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Processor compatibility

Q: Processor compatibility

Hello someone know if the I7 3820 is working with a graphic card pci-express3.0?

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A: Processor compatibility

Check your motherboard specifications.
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A:Processor Compatibility

When you're dealing with a System Builder proprietary motherboard with a proprietary BIOS only the System Builder can tell you positively what processors are supported.
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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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A:Processor Compatibility

Is Socket 1156 LGA compatible with Intel Core i7-2700k?Click to expand...


If not what processor would you recommend getting to be able to play games such as Skyrim and Battle Field 3 at high-max graphics?Click to expand...

Here are some 1156 CPU's 50001157 600005864&IsNodeId=1&name=LGA 1156

The i5 650 is the best one listed here. You can compare CPU performance at this site
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ALso, I have downloaded a program called siSoftware Sandra which gives info about your computer. This also tells me that the upgradeability of my socket and it says:
Socket/Slot: 775
Upgrade interface: ZIF Socket
Supported Speeds: 3.80 Ghz -----} Does this mean that the quad core would not work?

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A:processor compatibility

"nm" refers to a manufacturing process, not speed. You would need a new MB (and often other items like RAM) to use the new chip. In general Dells do not allow for much in the way of CPU upgrades. They would rather you buy a new system.
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A:mobo/processor RAM compatibility

Yeah that motherboard is compatible with the pc3200 ram and it will run at pc3200.

So go ahead and buy the ram if you want to.
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Must your board be verified compatible to work at all or will the chips work on any old board for example an Abit BX6 w/ slocket.
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At the moment, I'm using:
Mobo: Gigabyte G41M-ES2H
Chipset: Intel G41

Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 @ 1.80Ghz
Socket: 775 LGA

And I'm looking to replace that old processor with a new:
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core E6600 @ 3.06 Ghz
Socket: 775 LGA

I have spoken to a tech support specialist from Harvey Norman, and he has said that as long as the socket type is the same, it will be supported. I was wanting to get some feedback from another tech specialist, as I like to check things twice before I do them.

Thank you for taking the time to read this

A:Motherboard/Processor Compatibility Help

Just go to the Gigabyte page>

...and there is a supported cpu list on the page>

The E6600 is on the list
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A:Windows Defender and Processor compatibility

Windows DefenderX64 is the 64 bit version for 64 bit CPU's, as its name suggests.

You have a normal 32 bit CPU.

The message is entirely correct.
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A:Satellite A500-1GL - Processor compatibility


Generally speaking CPU upgrade is not supported so there is no some kind of compatibility list. Toshiba doesn't support it and BIOSes are not designed to help about it.
More about that you can read on
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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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A:How can we know the compatibility of graphics card with motherboard, processor and RA

Look for any graphics card that is "pci express x16" compatible.

Some gpus come with free bundled games and such.. all of them come with a driver disk, and are very easy to update from the manufacturers website.

Graphics card memory is less important than overall core, mem speed.

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A:Intel E7200-Core-Duo-Processor Compatibility?

It would depend on your chipset and you would probably need a BIOS update too.
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This Intel web site might help you.
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A:i3 second generation processor and java software compatibility

Hi -
Your new computer may come with an earlier version of Java installed already -
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A:Workstation dual processor compatibility check

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A:Acer Aspire 3680-2682 processor compatibility

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

See if this finds any new drivers:

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Well... you mean Windows 8 Enterprise N on the torrents? I do not recommend downloading it, some of them include malware/trojans + other bad stuff. I would recommend downloading the

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A:RAM Compatibility

1. The first on your screenshot

2. Second on your list
now discontinued but originally sold as system specific

also operating at 800Mhz

3 and 4

operating at 667Mhz
and also originally sold as system specific

5. What difference will the two speeds make - ram will always run at the slowest of the speeds.

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Certainly pairs in a channel must be matched

7. System specific
Kingston Branded Memory (system-specific memory) is designed, manufactured and tested to the specification of each brand-name computer system we support. The design is fine-tuned to match the timing of the system, to reduce noise and heat, and allow for the most efficient communication between the memory and the CPU.
Kingston ValueRam Memory (KVR) is designed for generic systems. ValueRam memory is engineered to meet industry-standard specifications and is rigorously tested to ensure quality. Kingston ValueRam is ideal for users who purchase memory by spec and are looking for competitively priced generic memory that is 100 per cent tested to meet industry specifications.

