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Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Justin, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Justin

    Justin Flightless Bird

    I have been hearing all of this bad stuff about winXP not working and being
    slow and win7 working perfect which seems kinda weird to me cause i was
    planning on getting this
    motherboard(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=4936681&csid=ITD&body=MAIN)
    with this AMD HDT55TFBRBOX Phenom II 1055T Six Core
    Processor(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...id=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=#ReviewStart)and
    i think maby 8 or 4 gbs of
    ram(http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=0700DE3BA5CA7304)(
    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=70A9364AA5CA7304)and a
    2tb hdd
    WD(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5758911&CatId=4357)
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Justin wrote:
    > I have been hearing all of this bad stuff about winXP not working and
    > being slow and win7 working perfect which seems kinda weird to me
    > cause i was planning on getting this
    > motherboard(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=4936681&csid=ITD&body=MAIN)
    > with this AMD HDT55TFBRBOX Phenom II 1055T Six Core
    > Processor(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...id=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=#ReviewStart)and
    > i think maby 8 or 4 gbs of
    > ram(http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=0700DE3BA5CA7304)(
    > http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=70A9364AA5CA7304)and
    > a 2tb hdd
    > WD(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5758911&CatId=4357)


    Thanks for sharing?

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Justin wrote:

    > I have been hearing all of this bad stuff about winXP not working and
    > being slow and win7 working perfect which seems kinda weird to me
    > cause i was planning on getting this

    <snipped the diary entry of his planned hardware purchases>

    Come on back when you have a question. We really don't need your diary
    entry about your planned purchases.
     
  4. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover Flightless Bird

    Who cares, HoopleHead?

    "Justin" <Justin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B59180A6-516F-4B10-8217-8CC1CADD25CB@microsoft.com...
    >I have been hearing all of this bad stuff about winXP not working and being
    > slow and win7 working perfect which seems kinda weird to me cause i was
    > planning on getting this
    > motherboard(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=4936681&csid=ITD&body=MAIN)
    > with this AMD HDT55TFBRBOX Phenom II 1055T Six Core
    > Processor(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...id=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=#ReviewStart)and
    > i think maby 8 or 4 gbs of
    > ram(http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=0700DE3BA5CA7304)(
    > http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=70A9364AA5CA7304)and
    > a
    > 2tb hdd
    > WD(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5758911&CatId=4357)
     
  5. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Geeeeeeeeeese! You learned a new word (HoopleHead) and now you must show off
    by using it
    on every post. Go to your dorm and grow up.
    "Ben Dover" <ben@dover.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i58eiv$vv8$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Who cares, HoopleHead?
    >
    > "Justin" <Justin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:B59180A6-516F-4B10-8217-8CC1CADD25CB@microsoft.com...
    >>I have been hearing all of this bad stuff about winXP not working and
    >>being
    >> slow and win7 working perfect which seems kinda weird to me cause i was
    >> planning on getting this
    >> motherboard(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=4936681&csid=ITD&body=MAIN)
    >> with this AMD HDT55TFBRBOX Phenom II 1055T Six Core
    >> Processor(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...id=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=#ReviewStart)and
    >> i think maby 8 or 4 gbs of
    >> ram(http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=0700DE3BA5CA7304)(
    >> http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=70A9364AA5CA7304)and
    >> a
    >> 2tb hdd
    >> WD(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5758911&CatId=4357)

    >
    >
     
  6. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover Flightless Bird

    Another HoopleHead Alert.

    "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    news:-OXwLr%23hRLHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Geeeeeeeeeese! You learned a new word (HoopleHead) and now you must show
    > off by using it
    > on every post. Go to your dorm and grow up.
    > "Ben Dover" <ben@dover.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:i58eiv$vv8$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Who cares, HoopleHead?
    >>
    >> "Justin" <Justin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:B59180A6-516F-4B10-8217-8CC1CADD25CB@microsoft.com...
    >>>I have been hearing all of this bad stuff about winXP not working and
    >>>being
    >>> slow and win7 working perfect which seems kinda weird to me cause i was
    >>> planning on getting this
    >>> motherboard(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=4936681&csid=ITD&body=MAIN)
    >>> with this AMD HDT55TFBRBOX Phenom II 1055T Six Core
    >>> Processor(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...id=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=#ReviewStart)and
    >>> i think maby 8 or 4 gbs of
    >>> ram(http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=0700DE3BA5CA7304)(
    >>> http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=70A9364AA5CA7304)and a
    >>> 2tb hdd
    >>> WD(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5758911&CatId=4357)

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  7. Justin

    Justin Flightless Bird

    i just wanted to know if it was true if XP does not work on this kind of
    computer parts GOSH

    "Ben Dover" wrote:

