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USB C on the new 2016 Spectre x360 compatibility

Q: USB C on the new 2016 Spectre x360 compatibility

Hey everyoneI'm thinking about buying the new 13" Spectre x360Do you know of any HP or even third party usb C adapters that have HDMI and ethernet ports using only 1 usb C port? If its possible to also have a usb C charging port and/or other connections on the adapter as well that would be even better. Also does anyone knows how to tell if a certain adapter I find online is compatible with this laptop?
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A:Processor compatibility

Check your motherboard specifications.
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A:PSU mobo compatibility

What is the new PSU model number, and just check if the 8 pin splits in half to form 2x 4 pin connectors as lots of modern power supplies do this.
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A:Computer Part Compatibility Check

Quick glance over, everything looks fine to me.

Current 4th gen i5 and motherboard with DDR3 1600 memory. The case is a standard ATX, so the motherboard will fit nicely. The Radeon HD 7870 (single card 500W) calls for 600W in XFire, and you have a 650W selected. Everything else is fairly standard, where there is no need to worry them.
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Hi there!

My question is whether the motherboard ASUS P7P55D-E PRO is compatible with this G.Skill ram:

I have this motherboard and an Intel i5 760 2.8GHz CPU but I need to buy RAM (preferably 8GB) and a heatsink/cooler (already decided on this Enermax:

A:RAM Compatibility with M/B


4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered MemoryClick to expand...

Looking at the motherboard specs, I'd say you were good to go.
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A:Help with compatibility of build

Everything is compatible.

acrippledninja said:

I was told by a friend to be wary of the power supply being only 500W. Would it be recommended to raise it?Click to expand...

The 500W will be fine running a single GTX 760. However you did list a motherboard that supports two cards. AMD Crossfire anyway, there was no mention of SLI support.

GTX 760 GPU Engine Specs:

Minimum Recommended System Power (W) - 500W
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The minimum power specifications have headroom for the average user.
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A:Building a new machine - Compatibility

Yes it does. It supports MicroATX through SSI EEB.

Good build. I recommend you wait till September 25th for the GPUs since AMD is set to unveil something new. Or if you want, just get the 7970 and wait for the new GPUs to release. Just remember, dont waste your money on watercooling if you have just 1 GPU.
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My system specs are

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my question is ,does my motherboard (intel DZ75ML-45K) supports nVIDIA GTX 660 gpu...?

plz reply...!! I am waiting to purchase that card ...

thanks in advance....

A:Motherboard compatibility

vivek viru said:

my question is ,does my motherboard (intel DZ75ML-45K) supports nVIDIA GTX 660 gpu...?

plz reply...!! I am waiting to purchase that card ...Click to expand...

Yes, go for it.

The motherboard will support any PCIe x16 graphics card. Just remember the second x16 slot is only pinned for x4 connectivity and is limited to PCIe 2.0 specs.
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A:MB and case compatibility issue

Ah, good to see you have received your components . I dont really get what you mean. The case doesnt have front USB3 ports? This may be because the case is an old model.
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A:Corsair Vengeance memory compatibility

Yes it is compatible.
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- Motherboard : MSI Z77MA-G45 or Z77A-G45 . I went on the MSI site and I didnt find in the
compatibility sheet with VGA cards, the GTX 650 TI , is it normal ???
- Processor : Intel Core i3 3220 Ivybridge
- Memory : Kingston 4Go DDR3 1600MHz CL9 HyperX PnP

Thank you.

A:New graphics card compatibility

Yes, this is all compatible. List your PSU to make sure though, as this has a large effect on compatibility too.

MSI vs POV - they're just brands. They may have slightly different overclocks and coolers.

Also, either upgrade your CPU, or downgrade your mobo. You don't need a Z77 mobo. Either way, I highly recommend an i5 3470 CPU anyway.
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A:Compatibility check

Over-clocking is easy, I understand your concerns though. It doesn't void the warranty. But, if you set the voltage too high then you can wreck your CPU. I recommend you watch videos if you want to OC.
1) I would get a K series CPU just so that you can future proof it longer. (CPUs dont really need to be replaced as often as GPUs, so get a good one @ the time of purchase)
Note: If you want to OC, and get the K series like I recommended, then you may wanna add in a Hyper 212 Evo.

2) I would get this PSU instead: Since you are spending so much on your build, you wanna get a reliable power supply, and the one I stated is high quality.

