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Re: If we were to accept 15 years ago as retro....

Anything that came before some arbitrary technological shift can be called "vintage" for one reason or another. The P4 Netburst architecture was a technological dead end, and can be considered vintage simply for its outdated quirky nature, even if it's not particularly desirable. I'd expect to see a …

Re: Distorted In Game Text Win 98

It's a common problem with older games. Depending on the make and model of the card, it can cause distorted text and UI elements in 3D games. On Nvidia cards, there's a control panel setting to adjust texel origin which can fix the problem, but unfortunately I only saw it on drivers older than 45.23 …

Re: Post your 'current' PC

After using a Core i7 860 in my main PC for 11 years, I upgraded to Ryzen, along with other goodies like m.2, SATA3, USB 3.1, DDR4, etc. *Ryzen 3600 *MSI X470 *GTX 1070 *Asus Xonar X2 *Corsair Carbide 200R case, with functional 5.25 expansion bays and no glass. Still using Windows 7 as my main OS. …

Garbage characters on faulty video card

On several occasions I dealt with faulty graphics cards that shows garbage characters instead of English letters, like shown in the attached photo. Any ideas what's causing the problem? Faulty video memory, corrupted video bios, dying graphics chip? Edit: The other thing I noticed is that there is a …

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