Would Win XP SP2 work with Core2 Quad Processor ?

By robertq ยท 4 replies
Dec 28, 2007
  1. I am getting a New Dell system with Core 2 Quad Processor.

    It comes with Vista Home Premium but many of my software will not be supported by Vista so I am thinking about installing Win XP Pro SP2 OS when I get the system.

    But I am not sure if XP will support Core 2 Quad Processor or not.

    Anyone knows the answer or alternate solution ?

    I really like that system & I need the as much processing power as possible. My applications are very processor intensive so more the better.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,035   +2,558


    Yes............. The only difference would be how the HDDs are set up in BIOS.

    As I understand it, Dell would install XP for you. Couldn't you get them to set it up for a dual boot OS? One thing though, it might be pricey.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    yes absolutely. You may need a BIOS update. Consult the manufacturer's website.
  4. robertq

    robertq TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Thank you guys.

    Really appreciate the help.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    XP will support the Core 2 Quad (even Windows XP Home can use Dual/Quad core CPUs) but check, double-check & even tripple-check to make sure all the devices in the Dell system have XP drivers available before attempting a format/install.
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