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Old 12-28-01, 08:57 AM
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Via chipsets = bad

I'll be staying away from via chipsets for a while.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/3/23502.html
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but how many people will this effect

how many people are setup using ata/133?
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btw.. there is already a patch out to fix this problem

you can get it here:

http://www.networking.tzo.com/net/software/
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here is feedback about the patch from hardocp.com

System: AMD Athlon T-Bird [email protected] (11x100), Abit KT7-RAID (latest BIOS '64' with hpt 2.0.1019), 384Mb Sdram (256+128 @133MHz), Leadtek GeForce3 (230x530), Windows ME

I didn't have those problems described in the readme-file, but my system wasn't al that stable (occasional lock-ups, freezes and a lot of memory-errors). Enough to drive me crazy sometimes! So I decided to install the patch anyway. I'm so glad I did! I think this patch must improved my overall system-stability by 500%!!! And I'm able to up my memory-settings in the Bios. Thanks to Santa 'George E. Breese' Claus for this wonderful gift!!!

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I've bought two VIA-based boards, and both have had significant problems. For me, the association of the VIA trademark with a board is not-so-subtle hint that it should be passed on.

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Originally posted by DivxGuy
I've bought two VIA-based boards, and both have had significant problems. For me, the association of the VIA trademark with a board is not-so-subtle hint that it should be passed on.

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I've built 100's of systems with VIA based chipsets and had very few problems. All of the chipset makers have had problems from time to time, even Intel. Also sometimes it's a problem with the way the MB manufacturer implements it, not the design of the chipset itself.
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more tweaking needed I guess. Funny I did not notice a problem but if I can get some more performance I guess I will see if some of the fixes help speed things up for me too

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