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[filmscanners] Re: Vuescan and 64bit Windows - Ed's reply



On 05/06/2006 James L. Sims wrote:
> I am not impressed with ASUS web support.  After all the great reviews
> about ASUS, that was a letdown.

IME Asus are one of the better mfr's, with generally solid boards and a
decent record of fixing things that don't quite work. I have used them a
lot - 3 here at the moment. I'd also agree Gigabyte are solid. It seems
the mobo market moves so fast that early BIOS and driver revisions are
often flakey. www.amdmb.com is a very good support forum for all AMD
boards, though overrun with crazed overclockers. If there's a known
problem, it will usually be found there.

One to avoid at all costs is DFI, the only mobo (Lan Party NF2) I have
ever thrown away because it was so utterly broken. Superb press reviews,
and hundreds of people at amdmb.com with boards that just could not be
coerced away from terminal BIOS self-corruption. Mine even destroyed a
CPU. They switched production from Taiwan (for the pre-production boards
that press got) to China (for the crap punters got) and about 30-50% were
rubbish. Most mfr's had trouble with early NF2 boards, but at least
Gigabyte and Asus fixed theirs.

Nowadays I deliberately lag a bit behind the cutting edge, it's cheaper
and less frustrating and reliability is worth more than an extra 10-30% speed.

Tony Sleep

Tony Sleep
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