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First post, by zuldan

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Anyone know what type of memory this card takes? Kinda looks like laptop SODIMM.

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Reply 1 of 17, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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zuldan wrote on 2024-05-18, 11:32:

Anyone know what type of memory this card takes? Kinda looks like laptop SODIMM.

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Looks like an SGRAM SO-DIMM

Reply 2 of 17, by Trashbytes

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zuldan wrote on 2024-05-18, 11:32:

Anyone know what type of memory this card takes? Kinda looks like laptop SODIMM.

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The module you are after looks similar to this here

https://www.ebay.com/itm/256385754547?

This is the ATI 4Mb SGRAM module, no idea if itll work in your GX2 but it might, finding the S3 version is a bitch and its usually either listed as a Compaq or HP part as they made a ton of S3 GX2 cards.

* I have no affiliation with the above seller, link is simply for information purposes

Reply 3 of 17, by zwrr

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This is Leadtek Winfast S680 (S3 Virge/GX2), with 2MB onboard, you need that 2MB memory module to upgrade to 4MB.

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Reply 4 of 17, by Trashbytes

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I have spent hours hunting down the 2Mb module on a few occasions and they are pretty hard to find on Evil Bay, Do you happen to know the exact name of the module or some unique identifier one could use for searching. Zuldan like myself is in Australia so finding retro parts is difficult at the best of times so Evil Bay is the quickest source of parts.

I know Compaq and HP made 2Mb modules for the GX2 but they were pretty rare even back in the day and usually had a different setup with two socket type connectors.

Reply 5 of 17, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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Trashbytes wrote on 2024-05-18, 13:53:

I have spent hours hunting down the 2Mb module on a few occasions and they are pretty hard to find on Evil Bay, Do you happen to know the exact name of the module or some unique identifier one could use for searching. Zuldan like myself is in Australia so finding retro parts is difficult at the best of times so Evil Bay is the quickest source of parts.

I know Compaq and HP made 2Mb modules for the GX2 but they were pretty rare even back in the day and usually had a different setup with two socket type connectors.

I bought this for an onboard mb SO-DIMM slot for a Matrox G100 2MB SGRAM - Samsung KMM966G256BQN-G8 2MB Sgram Graphic Video Memory Board 125MHz/8ns - worked just fine to give me 4MB

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Reply 8 of 17, by Gmlb256

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One of the real uses that I see with 4 MB on S3 ViRGE cards is to run the desktop at 1024x768x24. 😀

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Reply 10 of 17, by DEAT

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Trashbytes wrote on 2024-05-18, 12:27:

The module you are after looks similar to this here

https://www.ebay.com/itm/256385754547?

This is the ATI 4Mb SGRAM module, no idea if itll work in your GX2 but it might, finding the S3 version is a bitch and its usually either listed as a Compaq or HP part as they made a ton of S3 GX2 cards.

That won't fit in either of the GX2s that have been posted in this thread - I have the PCI variant (along with a ATI 4MB SGRAM module for my Rage Pro cards) and you need a single-sided SGRAM module, as there isn't enough clearance for the back side.

Reply 11 of 17, by zuldan

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DEAT wrote on 2024-05-19, 23:49:
Trashbytes wrote on 2024-05-18, 12:27:

The module you are after looks similar to this here

https://www.ebay.com/itm/256385754547?

This is the ATI 4Mb SGRAM module, no idea if itll work in your GX2 but it might, finding the S3 version is a bitch and its usually either listed as a Compaq or HP part as they made a ton of S3 GX2 cards.

That won't fit in either of the GX2s that have been posted in this thread - I have the PCI variant (along with a ATI 4MB SGRAM module for my Rage Pro cards) and you need a single-sided SGRAM module, as there isn't enough clearance for the back side.

What about this one? https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/134587764988

Reply 12 of 17, by DEAT

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zuldan wrote on 2024-05-21, 08:51:

Physically it should fit, but I don't have a single-sided SGRAM stick so I can't confirm whether it'd actually work. I'm not paying that price for one.

Reply 13 of 17, by Anonymous Coward

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I own a Winfast S680 with the module. Do you need photos of it?

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Reply 14 of 17, by zuldan

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Anonymous Coward wrote on 2024-05-23, 00:50:

I own a Winfast S680 with the module. Do you need photos of it?

Yes,please post pictures of the module front and back. Thank you!

Reply 15 of 17, by zuldan

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With it being almost impossible to get the 2mb sodimm chips. I came across a ATI 3D RAGE PRO TURBO with a 2mb sodimm chip for really cheap. I grabbed it. Hopefully it's compatible with the GX2.

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Reply 16 of 17, by Trashbytes

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zuldan wrote on 2024-06-09, 09:10:

With it being almost impossible to get the 2mb simm chips. I came across a ATI 3D RAGE PRO TURBO with a 2mb simm chip for really cheap. I grabbed it. Hopefully it's compatible with the GX2.

I saw that card, glad you got it !

Hope that simm fits the GX2, its got the correct Vram type on it, and the notch looks to be in the right spot so fingers crossed.

Reply 17 of 17, by Anonymous Coward

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Sorry, I forgot about this thread. I’ll scan the module tonight. I’ve seen the module for sale in China in the past. If I find it again I’ll grab it for you.

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Sorry about the crap image quality on the front of the module. My scanner focuses on the ICs rather than the PCB and it's out of focus. I tried to use my phone and the result was only slightly less crap.

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