I, along with many co-workers and friends, are seriously inconvenienced by
VIA's 686 B southbridge issue. If you are not aware of this issue, large
files transferred on the IDE channels often get corrupted (the problem
increases when using a PCI sound card). After emailing VIA and ASUS (I own
the a7v133) and NEVER getting a reply and having even gone as far as
spending hundreds of hours tracking down bug fixes, installing new "4 in 1"
drivers and trying every conceivable fix, the problem remains - a horror
since I'm a video editor and transferring large files is something I do on a
I feel that both VIA and ASUS should be responsible and make some sort of
effort to end this bug, or we should be reimbursed for our trouble. I will
be contacting a lawyer soon but voice your opinion here and with VIA and the
other motherboard manufacturers - this is a serious issue but they have not
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Hi, I've tried the PCI latency patch, the latest 4 in 1, and have actually visited your site in the past (great site!). What's frustrating is that I do not have a sound blaster live - I use a forissimo 2. Audio is actually flawless, data just gets corrupt.. I've also updated my bios.. In other words, I feel that I've tried everything.. Thanks for the help though.
I did not have any problem with VIA chipset but I do have problem with the Sound Blaster Live. I am using Sound Blaster Live on my Abit BX6 Rev2. It is an Intel BX chipset based motherboard. Maybe you should have a Class Action Lawsuit against Creative.
Dangit, you tried those patches and still no go? Man, I wish there was some other way to help. I mean, how do you check for data corruption? Is it over your network, or over two hard drives? I'm guessing you have the 1007 BIOS, and didn't change any latency settings and whatnot. You're not overclocking, I hope. Round IDE cables? I'm just throwin' out stuff. What's your system like?
BTW, you think I have a great site? Sweet...when'd you visit it in the past? I mean, it's only been up for two weeks. You're one reason I'm gonna make it better, baby!