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Will the ms 7309 motherboard support windows 8

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November 24, 2012 9:42:48 PM

Hello, I have a System that has a MSI MS 7309 Motherboard. The CPU is listed as AMD Athlon64 X 2 Dual COre Processor 5400+ 2.81 GHZ 2.00GB Ram. I'm wondering if I can install Windows 8 Full Version and it will run properly.
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November 24, 2012 11:04:10 PM

why would you install windows 8 to a machine as old as that?
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November 24, 2012 11:35:52 PM

You should be able to install Windows 8 on your motherboard (although I have not tried it) as Windows 8 is very good at supporting older hardware you should have no problem in this regard. Where you may have problems however is with your graphics card, only the very latest graphics cards work with Windows 8 without problems or even have drivers. Many older graphics cards have only beta drivers for Windows 8 which in my experience are buggy or do not work at all. Even where there are proper drivers available unless it is a very modern graphics card you will find various bugs in the driver.
The processor is adequate for running Windows 8 and unless you have a application that needs a faster processor, it should suffice.
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November 25, 2012 12:27:29 AM

Its Has The EXACT same system requirements as windows 7...... DX9 Graphics, 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, And 20GB HDD Space. if 7 will run on it 8 will run on it (yes use can even use windows XP/Vista/7 sound drivers and windows vista/7 video drivers.

Ive tested the RC on several machines from old Pentium 4s, My thinkpad x61 and even couple with dx8.1 cards (through a little trickery) with no issues.

bottom line, install it...
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November 25, 2012 12:27:51 AM

Its Has The EXACT same system requirements as windows 7...... DX9 Graphics, 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, And 20GB HDD Space. if 7 will run on it 8 will run on it (yes use can even use windows XP/Vista/7 sound drivers and windows vista/7 video drivers.

Ive tested the RC on several machines from old Pentium 4s, My thinkpad x61 and even couple with dx8.1 cards (through a little trickery) with no issues.

bottom line, install it...
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November 25, 2012 12:35:01 AM

Its Has The EXACT same system requirements as windows 7...... DX9 Graphics, 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, And 20GB HDD Space. if 7 will run on it 8 will run on it (yes use can even use windows XP/Vista/7 sound drivers and windows vista/7 video drivers.

Ive tested the RC on several machines from old Pentium 4s, My thinkpad x61 and even couple with dx8.1 cards (through a little trickery) with no issues.

bottom line, install it...
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November 25, 2012 12:42:23 AM

^record's stuck. Someone hit him.
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a b * Windows 8
November 25, 2012 12:42:33 AM

^record's stuck. Someone hit him.
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November 25, 2012 12:42:39 AM

^record's stuck. Someone hit him.
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November 25, 2012 1:34:45 AM

Its Has The EXACT same system requirements as windows 7...... DX9 Graphics, 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, And 20GB HDD Space. if 7 will run on it 8 will run on it (yes use can even use windows XP/Vista/7 sound drivers and windows vista/7 video drivers.

Ive tested the RC on several machines from old Pentium 4s, My thinkpad x61 and even couple with dx8.1 cards (through a little trickery) with no issues.

bottom line, install it...
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November 25, 2012 1:34:53 AM

Its Has The EXACT same system requirements as windows 7...... DX9 Graphics, 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, And 20GB HDD Space. if 7 will run on it 8 will run on it (yes use can even use windows XP/Vista/7 sound drivers and windows vista/7 video drivers.

Ive tested the RC on several machines from old Pentium 4s, My thinkpad x61 and even couple with dx8.1 cards (through a little trickery) with no issues.

bottom line, install it...
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November 25, 2012 11:26:36 PM

Quote:
Its Has The EXACT same system requirements as windows 7...... DX9 Graphics, 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, And 20GB HDD Space. if 7 will run on it 8 will run on it (yes use can even use windows XP/Vista/7 sound drivers and windows vista/7 video drivers.

Ive tested the RC on several machines from old Pentium 4s, My thinkpad x61 and even couple with dx8.1 cards (through a little trickery) with no issues.

bottom line, install it...


I thought that I should repeat the above :D 

The video drivers are completely different on Windows 8 most other drivers are nearly the same, some network and wireless drivers that work with Windows 7 do not work with Windows 8 but this is not normally a big problem. There are NO Windows 8 drivers for dvx8.1 cards, in such cases Windows 8 installs the generic driver that works for basic Windows functionality but will fail when running 3D games.
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November 25, 2012 11:37:43 PM

Why bother? Toss it in the bin and get a G540, 8GB of RAM and an H61 board for $100 that is twice as fast with half the power consumption. Windows 8 is a modern OS and it works best with modern hardware. If you can't afford new hardware then you should shouldn't be looking at an OS upgrade anyway.
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