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Thought i would upgrade my elderly pc....?
Bought what i thought was an appropriate Mb/cpu


CPU Type QuadCore AMD Ryzen 3 2300X, 4000 MHz (40 x 100)
CPU Alias Picasso
Gigabyte A320M-S2H V2 Mb



Just found Cpu does not support Windows 7 64 bit


Cant get on with windows 10



So i need a

AMD Pinnacle Ridge, Summit Ridge or Bristol Ridge CPU.


Any ideas anyone

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You have found another way they are shafting your choice, i know alot of MB manf dont give drivers for 7 so i know about that didn't know about cpu before you bin it or return it, chck if there is a workaround on google there maybe a way round it but i fear it's a return or ebay job

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Tried it,totally bloated,over complicated,home reporting bloatware.

In short its Crap!

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1 hour ago, daveb47 said:

Tried it,totally bloated,over complicated,home reporting bloatware.

In short its Crap!

Could not agree more Dave, I went away a while ago for some alone time with a new fresh instal of 10, even when you converted everything to make it look like 7 it still took ages to load (M.2 drive) and just seems slow compared to 7, if i was going to hang around i for sure would be looking at the move to the big bird

 

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Might be time to look at it Dave?

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Well,board etc has gone back

Aquired secondhand

Motherboard Name    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 v4

CPU Type    QuadCore AMD FX-4350, 4219 MHz (21 x 201)

24gb ddr3 memory

Pci Sata3 6 Gbps, 4port card.

500mb Sata ssd drive

Installed Windows 7 Ultimate

Works brilliantly

 

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4 hours ago, Sir Zorro said:

Such a small hard drive Dave 😉

 

Always moaning about size buddy, wife been on your case again ???   🤣

 

All1

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8 hours ago, Alloneword said:

Always moaning about size buddy, wife been on your case again ???   🤣

 

All1

She's always on my case All1. Water off a duck's back now.😁

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1 hour ago, Sir Zorro said:

She's always on my case All1. Water off a duck's back now.😁

 

Yea just nod and agree, happy wife and all that lot😀

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7 hours ago, Alloneword said:

 

Yea just nod and agree, happy wife and all that lot😀

 

Not married 🙂 Been together over 31 years, but don't want to rush into it yet as she might not be the right one.

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It's not the hardware per se that's stopping you from Windows 7 but more to do with the UEFI BIOS they are slowley blacklisting older software and drivers ISOs

It's to phase out 32Bit at the end of this year 2020 no 32bit software will be supported anymore that's Windows / Linux "ubuntu been the first" iOS Android

all being 64bit only going forward. Adobe are even sunsetting flash player the end of this year.

 

It's all been done in the name of security "and to save cash" did you know over 80% of computer virus are 32bit so switching off 32bit kills 80% of virus

anti virus software will run a lot better and faster if it only has to scan in 64bit.

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Got another f ing problem now.leads to front panel all conncted ok.

but power light stays on all the time even when shut down.

only goes off if psu is turned off.

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Christ Dave where did you buy this from please don't say shpock or gumtree or anything like that?

If it's not been used for ages, take out the cmos battery short out the start pins and give the pins on the MB a small rub down with a nail file to make sure there is a decent connection, that is my only suggestion.

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Back to plan b.

Managed t0 find cpu that works on new mb,that will work with W7.

Question.

The on mbu hd slot,which is the fast hd.

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If it's a 2nd hand motherboard get a new cmos battery and don't get a cheap one it's important that a PC keeps good time.

you can get Energizer CR2032 Lithium Coin Battery pack of 4 on Amazon for £2.38 on a motherboard they are good for about 4 or 5 years each.

 

As for the power LED flip the connector on the motherboard Red and Black wire to the LED see if this fixes it.

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Well newcpu installed& loaded ok,but wouldnt install windows of any type BSD with Bad-Pool-Caller halfway through install

Amazon have sent a replacement,will be here today.

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