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2021/07/02 21:10:24 (permalink)
Hi Guys and fellow SR-2 owners,
 
Can we extend the life of the legendary SR-2 board into windows 11? what will it take, can you add a TPM USB dongle? 
 
windows 10 have worked really well on it
 
looking for input, thank you for your time
 
Henrik
 
PS: while I am at it, any recommendation for water cooling for the SR-2?

Henrik
- A Dane Down Under 
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    startekselva
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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/03 09:34:15 (permalink)
    There is no inbuilt tpm for processor X5650 so it wont work but Microsoft is working on the Tpm issue lets wait and see




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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/03 22:01:55 (permalink)


    "but Microsoft is working on the Tpm issue lets wait and see"

    What could be done other than Microsoft dropping the total TPM 2.0 requirement for Win 11?? I have not heard of any way to add to motherboards designed without it or at least pins for an add on module?

    My guess is there'll be hacks to get Win 11 to install without TPM, but sure doesn't sound like Microsoft is considering rescinding that requirement. I sure hope I'm wrong about that. I have several older systems that won't ever have TPM 2.0. It'd be a shame if they never can run Win 11. I can understand my Microsoft want's to push TPM, but I really hope they make some non hacked way to install it on hardware without TPM for those who have good reason to want to keep specific non TPM hardware running on newer Windows OSes.
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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/04 06:53:22 (permalink)
    Thanks guys - I guess there is always hope! It’s just such a great board

    Thank for taking the time to reply

    Henrik
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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/04 13:10:24 (permalink)
    SR-2 doesn't even have UEFI for one thing lol, there'll probably be some "workarounds" to get it setup on it but it won't be supported so it'd be like running a hackintosh.
    post edited by DEJ915 - 2021/07/04 13:11:25
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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/09 23:41:55 (permalink)
    I installed Windows 11 on my 2011 2nd gen Sandy bridge laptop with no UEFI bios. I made a video guide on how to do it. 
     
    Try it out and see if it works. Chances are it will work fine...let me know:
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDvfRX8Tma0
     
    SR-2 is a nice board. I wish I had the chance to own one. I'm building a X58 system soon

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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/10 02:59:28 (permalink)
    It will be interesting to see what the legacy support is like since my parents come to think of it are running an old system I used to use. For them with just checking emails I think it's like a X58 board and a i7 970 with a 1070FTW graphics card. It works fine for them after I put an SSD into it a couple years ago. I would hate to see them have to upgrade but if they do I guess it gives me a reason for new parts.

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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/10 05:00:17 (permalink)
    Thanks I will check it out

    Thanks for sharing

    Henrik
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    2x X5650 (stock/4.2xxGhz), CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 - Ram: (48gb) 6x 8Gb Kingston ECC 1333 KVR1333D3D4R9S/8GI - Disks & controllers:  Boot (Areca 1882ix-24): 8R0 128GB SAMSUNG 830 + 12R0 INTEL 520 120GB's - 1x IBM M1015 7x Seagate SV35 2TB  - GPU: Asus GTX-680 - Monitors: NEC 2690v2 & 2x Dell 2716 - Profiler X-rite: Eye-One Pro
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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/16 22:05:05 (permalink)
    tived
    Thanks I will check it out

    Thanks for sharing

    Were you able to get it working? 

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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/17 20:52:04 (permalink)
    I haven’t been able to yet, we are having some moisture issues in the walls so I have had to pack everything away till I can resolve it

    Thanks

    Henrik

    Henrik
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    2x X5650 (stock/4.2xxGhz), CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 - Ram: (48gb) 6x 8Gb Kingston ECC 1333 KVR1333D3D4R9S/8GI - Disks & controllers:  Boot (Areca 1882ix-24): 8R0 128GB SAMSUNG 830 + 12R0 INTEL 520 120GB's - 1x IBM M1015 7x Seagate SV35 2TB  - GPU: Asus GTX-680 - Monitors: NEC 2690v2 & 2x Dell 2716 - Profiler X-rite: Eye-One Pro
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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/19 01:10:44 (permalink)
    tived
    I haven’t been able to yet, we are having some moisture issues in the walls so I have had to pack everything away till I can resolve it

    Thanks

    Henrik

    I finally purchased a SR-2 yesterday. Just tried the latest Windows 11 build and it works great! 
     


