Hey Jon forget the Asus and the other boards. I am using an Iwill KK266 and it is using the Via chipset. There has never been a hardware problem I have experienced with this mobo. There is a DDR version available which has a different model number, I forget which one. But the board has been great since day one. I've tried Procomp and Abit boards and they gave me headaches. The board stoked up the first time I put pwr to it. As for the word, stable, the AMD chipset is the best chipset for AMD cpu's because it utilizes the processor the way AMD intended. But Via is also a good chipset just make sure you use the 4.30 driver which covers all Via Apollo chipsets 133/266. But if you decide not to go with the Iwill KK266 or the DDR version I'm not mad at you. LOL. Good Luck.