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Windows 7: Will this motherboard realistically run W7 64 bit please?

04 Apr 2019   #1
Basil

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
Will this motherboard realistically run W7 64 bit please?

Asustek M2N68-AM Plus


Specs at: M2N68-AM PLUS | Motherboards | ASUS Global


Compatible CPU's : M2N68-AM PLUS CPU Support | Motherboards | ASUS Global


I have 2 brand new old stock ones, and the drivers seem available for Win 7 64 bit. One has a new AMD Sempron 3600+ CPU on it, but happy to buy whatever is optimal if they are now cheap. What's the most / best memory it will take, I am a total Luddite with PC's sorry! The board will be for amateur radio light duty Software Defined Radio usage, nothing very intensive. Want it to hard wire network with my main Giagabyte Z97X-Gaming 3 PC with an i5-4670K CPU on it also running Win 7 64 bit.


Are these boards worth trying with Win 7 64 bit or should I bin `em? Thanks.


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04 Apr 2019   #2
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Sure the motherboard will run win7 easily the question is how much is it worth to you to get a cpu and memory and whatever else. I would chuck the sempron myself. For CPU you can get an AMD Phenom II X4 960 for $30-$40 on ebay that is about triple the speed of that sempron, and for memory you can get 2x4gb ddr2 800mhz for $25. So for $60 you get a system IF you already have a hard drive, power supply, cpu cooler, etc. Another consideration is how long will a motherboard last that was manufactured a decade ago even if its still in the box? No way to know.

To examine your cpu and memory options use pcpartpicker.com. Start by choosing the M2N68-AM and it will then only show you cpu and memory options that are compatible. Don't forget to update the bios on the board if you use it so whatever cpu you get will be supported.
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05 Apr 2019   #3
Basil

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks johnhoh, I have 4 gig of memory for both boards and a case and a decent PSU, and some low hours hard drives, so I'll probably buy the best CPU for one of the boards and see how it goes with Win 7, many thanks.
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