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The PC Part Compatibility Quiz

written by: M.S. Smith•edited by: J. F. Amprimoz•updated: 10/13/2011

Just because it fits, doesn't mean it will work - and just because it doesn't fit, doesn't mean there's not an adapter. This quiz will help you judge your PC knowledge by pitting you against some nasty hardware compatibility questions.

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    It Was Supposed to Work!

    In theory, computers are flexible pieces of technology that allow users plenty of room for upgrades. Various parts are supposed to work with one another easily, and upgrades are a cinch.

    Of course, if you ever have used a computer, you know that's a bunch of nonsense. Computers often don't work well with new parts, and even if a piece of hardware fits in to a port, it may not boot up because of some firmware incompatibility.

    Think you're an uber-geek, above such problems? Let's find out by testing you against some simple and not-so-simple scenarios.

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    PC Part Compatibility

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