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i am looking into building a xp computer. i have a dual core chip left over that i am not using intel heatsink and some other stuff left over from an old computer. i am looking to buy a motherboard is it possible to buy one for xp use anymore.

Posted on: 2010/3/11 11:45
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There is no restriction on using any particular motherboard for any Operating System.

You need to know your cpu type and speed and find which motherboards support it, should be able to google the info on motherboards.

If your cpu is a 64-bit one then you will need XP-64.

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yeah i preety know the basic i just build a pc but i tried to burn xp on it . would not take it maybe because bi had windows 7 on already i dont know. thats where i am going with this another 64 bit system so i can run a freelancer server off of the second pc. i already had window 7 64 bit using dual core chip but i upgraded to core 2 dual chip. but i am looking to get a xp machine also.

Posted on: 2010/3/11 12:33
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I d suppose, you only need to care,
if your motherboard will have driver support for the OS you select.

Example:
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=acJsiQGEWJ7Fdp0m&templete=2
Select OS and check.


(Still running w2k and XP32. Open in new window )

Posted on: 2010/3/11 16:38
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thats true also because my new mother board i have now the driver disk only supports windows vista so i had to go to the si i had to get the drivers from nvidia. i would problably go with intell and get a basic mother board one thats around $50.00 or a server mother board. i am not planning this till next year or so i will see about it. i was thinking of getting in touch with dell see if they have anything hanging around.

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ok i found something that supports windows xp 64 bit


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121381 its a intel mother board only $75.00
it can support 8 gigs of ram beautiful

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Something else:
Keep in mind, that an 'old' pc's power supply
might not have the xtra 4-pin ATX CPU power connector.

So possibly it might be better, to go for a barebone.

Posted on: 2010/3/12 9:15
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no i am using the power supply i am using right now its a 450 watt power supply by bfg. believe me i learned all this in one day from my last build . last month my acer computer was shot the parts i am using are from that one. they are processer the dvd drive and a heat sink thats all i am using . i going to upgrade to a corsair power supply this spring i am putting it in the computer i built last month.

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If your cpu is a 64-bit one then you will need XP-64.
Not at all, regular XP will work fine on a 64 bit CPU. You'll just be limited to 3 GB or so of RAM.

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I wanna build a tesla coil... but i cant find the parts for that either.. lolz..

Seriously though.. finding parts for a XP system these days is getting hard.. wish i lived in the US.. i'd give u my old beast all she needs is a new HD..(everything else has been replaced with better tech.. but i'd rather spend the $$ on my "actual" PC) about the most reliable doorstop i've ever owned.

Best of luck in your hunt my friend

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121381 here you go gentlemen this is the motherboard i plan to buy next year ore so. its mini atx i went to the intel website and i can put windows xp 64 bit on iut and i have been studying on how to do this. i have been sucessful so far. i just hope all the parts are still on sale next year.

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