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Crylynx

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Hi everyone

I have decided to build a new pc and have a question for all of you. I am going to go with one of these two choices and was wondering which chipset you would recomend. The SIS645 chipset or the VIA P4X400 I will be running a P4 2.53 with 533mhz front side bus, 512mb of pc2700 memory, geforce4Ti4200, and a maxtor 60gb with Ultra ATA133. The two boards I am choosing from are the Soyo "SY-P4S Dragon Ultra" or the "SY-P4X400 Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition". I can get a better deal on the "SY-P4S" and it handles what I want to install, But was concerned in the chipsets mainly. Which would you recomend?

Thanks and hope to see your replies

Crylynx
 
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If there is the choice in between SIS and VIA, so I wouldn't think to much about that and take the VIA (too many problems with SIS so far).
 
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i think the VIA chipset would be a better choice as well.

i don't know of any specific problems with the SiS645, but i have seen a few articles on the web about how the chip has a tendency to be "incompatible" with some hardware.

what i mean by "incompatible" is that the hardware works, but with a lot of problems.

just my two cents. :)

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Of course, the VIA chipsets have had PCI bus latency issues for some time, and it screws up the sound when your IDE drives are being heavily used. :rolleyes: I went for an Intel chipset in my newest computer, got tired of the crackling sound in my music! :(
 
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