XP or XP 64

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by bescott, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. bescott

    bescott Guest

    Hi all,
    I have been looking around and can not find out if regular XP Pro will run
    on a new AMDx64 cpu and mobo. I have seen where there are issues with
    drivers, printers, scanners and so on with the new XP x64. If I do not have
    to change to the new x64 version I would like to stay with my old Pro XP.
    Can anyone shead some light on this?
    bescott, Feb 13, 2006
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  2. bescott

    Guest Guest

    "Regular old XP Pro" runs just fine on all x64 motherboards and cpus.
    There are no issues other than the ones that you would have with any
    32bit motherboard and cpu.
    Guest, Feb 13, 2006
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  3. Charlie Russel - MVP, Feb 13, 2006
  4. bescott

    Corsair Guest

    I've been working with an ASUS A8VSE deluxe with an AMD Athlon 64 socket 754
    with windows xp pro spaniard and SP2 for long time and no problem at all,
    now I had update that machine to windows XP pro 64 SP1 and it's working very
    fine, the only thing is that it's in English and not in spaniard, but no
    problem, only with certain drivers, but with patient you'll find it.

    the laptop I'm now posting it's a AMD Turion 64 (new cpu for mobile) with
    windows xp pro sp2 spaniard and no problem too.

    if you have drivers of everything before install the o.s. it would be better
    from my own side, xp pro 64.
    Corsair, Feb 13, 2006
  5. bescott

    Disgusted Guest

    Yes, stay away from xp 64-bit!!! Unless you want to use about 20% of the
    capability of your computer (devices, software, etc).

    Disgusted, Feb 13, 2006
  6. Yes, stay away from xp 64-bit!!! Unless you want to use about 20% of the
    It all depends on what kind of devices and software you are running...

    On the other hand, without the x64 Edition you aren't using a lot of the CPU
    you paid for if you bought an AMD64 or an Intel with EM64T support.
    Chuck Walbourn [MSFT], Feb 13, 2006
  7. bescott

    bescott Guest

    Thanks to everyone that replied it has been a great help

    bescott, Feb 14, 2006
  8. bescott

    Dennis Pack Guest


    Thanks for the excellent reply. It's becoming very common for
    people that have done no research to slam the product. For me the best
    surprise was how stable x64 has been since CPP release and it's much better
    since drivers are finally becoming available.
    Dennis Pack, Feb 14, 2006
  9. bescott

    McGrandpa Guest

    Sure, regular old XP Pro will work fine with an AMD A64 processor. It has
    full x86 support. There are simply some features of any 64 bit cpu that
    won't be used in any 32 bit operating environment. If you like your current
    XP Pro then there is no problem with that.
    system specs:

    AMD A64 X2 4800+
    Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI
    2 x 1gb PC3200 ram
    1 x 7800GTX256 @ x16 (Guru3D 83.40 driver set)
    3 IDE HD's 160, 160 and 80 gb
    1 x NEC DVDRW
    10 USB2 ports,
    Epson Perfection 4990 Photo
    HP Photosmart 7660
    Wacom Graphire3 6x8
    MS Wheelmouse Optical
    Logitech Extreme 3D joystick
    2 x Samsung 930B LCD flatpanels on DVI
    onboard sound

    Windows XP Pro SP2
    Windows XP Pro x64
    McGrandpa, Feb 20, 2006
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