[lug] Monitor/Card tweaking - was Re: Color tweaks

John Starkey jstarkey at advancecreations.com
Sat Feb 24 00:51:54 MST 2001

Ok. So it's much much better. I did what you had suggested and tried
another card, errr 3 of them, and they all sucked. But when I put the
Virge back in the color came back. I guess it wasn't seated correctly or
it was dirty. I usually giggle it around a bit to make sure it's in there
so I'm thinking the latter. But another card is in order, this one is
still kinda slow.

Once again, thanks a lot.


Tkil wrote:

> >>>>> "John" == John Starkey <jstarkey at advancecreations.com> writes:
> John> Video card is an S3 Virge GX/DX.
> if you have the opportunity to tinker with it (ideally, try a
> different card), definitely try a new card first.  i had an S3 virge
> of some variety ("stealth 3d 2000" or somesuch) and it was pretty
> pitiful.
> 100 USD on a good card is probably a better deal than replacing even a
> 17" monitor.  *shrug*  i'm very happy with my g200, and it made a very
> noticable difference compared to the virge, on the same monitor.  uhg,
> g200 pci is 105+15 S/H on pricewatch, probably scarce by now.  g400s
> are about 80 before shipping, g450s are only 70 ... but those both
> seem to be AGP-only cards.
> there are still some matrox milleniums out there, but they're probably
> not quite up to serious true-color high-res high-refresh, sadly.
> also, any of the current crop of 3d accelerated cards should have a
> sufficiently good output stage for most 2d work that i'd do, at least.
> t.
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