Will It All Be Fixed?
AMD and VIA have actually been aware of the Sound Card and Memory
issues for some time, while everybody knows about AMD/VIA and
AGP instability. Yet as we've described above, fixing any of
these is very much dependent on the bios version, hardware and
software you have installed in your system. All of it has an
overall effect on the outcome because everything is related
inside your PC.
despite all this why hasn't anybody every actually fixed such
issues as the more important AGP one? They know it exists, so
why on earth continue to churn out chipsets that they know have
some of the biggest faults since microns began? Under Windows
2000 I can always make it hang/crash during games without even
trying, but I can't do it with an Intel system, nope.
is strange when you consider that under Windows98SE, AMD's original
K7 line was actually less 'Application' crash prone than Intels.
In fact the later K7 based motherboards were really quite stable,
all you had to do was live with AGPx2, fine for current games.
However the KT133 Chipset for a new generation of SocketA CPUs
soon reverted all this back to the old problems.
a new generation of AMD 760 (DDR Ram) and KT133A (266Mhz DDR
FSB) based chipsets from VIA, AMD, ALI and one other maker are
about to hit the streets. The question is, will any of these
issues finally be fixed for the new generation?