• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

usb and a7v

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.

talz13

New Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
I am using an a7v with duron 700. Just started with windows ME, and did a fresh install. When I looked at the system properties, there were two sets of USB Root Hub, two of VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller, and a Generic USB Hub. Also, there is an irq conflict on the mouse. I have Microsoft PS/2 IntelliMouse Optical (IntelliPoint) and PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port. Both of these are trying to use irq 12, but windows will not let me manually set the irq's. What should I do?
 

Calistograph

Registered
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
I have K7VIA with Athlon 600. My damn USB devices keep dying. VIA and USB just don't mix. Unstable POS. Soyo tech support told me it's normal to see two USB hubs and two controllers. In fact he said it was alright if you see 3. Yea, right. I don't have any conflicts though, and have tried every BIOS version, BIOS setting, and frikken driver VIA and Soyo have. What a piece o crap! I am Very Dissapointed that my USB devices don't work. Well, they work for 5 minutes or so, die and then Windows crashes when I try to shut down programs or Windows itself. I even tried their USB filter driver version 1.08b. Also reformatted drive and installed windows 3 times! And then only installed one USB device (Intellimouse explorer USB) and that died by itself. Then tried just the Gamevoice hockey puck. Same thing.

Get your crap together VIA! You design some pretty unstable crap!
 

tBase

New Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
I've built two systems using a7v's and the usb problem is consistent on both. Two of the ports on the 3port connector don't work. Win2K and WinMe both have the problem.
I've tried upping the BIOS to 1005A, SP1, VIA 4in1 4.25a. No go.

I've searched Deja with keywords +usb +a7v and found one guy suggesting that everything works fine if the promise controller is not used. Haven't been able to try this yet. If anyone cures this problem please post it.
Thanx in advance
 

Mike

Registered
Joined
Feb 2, 2001
Hmmm..this sounds odd to me, as I have built 11 systems using the A7V. 9 with windows 2000 Pro, 2 with Windows ME. I have not yet experienced these kinds of problems with the USB on these boards. Every one of these systems uses a USB device of some type or another.
I am not saying that I know what the problem might be, just saying that of ALL of the A7V systems I have put together, I have not yet had problems with USB.
The FIRST thing you do after windows installs is put in the 4 in 1 drivers, other than that, I don't know what the problems could be. Oh, I also install ALL of the critical updates from Microsoft.
Good luck .
 

rayers2

Registered
Joined
Jan 4, 2001
I am also running win2000 and 4 usb devices no problems whatsoever. Installed via 4in1 4.28 beta 1005c...
 

TechnoFile

Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2001
Location
SC, USA
I've searched Deja with keywords +usb +a7v and found one guy suggesting that everything works fine if the promise controller is not used. Haven't been able to try this yet. If anyone cures this problem please post it.

Well, I'm running Win2k on my A7V and having no troubles at all with usb devices, even though I am using the promise controller.
 

Richard

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2001
I have to agree with this. I have not had a problem at all with my USB devices. I have a USB Intellimouse Explorer (optical), HP 932c printer, Olympus Card Reader, and a MS Natural (USB) keyboard all plugged into USB ports.

If anyone "should" have a problem it's me. However, they all work fine.

I have a feeling people that are having problems are not installing the proper drivers at the proper times. I'm using the VIA 4.28 drivers and Win98. (Win2k, didn't have any problems either; these busmastering drivers kick booty.) For what it's worth 4.24 and 4.25a didn't have any problems either.

I don't know what to say, except it isn't VIA's fault. Naturally, it's always easier to point the blame at the "other guy."

I've also flashed my A7V's bios to 1005c. The only issue I can think of related to the later bios revisions is to leave Virus detection enabled in bios. Otherwise, the Promise ATA100 controller will not detect the primary boot device. (If you're using the ATA100 as your boot device.)

The A7V is perhaps the best motherboard I've had to date.

Mike (Dec 22, 2000 11:25 p.m.):
Hmmm..this sounds odd to me, as I have built 11 systems using the A7V. 9 with windows 2000 Pro, 2 with Windows ME. I have not yet experienced these kinds of problems with the USB on these boards. Every one of these systems uses a USB device of some type or another.