I have a DG35EC mother board with BIOS upgraded (yesterday) to
ECG3510M.86A.0118.2009.1421. My cpu is Intel Core2 Duo E7500 at 2.93GHz. I
have 4G of RAM installed. Everything works great under Windows XP Pro with
SP3. All of my network, audio, and video is comming from the board directly.
I have nothing additional plugged into the board.
I want to upgrade to Windows 8. When I run Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor, I get
the message "Platform is not supported."
Someplace (I'm sorry I don't remember where) I read that the BIOS must be a
2010, not a 2009, BIOS. Is there such a BIOS for this mother board? If not,
are there plans by Intel to upgrade the BIOS to 2010?
I also have a second PC at home with the DG41KR mother board, BIOS is
KRG4110H.86A.0032.2010.0628.1643. I was running XP Pro with SP3, upgraded it
to Win 8 then updated it to Windows 8.1. Everything is working great. Note the 2010 BIOS.
Intel: would you please (pretty please) update the DG35EC BIOS to a 2010 or
higher version. Thank you.
If anyone knows of work-arounds for the DG35EC, I would certainly like to
know about it.
Hello Alfred, I would need to inform you that this motherboard has been out of support since December, 2010.
Also, Windows 8 is not a supported operating system for this specific motherboard therefore; there are no plans for making drivers. http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-008326.htm http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-008326.htm
You can try to install Windows 7 since we do have drivers available, but the support would be limited due to discontinuance of board or OS