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May 22, 2005 3:31:17 AM

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I would like to remove the VIA-distributed Hyperion 4in1 chipset
drivers (v4.56v) from my WX Pro machine and let the Microsoft drivers
take care of AGP and IDE.

Has anyone seen a FAQ or procedure on how to reliably do this?

thanks
May 22, 2005 3:58:01 AM

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Hi,

If you encounter problems on V4.56, try the older V4.43 which is more
suitable for older mobo VIA chipsets.
Download from this link:
http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=2

--
Peter


"phreak" wrote:

> I would like to remove the VIA-distributed Hyperion 4in1 chipset
> drivers (v4.56v) from my WX Pro machine and let the Microsoft drivers
> take care of AGP and IDE.
>
> Has anyone seen a FAQ or procedure on how to reliably do this?
>
> thanks
>
>
Anonymous
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May 22, 2005 2:05:47 PM

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That would be a bad move on your part!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"phreak" <newsposter@mn.rr.com> wrote in message
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>I would like to remove the VIA-distributed Hyperion 4in1 chipset
> drivers (v4.56v) from my WX Pro machine and let the Microsoft drivers
> take care of AGP and IDE.
>
> Has anyone seen a FAQ or procedure on how to reliably do this?
>
> thanks
>
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May 24, 2005 2:35:18 AM

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Not really a bad move.

I'm one of the (many) people who are having system stability issued
with XP SP2 and the VIA 4i1 drivers.

SP2 includes primitive support for the VIA chipsets (including AGP) so
if I am able to remove the VIA drivers, XP will continue to run and
boot.
Anonymous
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May 24, 2005 10:24:56 AM

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"phreak" <newsposter@mn.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Not really a bad move.
>
> I'm one of the (many) people who are having system stability issued
> with XP SP2 and the VIA 4i1 drivers.
>
> SP2 includes primitive support for the VIA chipsets (including AGP) so
> if I am able to remove the VIA drivers, XP will continue to run and
> boot.
>
***************

But you will NOT obtain optimal performance!


--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
Anonymous
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May 24, 2005 12:22:18 PM

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"phreak" <newsposter@mn.rr.com> wrote in message
news:1116912918.605344.36090@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Not really a bad move.
>
> I'm one of the (many) people who are having system stability issued
> with XP SP2 and the VIA 4i1 drivers.
>
> SP2 includes primitive support for the VIA chipsets (including AGP) so
> if I am able to remove the VIA drivers, XP will continue to run and
> boot.
>

I have worked on hundreds of computers with VIA chipsets and SP2 installed.
None of them have any instability problems unless they have poorly designed
motherboards and/or the manufacturer hasn't provided BIOS updates. Make sure
your motherboard BIOS is up to date. For older VIA chipsets use the 4.43
4in1 drivers. For newer chipsets use the 4.56v Hyperion 4in1 drivers. Use
the latest driver from the chipset manufacturer (not the OEM supplier) of
your video card. In every case except one this has solved the problem for
me. A motherboard swap solved that problem.

Another common problem I've seen with VIA chipsets is some motherboards
using them are very particular about what ram you can use. This can cause
instability when SP2 is installed. So far I've been able to diagnose this
with memtest86+. Swapping to the Kingston recommended ram for the
motherboard has always fixed this for me.

Kerry
May 24, 2005 7:46:05 PM

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The system has run memtest86 v3.2 for 12+ hours with no errors at 166,
150, and 133 FSB (it's an Athlon XP 2600+). The BIOS is set to config
the ram sticks with SPD. Problem (lockups and BSOD) occur with various
combinations and numbers of the 4 ram sticks. The memory is IBM/Micron.
Anonymous
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May 24, 2005 8:22:28 PM

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Thw VIA Hyperione 4in1 chipset installer should also allow for the removal
of the drivers (custom mode???).

"phreak" <newsposter@mn.rr.com> wrote in message
news:1116743477.881563.274100@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I would like to remove the VIA-distributed Hyperion 4in1 chipset
> drivers (v4.56v) from my WX Pro machine and let the Microsoft drivers
> take care of AGP and IDE.
>
> Has anyone seen a FAQ or procedure on how to reliably do this?
>
> thanks
>
Anonymous
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May 24, 2005 11:01:02 PM

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"phreak" <newsposter@mn.rr.com> wrote in message
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> The system has run memtest86 v3.2 for 12+ hours with no errors at 166,
> 150, and 133 FSB (it's an Athlon XP 2600+). The BIOS is set to config
> the ram sticks with SPD. Problem (lockups and BSOD) occur with various
> combinations and numbers of the 4 ram sticks. The memory is IBM/Micron.
>

What error with parameters is the BSOD?

Kerry
May 25, 2005 5:57:16 AM

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Hi,

Are the ram sticks bought at the same time or at different time?
The spec of the ram sticks may not be exactly matched even for the same
brand and model but manufactured at different time.

Also pls refer to the mobo user menu for how to arrange for the ram sticks
to be inserted into the DIMM slots. Check for the ram sticks to ascertain
they are double banked or single banked ram sticks.
Some mobo accept double banked ram sticks in DIMM 0 & DIMM 1, then only
single banked ram stick in DIMM 2 and DIMM 3 must be blank. Or double banked
ram stick in DIMM 0 and single banked ram sticks in DIMM 1, 2 and 3.
--
Peter


"phreak" wrote:

> The system has run memtest86 v3.2 for 12+ hours with no errors at 166,
> 150, and 133 FSB (it's an Athlon XP 2600+). The BIOS is set to config
> the ram sticks with SPD. Problem (lockups and BSOD) occur with various
> combinations and numbers of the 4 ram sticks. The memory is IBM/Micron.
>
>
!