[lug] Monitor/Card tweaking - was Re: Color tweaks
stimits at idcomm.com
Sat Feb 24 02:19:37 MST 2001
John Starkey wrote:
> 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.
FYI, even if you know something is correctly seated at some time, the
heat change from on/off can make any edge card or normal connector
slowly work its way loose. Most of us don't leave our machines on 24/7,
nor have temperature controlled environment for it.
> 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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