[geeks] Intel Atom MB - Initial Impressions
md.benson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 14:25:24 CDT 2008
On 11 Jun 2008, at 19:50, Rick Hamell wrote:
>> *Everyone* has problems with VIA chipsets, they suck period. After
>> my last VIA-based AthlonXP board died of mystery not soft-or-hard-
>> resetting problems, then my dad's identical board did the same
>> (Both ASUS A7V8Xs -
> Wow... I knew people hated VIA, but I personally have never had any
> issues with them in any of my own machines and I use(d) them
> exclusively since at least '96. When I worked in sales we sold
> thousands of VIA-based boards with an extremely low failure rate for
> PC parts.
That's because VIA stuff doesn't fail, it's just bad to start with. A
lot of people just live with it that way. I wasn't about to toss my
boards when they developed issues, I just took quiet note of yet
another ViA screw-up and lived with it.
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