Selecting Motherboards

garystan

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Hi everybody:
In thinking about getting a "newer" motherboard, how do I tell the age of the motherboard ? If the motherboard accepts a "newer" CPU ? Advice ?
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garystan:unsure:
P.S------ I was just in communication with Gigabyte. And they said that my Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H doesn't support Windows 10. But, when I ran the Microsoft Compatibility Test (for Windows 10), the results said : "CPU OKAY', "MEMORY OKAY". Could it be just the BIOS that won't work with Windows 10? I seem to be bouncing back and forth with this dilemna.
 
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garystan

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Couriant :
Thanks for the link. I looked at it, and I put it in my bookmarks for reference. As for the build, I'm not sure. I'd have to check on that.
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garystan
 

Couriant

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Type winver in the search bar and press enter. It will tell you your current build version.
 

garystan

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Couriant :
Thanks I'll try that. But, that will tell me what build of Windows 7 I have.
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It should tell you what version of Windows you have, yes. Assuming that you are going to the latest version, you will need to make sure you have 10th gen CPU.
 

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Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard (support site)
That motherboard supports 2nd and 3rd generation Intel processors.
It should support either Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit just fine.

If you plan to stick with Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, then you should stick with that motherboard.
If you plan to use Windows 10 64-bit, then you can move to a newer generation motherboard.

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