3) The 3GB GTX 660TI is not necessary for 1080P resolutions. It may come in handy in the future with more strenuous games, but games are good at working with what you have and toning down AA (uses up most VRAM) wont do much other than take away unnecessary eye candy.

4) When you get all your components together you will have to set the RAM to 1600MHz through the BIOS.

Note: When building a PC, dont use drivers from CDs. You will want to get drivers from online. Would you like me to outline the vital drivers you will need when you receive your PC?

As for the $100 question, yes they are all compatible.
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thank you to anyone who is willing to help.

A:Motherboard compatibility

I'm certain we can help you find a compatible motherboard but first we need to know more about your computer. Could you let us know the make and model of the computer, including any build codes, or if it's custom built, the components you're already using please.

We'll then be able to advise you of what is suitable at your budget.
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Which PSU would you recomend?

A:Checking compatibility between components

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A:CPU, motherboard, and GPU compatibility

That GPU isn't 'fairly high end'. It's very much mid-range. Here's a TS review of the card.

I guess now is the time to ask - what do you want to do with the computer? Depending on your PSU, you'll be limited to what GPU you can get. And if you go for higher-end stuff, the 4GB DDR2 RAM limit on your mobo may start to hurt, along with your CPU.
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If you're asking whether all these parts together will boot up and run Windows/Apps/Games... then yes, it should run just fine (so long as your case has enough clearance for that Evo which I think it does.) You may get several people giving their personal opinions on some of the parts so you might want to give a bit of detail about what you already have or parts that you have no control over. For the most part it should be a really fast machine with the exception of an SSD.
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A:GPU compatibility with motherboard

Did you remember to connect a power supply connection to the new video card?
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A:Crossfire compatibility... 6870+6850?

Any manufacturer will work with any other as long as it is the same card. No the 6870 needs another 6870 to crossfire I assume that hybrid crossfire might work but it would be less than stellar. Others would know more on the subject.
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A:GPU compatibility

The factors you should be considering is the Cpu and Motherboard seeing that the cpu is An intel CoreDuo E6550 Im having my doubts on how much your pc will take the full power of the gfx card and idk what socket your motherboard takes please tell us the motherboard serial number or name
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A:Compatibility test

Hi Dillon, there's a few things that you could tell us to help us help you.
1. Do you have a budget?
2. Are you willing to buy online?
3. What is your intended usage for this PC? Anything other than gaming?
4. Do you require any specific parts?

as for your current list, It looks OK, but I would make some changes.

firstly, switch the AMD FX-4170 out for an intel i5. I run an FX-6100 in my rig, and it performs nicely, but it's not so great for intense gaming (BF3, Metro 2033, Crysis, etc.) I'd go with the intel i5 3570K or the 2500K. A nice Motherboard to go along with that CPU would be the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H, which is around $175.
Also, I'd suggest you look into getting an aftermarket Heatsink for your CPU. the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is insanely good for the price of around $35, so I highly recommend that.
Next, the EVGA GTX560Ti is a great choice for gaming, but at around $330 (AUD) it's a bit pricey, and you'd be happier with a HD7870 or a GTX570. here are four cards I'd recommend:

AMD: Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHz - $320
or if you're willing to spend a little extra: MSI R7950 - $369
both these cards would outperform a 560Ti, plus they're PCI3.0

NVIDIA: ASUS GTX570 - $309
or if you're willing to spend a little extra: Gigabyte GTX670 - $399
these cards would absolutely demolish any game when paired up with a 3570K or a 2500K.

my personal recommendation would be:
CPU: intel i5 3570K
GPU: MSI R7950
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $175
HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO - $35

this list is just my opinion, so feel free to disregard :3

Anyway, moving on, the rest of the parts seem good, it's just those few things I wanted to point out. I'm sure other techspotters will help soon enough too.
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A:CPU compatibility with motherboard

According to Gigabyte that motherboard does not support the FX 8150. See the list of supported CPUs here:
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A:Computer parts compatibility check

that looks like quite a powerful build. although a 1000W power supply is waaaay too overkill unless you intend to SLI.
apart from that, yes everything looks compatible.
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A:Computer parts compatibility

Looks good, everything is compatible.

One thing I noticed is the case doesn't have USB 3.0 front panel ports. If you plan for having USB 3.0 now you can save yourself from upgrading later. If you do plan for including USB 3.0, you might could use a motherboard that includes a USB 3.0 connector on-board.

