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October 10, 2009 5:10:53 PM

I bought a computer with Intel Core i7-950 processor, below are the details:

Studio XPS 435MT, Intel Core i7-950 processor(8MB L3 Cache 3.06GHz)
1 311-9901 8GB DDR3 SDRAM AT 1066MHZ-2X2GB/4x1GB,X
1 320-0908 Nvidia GeForce GTS 240
1 341-8399 Serial ATA II RAID 1 With Dual500GB Hard Drives
1 421-0085 Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Ultimate 64-Bit Edition English

I have a question, would windows xp professional x64 work on this system? Is it compatible?

Do I need to get x64 or 64-bit? It seems there are 2 versions called x64 and 64 bit.
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October 10, 2009 9:55:17 PM

The versions are the same, and why do you want to downgrade to Windows XP Pro 64 when you have Vista Ultimate 64? XP Pro 64 is ages old now and notorious for poor driver support. Just stick with the Vista you have with it.

And your memory selection is messed up - 1x4GB chip and 2x2GB chip I doubt will run in proper triple-channel mode and is going to really drop your system's performance (but somebody correct me if I'm wrong on that one).
October 10, 2009 10:58:30 PM

once again why o why would you downgrade the os...
but as LePhuronn said x64 is 64 bit the name is a carry over from older processors there was the 286->386->486-> an then came Pentiums which were based on the x86 architecture

and no that memory selection will not work (as well as it could) it needs to be in factors of 3, i highly doubt you will need more than 6 gigs but here are a few options
6gig 3x2gig
12gig 6x2gig
12gig 3x4gig
24gig 6x4gig
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October 10, 2009 11:40:55 PM

blaaarrrrgggg dont use XP on such a beautiful system - use vista or windows 7

check wether you have the upgrade option to windows 7 too btw
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October 11, 2009 2:46:23 AM

lol... ok what the hell ever. im still running XP and it is fine. screw vista PERIOD and windows 7 is just vista with eye candy. get your facts straight. XP is still the king.
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October 11, 2009 1:26:35 PM

^Hello Mr.PHD in Operating Systems, Vista and 7 are more secure, better driver support, faster, more responsive, boot faster and has a more developed GUI as well as being 10x more user friendly. Its also more customizable. When vista first came out, i agree it was crappy, unstable, and just plain bad, but after having 2 service packs now and countless updates vista is good. I have 3 computers in my house all running vista with latest updates and I never had a problem, no viruses, no driver problems...etc. while the other computers i have running xp have more problems.
So get over your jealousy of having XP and not vista/7, both you know and i know that you want vista or 7, but you can't and you are just jealous i think. So before telling other people to get their facts straight why don't you get yours straight...
October 15, 2009 3:40:09 PM

muddy7 said:
I bought a computer with Intel Core i7-950 processor, below are the details:

Studio XPS 435MT, Intel Core i7-950 processor(8MB L3 Cache 3.06GHz)
1 311-9901 8GB DDR3 SDRAM AT 1066MHZ-2X2GB/4x1GB,X
1 320-0908 Nvidia GeForce GTS 240
1 341-8399 Serial ATA II RAID 1 With Dual500GB Hard Drives
1 421-0085 Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Ultimate 64-Bit Edition English

I have a question, would windows xp professional x64 work on this system? Is it compatible?

Do I need to get x64 or 64-bit? It seems there are 2 versions called x64 and 64 bit.


The answer is yes, Windows XP Professional x64 would work on your system. It is compatible.

x64 = 64-bit
x86 = 32-bit

There is no difference between x64 and 64-bit. However, what you're probably seeing is Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003.

What you want is the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.

The Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003 is built for Itanium 2 Processors. You don't have an Itanium 2 Processor type.

Personally, I'd stick with the Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition that you have.
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