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    Default Re: Can Win 7 be installed on eSata2

    My cpu is an AMD AM3 AthlonII X2. I went to the AMD forum and found a post in one of the threads called "cpu not supported by Win7" with the following reply:

    More than likely the issue is the mobo BIOS needs to be updated to recognize the CPU properly. Win 7 should run on any of the AMD X86 CPUs.

    I don't know what an AMD X86 cpu is but it looks promising.

    It looks like I have a lot of helpful info to work with here and just need to get Win7 and try it, probably the trial version first as suggested. I'll let you know how I'm getting along when I get that far.

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    Default Re: Can Win 7 be installed on eSata2

    From AMD Athlon near the bottom of the page:

    AMD64 Technology Yes
    Simultaneous 32- & 64-bit computing Yes


    Have fun, let us know how everything works out.
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    Default Re: Can Win 7 be installed on eSata2

    I'm back to one last question which I'm not sure about.

    My motherboard has 4 dimm slots, 2 yellow slots and 2 orange slots. The mother board can take up to 8 gb of RAM. Are there any restrictions on the size of RAM I can use? Can I use 2 DIMMs that are each 4 gb? The manual describes the slots as follows:

    - 2x240-pin DDRII DIMM Slots (Dual Channel A: DDRII_1,DDRII_2,Yellow)
    - 2x240-pin DDRII DIMM Slots (Dual Channel B: DDRII_3, DDRII_4, Orange)
    - Support DDRII800/667/533

    I found some descriptions of RAM that look like the following but I'm not sure if all of the below would be useful for the above specifications. I don't understand the different info:

    4x 2GB 8GB DDR2RAM DDR2-800 G.SKILL CL5
    2x 4GB 8GB ECC RAM HP Proliant DL785 G6 ML150 G5 SL165z G6 DDR2 Speicher
    2x 4GB 8GB ECC RAM HP Proliant BL495c G5 G6 BL685c G5 G6 DDR2 Speicher
    2x 4GB 8GB RAM für DELL Server PowerEdge R900 SC1430 667 Mhz Fully Buffered DDR2

    The last one gives the Mhz at 667, but it also says it's for a server. The others don't list the Mhz.

    Thanks for any help in how to read these lines of description.
    Last edited by Auntie; 02-10-2014 at 04:10 PM. Reason: adding info

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    Default Re: Can Win 7 be installed on eSata2

    The ASRock web page for your motherboard says:
    Supports Dual Channel DDR2 1066/800/667/533 (4 x DIMM slots) non-ECC, un-buffered memory, Max. capacity up to 16GB
    but there isn't a link for their compatible memory list for your board.

    A 2x4GB memory kit might work, but I think that you will have better luck getting your system stable with two identical 2x2GB memory kits bought at the same time.

    I'm comfortable buying memory kits where the memory manufacturer's web page lists the compatible memory kits that they have tested with your motherboard. It is unlikely that any server memory will work on non-server motherboards.

    Some memory manufacturers may no longer list DDR2 memory compatibility and you might need to contact their tech support to see if they can tell you which of their memory kits were found to be compatible with your specific motherboard model.

    I think that you will find that buying memory from Dell or HP will be much more expensive than buying memory from other places.
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    Default Re: Can Win 7 be installed on eSata2

    I installed Win 7 64-bit using 2 gb RAM on the eSATA2 motherboard with no problems. I got an internet connection, the windows updates downloaded and installed and the older printer was recognized. It seems to be working.

    The only glitches were probably from me. I didn't trust the reformat of my c-drive with the installation dvd because it said it was finished in about 3 seconds, so I clicked back and asked it to reformat again. It then spun its wheels forever and couldn't find a c partition. However, I checked the partitions with a partition software and they were fine, so I had the reformat done by the partitioning software and then started the Win7 installation over. I didn't think to take the dvd out or reset the bios, so during installation it got stuck booting up and I thought I needed to reinstall rather than simply taking the dvd out of the drawer.

    I learn. :)
    Thanks for all your support. It's been great.

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