Re: ASUS A7V133 Motherboard PCI Memory Controller Driver

Re: ASUS A7V133 Motherboard PCI Memory Controller Driver

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Posted by TERRY on August 24, 2001 at 21:22:55:

In Reply to: Re: ASUS A7V133 Motherboard PCI Memory Controller Driver posted by Jim R. on June 21, 2001 at 15:41:32:

: If I just posted the same message again, I apologize.

: I did not receive any replies, but have solved the problem, so
: I wanted to post a follow-up for any that might be curious or working on
: bringing up a new motherboard that has lots of built-in "hardware."

: The Solution:
: First I got rid of Windows ME -- what a piece of c____!! I
: replaced it with a full-up version (2) of Windows 98 (not the update
: version, which I also tried on a separate PC I built, and it it not a
: lot better than WinME.
: Next, I made sure the built-in SCSI controller was disabled
: in the BIOS setup. Then I very carefully followed and repeated the
: set-up using the set-up CD that came with the motherboard (even though
: it was published for a different chipset -- a newer version of system drivers
: of unknown chipset posture is available from the ASUS website, but is seldom
: up for downloads. With several passes through, all the system complaints on the
: control panel were finally resolved.
: It does seem that all the right drivers got installed with this try, for the
: "new" new PC seems to be a scorcher, and so far quite stable.

Window ME can be a real pain as are all of the newest Microsoft operating systems.
You may not want to hear this but I am a part owner in a small computer and electronics store and we have had three ASUS A7V boards go down in customer systems in the last month. I don't know the cause of the problem yet but it has to do with some part of the circuitry overheating. I could smell the burnt boards from 5 feet away with the cover on when they brought them in. None of the other components were damaged fortunately. Hang on to your receipt just in case. Asus is a little sticky about their returns.
Good Luck Terry

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