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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Crylynx, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. Crylynx

    Crylynx Thread Starter

    Jan 10, 2003
    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

  2. hw45


    Dec 15, 2002
    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).
  3. roosterman


    Apr 12, 2002
    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. :)

  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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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