Is there anyway to know if computer components will work together?

by on December 20, 2010

Q: I want to upgrade my PC and I want to make sure everything will work fine if I put these components together

xfx ati radeon 5850

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz

ASRock K10N78D Motherboard AMD Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3

and this power supply

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    All those parts should work fine together.

    Since everything hooks into the motherboard, looking at motherboard spec details is usually your best bet for determining if hardware will get along.

    The Phenom II is listed as being supported by this motherboard, and it has a PCI-Express 16x slot so you’ll be good to go for the Radeon 5850.

    The power supply is current so it should have all the needed connections.

    There are occasional fluke comparability problems, so if you do have an issue booting up the new setup, make sure to check the ASRock website for updates or support information.

    Also note that you’ll need DDR2 RAM if you don’t already have some, and there is only one PATA/IDE connection for any older drives on the motherboard:


      Thanx a lot 😉 i already have ddr2 rams and this power supply so i will buy other 3 components and i hope i wont have any problems i am going to install windows 7 as soon as i will put everything …maybe then i wont have any problems when i start it?