Can someone tell me whether Intel support Win7 x64 on the Atom N2600 platform?
We recently purchased a Jetway NF9C-2600 to evaluate platform performance. Our plan was to install Win7 x64. However, as far as I can tell, there is no Win7 x64 support for N2600 available, and it does not look to be a Jetway issue. But, that is my question.
http://ark.intel.com/products/58916/Intel-Atom-Processor-N2600-%281M-Cache-1_6-GHz%29?wapkw=N2600 http://ark.intel.com/products/58916/Intel-Atom-Processor-N2600-(1M-Cache-1_6-GHz)?wapkw=N2600 says that N2600 supports Intel 64.
Jetway says that Intel does not support x64 for this platform.
Which is correct?
Hello and welcome to the Intel® Embedded Community,The Intel source you mention ark.intel.com is very reliable for product specifications. I think you can take to the bank that N2600 supports IA 64.
I hope this helps.
J. Felix McNulty
Community Moderator (Intel contractor)
Thank you for your reply. Yes, I know that the processor is x64. Or, at least, I believe what it says on ark.intel.com.
The issue is that there does not seem to be Win7 x64 support available. On the Jetway board I purchased to evaluate the platform, the Win7 x64 setup does not recognize the board as x64 compliant. Jetway claims that Intel is not supporting Win7 x64; it is not just a restriction in their BIOS.
After the engineer doing the testing told me this I tried to find any other product that claims Win7 x64 support on N2600. I have been unable to find any product that claims support for Win7 x64 using N2600. All the products I find only support Win7 x86.
This processor is extremely attractive in our applications, but without Win7 x64 support we cannot use it for the PC side of our applications. Our customers really want x64 when they buy a Win7 PC whether it makes any difference or not.
We can still use it for the embedded side, but we would really like to use it for both.
PS. I do not know why, but I am unable to post to this forum from IE9. It works fine from FireFox. From IE9 the memo is not transmitted and the server gives an error that it cannot accept a blank message. The failure is completely reproducible. I have tried it at least 10 separate times.
It claimes that Intel does not plan to support Win7 x64 on the closely related Atom D2700. That processor is interesting too, but it is Atom N2600 we really care about.