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Winxp home & phenom ii x4

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August 19, 2011 3:24:53 AM

Almost have my PC built.
I will be installing Winxp 32-bit for now.
Any problems I should watch out for?

I realize winxp won't utilizes all 4gb of ram. Anything else I should know?

Will it see/use all 4 cores of the cpu?

Thanks!

PC Specs: AMD Phenom II x4 955, 2x2gb ddr3, hd 6870, 500gb hdd, 760G & SB710 (north & south bridges; are those the same as the "chipset"? for when I look for chipset drivers?).

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August 19, 2011 3:37:17 AM

Windows XP does natively support SATA drives. You will need to have SATA drivers on a separate disc in order to install Windows XP on a SATA hard drive. It might have to be on a floppy disc.

If you do not have a floppy drive, then you can "slipstream" SATA drivers with Windows XP. You might as well slipstream SP3 too.

http://tech.icrontic.com/articles/slipstream_windows_xp...




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August 19, 2011 3:38:45 AM

Also make sure there are Win XP drivers for your motherboard, otherwise you might find that the RJ-45 ethernet connection (for the internet) might not work, or other devices.
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August 20, 2011 8:37:59 PM

jaguarskx said:
Also make sure there are Win XP drivers for your motherboard, otherwise you might find that the RJ-45 ethernet connection (for the internet) might not work, or other devices.


Good thought! I'll check that out. Thanks.
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August 20, 2011 8:38:28 PM

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August 21, 2011 12:17:54 AM

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