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XP okay withnew harware?

By crazyox
Dec 3, 2007
  1. First, I wish to know if Xp is compatible with new 64 bit processors and if using XP will dramatically limit the advantage of upgrading to a new motherboard and cpu. I really don't want to get into a new operating system ie. Vista and I haven't heard much about Xp 64bit edition so I assume it was DOA.

    I also wish to know what is this deal about 4 Gig memory limit with XP and if it means must be less than 4 or can be exactly 4. I heard that from 3 to 4 gives no advantage. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    First, I wish to know if Xp is compatible with new 64 bit processors
    You can run a 32 bit version of XP fine with a 64 bit cpu :)

    ...I haven't heard much about Xp 64bit edition so I assume it was DOA.
    You can get Windows XP Pro x64 and a few of our users have it.

    I also wish to know what is this deal about 4 Gig memory limit with XP and if it means must be less than 4 or can be exactly 4. I heard that from 3 to 4 gives no advantage.
    A 32 bit OS can only recognize up to 4gb of memory, which has to include system ram and graphics ram among other things

     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    As of today, all PCs are almost completely backwards compatible. You can run DOS on the latest and greatest quad-core machines! 32-bit XP will run just fine.

    Yes, the usable RAM will be limited. You would have to get a 64-bit OS or use Windows 2000 or 2003 Server to make good use of more than ~2-3 GB of RAM.
     
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