Originally posted by: Cartel
Ok, I don't know about the errors, but if I use the 513, 514 driver, it installs VIA 3149. The Vista driver says VIA VT8237. Then I get crappy performance and I cant select drive cache, it says "this device don't allow changes". So I switched back to the Vista 8237 driver.
OK, I'm having some difficulty understanding what the problem is. In other topics, you claim your new hardware is running well with Vista, even posting an excellent WEI disk transfer score of 5.5, the highest score among all your components. What happened between then and now? When changing back and forth between the in-box Vista drivers and the VIA drivers, did you use the removal utility in Add/Remove programs to uninstall the VIA drivers?
Some additional answers that might be helpful:
What hard drives do you have, how are they configured?
Did you clean install Vista?
Have you tried other troubleshooting measures, such as removing the Sound Blaster Live! 5.1, which has no Vista driver support?
Why are you running a BETA BIOS instead of the last stable release BIOS (1017)?
Have you tried relaxing the timing parameters of your RAM?
BTW, VIA RAID Controller - 3149 is the same as VT8237 RAID Controller, just different names. 3149 is the PCI DEV_ID for VT8237.
Are you trying to tell me my setup is too old and I should fork out for am2 and ddr2?
What part of the following statement would lead a rational person to believe I was suggesting that their CPU and RAM were too old:
"Those are not hard disk errors. You have something more serious going on there with the processor or RAM."
Out-dated CPU or RAM would not cause critical CPU and RAM related errors like those you posted but have since edited out of the post to which I was replying.
However, now that you have brought it up, one must wonder how you would "just recently" purchase an old discontinued S939 motherboard that has not been available on the market for at least one year now, except for used and refurbished units.
Now I finally get to afford a X2 and this 939 board and the newest drivers aren't the greatest, and Vista has been out 2 years.
Vista was released 13 months ago.