VIA Dropping Motherboard Chipset Business



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I would have missed VIA as an alternative to NVidia back when I was building Athlon-based computers. But these days? Not so much.



I used to rock VIA chipsets back in the day with original Athlons and Athlon XPs.  They were good boards with really only a couple problems that I can remember.  They lacked native SATA support so you had to load f6 drivers and they usually only had 3 ram slots (at least the boards I had) wihich didn't support 128 bit dual channel mode.  I remember liking the hyperion 4 in 1 drivers; I never had a problem with them.  I had 1 via chipset p4 board that i bought later on to fix an aging p4 machine but when it died a couple months later I just recycled the whole machine so I can't attest to VIA's p4 chipsets.



never heard of them ,not gonna be missed by me.  Now if we could just get ECS to go too.



I have two computers with VIA chipsets and they have both been problem free.I like options.Being limited to just the Big Names hurts everyone in the long run.


Acer Aspire 5610z,Vista HP, No problems with Vista... so far, but I'm learning Linux, just in case.

Acer Aspire 5315-2153, $348 Walmart Special,Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Spring Edition,VirtualBox 1.6.4

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