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Re: Mystery chip on Trident PCI graphic card

Try dumping the video BIOS while the card is in the PC and see if the checksum is correct. I'm sure you've already tried this, but quite often I can fix intermittent issues like this by thoroughly cleaning the gold fingers using isopropyl alcohol. Or a pencil eraser. Fixed dozens of cards this way. …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

in Milliways
i guess the card is as good as GeForce 7950 GX2 though no longer win9x support ;) This thing runs like a Cadillac. It idles at 1% CPU utilization. Nice system, just beware of anything that needs high per-core performance or memory bandwidth, like modern games. With that many cores it isn't going to …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

in Milliways
Well, I didn't buy this today, but the other day I finally upgraded my GPU after 6 years. I got a really good deal on a Dell G5 gaming computer with an RTX 3060 Ti. The system has decent specs, but the amount of non-standard components they put into these systems makes me physically ill, so I had no …

Re: List of rarest PC soundcards

unless you really want to build a retro DAW ^^ I agree. That's what I meant by. "The majority are going to be obsolete with almost no functional use these days unless someone enjoys producing '90s quality material with strictly '90s methods. " There are certainly those that are into that kind of …

Re: List of rarest PC soundcards

not everything that is rare is also useful ^^ Yeah, there seems to be a lot of interesting looking hardware out there that has basically no use anymore because it's purpose no longer has any practical or nostalgic value. Even the most obscure devices with proprietary software and interfaces can be …

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