Re: MSI neo2-f (via + realtek)
Tom Vier wrote:
Just a little while back, I was talking here about severe problems with
a similar setup. However, I have two of these systems and only one is
causing havoc, so I'm quite sure it's a faulty motherboard.
Anyone have one working (or not)? How's via support? I've heard of some
problems with the realtek gbit driver.
I'm specing out some machines i'm going to put together, so any yay or nay
reports would be helpful. Thanks.
The other system with K8T Neo, Athlon64 3000+, 512 MB and a lot of
random hard disks hasn't had any stability issues. I've used the r8169
internal lan without problems, even at very high continual network loads.
Outside of MSI products, I have half a dozen other AMD64 systems with
the same Via K8T800(or Pro) chipset and no stability issues have come
up. Only the MSI's have the r8169 LAN though, others use via-velocity.
To sum it up, from what I hear there have been a number of faulty MSI
motherboards in the Athlon 64 series. Much more than what I've come to
expect from MSI. But once it works, it works well.