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Load Win 7 64 bit on a GX520 Desktop?

A system check finds 64 bit technology = yes. Does this mean you can load Windows 7 64 bit OS on to this unit? It is currently running XP Pro 32 bit.

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Hi Milfordlefty,

Welcome to the Community.

We do not have drivers for Windows 7 for this system model however, you can refer to the thread mentioned below for some useful information:

http://dell.to/WrPvm1

You can click the link mentioned below for the drivers:

http://dell.to/12rEQMv

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

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The basic answer is YES except.

1. You must have a 64 bit CPU otherwise it will not even boot to install.

2. The 620 is a better choice due to it having an X16 video Slot.

3.  You can Get a Used Optiplex 620 with Windows 7 for slightly more than just the software alone.

     $109 for OEM WIN7 Home and $149 for OEM WIN7 PRO and $199 for OEM WIN7 Ultimate.

Windows 7 will install without issue and recognize EVERYTHING except the Video and Audio.

4.  BIOS Update to the LATEST Version is Highly Recommended BEFORE upgrading.

5. Since there is no XP to WIN7 or WIN8 upgrade buying another Hard Drive to install it on is recommeded.

    Take out your old drive and keep as a backup.  There is no way Back to XP its a one way Trip.

Both the 32 bit and 64 bit version of the Audio Driver is below.

DirectX June 2010 is also Highly Recommended.

Download DirectX Redist (June 2010) from Official Microsoft ...

Download file, Extract to a folder,  RUN DXSETUP.EXE as Administrator.

The Analog Devices AD198X codec does have WHQL drivers from the Microsoft Catalog.

Architecture: X86
Classification: Drivers
Supported products: Windows 7 , Windows 8
Supported languages: all
Company: Analog Devices
Driver Manufacturer: Analog Devices, Inc.
Driver Class: Sound
Driver Model: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Driver Provider: Analog Devices
Version: 5.12.1.7010
Version Date: 10/31/2006
Company: Analog Devices
Driver Manufacturer: Analog Devices, Inc.
Driver Class: Sound
Driver Model: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Driver Provider: Analog Devices
Version: 5.12.2.7010
Version Date: 10/19/2006
More information:

microsoft catalog Analog Devices 5.12.1.7010   32 BIT

catalog.update.microsoft.com/.../ScopedViewRedirect.aspx

microsoft catalog Analog Devices 5.12.2.7010   64 BIT

catalog.update.microsoft.com/.../ScopedViewRedirect.aspx

pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01a11028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01761028
pci\ven_8086&dev_27de&subsys_01bc1028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01741028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01681028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01561028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01791028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_03021028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_019d1028
pci\ven_8086&dev_27de&subsys_01ad1028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01811028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01621028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01901028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01991028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01771028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01691028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01511028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01d51028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01571028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_017b1028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_017a1028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01751028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01781028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01541028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01551028

Supported Update IDs

03ae3b46-f06f-4f4f-b76a-4c960993b94c
06362563-621c-4630-87aa-1213f176df1f
0cf8bc26-892f-42fc-8757-a2dd83738b4a
11c08435-a2d1-4463-b5b9-43376f56de76
14b19087-24fb-4a67-bdef-00045f0c5c8a
1958c05a-2a61-4acc-bed9-cfa612946126
1e4ec816-d9f6-44b4-af7f-e3f12e395466
1f85a63a-592b-4929-ab13-404a36f8eb4f
285f6780-afaf-4ad6-b9af-64c0ef376a4d
33065cca-c120-430d-b764-5ece296e6a5e
3d594402-0ce5-4e3f-8cb7-4d41fa14e17a
4016e98b-38d6-45dc-aa96-e5c6c4b8afa5
41fc584a-ba80-4eea-960a-f33ff764f2d7
53899004-f959-4e14-9f10-8a0f0c0914ba
542a4956-c6e3-4279-a19b-00c55045a949
584ec490-d422-42c6-a71c-f1c9967953b7
6864f06b-1677-41bb-be75-1aba02a61dd0
6c81fed7-57a9-4d9e-b239-2f8679b43cae
723320af-da7b-4217-a0ac-b047612382a0
7f98d187-abc6-40cc-bb47-0d89c690c89f
89886cd9-dbd2-49cf-9d81-41dfd2e3c4e5
bf0b1225-20cf-4be7-a0f6-d854183780f1
c3eb318a-fe4f-4e0c-8ef9-56a56e2cac48
c8cf0039-d33e-4bc4-991a-f9e1363d4660
cf699d9c-8ea7-4b14-b5df-29ee34d023b0
VISTA Drivers

R145551.EXE         32 BIT

R145149.EXE          64 BIT

 


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4 Ruthenium

Hi Milfordlefty,

Welcome to the Community.

We do not have drivers for Windows 7 for this system model however, you can refer to the thread mentioned below for some useful information:

http://dell.to/WrPvm1

You can click the link mentioned below for the drivers:

http://dell.to/12rEQMv

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

Community Accepted Solution
9 Rhodium

The basic answer is YES except.

1. You must have a 64 bit CPU otherwise it will not even boot to install.

2. The 620 is a better choice due to it having an X16 video Slot.

3.  You can Get a Used Optiplex 620 with Windows 7 for slightly more than just the software alone.

     $109 for OEM WIN7 Home and $149 for OEM WIN7 PRO and $199 for OEM WIN7 Ultimate.

