[mythtv-users] M-Audio, VIA Chipset, DVD burning, iTunes Rendezvous

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 26 16:38:32 EDT 2004


On Thursday 26 August 2004 16:14, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 12:05:30PM -0400, Ben Fineman wrote:
> > 2) I have read a couple of vague posts about issues with "VIA
> > chipsets on old AMD boards"...can someone elaborate on this?
> > Specifically, I am looking to build my system from an old VIA KT133
> > board. Am I asking for trouble?
>
> My estimation is that the major issue is DMA, and if you're using 1
> or 2 Hauppauge cards, you're probably in less danger than if you're
> using Bt878/cx88 cards, or more than 2 of anything.

Actually, IIRC it's the ivtv cards that have the most problems with the 
VIA DMA bug.  But I could definitely be wrong :-)

-JAC


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