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Is Windows Xp SP3 compatible with this setup?

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I'm getting ready to build a new computer, and the motherboard and cpu i'm thinking of going with are: ASUS M4A88T-V and AMD Phenom II 555 Black edition.

Since these are new components, I know for a fact they are compatible with Windows 7 (which I don't have), but I'm not sure if they'd be compatible with my Windows XP SP3 Media Center Edition boot disc. For example my current pc has pci 1.1, usb 1.1 and DDR2 type memory. The new MB will have pci 2.0 usb 3.0 and DDR3 type memory.

I want to be sure that Windows XP will not have errors trying to recognize the usb devices, or the RAM because of the differences. Maby i'm over thinking this, but I wanna be sure before I start buying parts lol
Current Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 Gigabyte GA-H55M USB3 Gigabyte nVidia 9800GT G.skill ripjaws DDR3 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Samsung 24'' LCD TV/Monitor Adesso keyboard /w built in touch pad 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 750 watt NZXT M59 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 Gigabyte GA-H55M USB3 Gigabyte nVidia 9800GT G.skill ripjaws DDR3 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Samsung 24'' LCD TV/Monitor Adesso keyboard /w built in touch pad 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 750 watt NZXT M59 
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post #2 of 5
They are fine with XP.... you need to install drivers for USB 3.0 since it is a newer standard.

OS does not care about the RAM standard. That is handled by the hardware.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
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i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
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post #3 of 5
XP will run fine on that hardware.. as Duckie said USB 3.0 might need special drivers though since XP won't have those.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 Asrock fatal1ty x370 gaming x GV-R795WF3-3GD G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
SAMSUNG 850 EVO TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 LG GBC-H20L Blu-Ray Windows 10 Enterprise 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung EX2220X Lenovo li2323s Ducky DK9008 MX Blue Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Special Edition Graphite Series 600T  SteelSeries Rival 300 Razer Exactmat 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 Asrock fatal1ty x370 gaming x GV-R795WF3-3GD G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
SAMSUNG 850 EVO TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 LG GBC-H20L Blu-Ray Windows 10 Enterprise 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung EX2220X Lenovo li2323s Ducky DK9008 MX Blue Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Special Edition Graphite Series 600T  SteelSeries Rival 300 Razer Exactmat 
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Nice... thanks
Current Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 Gigabyte GA-H55M USB3 Gigabyte nVidia 9800GT G.skill ripjaws DDR3 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Samsung 24'' LCD TV/Monitor Adesso keyboard /w built in touch pad 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 750 watt NZXT M59 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 Gigabyte GA-H55M USB3 Gigabyte nVidia 9800GT G.skill ripjaws DDR3 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Samsung 24'' LCD TV/Monitor Adesso keyboard /w built in touch pad 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 750 watt NZXT M59 
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post #5 of 5
You will have to actually install the drivers though unlike 7 which pretty much would install them all.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
MouseMouse Pad
Steelseries Kinzu no 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
MouseMouse Pad
Steelseries Kinzu no 
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