Is it true tha VIA motherboards are the most problematic?

August 16, 2008 5:14pm CST
I am into research of motherboards now and I found out that VIA motherboards are the most problematic in its line because it tends to heat much than other models and has many conflicts with hardware. Is this really true? Is this the reason why it's cheaper?
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@rony1masc (230)
• India
17 Aug 08
i have use all types of board. usually Amd boards and processor burns up easily. but one thing I have used Via board from 2001 to 2006 no problem for that board. i have used intel boards. within one year the board is of complaint. intel 845 and 925 boards are examples.
@zeroflashx2 (2492)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
For about 8-9 years, I've been using VIA for my AMD platforms. I've tried both AMD and SiS a few times ago though but I came back to VIA. Well, I will be upgrading from my K8 setup to a K9 and I'll go for an AMD chipset again for my motherboard this time. I'm not sure about the price though but most likely, it's the features and capabilities of the board that makes it more expensive. Yeah, compatibility will always be an issue for 3rd party manufacturers. Having the same chipset with the processor has it's advantages. Aside from lesser compatibility issues, there is better support for both processor and board. Not sure about other experiences though.