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spacedrone808
Adept II

Anyone tried 2990WX with Windows 7 x64?

Just want to know

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misterj
Exemplar

Re: Anyone tried 2990WX with Windows 7 x64?

spacedrone808, not that I know of and ONLY W10 is officially supported by AMD, so I strongly recommend against it.  If you are willing to fight all the dragons, it may well work.  Several have gotten 1950X to work on W7.  Be sure to ask your MB vendor.  Enjoy, John.

spacedrone808
Adept II

Re: Anyone tried 2990WX with Windows 7 x64?

Thanks, but i am interested in real life experience, not just theoretical stuff.

Currently using Ryzen 7 1700X with windows 7 x64 without any hassles, in spite of official not supported status.

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waltc
Miniboss

Re: Anyone tried 2990WX with Windows 7 x64?

Real life--Win10x64 is way, way better than Win7x64.  Surprised anyone is still using it these days--slow and clunky--ugh...;)  But to each his own, etc.

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spacedrone808
Adept II

Re: Anyone tried 2990WX with Windows 7 x64?

Way better? Win7 Slow? On my 'puter it is a rocket thingie.

Win10:

More security holes comparing to Win7 [check bulletin board].

Privacy dangerous [Not all telemetry can be turned off].

Full of bugs, but situation is better than in 2015.

More than 2/3 services you are running is not needed, waste of ram.

Atrocious interface with to separate control panels.

I can continue.But enough of off-topic.

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Re: Anyone tried 2990WX with Windows 7 x64?

No, Threadripper requires Windows 10 or Linux (ideally Linux). If you're talking security, Microsoft blocks updates for Ryzen and Kaby Lake and newer processors on Windows 7, and since it only has 15 months to live, you're going to need to use Windows 10 eventually anyway.

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spacedrone808
Adept II

Re: Anyone tried 2990WX with Windows 7 x64?

Wrong. Guys on Hardforum already reported that 1950X is fully compatible with Win7.

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misterj
Exemplar

Re: Anyone tried 2990WX with Windows 7 x64?

spacedrone808, I strongly recommend you give it a try!  As long you are aware that even if it works, W7 does not have a scheduler for Ryzen architecture and other short comings pointed out here.  Enjoy, John.

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clsmithj
Adept II

Re: Anyone tried 2990WX with Windows 7 x64?

Windows 7 used to be a rocket ship on my PC but not any more .

It runs pretty slow now on my @ Opteron 185 2.6GHz 4GB DDR400 RAM

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spacedrone808
Adept II

Re: Anyone tried 2990WX with Windows 7 x64?

Suggest you to turn off unneeded services and rip off bloat.

Add 4gb ram stick. These should fix the problem.

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