Windows 7 will install without issue and recognize EVERYTHING except the Video and Audio.

4.  BIOS Update to the LATEST Version is Highly Recommended BEFORE upgrading.

5. Since there is no XP to WIN7 or WIN8 upgrade buying another Hard Drive to install it on is recommeded.

    Take out your old drive and keep as a backup.  There is no way Back to XP its a one way Trip.

Both the 32 bit and 64 bit version of the Audio Driver is below.

DirectX June 2010 is also Highly Recommended.

Download DirectX Redist (June 2010) from Official Microsoft ...

Download file, Extract to a folder,  RUN DXSETUP.EXE as Administrator.

The Analog Devices AD198X codec does have WHQL drivers from the Microsoft Catalog.

Architecture: X86
Classification: Drivers
Supported products: Windows 7 , Windows 8
Supported languages: all
Company: Analog Devices
Driver Manufacturer: Analog Devices, Inc.
Driver Class: Sound
Driver Model: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Driver Provider: Analog Devices
Version: 5.12.1.7010
Version Date: 10/31/2006
Company: Analog Devices
Driver Manufacturer: Analog Devices, Inc.
Driver Class: Sound
Driver Model: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Driver Provider: Analog Devices
Version: 5.12.2.7010
Version Date: 10/19/2006
More information:

microsoft catalog Analog Devices 5.12.1.7010   32 BIT

catalog.update.microsoft.com/.../ScopedViewRedirect.aspx

microsoft catalog Analog Devices 5.12.2.7010   64 BIT

catalog.update.microsoft.com/.../ScopedViewRedirect.aspx

pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01a11028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01761028
pci\ven_8086&dev_27de&subsys_01bc1028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01741028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01681028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01561028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01791028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_03021028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_019d1028
pci\ven_8086&dev_27de&subsys_01ad1028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01811028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01621028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01901028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01991028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01771028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01691028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01511028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01d51028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01571028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_017b1028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_017a1028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01751028
pci\ven_8086&dev_266e&subsys_01781028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01541028
pci\ven_8086&dev_24d5&subsys_01551028

Supported Update IDs

03ae3b46-f06f-4f4f-b76a-4c960993b94c
06362563-621c-4630-87aa-1213f176df1f
0cf8bc26-892f-42fc-8757-a2dd83738b4a
11c08435-a2d1-4463-b5b9-43376f56de76
14b19087-24fb-4a67-bdef-00045f0c5c8a
1958c05a-2a61-4acc-bed9-cfa612946126
1e4ec816-d9f6-44b4-af7f-e3f12e395466
1f85a63a-592b-4929-ab13-404a36f8eb4f
285f6780-afaf-4ad6-b9af-64c0ef376a4d
33065cca-c120-430d-b764-5ece296e6a5e
3d594402-0ce5-4e3f-8cb7-4d41fa14e17a
4016e98b-38d6-45dc-aa96-e5c6c4b8afa5
41fc584a-ba80-4eea-960a-f33ff764f2d7
53899004-f959-4e14-9f10-8a0f0c0914ba
542a4956-c6e3-4279-a19b-00c55045a949
584ec490-d422-42c6-a71c-f1c9967953b7
6864f06b-1677-41bb-be75-1aba02a61dd0
6c81fed7-57a9-4d9e-b239-2f8679b43cae
723320af-da7b-4217-a0ac-b047612382a0
7f98d187-abc6-40cc-bb47-0d89c690c89f
89886cd9-dbd2-49cf-9d81-41dfd2e3c4e5
bf0b1225-20cf-4be7-a0f6-d854183780f1
c3eb318a-fe4f-4e0c-8ef9-56a56e2cac48
c8cf0039-d33e-4bc4-991a-f9e1363d4660
cf699d9c-8ea7-4b14-b5df-29ee34d023b0
VISTA Drivers

R145551.EXE         32 BIT

R145149.EXE          64 BIT

 


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Thanks for the info

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Thanks, I have access to a Win7 OS, so the cost is not the issue. I have maxed out the RAM to 4gb and running 64 bit might make more use. I recognize the video shortfall, but I don't play games nor stream a lot of video anyway.

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Streaming Video will be choppy if it works at all with the onboard INTEL video.

Getting an Inexpensive Radeon HD5450 will fix that part.

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH5450 SILENT/DI/1GD3(LP) Radeon HD ...

Speeds it up in 2 ways.

1.  Adds Directx 10 and DirectX 11 and Aero capability.

2.  Gives you more ram because the video is not stealing from the system ram.

3.   Adds DVI and HDMI.

4.  Works in all models Except the USFF which has no slots and therefore is not upgradeable.

Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card -EAH6450 SILENT/DI/1GD3(LP)

Does not have a fan and does not stick up 2X card thick.

 


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Yes, I agree and I am aware of the ability to add a video card. But, I have the DT model that only supports PCI, so the one pictured wouldn't work. I know I can find a used PCI with radeon at 128mb for $20 or so. Thanks for the help. I will probably just load 32bit, but wanted to confirm I had the option for 64 bit.

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