Hardware components compatibility?

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I have been repairing the parts of a computer for a long time, and since then and this doubt is being a shadow. How can I make sure that this part is compatible with other or if the part doesn't really make an issue then how can I make sure that the driver of it will not go through the conflict process..!

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Hardware and driver issues are very specific and can be complex due to the number of variables in different hardware and software combinations. The best thing you can do is go to the hardware manufacturers site and see if there are known issues for your particular hardware/OS combination. Also note if there are a high number of driver patches for compatability issues. This may indicate a poorly written driver and may cause you headaches in initial install. Also Google (or your favorite search engine) the model number on the hardware. If all the first hits are driver or compatability issues you may want to reconsider that piece of hardware. Hope this helps.

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  • MidZoneTec
    Hardware and driver issues are very specific and can be complex due to the number of variables in different hardware and software combinations. The best thing you can do is go to the hardware manufacturers site and see if there are known issues for your particular hardware/OS combination. Also note if there are a high number of driver patches for compatability issues. This may indicate a poorly written driver and may cause you headaches in initial install. Also Google (or your favorite search engine) the model number on the hardware. If all the first hits are driver or compatability issues you may want to reconsider that piece of hardware. Hope this helps.
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  • Ibadkhan
    this problem is solved when you will forget a THIS term.
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  • Stoker53
    This is a very interesting subject. I suppose the answer to this question goes to which OS you are working with at the time. Windows XP will load most drivers, if they are included in the WHQL. But, like myself, you repair PCs for enusers with a wide array of machine types and operating systems, it all boils down to a bit of common sense. Obviously, we won't attempt to place an AGP card into a PCIe slot. And, even though the more common names in hardware provide specs and driver information, there are many who either don't or it is like finding a dry martini at the bottom of the ocean. Since I encounter the multitude of variances, Drivers that I find work well with a specific OS on a particular model, mark them appropriately, rate them, and archive them for future use. With the many different Brands and models of PCs, not to mention the component upgrades released daily, it is a matter of trial and error and trying not to make the same mistakes twice.
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