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Windows 7: Question about mainboard and CPU

27 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Question about mainboard and CPU

Hi all,
Have just registered on this forum and maybe someone can help me.
I just want to get the most out of Windows 7 and there is no chipset drivers on asus website for Windows 7, just XP and Vista and they are from 2006 and 2007. for my Asus P5-lvm 1394 mainboard and I am using an Intel P4 3.2 GHz CPU and 4 GB RAM. No Dual core duo as of yet, but was just wondering if I need to install anything since Windows 7 is working, but it could be faster for my opinion. Any thoughts?

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27 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chris08 View Post
Hi all,
Have just registered on this forum and maybe someone can help me.
I just want to get the most out of Windows 7 and there is no chipset drivers on asus website for Windows 7, just XP and Vista and they are from 2006 and 2007. for my Asus P5-lvm 1394 mainboard and I am using an Intel P4 3.2 GHz CPU and 4 GB RAM. No Dual core duo as of yet, but was just wondering if I need to install anything since Windows 7 is working, but it could be faster for my opinion. Any thoughts?
What you have now is what you're going to get. P4 motherboards generally haven't had windows 7-compatible drivers. There's a cutoff of what to support Windows 7 on and you're below that line, I'm afraid.

Pentium IVs aren't the best to compare to newer chips at the same speeds. Their buses are much slower and are on much larger processes.

I wouldn't even spend time upgrading to a Core 2 of any model at this point. If you're looking for a budget upgrade, a micro-ATX motherboard with an AM3 socket and a cheap Phenom II X2 or X4 processor will cost you much less in the long run. My rig has a $70 motherboard and a $120 processor (in USD). Totally worth the price.

Good luck!
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27 Dec 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The fastest CPU in any socket line brings a price premium from others looking to max out their system...Unless I was using a OEM version of windows I would follow Jelyman"s advice.....
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27 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
The fastest CPU in any socket line brings a price premium from others looking to max out their system...Unless I was using a OEM version of windows I would follow Jelyman"s advice.....
(off topic) That's why I don't like using OEM copies of Windows for my own machines. Upgrading the motherboard takes your license away. Sad day.
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27 Dec 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jelyman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
The fastest CPU in any socket line brings a price premium from others looking to max out their system...Unless I was using a OEM version of windows I would follow Jelyman"s advice.....
(off topic) That's why I don't like using OEM copies of Windows for my own machines. Upgrading the motherboard takes your license away. Sad day.
You can beg/lie....
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27 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jelyman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
The fastest CPU in any socket line brings a price premium from others looking to max out their system...Unless I was using a OEM version of windows I would follow Jelyman"s advice.....
(off topic) That's why I don't like using OEM copies of Windows for my own machines. Upgrading the motherboard takes your license away. Sad day.
You can beg/lie....
SOMETIMES if you said your motherboard died and you're replacing it they'll give you one more go.
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