I want to load Windows 2012 server with a Hyper-V and I have a old machine with a V-pro chip (Core 2 Duo 3GHz E6850). THis is going to be a home test server, so I don't need a ton of performance, but do need it to run. this processer started in a Dell 770, which had virtualization disabled in the BIOS. THen I got a DG33FB montherboard, which is missing both the RAID I want, and the ability to leverage the Virtualization. Can someone recommend a motherboard for me to use? I have 8 GB of DDR2 memory and two 1 GB SATA-2 drives that have to go to the new server. What is the best board to get? Should I give up and move to a different processor chip?
Just move on to a new rig if you can financially. Even your CPU & RAM, is very old. Your HDDs will fit right into any new machine. If it was a Quad Core, I would have told you to keep it but its not worth the money.