7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 30, 2009 11:29 AM by dvasquez

    Windows 2008 on I7-860 (LGA1156) on a ASUS P7P55D motherboard


      I needed a new Windows 2008 server in order to develop and test things like Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008.  I went to my local MicroCenter and they suggested an Intel I7-860 (LGA1156) on a ASUS P7P55D motherboard.  Initially I tried the 64 install which gave many errors during installation.  I then did the I386 install which worked better but it isn't perfect.  Currently I am having problems loading the network driver that comes on the ASUS board. Am I barking up the wrong tree with this combination? Should this be a 64 bit installation? Is there another processor that you could suggest that would work on this board? Putting the equipment together was pretty simple.  Once I started to install the software I encountered issues.  I would generally just buy a server from Dell but I was really trying to save some bucks here.