First post, by debs3759
I'm looking at buying a P965 based socket 775 board for benching early Prescott chips which have a 533 MHz FSB. I will be using a RevoDrive as my boot drive. Some CPUs don't have x64 support. I have a few questions:
For the OS I want to install, I will need a 32-bit and a 64-bit version of Windows, on separate partitions. Which of the following combinations makes most sense, given that the 32-bit OS will only be used for a small number of CPUs?
XP x86 + XP x64
XP x86 + 70x64
7-x86 + 7-x64
Will it be best to install the 32-bit OS first, or will the order not matter? Will it be easier with a free boot manager, and if so, can you recommend one which has clear and detailed info on how to use it?
I'm trying to be prepared before I receive the board, so I can get straight into the setting up.
I will be using more modern boards for benching chips with higher FSB, but will be using the x64 OS and an overclocked Q6600 SLACR in this board for benching earlier PCI-E GPUs.