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CPU for XP Mode in Windows 7

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March 17, 2010 6:03:06 PM

My current processor is an old AMD Athlon 64 3000+. I have learned that it's not compatible with XP Mode in Windows 7 because AMD did not make any chips for socket 939 that supported virtualization.

I don't want to switch out my motherboard just for XP Mode, so are there any Intel chips for socket 939 that do support virtualization and would therefore work with XP mode?

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March 17, 2010 6:37:12 PM

Socket 939 is only for AMD CPUs.
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March 18, 2010 5:30:49 PM

I have learned that you need a new CPU both intel/AMD, your system is to outdated even with the fastest CPU possible for your board. The process to run require specific settings and specific versions of windows 7. BTW does not support games in XP Mode, more info = http://lifehacker.com/5245396/set-up-and-use-xp-mode-in..., hope that helped.
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March 19, 2010 9:16:46 PM

When Win 7 SP1 comes out, it won't matter. They are working software support into the system, but it won't be until the end of the year. Until then your best bet is dual booting or getting a new system.

You've also have to check motherboard capability. I'm sure all currently sold Intel/AMD cpu's support VT with the possible exception of older E5xxx (but not the new ones, you just have to ask) and E7400 (or lower) and Q8xxx.
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March 20, 2010 4:33:42 AM

Correction: The front page article says you don' t need a virtualization supported CPU anymore. The new release supports software emulation now.
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