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Could this be a CPU bug?

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by pass, Sep 10, 2003.

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    pass Guest

    A stable Via system is an oxymoronic statement as they are only stable
    Do you have any suggestions on how I am to 'make this board stable'? :) I've
    played around with new and old versions of the 4in1 drivers, they either do
    nothing or require a format c: after installation :)
     
    pass, Sep 12, 2003
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    Stacey Guest

    Shoot it with a 9mm?
    Yep, not surprized. After fighting with these for years because either
    people requested a Via board or they brought me a system with one that was
    flakey for years, I REFUSE to build a system using a Via chipset. If you
    happen to luck into a hardware/software mix that doesn't upset things, they
    work OK. It's too easy to add one piece of hardware or software that makes
    the whole thing flake out and you get to fight to get it working right
    again. Via singlehandedly has given AMD all of the "Not stable enough for
    office use" stigma that AMD is still suffering from. Why some people STILL
    try to defend Via after all the buggy chipsets and drivers they have
    released over the years is beyond me.
     
    Stacey, Sep 12, 2003
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    Ed Guest

    Why people still buy Intel after all the buggy chipsets, motherboards,
    CPU, drivers they have released over the last 30 years is beyond me too!
    :)
    Ed
     
    Ed, Sep 12, 2003
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    rstlne Guest

    He has a via board so he has to deal with it, I would try the kt800 or kt600
    chipsets.. the kt400's were flakey the kt400a's were little gems in many
    respects and flakey in others. If you think that a cpu going to 100% is a
    hardware error then by all means go buy new hardware. even if he knows what
    he's doing then I expect he'll probably go through about 30 or 40
    processor&mb combos per year
    so hell give it a go!
     
    rstlne, Sep 12, 2003
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    pass Guest

    Heh, did I mention that this thing goes nuts if I try to run a PCI video card
    with it? Both AGP & PCI video options somehow messed up.
     
    pass, Sep 12, 2003
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    Stacey Guest

    Yep. One must be careful out there!
     
    Stacey, Sep 13, 2003
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    Stacey Guest

    rstlne wrote:

    Nobody does. Toss the POS in the trash and get something that isn't a fight
    to the finish.
     
    Stacey, Sep 13, 2003
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    Nitza666 Guest

    I have built a lot of systems with VIA chipsets KT133A,KT266A,KT333 some
    mine some for mine friends and all of them were rock solid and all of them
    were built using EPoX motherboards.Iam still using as secondary computer an
    EPoX 8KHA+ with the KT266A running 24/7 since 29 october 2001 and i have
    used on this board almost any AMD cpu from 1400 Thunderbird to a 2400+
    Athlon XP overclocked to 2250 i have now and its rock solid almost 2 years
    now.
     
    Nitza666, Sep 16, 2003
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