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Can I run windows 7 on a server mb and cpu

Can I run windows 7 on a server mb and cpu?

Can play games on it and is there a major drawback to playing games on a server platform?
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  1. Almost certainly yes. Best to be specific about the hardware though. Always some sort of 'gotcha' with certain unusual hardware combo's.
    And yes, you can play games on a server platform as long as you can get a decent video card up and running.
  2. Thanks for the advice. I was wondering if I could use the new AMD 12 core server processor with an appropriate mb. What a system.
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    What games works better with that AMD CPU than an nicely overclocked Core i7-930? I don't know of any that run better on a dual CPU 12core setup.
    And for certain you won't find a Crossfire or SLI server motherboard.
  4. dmbinbc said:
    Can I run windows 7 on a server mb and cpu?

    Can play games on it and is there a major drawback to playing games on a server platform?


    The server motherboard makes no difference in gaming. However, a server cpu does matter, & since most of the mainstream server CPUs have low clock speeds, they won't run games as efficiently as similarly priced desktop processors.

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    I was wondering if I could use the new AMD 12 core server processor with an appropriate mb. What a system.


    Yes its a great system, but certainly not for games.
  5. ksampanna said:
    The server motherboard makes no difference in gaming. However, a server cpu does matter, & since most of the mainstream server CPUs have low clock speeds, they won't run games as efficiently as similarly priced desktop processors.

    Quote:
    I was wondering if I could use the new AMD 12 core server processor with an appropriate mb. What a system.


    Yes its a great system, but certainly not for games.



    ya, I think I will go with the i7 930 cpu and asus rampage III extreme

    and wait and see where intel goes with its 32nm.
  6. Best answer selected by dmbinbc.
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