Is it possible for system specific to work on other systems - YES
Is it advisable to buy it with the intention of fitting to another system - NO

8. I appreciate you have NOT asked - but as to how you stand on the ebay sale, I do not feel it is appropriate for me to pass an opinion.
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unless you are doing some very heavy Memory programs , its unlikely you will use the 6GB on the PC

also depending on the slots you have available - you may not be able to upgrade without removing the 2GB anyway - I'll let a hardware expert reply to the post re correct memory
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Quote: Originally Posted by guns90

I hope this is a simple enough question. My son's computer just fried, and mine is the only one left operational in the house. He must have a Windows system for his school work. I've been using Linux exclusively and have never had Windows on this computer. I went to MS to see if this computer is compatible to load Windows 7 on to it, but their compatibility test will not work download with Linux. I have a home built system. Can anyone tell me if the following components will run Windows 7 so that I can dual boot them?

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Cpu--Yes, Ram is sufficient.

GPU requirements are 256 mb (check yours)
Be advised these are minimums and it will run slowly.

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Hi SmokingMan,

See this thread Paint shop pro 7.

As suggested there, running PSP7 in XP mode, which, judging from your PC specs, seems possible for you, may be the way to go.

Windows 7 Compatibility Center don't specifically list PSP7 as having a compatibility problem, however, I do think you are going to have some trouble seeing as PSP8 is still having problems and being worked on.

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*Edited Post*
Ok, I'm hoping you guys can look at my build and tell me if it's all compatible & any suggestions in general. If you'd suggest a different product pls include a newegg link for me..
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A:Help with compatibility?

You have chosen you cpu now you need to choose the motherboard.
If you do not intend overclocking then go for an Intel board for reliability and stabilty.
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Hello, and Welcome
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Both are socket 939, and the motherboard supports dual core processors, so you're good to go.

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No the power supply is to small.
Only 300 watt.
Inspiron 580 Desktop Details | Dell
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There's one thing though that I want to find out if this will be a problem or not. The motherboard in question has a FSB of 1066/800 mhz, while the CPU is a 1333 mhz FSB

Will this make the CPU and motherboard incompatible?


A:FSB compatibility?

NYCaribou said:

Will this make the CPU and motherboard incompatible?Click to expand...

Typically, no. It just means the CPU will only function as fast as the motherboard will let it. This will reduce the processing speed of the processor, but it will still function in the board. Same thing goes with motherboards. You can stick a slower FSB processor in a motherboard, and the board will auto detect the speed, and run at that speed.

Generally speaking though, you should always try to match the FSB speeds to make sure that you're getting the performance that's been designed by the MFG.
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on the specification part of a certin motherbord, ive read a description that says

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does this mean that if my processor is ivy, (i3 3210) then the only compatibility memory that i can use is ddr3 1600mhz? would 1333mhz work on this specific processor?

ASRock > H61M-VS3

A:Compatibility of RAM and CPU

Hi rapstarrr91.

I can say with 100% confidence that 1333MHz Ram will work fine on that motherboard and with that CPU.

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A:PC Anywhere 10.5 Compatibility


Take a look at these:

Compatibility between the current versions of pcAnywhere

Because of these differences in versions, Symantec Technical Support does not recommend using mixed versions of pcAnywhere on a regular basis. Symantec Technical Support will not provide support for mixed versions of any software product other than the currently supported versions of pcAnywhereClick to expand...
and then this is linked in the first site:

pcAnywhere and operating system compatibility
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Gateway RS780 motherboard

Thanks for your time


it is a pcie motherboard, and the card is a pcie vga, but you might want to make sure it will fit in whatever case you have. some of those oem cases are pretty tight, and thats a long card.
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A:RAM Compatibility

Possibly, though the faster one will drop down to the speed of the slower one.

RAM is cheap right now - why not replace both?
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A:Ram compatibility

im fairly certain that it will be fine but if you could post a link to the specs of the ram AND the motherboard you have i could verify it.
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A:Ram compatibility

You really want your ram to match. Not only speed and frequency, but they should ideally be the exact same model. You can mix speeds, and they will work at the lowest speed. But if you are looking to add more, get the same as what you have already. if you are looking to upgrade, prices are generally good enough to just replace what you have with matched dimms. A Guy