WOULD E8500 WORK WITH 32 BIT OS !

Hi All

Intel E8500 site state that ;

"64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel® 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel® 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Consult with your system vendor for more information"

I am unable to find out from intel's note OR Mobo manufacturers if the the above note stops a G43 motherboard using an intel E8500 with a 32 bit OS !!

I am aware that you can only see below 4GB memory, but what about all other 32bit software applications and devices !!

Surely they do not expect system builders to call them all !! to see if it works !!

Siltec

NEW MOBO : GIGABYTE EG43M-S2H rev 1.1
OS : XP PRO 32bit
Planned Processor : Intel E8500 !!
All software / devices used are a 32 bit :pfff:
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  1. Yes; E8500 works with 32bit OS
  2. Performance Shootout: Vista 32-bit versus Vista 64-bit
    Gaming Performance: Windows Vista SP1 vs. XP SP3

    Remember - of that 4GB of RAM some is reserved and not available to the user.
  3. WR2 said:
    Performance Shootout: Vista 32-bit versus Vista 64-bit
    Gaming Performance: Windows Vista SP1 vs. XP SP3

    Remember - of that 4GB of RAM some is reserved and not available to the user.


    Thanks, very helpful link.
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