The motherboard had a H61 chip-set that was designed for Sandy Bridge. I noticed Ivy Bridge has also been listed in the CPU support list.
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A:Different countries, same hardware compatibility?

Of course. As long as the GPU understands english. LOL. Just kidding.
Hardware doesn't understand human speech of any form.
So, yes, they will work.
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A:Graphics Card Compatibility

Unless you have a 450W to 600W power supply chances are you will need to replace the power supply to run the requested graphics adapter.

I would think you need to be in this range for graphics card selections. - Newegg search
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A:Memory compatibility listings for motherboards? What are their purpose?

But you don't want to assume the various modules would work together, or at the same time. Those listings of compatibility may show they work in the same system, but may or may not show memory that works together..
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A:Crossfire compatibility with older graphics card?

No Crossfire.
6950 would require either another 6950, or 6970, or 6990
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I'm thinking of building a new PC:

1. My budget is around 2,000 (US $)

2. Configuration:
Cabinet- Thermotake Level 10 GT.
MB- Asus Sabertooth X79.
CPU- i7 2600 (because i can't afford the higher ones right now).
Graphics- MD Radeon HD 6950.
HDD- Western Digital 2TB.
Monitor- ViewSonic 24" LED VX2450WM.

3. First question,does Asus Sabertooth X79 support i7 2600?
Second, What about the Graphic card?

4. I would highly appreciate it if you guys can tell/advice/suggest me if the config is alright or not.


A:Mobo, CPU and graphic card compatibility question

Graphics card will work but the CPU won't. you need either of these CPU's.
SandyBridge (SB) was never designed to be a replacement for X58 but a replacement for LGA 1156. Due to some of the architecture design changes, the CPU is size changed so it is no longer compatible with the LGA 1156 or X58. The X58 is still considered Intel's Highend Setup until the X79 was released.

The issue Intel has created is that the performance of the SB is so good, it has made both previous platforms obsolete in terms of price to performance. There is no need to purchase a 2011 socket setup and the X79 is only king on high resolution multiple card setups (high level multi-tasking / CS5 / AutoCAD work is ruled by the i7 980X) due to the lack of bandwidth restrictions.

If you don't plan on running dual cards or over 1920x1200 resolution, than IMO the SB is the way to go!
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A:Graphics card compatibility

For the record there is a difference in PCI and PCIe. PCIe is the card slot you are talking about.

PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 is backward and forward compatible, so that is a non-issue for you.

PCIe 2.0 transfer rates can only be used when the motherboard and graphics card are both compliant. If both motherboard and graphics card are not compliant, PCIe 1.0 standards are used.

As far as performance see for yourself. -

Your internal graphics is "Intel G965 Express" which scores 111 on the PassMark Benchmark's.
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A:My Asus motherboard compatibility with PCI-E 2.1 graphics cards?

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If the PSU is stamped as a ATX PSU, and not some oddly sized OEM style version then you can upgrade it with any ATX type PSU.

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A:Compatibility check on new gaming machine -- first PC build

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A:Toshiba Satellite C655 CPU compatibility

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Memory support list here. Opens as PDF.

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Link us to your motherboard. What power supply will you be installing?
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A:PC building: compatibility?

Hi Loyal and welcome to Techspot. Think we can safely assume that you have a liberal budget for this build based on the components you've selected. I'm sure there are plenty of folks that will offer suggestions on your proposed build.

I can tell you for sure that you will like the Dell U2711 but if you plan on using three you might want to consider an AMD graphics solutions. Also, would help to know if you intend to overclock this system.
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A:Motherboard-video card compatibility question

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A:Compatibility check/recommendations for my first build, anyone?

That PSU is quite a bit of overkill, unless you're considering multiple video cards in the future.

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I tried plugging a desktop mouse into my lappy and it didn't work. Don't know if the reverse is true. I didn't try very hard though. Try it first.

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A:Last compatibility check before purchasing

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A:Compatibility check

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A:Need help with compatibility of parts

Looks good. It's all compatible. I might have gotten a full ATX motherboard instead of a micro ATX but that's just me. It will still work fine.
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

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A:Compatibility check. Am I good to go?

Looks good for a budget.
Do you really need the WiFi?
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A:D4650y, RAM voltages, compatibility for gaming
(Click system scanner)

Try this tool from crucial to see what memory will be compatible.

It will scan your system automatically and tell you the various specs,latency,voltages ect that will fit.