    > Another HoopleHead Alert.
    >
    > "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    > news:-OXwLr%23hRLHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > > Geeeeeeeeeese! You learned a new word (HoopleHead) and now you must show
    > > off by using it
    > > on every post. Go to your dorm and grow up.
    > > "Ben Dover" <ben@dover.invalid> wrote in message
    > > news:i58eiv$vv8$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > >> Who cares, HoopleHead?
    > >>
    > >> "Justin" <Justin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:B59180A6-516F-4B10-8217-8CC1CADD25CB@microsoft.com...
    > >>>I have been hearing all of this bad stuff about winXP not working and
    > >>>being
    > >>> slow and win7 working perfect which seems kinda weird to me cause i was
    > >>> planning on getting this
    > >>> motherboard(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=4936681&csid=ITD&body=MAIN)
    > >>> with this AMD HDT55TFBRBOX Phenom II 1055T Six Core
    > >>> Processor(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...id=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=#ReviewStart)and
    > >>> i think maby 8 or 4 gbs of
    > >>> ram(http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=0700DE3BA5CA7304)(
    > >>> http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=70A9364AA5CA7304)and a
    > >>> 2tb hdd
    > >>> WD(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5758911&CatId=4357)
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  8. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Justin wrote:
    > I have been hearing all of this bad stuff about winXP not working and
    > being slow and win7 working perfect which seems kinda weird to me
    > cause i was planning on getting this
    > motherboard(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=4936681&csid=ITD&body=MAIN)
    > with this AMD HDT55TFBRBOX Phenom II 1055T Six Core
    > Processor(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...id=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=#ReviewStart)and
    > i think maby 8 or 4 gbs of
    > ram(http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=0700DE3BA5CA7304)(
    > http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=70A9364AA5CA7304)and
    > a 2tb hdd
    > WD(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5758911&CatId=4357)


    <snipped>

    Justin wrote:
    > i just wanted to know if it was true if XP does not work on this kind
    > of computer parts GOSH



    Wouldn't worry about the side-tracks and I wouldn't over-complicate
    things...

    If the drivers are available from the hardware manufacturers web site for
    each of the parts for Windows XP (you know what they are in detail - since
    you gave details) then it is supported in Windows XP. If the manufacturers
    do not choose to provide drivers for their hardware for Windows XP (their
    perogative) then it is not supported in WIndows XP.

    Despite what you might have believed up until now and/or what rumors/stories
    you have heard - support for a hardware device in an Operating System is not
    usually determined by the manufacturer of the operating system - but by the
    manufacturers of the hardware device. They either provide drivers/support
    for a given OS or they do not. So look up your components, see if they list
    Windows XP as being supported and discover for yourself your answer. ;-)

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  9. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Shenan Stanley wrote:

    >
    > Despite what you might have believed up until now and/or what rumors/stories
    > you have heard - support for a hardware device in an Operating System is not
    > usually determined by the manufacturer of the operating system - but by the
    > manufacturers of the hardware device. They either provide drivers/support
    > for a given OS or they do not. So look up your components, see if they list
    > Windows XP as being supported and discover for yourself your answer. ;-)
    >


    I would say the list here, looks just as good for WinXP as it does for
    Vista or Windows 7. It's the Win2K/2003 support that is a bit thin.
    And Win2K ended extended support phase in July 2010. In some ways,
    you can kinda predict when new drivers will dry up, based on the
    drop dead date defined by Microsoft for the OS. And for WinXP, that
    is 2014 or so. If you're buying a MA785GM-US2H today, you should be
    able to use it with WinXP.

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3396#dl

    Personally, I'm a bit more worried about how Microsoft will handle
    DirectX, and how long I'll be able to install and test new 3D games
    on my computer. I expect that to screw up before 2014, just like
    they screwed Win2K before its time. Games were coming out with
    hard coded checks for WinXP, just so you couldn't run them
    on Win2K. Once the hard coded check was "commented out" with
    a hex editor, the game would run. That's the kind of BS I'm
    expecting before 2014 arrives.

    In terms of driver support versus OS, the network drivers for
    Ethernet chips have to be the best. You can still find support
    for OSes like Win98 on a lot of Ethernet chip drivers, while
    things like built-in graphics or add-in video cards tends to
    follow the Microsoft life cycle pretty precisely. As soon as
    Microsoft isn't interested in an OS, NVidia and ATI can drop
    support too. For some reason, networking chips tend to
    support dead OSes as well as live ones.

    You can even occasionally find a motherboard that supports
    an older OS. I was able to install Win98SE on this and
    Device Manager was clean. The OS would only use one core
    of the processor, but it was still pretty snappy performance
    wise. I had to use an older AGP video card to be able
    to do that. I doubt my new PCI Express video card has
    a Win98 driver :-(

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=4CoreDual-SATA2

    And you can still buy those. If you wanted to run Win98
    bad enough, this is one way to do it.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157115

    But you're more likely to find WinXP as the oldest
    supported OS at the moment, on the rest of the
    motherboards for sale.

    Paul
     

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