Yup, VIA is the biggest pain in the neck of all. But all problems could be fixed by installing couple patches. If you decided to go with the A7M266, you are welcome to email me, I will send you a list of patches/fixes to download
As an avid AMD supporter, I would like to add a few words.
All the suggested boards are as most people advise (Good M/B`s & Chipsets).
I do however, believe that the future (not too distant) lies with the new nForce chipset by Gforce & one partner happens to be AMD with ASUS & others.
ASUS are about to release a new M/B (A7N)which will on all known figures out perform current chipsets & M/B`s of the 266 varity.
If you can wait till the last quarter of this year, I strongly recommend that you do so and buy the RAID version of the nForce ASUS A7N266 - R M/B, you will not be dissapointed.
On the Edge of Extremity
Microsoft Registered OEM,DSP,MCP
Custom Building of PC`s.