Windows 7 is much like Vista so drivers not listed for 7 can work for 7.
Hardware gets old “buy something else instead of Intel products” fine it will just happen to that product instead.
Yes hardware gets old but we are talking about just a little over two years.
So you are saying that my answer is yes I have buy new computers ever year?
That's BS no one buys new computers every year except some large company.
I'm also using the same DG965RY motherboard with my Pentium D 3.40 GHz.And now I'm thinking to sell it & buy something that at least provides some support for longer duration.It looks that if I buy another Intel board I have to change my motherboard every time Microsoft releases a new version of Windows.
I just bought it about 2 years ago & they have ended support of it!!
Good Bye Intel!
Products do go out of support quite quickly, but that is the nature of the beast.
What issue are you having with the FP??I have a 965 based board with win 7 and not had a single problem.
There was no audio line in or mic support so I installed the Windows Vista Audio driver and it worked well.The video driver provided by microsoft crashes oftenly I tried to install the windows Vista Video driver but windows says it is old driver!
Hi guys! I just found video drivers for windows 7 & it works very good I don't know why its not listed on DG965RY homepage!
I found a vista driver that fixed my problem.
As for hardware going out of date yes I understand that but the way you guys are talking I need to buy a new computer every year.
The average product is in production ~ 2 years.
During that time new OS versions are added if they are release.
With the new OS, comes the new drivers.
After the active production period, warrant support of the hardware continues another 1 to 3 years (depending on the product) past the last build date, but new OSes or drivers are not generally tested and added to the product during this phase. Newer product that may share the same components may well test and release compatible drivers, but since they are not tested on the older products, they do not get posted to the End Of Life product's web page.
You get the best price on products 2 to 4 years post launch, but if your choice is an OS that is a couple of years or more newer than the hardware, you may have problems finding drivers. If you know what device driver you need, I recommend checking the component manufactures site or check for a newer board using the same component. The other option is to stay with an OS that was tested and approved on the product.
The DG965RY is 5 years old.