First post, by Dochartaigh
I have two video cards that came with Dell Inspiron XPS's from I think early 1998, and the other late 1999 (I forget which goes with with...). I think they're the same but wanted to ask since I'm going to be using these for a while in my main late-DOS/Win98 gaming rig:
This one clearly says "Nvidia TNT2 64". But is is 64-bit or 64mb? Says Vanta too which I thought was the entry level with only 32mb RAM?
This one I can't take the heat sink off - it's glued on, but on the back it says "video M64 32mb", which I found reference to that being a budget TNT2 version as well - so are these both the same exact card? Were there different budget versions? Even though they're design is a bit different and one has a heat sink and the other doesn't? If they're the same model and RAM and all, I was going to use the one without the heat sink (above) as to me that means its design was tweaked a little bit and it runs cooler (or is that not how it works?) so it's probably the newer version.
Only other video card I have is a GeForce 4 ti 4600 which might be giving my Win98SE system problems so I wanted to test with one of the above and get things running right before I pop that ti 4600 back in there. Everybody has been telling me the Geforce 4 is overkill for my system (and not period correct for a Pentium III 1ghz with the games I want to run - Quake 3 and Warcraft III are the latest/newest games I would be playing), so I'm totally open to suggestions for a card between these two as well... (and as long as it'll stomp a Voodoo2 SLI setup I would be happy - which the GeForce 4 without a doubt destroys).