mnthunder
2001-02-08T16:51:38Z
I have an Abit VA6 with a 600EB PIII, 256 MEG Micron CAS2 RAM, a Western Digital UDMA66 20 Gig HD, a Riva TNT2 video card and am running WIN98.

My system is giving me fits with PhotoShop 6.0. I pulled a cheap stick of PC133 RAM because I heard the VA6 prefers less than 3 banks and that helped somewhat, but I still get system crashes too often.

I want to know what is the most stable PC133 motherboard. Overclocking is not a concern, other than tweaking some of the bios settings for slight performance gains and stability. I thought this would be the best place to ask, since I don't know chipsets or boards well enought for comfort.

Thanks in advance.
jagoff
2001-02-08T17:39:38Z
get a real OS.

[This message has been edited by jagoff (edited 02-08-2001).]
Jarrett
2001-02-08T17:42:38Z
The ASUS CUSL2 (FCPGA board) is my pick for my next upgrade (very soon).

Intel 815 chipset
ATA/100
up to 512mb PC133 (like you need more?)
AGP PRO
VERY STABLE (from what I've heard)
6 PCI

I was also looking at the Abit SE6 as well for an alternate.
NeBz_Few
2001-02-09T06:49:38Z
Ya, sound like an os issue lol, do what I do, DEL Windows!

Good mobo Jarr, that's my latest addition to my main system.

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"It's your computer that's stupid, not you right?"
mnthunder
2001-02-09T13:20:38Z
Quote:

Originally posted by Jarrett:
The ASUS CUSL2 (FCPGA board) is my pick for my next upgrade (very soon).

Intel 815 chipset
ATA/100
up to 512mb PC133 (like you need more?)
AGP PRO
VERY STABLE (from what I've heard)
6 PCI

I was also looking at the Abit SE6 as well for an alternate.



Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted! I chcecked around and the CUSL2 got rave reviews everywhere (9.5 at anandtech!)and I only saw one review with any negative comments. Thanks again.

For the rest of you windoze fans, PhotoShop has not been ported to Linux. Don't start mouthing off about Gimpnot even close!

I am planning on wiping and doing a clean install of 2000, but I want everything as good as possible before the rebuild.
jagoff
2001-02-12T11:13:38Z
Who said anything about Linux? Your plan to go to Windows 2000 is a good one. It is ten times more stable than that crap you were using.