To be honest, there is nothing with the board and CPU, the CPU supports Operating System 64 bit.
I will advise you to do a CMOS clear on the BOARD.
Then try to flash the bios on the BOARD using the RECOVERY Method.
Instructions for the BIOS RECOVERY:
1. Copy the recovery file BIO file (*.bio) to a formatted usb disk.
2. Place the usb disk in the target system.
3. Shut down the system and unplug AC power.
4. Open the chassis and remove the BIOS Configuration Jumper. See the Technical Product Specification for details including the location of this jumper.
5. Power the system on.
6. Wait 2-5 minutes for the update to complete. When the usb drive LED is lit, the system is copying the recovery code into the FLASH device.
7. System will either turn off when the recovery process is completed or it will prompt you to turn off the system.
8. Remove usb disk
9. Replace the BIOS Configuration Jumper.
10. Restart system.
Note: these can be found on:
Once this is done, I will proceed to the steps below:
Connect your hard disk drive to the first SATA port.
COnnect your optical drive to the last SATA port.
Go into the BIOS, Advanced >> Configure SATA as IDE.
Go to Boot Menu, Make Sure CD ROM Drive is the First device and the hard disk drive is the second priority.
SAVE and EXIT.
Insert your OS CD.
Press any key to boot on the CD.
Then it should work as usual.
Driver Download: Windows Vista 64 bit
If it fails, try another OS CD like a Vista 64 bit as a test.
Other than this, I dont see why it should not work. I am sure that it will work fine after the BIOS update as if you check in the RELEASE NOTES of the BIOS, it mentions fixes on EFI boot images are not seen on IDE CD/DVD devices.
This process did not work for me. I am running Vista 32 bit and trying to upgrade to windows 7 64 bit.
I have the latest BIOS version and I reset my CMOS.
I have a sata dvd drive and an IDE hard drive.
I get the same option buymycorp got where it says "1. <CR> 2. <CR> and then asks which CD-ROM version do I want to boot to". Options 1 & 2 are blank and I'm asked to choose between them. If I choose 1 it will boot to the windows 7 installation dvd and I can get to the part where it asks for what drive to install windows 7 to. There are no drives found. I can't choose any drive. I've been trying to figure this out for a couple days now... The sad thing is I am a system admin and can't figure this thing out. DVD works for other systems.
UPDATE: I installed windows 7 on a 5 year old computer that I didn't think could run 64 bit. Well it ran it flawlessly. I thent ransfered the hard drive to the computer with the dg33tl board and it gets to the windows loading screen and crashes. The it prompts me that it wants to start the startup repair tool that does absolutely nothing.
I have the e8400 so everything should be ready for 64 bit. It sounds like this is a bug?