A new way to find compatible parts for a computer based on BSD telemetry

submited 17 March 2021

A new method of searching for compatible parts for upgrading a computer has become available based on the data from the BSD-Hardware.info portal using the hw-probe telemetry client (available in most BSD variants). No need to learn specifications anymore to perform successful upgrade — just create a probe of the computer and follow new "Find compatible parts for upgrade" link on the probe page to find out what parts are installed by other users of the same computer model or motherboard.

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