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First post, by oeuvre

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Bought this for $7.23 shipped on eBay. Ad said "334004-002 Compaq VIDEO CARD S3"

I'm leaning towards S3 ViRGE GX/2 but can't confirm. Anyone? Thanks.

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Reply 3 of 13, by The Serpent Rider

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BGA chip - check
SGRAM memory - check

Yep, that's GX2.

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Reply 5 of 13, by alvaro84

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Hope it has a BIOS like my Compaq S3 Virge/GX. That's VBE 2.0 with almost every video mode you can imagine. Excellent for late DOS demos and FPS.
And not like the noname AGP GX2s that I found - these could be good but are plagued by the bright S3 black plague.

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Reply 6 of 13, by red-ray

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oeuvre wrote:

Bought this for $7.23 shipped on eBay. Ad said "334004-002 Compaq VIDEO CARD S3"

Run my SIV (http://rh-software.com/) utility, press [PCI Bus] and it will tell you all the PCI Device IDs.

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Reply 7 of 13, by oeuvre

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Thanks everyone! I'll let you know exactly what it is when I get it hopefully sometime next week.

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Reply 12 of 13, by Anonymous Coward

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Winfast also made a GX2 PCI version. I have one. I think it's the Winfast S680, and with the memory expansion I think it's 8MB.

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Reply 13 of 13, by oeuvre

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When I used the Number9 drivers it artifacted like crazy, especially in 24 bit. I used some other S3 GX2 driver and it works like a charm now. The card itself is in near-perfect shape too.

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