Who has installed XP on a newer computer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by cornemuse, May 8, 2016.

  1. cornemuse

    Katie Boundary

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    XP will technically run on Haswell and Broadwell chipsets, but drivers don't exist. Ivy Bridge is the last Intel chipset for which XP drivers exist.
     
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    That is indeed true--Ivy Bridge was the last generation to receive proper (i.e., fully tested) XP drivers. There do exist drivers for Haswell, but it depends on what PC model you have. I run XP SP3 with full driver support (well, almost full; the USB 3.0 ports don't work, but they're not necessary to me anyway) on an HP ProDesk 600 G1 with a Core i5-4690 at 3.5GHz, 8GB of RAM (XP only sees 3.4GB, enough for my needs), a 500GB HDD (which I've barely dented), and a CD/DVD reader (not a burner, but as I have other computers that can burn discs and I rarely do burns it's not a big deal either way). Chipset/graphics/drivers are archived at this link: https://www.win-raid.com/t886f23-Windows-XP-lives-on.html

    For sound drivers, provided you have a Realtek card: https://filehippo.com/download_realtek_high_definition_audio_xp/
     
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    My custom build will use AMD stuff (Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3, AMD Phenom x4 9750 (95w), Biostar Geforce 6800 GS 512MB GDDR3, etc.), so I'm concerned about what you said "This was before I knew how badly the AMD bulldozer architecture sucked". What problems have you had with it? Any mitigations? Probably too late for me to change direction now, but I'd like some idea of how bad it may be.
     
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    For starters, AMD lies about the number of cores in their bulldozer/piledriver/whatever chips. They claim that each Bulldozer module is "equivalent to" a dual-core CPU, but in reality, each module only has one instruction decoder, one fetcher, one floating-point unit, one of EVERYTHING except integer units, of which it has two. Do you know what other architecture had one floating-point unit and two integer units? The Intel Atom. So not only was each supposedly "dual-core" bulldozer chip only a single-core chip in reality, but it was a really tiny, shitty, Atom-level single-core chip (for comparison, AMD's "athlon" chips each had 3 decoders, 3 integer units, and 3 floating-point units, and yet this was still considered only a single-core design). The "quad-core" bulldozer chips were architecturally equivalent to dual-core Atoms like the Atom 330.

    AMD got hit with a false advertising lawsuit because of this disaster.

    On top of that, there were issues with the dispatcher being terrible at delivering the correct instructions and data to the correct execution units in a timely manner, and a lot of L1 data cache space got wasted on redundant data because each integer unit had its own separate data cache instead of sharing a single large one, and blah blah blah...
     
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    Once an Intel fanboi, always an Intel fanboi.....

    Admittedly, Piledriver & Bulldozer sucked - big time! - but AMD have come on a long, long way since those days.....to the point where even many enterprise players are seriously considering returning to the AMD fold since the introduction of Ryzen/Epyc, and saving themselves a heap of cash into the bargain.

    I'm not an AMD 'fanboi, or an Intel 'fanboi - to me a processor is a processor, regardless of manufacturer. If it does what I want it to, that'll do me. Admittedly, my Athlon64 X2 dual-core is now 16 yrs old, yet running 'Puppy' Linux as it does, it'll give many i5s, and quite a few i7s, a good run for their money.


    Mike. :p
     
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    Katie Boundary

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    The Zen architecture is definitely a HUGE improvement over Bulldozer; the problem is, none of the chipsets for it have XP drivers.

    This isn't a question of bulldozer vs. Zen. This is a question of Socket AM3 vs LGA 1155.
     
    Katie Boundary, Jun 18, 2019
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