New mobo, old 32-bit software
Posted on 2012-03-11
After I saw some new HP and Dell systems and how cheap is much of what they're made of, I'd like now to build my own system.
I know all new hardware is 64-bit. Then, to what extent is it compatible with 32-bit software?
For instance, the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX mobo and some AM3+ processor, how would this work with Windows XP 32-bit? Actually, what could be the drawbacks in running 32-bit software on 64-bit hardware?
(I need to replicate an older machine's software on this new hardware, I don't have the option of switching to 64-bit OS and apps.)