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Can Windows XP be installed on Sandy Bridge Intel CPU?

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I have an athlon 3200+ Amd single core cpu with ATI480 motherboard from2007 wih 2gb ram..It works awesome.It has windows xp professional with sp3.

 

On a second hard drive on the same box i have windows 7. It works fine although I don't like it /use it very often when I boot the pc up.

 

I am going to buy a new pc and after doing much research have settled on an Intel cpu and the question is Would there be any issues with running Windows XP with a Sandy Bridge processor?

Specifically a quad core i5-2500K processor which after much research seems to be very good in price and performance.

 

Has anyone here installed xp on a intel sandy bridge cpu/motherboard and what were the results?

 

I have asked other people but they keep going on and on that I should use windows 7 & 8 even after I told them i want xp to be the main system.

 

Some people say it is impossible to install xp on sandy bridge cpu/motherboard.

 

Also the motherboard should also have 1 IDE hard drive drive connector to allow older pata as a secondary data drive.

 

 




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Yes, it is very possible. I have it installed and work daily on it* and I suspect many others have. In fact, IMHO it is the last generation for which XP drivers can be (easily) found.

 

* Server 2003 to be exact (but of course drivers are for XP), and also I did a test installation of XP to see if it works. Yes, it worked.  :yes:


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Yes, it is very possible. I have it installed and work daily on it* and I suspect many others have. In fact, IMHO it is the last generation for which XP drivers can be (easily) found.

 

* Server 2003 to be exact (but of course drivers are for XP), and also I did a test installation of XP to see if it works. Yes, it worked.  :yes:

 

 

Thanks for you reply.Could you tell me what motherboard model/make it is?

 

or if a ready made pc what model/make and what cpu and from where you purchased it..

 

 

 

Also how well does it run...is it fast and smooth?






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