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Is the O/S Compatibility of a motherboard important?

Hey everyone!!

A friend of mine wanted to know if is the O/S Compatibility important
(I also wanted to know that :p )

He has a P5KPL-VM motherboard with windows 7 (but in the site of asus is said that the o/s compatibility is up to vista not 7)

He has P5KPL-VM with Core 2 Quad Q6600 (not OC) , 4gb RAM , 9600 GT ASUS HDMI Edition

So does the O/S compatibility matter?
and
What are the consequences of having a non compatible O/S??
Reply to ZombieLover97
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  1. The motherboard was launched before Windows 7, 8 or 10 existed. That doesn't mean it will not work. I have a similar one, P5QPro with Q6600 and it has worked flawlessly with Vista, 7 and now 10. By the way, I had a 9600 GT as well, at the time!
    Reply to holyprof
  2. I run a Q8200 8GB P5QL-VM GT720 and I run Windows X64 on mine just fine.

    actually the issue about OS is more getting for example a Ryzen 5 and expect Windows 7 to run on it... it dont not without serious tinkering
    Reply to The Paladin
  3. so there will be no problem??
    Because sometimes (not everytime) when he starts his computer it restarts almost right after the windows startup
    and I though that the mobo's O/S compatibility might be the cause
    Reply to ZombieLover97
  4. Best answer
    what power supply are you running. ? reboots are usually a hardware (but not exclusive) to a memory, video, or power supply issue.
    but to answer your question, not related to the operating system, (least likely anyways)
    Reply to The Paladin
  5. well actually I have no idea about the power supply
    I didn't think about it and I didn't asked him about his PSU
    But These problems started after he changed from windows vista to windows 7 (I was the one who changes it)
    Before that everything was ok
    Reply to ZombieLover97
  6. The Paladin said:
    what power supply are you running. ? reboots are usually a hardware (but not exclusive) to a memory, video, or power supply issue.
    but to answer your question, not related to the operating system, (least likely anyways)


    It started after He formatted his pc and then he installed windows 7
    before it was fine (I formatted his hard drive and I installed his windows 7 in the hard drive)
    He had vista
    Reply to ZombieLover97
  7. when it reboots does it do a blue screen of error ? BSOD ?
    Reply to The Paladin
  8. The Paladin said:
    when it reboots does it do a blue screen of error ? BSOD ?

    Yeah it does :(
    Reply to ZombieLover97
  9. are you able to get to safe mode? if so the minidumps will be on the c:\minidumps directory can you make one available for review to us?
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  10. The Paladin said:
    are you able to get to safe mode? if so the minidumps will be on the c:\minidumps directory can you make one available for review to us?


    I will try
    What are the minidumps?
    Reply to ZombieLover97
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