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A:Another parts compatibility

It looks exactly the same as what you posted in your last thread.
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A:AMD 1100T BE compatibility check

That cpu and motherboard will go well together. I used the same board for a build for my brother-in-law with the 1055T and it runs great.

Go to Asus website and look up your motherboard and then check the recommended memory list and see if that Corsair is on that list. Keep in mind the list is not exshaustive but Asus boards are known for being picky about the RAM installed.
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A:Parts compatibility concern for new PC build

The graphics card is weak.
What's your budget?
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A:Compatibility question AMD 4800+

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Click on the tab, CPU Support List.
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A:RAM compatibility question (Kingston to Super Talent)

In theory there should be little difference between the settings although you may need to configure the BIOS to the worst parameter of each - the Super Talent modules run at a more relaxed latency of 3 (as opposed to the 2.5 of the Kingston), while the Kingston is rated at 2.6 volts (as opposed to the Super Talent's 2.5v).
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My mother board is: Acer Aspire G7200.

And I'm wondering if it would be compatible with these.

Add my msn If you would like:

Thanks alot!

A:New processor and video card compatibility

Acer Aspire G7200.Click to expand...

This is the model of the PC, you need to supply the make and model number of your mother board. If you look inside the box you should be able to find this information written on the board. You should also think about checking your power supply to be sure it can cope with the extra power. What size is your PSU at present.
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Compare the votages and timings in BIOS against the designed specs of the RAM. Do they match?
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A:Processor compatibility

Most laptops use integrated graphics, so its unlikely yours will be replaceable with something better. The CPU may of course not work either, it depends on whether it was sold with your motherboard and that CPU as to whether it will work - There are other factors, but I tend to take the approach of it working if its been done already by the manufacturer.

Upgrading your RAM will boost overall performance, but you won't really see any improvement in game.

My advice would be to replace the laptop. You could probably sell this one and use it against the cost of a new one.
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I see the forum at Notebook Review told you the proposed CPU upgrade is fine. If this (K50IE) is your model then it suggests that..

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What OS are you using? Is it 64bit or 32bit?
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Look for any graphics card that is "pci express x16" compatible.

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It may be the way the specs are written on your PS... but
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Have you tried uninstalling DirectX 9.0 and installing DirectX 8.0?
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OK, you can't keep starting new threads on the same topic...If you're building a PC, then open a thread in Processors, Chipsets and Motherboards, or General Hardware, and I'll ask the moderators to close whatever else you have open.

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If you don't see the second PCI-E x16 graphics card slot, then the motherboard doesn't support SLI. You'll have to get another motherboard that does.
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Your monitor seems to have a max resolution of 1680x1050.
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Hello henson93. Welcome to Techspot.

It seems that your motherboard is based on the Intel 845G chipset. I cannot find your mobo's product sheet anywhere but it's likely that you have an AGP 4X slot. The most powerful AGP card that would be comaptible with AGP 4X is the Radeon HD 4670. However, they cost over $100 and definitely cannot provide the performance levels of newer (PCI-E) cards available at a similar cost.

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PCIe 2.1 should be fully backward compatible with PCIe 2.0. Just make sure your power supply is able to handle the new card.
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If it doesn't work you can always exchange it with other set with different MHz or brands. But there shouldn't be any problem when it come to recognizing RAM, but i'm not sure about the 32bit Win 7.
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If the card can be physically installed, then it's probably compatible. You may need to upgrade the power supply since eMachines are notoriously underpowered systems.

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Your motherboard does indeed support that graphics card. It has the necessary PCI-E x16 slot. You need to make sure your power supply is sufficient.
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Yeah, you will be able to add a graphics card.

Consider buying the Radeon HD 4890. It should provide better performance than the GTX 260 IMO.
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The following taken directly from their QVL:
Supports two (2) modules inserted into the blue slots (A1 and B1) as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.

(This option is not ticked off on their QVL for the ram in question)

Am I misreading this? I thought the fact that it is sold as a matching pair of modules implied dual channel usage, or is this perhaps an omission / error on their QVL?

