Success with AMD configuration?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by SINEtist, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. SINEtist

    SINEtist Guest

    I've read over this forum and related sites, which all seem to agree that it is "safer" to go with Intel chips and non VIA chipsets.

    I was wondering though, is there anyone out there that is using an AMD and/or VIA chipset without ANY problems? If so, what is your system configuration and what type of work are you doing.

    I really wanted to go with an AMD/Abit KT7a setup, but now I'm reconsidering.
  2. brokenwindow

    brokenwindow Guest

    I'm using a 1 gig Athelon T-bird with a Via KT133 chip.

    256 megs ram
    8 gig fijitsu
    20 gig maxtor
    Echo Darla 24/96 soundcard and breakout box.

    I do 24/96 multitracking. Use Cool Edit Pro software. Run various plugins.
    I haven't had any real problems with this comp. Runs just as, or if not more stable than my old P2 400 system.

    I think the whole "Safer with Intel" idea would definetly apply a year or 2 ago..but now...there's not much that doesn't work with amd.
  3. ironsheik

    ironsheik Guest

    They're faster for the money and rock solid. My 1.33GHZ tbird has given me no trouble. Most of the old issues were due to VIA chipsets anyway. I multitrack with Cakewalk and have no trouble. Go AMD!
  4. I'm running an AMD 850 w/ Abit KT7a for a Paris DAW. It's rock solid with Paris. 256 RAM, 2 Maxtor 7200rpm drives, Pletor CDR, Matrox G450 dual head video.

    I don't use it for anything else except Paris.

  5. SINEtist

    SINEtist Guest

    Thanks guys.

    Looks like i'm gonna stick with AMD then.
  6. John Stalberg

    John Stalberg Member

    Mar 17, 2001
    I think most of the problems occur when you have a PCI card with bus mastering on them. Like the one DIGI 001 have. Otherwise I don´t see any reason for any problems.
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Yes...most issues do stem from VIA based chipsets but indeed they have fixed a good deal of the issues especially with the 4in1 drivers...but the main thing to consider is the motherboard you go buy a cheap motherboard you get cheap results...Go with what the hardware manufacturers reccomend..I know that Echo had some issues with teh kt133 chips but are now stable with them. AMD is definately a viable system especially for dual processors..I'm thinking of heading that way myself one of these days.. :D

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