Will Vista or Win7 run on this Tyan mobo?

January 21, 2010 at 02:03:07
Specs: Windows 7, 2.5Ghz / 1.5GB
I've been looking at a Tyan S2462 that a friend
of mine has, its a dual Socket A (462) board
running 2x2ghz athlon mp processors, 2GB
ram, 7600GS nvidia AGP card installed, the
chipset says its an AMD 760MP but I can't
find much information on it to see if its
supported under 7, I'm not too worried about
the onboard LAN, sound, graphics, as I'd have
add-on cards for all of them, my friend doesn't
know much about it either just that its a
working system, before I invest anything into it
(its only a $60 investment) I'd like to know if
Windows 7 or Vista would run on it.

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#1
January 21, 2010 at 04:53:27
You should download and run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor to make sure. The specs sound ok for the 32 bit version, but it wouldn't hurt to run the advisor. Stay away from Vista. I would rather run XP.

http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/wi...


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#2
January 21, 2010 at 05:12:47
the specs seems fine, sometimes xp drivers works fine in win 7 but u need to install them thru device manager. I agree with grasshopper better run win xp or win 7 but not win vista.

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#3
January 21, 2010 at 07:07:10
Here is a link to the Tyan site for that board. Nothing listed. I suggest you contact Tyan for an answer.

I kind of doubt Windows 7 will run on that board. I couldn't even get the AMD site to recognize that chipset, let alone provide any drivers. Looks to me that all support for that board and chipset have been discontinued.

http://www.tyan.com/support_downloa...

Additionally, I don't know why you would want to. the 462 socket is a 32 bit solution. Most any modern system will run faster than that rig. IMO the rig is obsolete. Would be OK to run as a second system with an older OS that you already have. You are going to spend 3 times the cost of the rig on the Windows 7 copy.


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#4
January 21, 2010 at 10:03:17
AMD dabbled in the chipset market for the slot A / socket A in the late 90's - early 2000's. I know the AMD 750 was known as the Irongate, not sure if the 760 was known as that as well. The "MP" in the model number is for Multi Processor. Windows *may* have generic drivers for the chipset...all you can do is try.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#5
January 21, 2010 at 14:25:05
Well I'll try it out, I'll be getting pretty much a complete system
for $45 now, so if Win 7 won't work I'll just put my old XP license
on it.

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#6
January 21, 2010 at 14:36:07
Worth $45 is you have an old license that isn't in use.

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