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Munro

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#1 13 years ago

I am looking to get a new motherboard with a processer, the exact make and model is a Chaintech V915P Socket 755 ATX motherboard and intel pentium 4 505 2.66 Ghz processor. My biggest consern is right now I am running Windows 2000 Pro. and one of my friends told me that I needed to upgrade to Windows XP in order to make my new motherboard compatible. Is this true, and if so should I go with home or pro edition?




RadioactiveLobster Forum Admin

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#2 13 years ago

it should work, your OS doesnt have any effect on a mobo that i know of.....i know people that have a brand new mobo and cpu that are running Window ME....so it should be ok


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Silentmichael

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#3 13 years ago

it is not true. you could use the motherboard with windows 2000 pro. but if you would like to upgrade to XP, go for pro since it is the equivalent to 2000 pro. while home is the equivalent to 98/ME.




Guns4Hire

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#4 13 years ago

Tell your friend he is wrong :) Stick with WIN2k PRo .




rob.

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#5 13 years ago

Hahaha, not quite. The OS in no way affects how a motherboard will work. If you have the driver cd from the hardware, you can properly install it on any OS.




Kilobyte

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#6 13 years ago

You may need to download updated drivers for it. Windows 2000/XP drivers. :) Then again, WinXP has been out for while, so you might have to DL them for WindowsXP as well. They do come with driver CDs for Windows 2000/XP, and usually NT4, and Win98/WinMe as well.




Yannick

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#7 13 years ago

So, in short, no, and your friend sucks ;)




Munro

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#8 13 years ago

Well thanks everyone, now that I know I wont have to spend extra money on a new OS it makes my life a lot simpler.




Force Recon

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#9 13 years ago

For the internet get really good Antivirus software.My comp's a bit slower since i got my internet connection.




Peeping Tom

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#10 13 years ago
Gogetenkzit is not true. you could use the motherboard with windows 2000 pro. but if you would like to upgrade to XP, go for pro since it is the equivalent to 2000 pro. while home is the equivalent to 98/ME.

That is a terrble comparison. Both PRO and HOME use the same kernel. The only difference in PRO is several admin programs and it also allows for more computers to be networked. Its a license issue, mostly, and you pay for it.




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