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Postby Wayne on Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:47 pm

Is there any concensus on which chipset is the highest performance/best quality? Or is brandname a better indicator of overall performance/quality?

I'm like that guy in the CDW commercial who tells his IT guy: "Fred: All I know about computer is I want a better one than everybody else has" 8)
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:33 am

What chipset do you mean? On the Motherboard?
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Postby ccb056 on Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:26 am

the nforce2 is a pretty good mobo chipset, although at my house i use 2 intel 810s and a kt266a and a kt400 no problems there.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Feb 14, 2003 2:39 pm

For Motherboards: VIA
For CD-RW Drives: MediaTek
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Feb 14, 2003 3:27 pm

BuddhaTB wrote:For Motherboards: VIA
For CD-RW Drives: MediaTek


Yep. MediaTek is the only way to go for Optical Drive chipsets. VIA is my choice for mobo chipsets, but the nforce is good as well.
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Feb 14, 2003 3:49 pm

Aren't there compatibility issues with some VIA chipsets? Compatibility issues with video cards and even CD burners.

I guess this top is veering toward a General Hardware Question. :)
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Feb 14, 2003 4:06 pm

I don't have any problems at all. I used to though, but bios updates and new 4-in-1's fixed them all.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Fri Feb 14, 2003 4:12 pm

TheWizard wrote:Aren't there compatibility issues with some VIA chipsets? Compatibility issues with video cards and even CD burners.

Not with VIA chipsets. I think you meant the SIS chipsets. I've heard numerous compatibility issues between SIS chipsets and other hardware like CD-RW drives and video cards.
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Postby Wayne on Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:03 pm

Hmmm... Maybe that last quote made some think I was going off-topic. :oops:

I was refering to cd-r drives. :D

Which manufacturers uses mediatek chipsets?

On the other hand...
I've heard my share of horror stories about VIA... :wink:

I like high performance but not at the cost of stability or longevity. Not a bleeding-edge kind of guy I guess.
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Postby Wayne on Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:11 pm

Maybe a better way to ask it is which drives don't use mediatek?

From jase in other thread:

Mitsumi/MSI/Yamaha (Oak chip), Aopen/Artec (Ricoh) or Plextor (Sanyo)

I take it my Samsung has a Richo chipset (which is similar to Mediatek?).

Just curious, no biggie....
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:30 pm

Manufacturers which may use Mediatek chipsets: Lite-ON, BTC, ASUS, LG, and of course OEMS of all of these manufacturers!

My Artec/Ultima DHM-G48 DVD-ROM drive has a MTK chipset.

See a little thread here about compatible drives and maybe contribute if you can.
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Postby Wayne on Sat Feb 15, 2003 6:12 pm

I tried out that program mtk155 and sadly it didn't work on my samsung. I believe I have a Ricoh chipset. I'll post the results over at CDfreaks too. :D
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 15, 2003 8:42 pm

according to Reg-da-Ripper
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 3314#53314
your SM-332B is indeed a Ricoh chipset.
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