I just installed a Core i7 Ivy Bridge (3rd generation) as I upgraded it from a Core i5 Sandy Bridge (2nd generation), until then my computer worked perfectly under Windows XP professionnal SP3, then after changing my processor I got a blue screen when I rebooted my computer.
I already checked that my gigabyte motherboard with an Intel P67 chipset is compatible with windows XP and Ivy Bridge processors.
I tried to fix Windows XP using the standard procedure with the installation CD but it didn't work.
So can you tell me if there is any known problems/solutions concerning compatibility between Ivy Bridge processors and Windows XP ?
We have not received nor seen any compatibility conflict in regards to any Operating System in specific when referring to Intel® processors; the compatibility of the Operating System is determined by the specific motherboard model number.
For example, here is the compatibility list for the Intel(R) Desktop Boards: Desktop Boards — Supported operating systems