I have been keeping track. I have answered a few questions. Two guys need to update their BIOS. One needed to update his AGP driver. One needed a larger power supply. These so called "problems" are not due to the chipset, proving that the ALi MAGiK 1 is the most stable, compatable chipset you can get right now for your Athlon. So VIA supporters, when somebody ask about the A7A266, quit telling them all the garbage your spewing, you know I'm right!
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The culprit of many Asus A7A266 problems is it's DDR ram scheme. My System WILL NOT RUN with two DDR sticks, and is very unstable with one. The system runs great with PC133. This is a MAJOR flaw with this board, and all Asus has to say about it is 'update the BIOS'. Well my friends, a bios update later and still major problems with DDR ram.
hmmmm, i'm intending to get a new system, either another k7 master mobo (which i already had 1) or perhaps the aza266...
i'll be using them with ddr though, and i can't decide which to buy...
and now, having heard that the aza is not very compatible with ddr, i changed my mind...
i'll also be OC my system, so is the ddr problem with the aza true???
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Since reviewers have not had this problem, I can only assume that 1.) some motherboards are defective (this happens with all manufacturers, get a replacement), or 2.) they are fussy about what kind of DDR they use.
The only problem I had with my A7A was with the kind of memory I was using. Other than that I agree with Crashman that the Ali chipset on the A7A is very stable. And so far I have no complaints about my A7A.