just wondered if/when the DP35 board will fully support Windows 7?
Currently works OK but with a couple of driver issues i.e. PCI Simple Communications controller missing and firmware corruption of memory during sleep transitions http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/E/7/7E7662CF-CBEA-470B-A97E-CE7CE0D98DC2/mem-corrupt.docx
I believe what you need to make it work for You is this: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/13477/eng/MEI_AMT_allOS_18.104.22.1686_PV.zip&agr=&ProductID=&DwnldId=13477&strOSs=&OSFullName=&lang=eng (link to Intel Management drivers) Just unpack whereever - go into: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items and choose Device Manager! Rightclick on the "PCI Simple Communications controller" and choose Update Driver Software. Then Choose "Browse my Computer for driver software" - browse to where you unpacked the driver pack and press next.. What You need is the Intel Management engine from the drivers and all is fine. I don't use the onboard sound drivers from my board (DP35DP) so I have not tested with those. You can email me if You have any problems at all.
PS: Hope I weren't giving TOO detailed instructions - but You never mentioned how well-versed You where with driver installs, etc.
PPS: I would be glad to hear if this was helpful information for You.
Message was edited by: vanhviid
for me it worked, I had the simple PCI Communications-device, too, thanks a lot.
Unfortunately the driver is not a designated Windows 7-driver, but I hope, Intel will not stop support for the board.
Some drivers for 7x64 a missing in the download-center, that's poor.
The board runs fine for me, one of the best boards I ever had. And I bought it exactly one year ago, that's not very old.
thanks, yep we've chucked that on a few machines here but had a few more blue screens when we did so we withdrew that from our image. Thats not to say it was definately this driver but we wanted to do some more testing in the meantime and hoped that Intel would fully support under Win 7 rather than using Vista drivers but we'll see. It's not a massive issue just nice to have proper drivers.
agreed, it is indeed poor! But I guess we have to wait and see when (if?) designated Win7 drivers are released. The funny thing is, I have never had any BSOD's on Win7, but plenty on Vista. So my thought is, that it is a combination of external hardware/software combined offcourse, with the DP35DP board.
Well - that's my 2 cents.. Btw: Glad it worked out for you, Core2Quad-User!
Oh.. And a little firmware update would be nice too, to prevent memory corruption.
I have not tested, since I use an external soundcard. But it would seem that the newest sound driver for DP35DP is made for Window Vista 64bit as the latest OS. Here is the link if you have not already got it! http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=13706&ProdId=2782&lang=eng
Please tell me if it works - or why not! If you can't get it to work, I will give it a try!
I wouldn't hold my breath, there's no Windows 7 support planned for the DP35DP: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-025834.htm
Too bad really, this is the best motherboard I ever had, and they stop supporting it.
I bought this board in august 2008 and Intel wants me to buy a new board?
I'm pretty sure, that this won't be an Intel-board. I'm very angry about that :-((
Shame on Intel!
I have three years warranty on this board, I want drivers, they can't just stop support for
an one year old product.