Are Tyan motherboards any good?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Williams, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. Jeff Williams

    Jeff Williams Stunt Coordinator

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    I am in the process of finding a new board and would like to have dual processors. I am also sticking with AMD so that limits my choices to Tyan and Asus. I have an Asus now and it is great, but how about Tyan. Are they reliable? I have heard good and bad about them, but that's to be expected. Any thoughts or opinions?

    Jeff
     
  2. JohanK

    JohanK Second Unit

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    For dual CPUs, I have heard nothing but good things about Tyan. I run an older Tyan Trinity 400 board in an extra computer and it has served me well.
     
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    Randy_T Stunt Coordinator

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  4. Todd Hochard

    Todd Hochard Cinematographer

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    I've had two Tyan boards, and had bad luck with both of them.

    The BIOS chip went bad on the Tsunami (S1846) Board, a Slot 1 PII/PIII board with the 440BX chipset.

    The IDE controller went out on the Tiger 133 (S1834) Board, a dual PIII board with the VIA chipset.

    As such, I now use only Asus or Abit boards. Both have been flawless, but I really like the Asus myself. Personal preference, I guess.

    Todd
     
  5. Darren Lewis

    Darren Lewis Supporting Actor

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    I've used a Tyan Trinity 400 motherboard and had no problems with it. I'm currently running dual Pentium 3s on an Abit VP6.
    A good site for info on dual CPU setups and reviews of some motherboards etc can be found at www.2cpu.com
     

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