DeveloperVIA Technologies, Inc.
Updated9 Jun 2009
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"VIA Hyperion Pro drivers from viaarena.com."
Keeping your drivers updated can really save you tons of time and energy from banging your head to the wall, since many times driver updates fix a lot of issues that you couldn’t possibly imagine that they were caused by them. Thus, never ignore a driver update, unless you have a specific and strong reason not to do so (plus you can always roll back to a previous version any time). VIA Hyperion Pro Driver Package is a complete suite that contains all the drivers for many VIA legacy chipsets. These include drivers for graphic cards, RAID disk controllers, SATA disk drive controllers and others.
In order to install this software package, just extract the ZIP archive you downloaded and launch “setup.exe” that’s included in it. The installation wizard will come up and guide you through a small series of steps for making basic configurations, which are followed by the main installation process. The drivers that are installed will be available once the whole process is finished and your computer is rebooted.
There are no malware included in the setup package (viruses, trojans, spyware, etc.) and there are no 3rd-party advertised software in it either.
Supported operating systems are Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
VIA Hyperion Pro Driver Package has no interface, since its only job is to successfully install the included drivers in your computer. After installing them, then it depends on each driver individually whether it has a user interface or not.
Hyperion Pro Driver Package offers support for various Hyperion Pro VIA chipsets, such as K7 chipsets (KT400, KT400A, KT600, KT880, KM400 and KN400), K8 chipsets (K8T800, K8T800Pro, K8M800, K8M890, K8N800, etc.), P4 chipsets (P4X400, P4X400A, PT800, PT880, PM800, PN800, PM880, PN880, PT880Pro, etc.), C series chipsets (CN700, CN400, CLE266, CX700,CX700M, CX700M2, etc.) and V series chipsets (VN800, VN896, VX700 and VX800). As you can see, a wide variety of chipsets are supported in this driver package.
The main drivers that are included in the Hyperion Pro package are:
- VIA INF Driver: Enables the VIA Power Management feature.
- VIA AGP Driver: Provides service routines to the VGA driver and interface directly to hardware, consequently boosting graphical access and performance.
- VIA RAID Driver: Enables SATA/RAID functionality on chipsets which have a RAID controller.
- VIA PCI IRQ Miniport Driver: Sets the system's PCI IRQ routing sequence (Win98).
- VIA IDE Bus Master Driver: Enables performance enhancing bus mastering functions (WinNT).
Hyperion Pro package also supports 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP systems and 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2003 systems.
No cons, other than the fact that the supported chipsets are considered legacy chipsets and are not supported anymore. The same goes for the drivers included in the VIA Hyperion Pro Driver Package.
Hyperion Pro package was a continuation of the Hyperion driver package, both of which include several drivers for specific VIA legacy chipsets. Thus, there are no alternatives to this package.
If you are using a motherboard that has a VIA legacy chipset, then this is probably one of the most important things you want to download and install in your computer, if you haven’t done so yet.
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