Motherboards that work with Windows Server 64?

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by boe, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. boe

    boe Guest

    Hello,

    I just tried to install Windows Server 64 on a Dell 9200 and it crashed
    during install without any additional cards in the unit. I'd like to put
    Windows 64 bit on a standard PC with an Intel Core2 processor. Ideally the
    motherboard would have as many PCI slots as possible. Is there a list
    anywhere of what motherboards are compatable with Windows 64? I would be
    happy to build the PC if necessary.

    Thanks
     
    boe, Jan 18, 2007
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    Theo Guest

    What specific error do you get? Are you providing SATA
    drivers using F6? You Dell 9200should support Win x64, it's
    probably necessary to ensure you have all the needed drivers
    before you start installing.
     
    Theo, Jan 18, 2007
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  3. boe

    boe Guest

    I can't remember the exact error - it was blue screening during the
    install - every other time I've installed a Windows app and it needed
    drivers for the controller, it would just say it couldn't find any hard
    drives, I've never had an OS crash on me because it couldn't find drivers.

    Turns out the 9200 didn't have enough PCI slots anyways to make it a viable
    option. I'll use another system for this project but I'll need one with
    more slots.
     
    boe, Jan 18, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    Good luck. PCI slots are becoming scarce as PCI-E slots are added, even
    though there aren't that many PCI-E cards available.
     
    John Barnes, Jan 18, 2007
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    Dshai Guest

    Shades of ISA and it's demise...
     
    Dshai, Jan 19, 2007
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  6. boe

    John Barnes Guest

    At least ISA and PCI could share appropriate combo slots. PCI shares with
    the rare PCI-X, but I haven't seen any slots that are PCI and PCI-E.
     
    John Barnes, Jan 19, 2007
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    Dshai Guest

    Very true.
     
    Dshai, Jan 19, 2007
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    Theo Guest

    Theo, Jan 19, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    The electric current for the card is provided thru the slot (except some
    video cards), I don't get your point.
     
    John Barnes, Jan 19, 2007
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    Theo Guest

    I don't think there were any electrical slots that the cards
    plugged into that were ISA & PCI compatible. All the ones I
    saw were ISA & PCI electrical slots side-by-side that shared
    the same bracket slot. The PCI cards were to the right of
    the bracket and the ISA cards were to the left of the
    bracket as depicted in the photo. The 1st & 2nd connectors
    on the left are ISA and the the 3rd is PCI. The shared
    bracket slot was ISA #2 and the closest PCI, #3. So, my
    question was this what you were referring to?
     
    Theo, Jan 19, 2007
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  11. boe

    John Barnes Guest

    More than happy to take your word for it. I have only seen 1 in my life and
    that was on a neighbor's machine with a defective ISA modem. It obviously
    has different electronics on the MOBO.
     
    John Barnes, Jan 19, 2007
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    charliemor47 Guest

    Try the MSI K9 series as it works pretty well for me at the moment;
    specifically the Neo (550MCP) and Platinum (570MCP); both come in SLI
    versions.
     
    charliemor47, Jan 21, 2007
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