First post, by AwesomeMarioFan
I bought an S3 Virge card recently and it has open sockets for putting in more RAM so I would like to upgrade it. There are 2 soldered RAM chips along with 6 sockets, 2 of which are populated, so there are a total of 4 chips which are 512KB each. The part numbers of these chips are VG264265BJ-4, and after doing some research it looks like these are 40ns maximum response time chips. I am having a hard time finding ones that have that timing though, most of the ones I am seeing are 60/70ns. Am I able to put in RAM chips that are slower or faster than the current ones, or do they need to match exactly? Also, how would I go about finding chips for this card on eBay or Aliexpress, and what would be the maximum memory size that I can put in it?
Also, when I tried playing Monster Truck Madness 2 on this card it seems like it is running at a lower framerate, I now realize this is because the S3 Virge is not great with 3D graphics. Is there any way that I can overclock this card?