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Would Win XP SP2 work with Core2 Quad Processor ?


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georgetok

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I am getting a Dell system with Core 2 Quad Processor.

It comes with Vista Home Premium but many of my software will not be supported by Vista so I am thinking about installing Win XP Pro SP2 OS when I get the system.

But I am not sure if XP will support Core 2 Quad Processor or not.

Anyone knows the answer or alternate solution ?

I really like that system & I need the as much processing power as possible. My applications are very processor intensive so more the better.

Thanks in advance.
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james_8970

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Yes Core2Quad will work with XP.
Can I ask what applications you have that will not work with Vista.
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All versions of XP support Core 2 Quad.

A common misconception is that XP Home won't work on dual/quad-core processors.
The actual truth of the matter is that XP Home doesn't support more than one physical processor, which is not the same thing as a dual/quad-core. A dual/quad-core processor is basically one processor with 2/4 brains on it.
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Thanks guys, really appreciate it.

James, I use lots of stock market applications.
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It can't hurt to try the programs in Vista. Most programs that work in XP work fine in Vista as well. The exception to this is if the program is 16-bit and Vista is 64-bit, but this is almost certainly not your case as 64-bit OSes are almost never installed on commercial PCs.
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best thing to do mate is just stick all your programs on as soon as you get the pc, give it a shot and see if they work, if not XP will work fine on Quad core, but if possible use vista, it's the future and don't let people knock it :)
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