I have a rather dated system from 2008 (https://www.karma-lab.com/ol/images/miko-lxd-lg.jpg) that is only used as a digital audio workstation. It has an Intel Desktop DQ45CB motherboard with an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 processor running Windows XP. I have it dual booting Windows 7 Ultimate from a separate drive, was attempting to build a 64 bit OS on the system. Modern audio interfaces, DAWs, virtual instruments/fx don't perform well on that DQ45CB.
As crazy as it seems, but due to that older motherboard, the XP partition out performs the W7 partition. I have over 300 recording projects, tons of 32-bit virtual instruments and samples, I need to keep this OS and drive as is. So I will yank that motherboard out and drop in a case with that XP drive.
What I would like get advice on, which newer microATX motherboard (Intel chipset) would be suggested? Windows 10 will be the primary OS moving forward, but I will clone that XP drive to a new drive and drop in the new system. I know the limitations of XP, but in case some more up to date motherboard may not be compatible with Windows XP, and always got good advice here, thought I would ask for suggestions.
Edited by hamluis, 15 February 2017 - 05:48 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware, moved back - Hamluis.