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Hello !
so, im buying a i7 920 + this motherboard  for really cheap.

and I was wondering. is this compatible with windows XP ?
what version should I pick ?

I want to run arcade game emulators and play old titles. 

is there some hardware I should avoid ? (say more than a specific ammount of ram, or a ram speed ?)
Thanks !


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2 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

Hello !
so, im buying a i7 920 + this motherboard  for really cheap.

and I was wondering. is this compatible with windows XP ?
what version should I pick ?

I want to run arcade game emulators and play old titles. 

is there some hardware I should avoid ? (say more than a specific ammount of ram, or a ram speed ?)
Thanks !

Windows XP will install but you might have issues getting drivers for stuff like Ethernet and sound. The version you should pick is whatever is available. Would just stick to 32-bit rather than the 64-bit version. 


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>4gb of ram 

mobo drivers are there for xp

 


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Yeah it'll work, but why?

windows 10 will run just fine on that machine, and it's orders of magnitude better IMO (if you don't like 10, 7 will run just fine on that machine as well)


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3 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

Yeah it'll work, but why?

windows 10 will run just fine on that machine, and it's orders of magnitude better IMO (if you don't like 10, 7 will run just fine on that machine as well)

because I want to play XP-only titles
old games that are not supported by new hardware / OS

I want to play everything from pacman to quake 3 (and then some)

 

and I mean, im getting it for 36$ usd. so yeah.


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2 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

and I mean, im getting it for 36$ usd. so yeah.

Only 36$ for an i7-920 and X58 motherboard? :o


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7 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

Yeah it'll work, but why?

windows 10 will run just fine on that machine, and it's orders of magnitude better IMO (if you don't like 10, 7 will run just fine on that machine as well)

Because running things in Windows XP will make him want to shoot himself. Much like in his profile pic.

 

Yes I actually went onto his profile and make sure he is indeed a dude. Thanks sjw s... 


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2 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Because running things in Windows XP will make him want to shoot himself. Much like in his profile pic.

 

Yes I actually went onto his profile and make sure he is indeed a dude. Thanks sjw s... 

DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER BASED ON FACTS ???????

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Unless you suggest another peice of software that can run those old af games that came in cereal boxes when I was a kid.


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6 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER BASED ON FACTS ???????
 

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unless you suggest another peice of software that can run those old af games that came in cereal boxes when I was a kid.

I'm going to get a warning point for this aren't I...Thanks Trudeau

 

Actually some of those games may run in Windows 10. I did install copies of Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 and 2 that I got from General Mills cereal boxes. :P


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1 minute ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

I'm going to get a warning point for this aren't I...

 

Actually some of those games may run in Windows 10. I did install copies of Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 and 2 that I got from General Mills cereal boxes. :P

some. but not all.

im building an all-in-one arcade cabinet. not a "hopes and dreams" station xD 


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2 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

some. but not all.

im building an all-in-one arcade cabinet. not a "hopes and dreams" station xD 

Just checked on Gigabyte's website and they do have Windows XP drivers for this board. You're all set. 


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Just now, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Just checked on Gigabyte's website and they do have Windows XP drivers for this board. You're all set. 

perfect then :D
I probably, as usual, will not run into any issues and or stops in the process of getting this thing to work.
ever.

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1 minute ago, givingtnt said:

perfect then :D
I probably, as usual, will not run into any issues and or stops in the process of getting this thing to work.
ever.

xD

Which GPU are you planning to use since the first generation Core iX didn't have any?


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Just now, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Which GPU are you planning to use since the first generation Core iX didn't have any?

I have a P260 right here, but there are some gtx 550ti's for 30$ cad on kijiji.
I might go for that. but I don't think its nessesary.


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1 minute ago, givingtnt said:

I have a P260 right here, but there are some gtx 550ti's for 30$ cad on kijiji.
I might go for that. but I don't think its nessesary.

550Ti SLI on a Windows XP box because fuck logic. 


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2 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

550Ti SLI on a Windows XP box because fuck logic. 

xD
I could SLI the p260 for 20$

 

but for real, SLI on 660ti's was bad enough. I don't want to go through hell again with the Nvidia CS...


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Just now, givingtnt said:

xD
I could SLI the p260 for 20$

Nah man, gotta run that Zoo Tycoon over 144 fps


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50 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

because I want to play XP-only titles
old games that are not supported by new hardware / OS

I want to play everything from pacman to quake 3 (and then some)

 

and I mean, im getting it for 36$ usd. so yeah.

I would use Linux + WINE compatibility layer to run old Windows software with modern hardware. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)#Backward_compatibility

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At the place I used to work at, one of the machines there had an IVY BRIDGE i3 and was running XP.

 

Drivers can be found, it seems... Your first gen Core i series should support XP fine, its only one generation after the core 2 series, which were regularly released with XP.

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7 hours ago, iamdarkyoshi said:

At the place I used to work at, one of the machines there had an IVY BRIDGE i3 and was running XP.

 

Drivers can be found, it seems... Your first gen Core i series should support XP fine, its only one generation after the core 2 series, which were regularly released with XP.

You'll get generic drivers. Meaning the hardware will work, but depending on the hardware you may not get all features or full performance of the hardware. Generic driver a re drivers that follow a set standard in the industry. Like your graphics card for example, technically, without drivers and nothing, you'll never get an image on the screen until the drivers are installed. But you do have a minimum, hence get the BIOS, and later UEFI screen to show, and Windows will work, with poor performance, until you install the drivers (or Windows update does it for you).

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9 hours ago, iamdarkyoshi said:

At the place I used to work at, one of the machines there had an IVY BRIDGE i3 and was running XP.

 

Drivers can be found, it seems... Your first gen Core i series should support XP fine, its only one generation after the core 2 series, which were regularly released with XP.

 

1 hour ago, GoodBytes said:

You'll get generic drivers. Meaning the hardware will work, but depending on the hardware you may not get all features or full performance of the hardware. Generic driver a re drivers that follow a set standard in the industry. Like your graphics card for example, technically, without drivers and nothing, you'll never get an image on the screen until the drivers are installed. But you do have a minimum, hence get the BIOS, and later UEFI screen to show, and Windows will work, with poor performance, until you install the drivers (or Windows update does it for you).

 

9 hours ago, Name Taken said:

I would use Linux + WINE compatibility layer to run old Windows software with modern hardware. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)#Backward_compatibility

 

9 hours ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Nah man, gotta run that Zoo Tycoon over 144 fps

Thanks for the info guys ! 


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