Dave Ruppel said:
I'm building my first PC to replace my current PC which is running XP Pro.The new PC will have Intel Core i5 650, 500 GB Hard drive with 8GB 2x 4 memory on a H57 mobo made for Intel audio/graphics. I'm building this PC to watch Blueray 3D movies thru my home theater, listen to music, ediit photos, make DVD's............. basically home entertainment.
I have cloned the hard drive from my XP to my new hard drive. I was hoping to run the new PC with the cloned hard drive.
Will this work? I read somewhere that XP doesn't recognize dual channel memory. Is that true?
Would I be better off upgrading to Windows 7? If so any tips on how to make that easier?
No, the cloning method will not work. You will need to install a clean installation on the new config. Win 7 is the way to go for the things you want to do.
BTW, XP certainly does support dual channel memory....