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Windows 7: New am3+ motherboard

23 Sep 2012   #1
silverstormz

windows 7 home premium
 
 
New am3+ motherboard

Hey guys i decided today i wanted a motherboard that would support xfire/sli
I decided i liked the look of this one http://www.ebuyer.com/349910-gigabyt...rd-ga-970a-ds3
I have a few questions though
1. Would it support sli for newer cards with out severe bottle necking
2.would it support my old phenom II or must i buy an am3+ cpu
3. Will I have to get a new windows 7
http://www.kandco.com/microsoft-wind...fq%2fwindows+7
Curent windows 7 i use


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23 Sep 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yes...that mobo will support your current hardware but will only run crossfire, that's according the the spec page. There are also some limitations due to CPU, RAM and crossfire configuration. See notes on spec page.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-970A-D3 (rev. 1.0/1.1)
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23 Sep 2012   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

1) nVidia has only recently begun licensing SLI for some boards with AMD-made 9xx series chipsets. You'd have to check each board to see whether the maker has paid the license fee to NVidia. (It doesn't seem to be hardware related.)

2) as Bassfisher posted

3) Depends on what type of Win7 license you have. Retail licenses are transferable. (Upgrade ones require that the new system have a qualifying older OS in place, though.) OEM licenses are not transferable. I refer to the requirements of the license agreements, rather than what may be physically possible.
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23 Sep 2012   #4
silverstormz

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Ok is there any way to find out what licence mine has?
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23 Sep 2012   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silverstormz View Post
Ok is there any way to find out what licence mine has?
There are many ways.

One way is to run slmgr /dli from a command window. (It doesn't need one with admin privileges.)

It doesn't tell me that my licenses are upgrade ones, but it informs me that they're retail.
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24 Sep 2012   #6
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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