Elliot Posted April 5, 2009 Share Posted April 5, 2009 (edited) I am doing a new project and needed a quick machine now. I became tired of waiting for the Xeons I7 (5580) and put together a Rampage II Extreme with an I7 Extreme edition and 12 gb of RAM. All the above with Windows XP 32 bit. Now I want to put the Vista 64 bit but I don't have an idea on how to install a dual boot. The Rampage II has a Raid 0 with two of the the Western Digital 10,000 RPM. I read I have to make a partition and on that partition I place the Vista. 1. How do I make the partition. Do I need some sort of software for this. 2. Do I do a clean install and use the 64 bit Raid drivers that came with the Rampage motherboard. Will this use the the Raid created for Windows XP 32 bit or will it erase the Raid 0 and do a new one. 3. Will it be easier just to put a new hard drive or another Raid 0 for the Vista 64. 4. I tried to get here in Atlanta a copy of Windows XP 64 bits. Nobody has them. Will it be better to use Windows XP 64 rather than Vista 64. It took me a while to install the Windows 32 and I am afraid of damaging that installation. After I do the dual boot I am going to see about the overclocking. Any sugestions will be appreciated. Thanks Elliot PD The machine seems to be fatser than any of the Dual CPU machines I have here, including my Dual Opteron's. I used a gamer video card that seems to work OK. It is a 4870 X2. Edited April 5, 2009 by Elliot Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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