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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/19 03:01:28 (permalink)
     
    Thanks ssj92, 
     
    that is great to hear, did you have any issues with drivers? Windows 10 worked really well. So I don’t really expect any issues.
     
    does it ask for the TPM?
     
    thanks for sharing
     Henrik

    ssj92
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    I haven’t been able to yet, we are having some moisture issues in the walls so I have had to pack everything away till I can resolve it

    Thanks

    Henrik

    I finally purchased a SR-2 yesterday. Just tried the latest Windows 11 build and it works great! 
     






    Henrik
    - A Dane Down Under 
    Current systems: 
    EVGA Classified SR-2  Lian Li PC-V2120 Black, Antec 1200 PSU,
    2x X5650 (stock/4.2xxGhz), CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 - Ram: (48gb) 6x 8Gb Kingston ECC 1333 KVR1333D3D4R9S/8GI - Disks & controllers:  Boot (Areca 1882ix-24): 8R0 128GB SAMSUNG 830 + 12R0 INTEL 520 120GB's - 1x IBM M1015 7x Seagate SV35 2TB  - GPU: Asus GTX-680 - Monitors: NEC 2690v2 & 2x Dell 2716 - Profiler X-rite: Eye-One Pro
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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/19 03:02:22 (permalink)
    Congratulations 🥳 on your SR-2 

    Henrik
    - A Dane Down Under 
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    EVGA Classified SR-2  Lian Li PC-V2120 Black, Antec 1200 PSU,
    2x X5650 (stock/4.2xxGhz), CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 - Ram: (48gb) 6x 8Gb Kingston ECC 1333 KVR1333D3D4R9S/8GI - Disks & controllers:  Boot (Areca 1882ix-24): 8R0 128GB SAMSUNG 830 + 12R0 INTEL 520 120GB's - 1x IBM M1015 7x Seagate SV35 2TB  - GPU: Asus GTX-680 - Monitors: NEC 2690v2 & 2x Dell 2716 - Profiler X-rite: Eye-One Pro
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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/07/19 07:58:58 (permalink)
    tived
     
    Thanks ssj92, 
     
    that is great to hear, did you have any issues with drivers? Windows 10 worked really well. So I don’t really expect any issues.
     
    does it ask for the TPM?
     
    thanks for sharing
     Henrik

    ssj92
    tived
    I haven’t been able to yet, we are having some moisture issues in the walls so I have had to pack everything away till I can resolve it

    Thanks

    Henrik

    I finally purchased a SR-2 yesterday. Just tried the latest Windows 11 build and it works great! 
     







    It works the same as Windows 10. All drivers are installed. I had to do the registry trick otherwise it said I didn't have secure boot and tpm 2.0. 

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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2021/10/09 16:16:53 (permalink)
    Has anyone been able to get the EVGA sr-2 working with 96gb memory recently? Using DDR3 2x4 SK Hynix ECC 1333 ram, and can't seem to get it going.
    Especially not with windows 11 lol
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    Re: How to make the Legendary SR-2 Windows 11 compliant ? 2022/08/08 17:40:04 (permalink)
    Here you go!  12x 8GB DDR3 PC3-10700, part number HMT31GR7BFR4C-H9.  I had mine running since 2011; been stable since! 
     
    I haven't jumped to Windows 11 yet.  I am contemplating the switch to Apple SoC, maybe a Mac Studio... 
     


    post edited by Wireless-Dude - 2022/08/08 17:57:27

    System - eVGA Series 5520 SR-2 motherboard w/2x Intel Xeon X5680 3.33 GHz CPUs + 96GB (12x 8GB) SK Hynix (HMT31GR7BFR4C-H9) + Lian Li PC-V2120X + Silverstone 1500W power supply
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