500 gig hard drive compatablity

Hello all.

I was hoping to get some help.

I was building a computer for a friend.

It will be a 754 socket motherboard.

Are there any limitations in windows xp and motherboard in hard drive sizes?

I think there isn’t anylong but I may be wrong.

Any opinions are very much appreicated.



Sckt. 754 shouldn’t have any problems with large HDDs. To set up Windows XP properly, an install CD with integrated Service Pack 2 is mandatory, as there were indeed severe issues in earlier versions of XP, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303013


thank you very much!!!

I would partition this drive if I were you to 200 and 300GB with 200GB as boot drive and 300 for downloads, backups etc.