New via 1.49p drives are amazing!

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  1. ZzzombieBunny

    ZzzombieBunny Cake or Death?

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    My HD score in PCMark2002 went from 830 to 1078! Thats 238 points increase! Thanks VIA!
     
  2. Sharkims

    Sharkims Seen my brain?

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    In response to this post, has anyone had any odd problems with these? My friend had Norton die on him completely, also his network connection.
     
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    Wow, they fired up my HD performance too. These are really nice drivers! Things are loading so fast!
     
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    Cannot restart or shutdown normal after the install of 449p :confused:
    rest seems ok
     
  5. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    I installed them. Things DO seem a little snappier. I haven't encountered any problems yet. Bootup and shut down seem a little quicker, I didn't lose any video performance by 3DMark01 standards and my net connection still works. :) I didn't test the harddrive speed prior to installing them, so I wouldn't know if PCMark would rate the transfer speeds any better.

    The only "issue" was that it made me re-activate Windows upon rebooting after the update. (I only re-formatted about a month ago and didn't change a dang thing except the 4in1's) I told the MS guy on the phone that all I did was update the chipset drivers and now it says I have to re-activate, he said, "That'll do it.", so I guess that's OK then.

    Just out of curiosity, I asked the guy a question. I told him that I update my system about every six months (I do know about the 4 month thing with activation), and asked him if I'll be able to use my original CD key when that day comes. He said I would. So now I know for sure on that issue. ;)

    BTW, I have an OFFICIAL version of WinXP home, not a pirate version.

    My verdict on the 4.49 4in1's: It is good....at least, so far.... :bleh:

    EDIT: NASTY ISSUE!!! When I booted my system just a minute ago(cold boot), it did a 3-part type of scandisk. I never, EVER saw that before. :eek: Scoped Windows Update and, sure enough, there was a VIA IDE driver it said needed to be downloaded (May 13, 2003). Must be why VIA Arena doesn't have these suckers listed yet.
     
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  6. ZzzombieBunny

    ZzzombieBunny Cake or Death?

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    Had this happen to me now as well, computer restarts to fast... and then one of my drives is stuck in a endless checkdisk process at restart... and I cant defragment the drive once in windows cause it keeps nagging about restarting so it can do a checkdrive scan. Oh great.

    Other than that its a real smooth performance improvement...
     
  7. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    They have added some more details to installation (which version etc.).
    I haven't benched actually, but seems good so far.
     
  8. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    Do I need them?
     
  9. MikeDaMan

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    Yea would you say these are safe enough to try? No major problems right?
     
  10. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    Nothing bad here in about two days.
     

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