

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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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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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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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Hi, I recently updgraded an old T61 with a Sandisk 128gb SSD (the "PLUS" model). It worked flawlessly for about a month when the error "2100: hdd0 initialization error" started to occur at every startup. As it is my mother's computer I was only able to check a few things from distance, it may be a connection issue or something simple.. But anyway, from what I read it is more likely an incompatibilty with the SSD, so I wanted to know if there are certain hard drives that are compatible for sure, preferably not as old as the laptop itself ( so other than the ones originaly shipped with it). I installed the middleton BIOS on the laptop. I really don't care about storage capacity, 7200rpm would be ideal though. Thanks for you help !Gab

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A:Compatible HDD with T61

Welcome to the forum.
This could be a compatibility issue but since the SSD did work flawlessly at first, it's more likely to be an early hardware failure. One way to confirm this would be to put the SSD in an external USB enclosure and then see if it works from that. If it works then there's a compatibility issue. If you still get error messages then the drive has failed and you should return it for a new one.
If it does turn out to be a compatabilty issue, go to Sandisk's website and see if they have firmware upgrades for this drive. Make sure you're using the most current firmware level.
Generally the SSDs that people on this forum recommend most often are made by Samsung, Crucial and Intel.

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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
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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Will this PSU: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130111769478

support this graphics card: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Inno3D-8800-G...oryZ3762QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



A:PSU Compatible?!

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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


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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DDC 1/2B compatible
What is this and what does it mean. I have a laptop hooked up to a tv that works and I have 2 newer laptops that don't work. Tech support for the TV says it might be drivers but He did not really seem to know a whole lot. I saw this in the documentation and am trying to figure out what exactly it means????????????????

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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,


A:compatible RAM

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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


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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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

RAM: 1GB PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM Expandable To 4GB
Optical Drives: Dual Layer 16X DVD+/-RW With Lightscribe Technology And DVD-ROM Drive
Integrated Graphics... Read more


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Is this motherboard:

compatible with this CPU:

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?


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

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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.


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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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
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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Hi am using "DELL VOSTRO 1015 n series" laptop since 7 years, few days back i have upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7 ultimate , but i have faced some WI-FI issue and performance issues. So again i roll back to windows 8.1 pro but still am facing the same issue, so any expert could clarify me whether this DELL VOSTRO 1015 is compatible up to windows 7 only?

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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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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!?


My specs are:

System Information
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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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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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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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?


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


A:Is my RAM compatible?

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I need to burn a data CD in XP so that it will preserve long filenames and extensions when accessed on a Mac. I currently have Roxio Easy CD Creater software installed on my PC, but the last CD I burned did not preserve the long filenames. Any suggestion on how to resolve this? Can this be achieved using drag-and-drop technique instead of using Roxio?

Can anyone offer any suggestion on freeware/shareware that will preserve long filenames when burning a CD? Don't forget that I will be creating the CD in WinXP, but the CD must be readable in both XP and Mac.


A:XP & Mac compatible CDs

Last time i tried to burn a data cd using roxio 5 dvd edition unregistered, it made the file names all strange, so i used nero 5. Ive also done it using XP burner too.

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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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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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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
SSD: SanDisk 120GB (almost full)
HDD: Seagate 1TB
TP-Link Archer WiFi Card

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I just got 2 2gb sticks of Balistix Crucial. Can I still fill my last two dimm slots with my old RAM? 2 1gb sticks of OCZ. They are both 800mhz pc6400. The crucial RAM has CL-4-4-4-12. The ocz RAM is 4-5-5. My mobo guide says to use the RAM with the same CAS Latenc. Which number is the CAS Latency? My bios says its the first number, the 4. So far no problems with this setup but ive only had it for an hour or two.

A:Compatible RAM?

You need to check the maximum amount of RAM supported by your motherboard.

And yes, the first number in the timings is the CAS latency.

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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

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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....


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

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bleh.. nvmd

A:this mem compatible?

Nope, totally incompatible!

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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.


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.


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I'm building my first computer and I wasn't sure if the Asus Z87 A motherboard is compatible with Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2x 4gb). Is it compatible? And if so, what shows me that they are?



Thanks for the help


Hi, Welcome to TSG.

Have a look at this - http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/Z87-A/Z87-A_DRAM_QVL_0730.pdf

This is the list of supported RAM for the Z87-A


Here is the support page for the Z87-A where you can find the manual, QVL and more.

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I am looking into building my own computer. As this will be my first time I am in need of some help. I need to know if I bought the following parts if they would be compatible. I would also want to know of any ways I could spend less money in the process.









If I am missing anything or if there is something that should be adapted plz reply.

- Steven

A:Is this compatible?

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Hey TSG,

I do work on computers for people within my neighborhood, local business, places like that. Nothing official, but I like to help out when I can. Today I was asked to upgrade a machine's RAM. The computer is a Dell Dimension 4700. It currently has 256MB of DDR2 PC2-3200 RAM installed. I ordered 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400. While some sites have said (Crucial.com among others) that the 6400 is compatible, others have said that only 5300 would be compatible. While still, other sites say only 3200 and 4200. I have no idea what to believe, which makes me unsure about what my next step should be.

So in summary, is DDR2-6400 compatible with the Dell Dimension 4700? 5300?

Obviously the 3200 is compatible because that's what's currently in the computer, but if the computer can handle faster RAM, I would like to order that. Can someone help me find out the correct information?

Thanks so much for reading this and would appreciate a speedy yet accurate response. I need the information as soon as possible.


Below I have provided links (and screenshots) which give me mixed signals about compatible RAM. Hopefully somebody can help clear up this issue.
http://www.memoryupgrade.pro/2gb-dell-dimension-4700-533mhz-unbuffered-d... Read more

A:Is This RAM Compatible?

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Hey guys,
I know no one knows everything that is compatible and not, but hopefully all of you put together can pick up most of these items. Hope its not to many, just if u know any that are compatible or arent just leave a message thanks - Link below is a picture of all the hardware i am going to purchase to make and go with my computer. Thanks guys!
(click to zoom in if you cannot read it)

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Can anyone tell me if this would be compatible with my system? im thinking about getting around 3GB RAM as im told vista 32-bit wont truly recognize anything higher. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145172

A:Is this compatible?

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