The Exiled Airman
- Jul 2, 2007
- 30,365 (6.52/day)
- Republic of Texas (True Patriot)
|Processor||AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz|
|Motherboard||Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios|
|Cooling||Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED|
|Memory||16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)|
|Video Card(s)||AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB|
|Display(s)||NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)|
|Case||AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR|
|Power Supply||Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)|
|Mouse||Roccat Kone XTD|
|Keyboard||Roccat Ryos MK Pro|
|Software||Windows 7 Pro 64|
Just Look up LSI/3ware 9650SE windows 7 driver. Win 7 does alot better of supporting hardware excluding NF-NF4 chipsets because NV decided to not produce drivers during vista time
Nothing terribly exotic or archaic. My hardware RAID card (LSI/3Ware 9650SE) is my biggest concern, although Microsoft swears it's supported out of the box in 7. I'd like to take their word for it, but the horror stories of Vista have left me skeptical. Of lesser concern are my reservations about the functionality of 32-bit programs in 7 like DOSBox and such.
If someone's using dated hardware and it's preventing them from taking advantage of a 64-bit OS, they should definitely consider upgrading their components. However, if it results in them essentially building an entirely new system around the OS, budget constraints may kick in.
In my case, when I'm given the choice between buying another expensive RAID card or going with FakeRAID, the decision is not quite so practical.
Edited to Add: Thanks once again to all for the replies. They've helped me to understand this problem more in depth than I had previously.