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You're reading it right. The Asus QVL has qualified the RAM to run as one module in one DIMM.
The problem with a lot of manufacturers is that they rush the boards in the retail channel before the RAM kits have been produced (hence a lot of P55 chipset boards have a lot of tri-channel (X58) kits on their QVL's) and the compatible memory list is never upated to include newly released RAM as they are released. Asus normally only updates their QVL when the board's BIOS is upgraded to run higher bandwidth memory.
The memory configurators of the RAM manufacturers is more of a useful guide.
As you can from the given selection here...
The module kit Asus have qualified does not appear on their list-this is because, as you say, the modules are designed to run in dual-channel mode. You may also note that Asus have qualified modules running at 1.7-2.0v when Intels i3/-5/-7 CPU specification notes the running RAM at voltages exceeding 1.65v can damage the on-die memory controller.

As an aside, the RAM you've mentioned isn't particularly great. Unless you're getting it very much cheaper than retail I would consider it an average-to-poor buy. You are in effect paying premium rate for average memory chips stuck under a fancy Dominator branded heatspreader. The XMS branded Corsair RAM is exactly the same as the Dominator at 1066/1333/1600 and cheaper-it just looks a little plainer.
G.Skill RAM if available to you would probably offer better functionality, although you may need to manually set the timings and voltage in the BIOS (a 5 minute exercise at most)
Crucial's RAM is more expensive generally but is excellent memory LE
Kingston are the benchmark for many motherboard qualification tests
OCZ > Tools > Configurator

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Do you have a motherboard speaker? Are there any beeps when you power up the system?
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Download you Manual and confirm what Ram specifications is supported
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My system is restarting again and again and last time it didn t started It was not showing display I had two RAMs and I removed the new which I recently installed months back Details Old Ram KVR X C A New Ram KVR X C A Motherboard Intel D GVHZ Intel RAM DDR400 compatibility with D865GVHZ motherboard urgent System BUs Speed MHZ System Memory I am running only the old RAM now as the new one seems to be causing problem The Intel website says RAM DDR400 compatibility with Intel motherboard D865GVHZ urgent in quot Supported system bus frequency and memory speed combinations quot that the RAM combinations are To use this type of DIMM The processor s system bus frequency must be RAM DDR400 compatibility with Intel motherboard D865GVHZ urgent DDR MHz DDR Note or MHz DDR or MHz I DONT KNOW WAT IS MY SYSTEM FREQUENCY AND WHICH RAM TO USE THE OLD ONE IS ALSO NOT COMPATIBLE IT SEEMS BUT IT IS RUNNING THE new ram is not What to do I ll be claiming RAM warranty so which one to get now DDR OR DDR Please help and visit the following link intel com support motherboards desktop RAM DDR400 compatibility with Intel motherboard D865GVHZ urgent d gvhz sb CS- htm Thanks nbsp

A:RAM DDR400 compatibility with Intel motherboard D865GVHZ urgent

Your manual :

From your manual:

Installing and Removing Memory
To be fully compliant with all applicable Intel SDRAM memory specification addendums, the board
requires DIMMs that support the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data structure. You can access the
PC Serial Presence Detect Specification at:
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I have the corsair product installed but the MB (Asus A8N-E) does not work with the Geil ram.

Also, the corsair product says 400MHz but when I use cpu-z, it is running at 200MHz - why is this?

Where did I go wrong?!

A:Ram compatibility problem

U did not do anything wrong...

I looked at the specks on both corsair vs geil, i dont see anything really that different...

I do know that Geil is sometimes dont work in all pc's, and corsair make there memory a bit more flexable, to work in most systems...

the only thing that could be different... is the voltage for the two ram brands... one said 2.55v and the other didnt say anything... that could be the issue. but hard to say...

now about the mhz issue... as long as your BIOS is set correctly, for 400mhz, then your ok,

the way cpu-z reports the numbers, are hard to figure out... its to do with the bus and clock settings...

u need to do some reading online... try...
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I searched Goolge for "Dell Dimension e521 Athlon 64 3200" Seems a lot of Users have it working together

You can find all you Dell specifications here:

And your Manual is here:
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A:Video card/monitor compatibility

Read the specs for the monitor, and the specs for the video graphics card. Other than the specifications there is no reason why it will not work...
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A:Compatibility Issue

Yes, you can upgrade to the GEFORCE FX5500
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I just got done ordering 4GB of ram for my Dell Dimension E310. Now I found the video card I want to get and I was wondering if it will be compatible with my computer.

On a side note I may be getting this for a monitor, its beautiful and I LOVE all the inputs. M237WD-PM


Yes, that card will work, but you might as well get a 512 mb one. 1 gb vs 512 mb will show pretty much no performance difference in a low end card such as that. Maybe something like this?

Saves 30$, and there's another 10$ rebate.