Overall, we experienced reasonable stability and performance from the 6VJD. It's not the most stable board money can buy, nor is it the fastest, however given its price and target audience, both performance and stability were acceptable.
Number of Crashes Caused
SETI@home Client V3
WinAmp MP3 Playback
Operating System (requiring Hard-boot)
3DMark2000 crashed once, which is not an altogether uncommon occurrence on VIA boards. During the 72-hour testing period, however, the system did require rebooting twice. As yet, we have not been able to determine what specifically caused the crashes, only that they occurred under heavy load.
The board performed well within reason as well, very close in line with other Pro266 offerings. Memory bandwidth available is significantly higher than 815E-based boards, however as we have seen in the past, memory bandwidth does not necessarily equate to better overall performance. Given its lower cost, 815E is still the most attractive option for the Pentium III.
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