First post, by Mike 01Hawk
I've got a Diamond Stealth 2 meg SE in my old Dell GXpro box I just got.
Well, Windows98se installed okay, but it's been locking up on me frequently.
I notice weird little white pixel dots around my desktop icons. If I drag a window over them or refresh they can go away.
One time all I did was boot up the machine, and hit right click/refresh like 5 times in a row and *poof* the pc locked up, screen is still showing.. but it's 'locked'.
Oh, forgot to mention..I don't belive it's locked up on me at all when I'm in Safe Mode...640x480 @ 16 colors. Hmm... maybe that's it.
Oh and I dl'ed the update drivers for the SE off Diamond's own web site... but windows 98 seems to think it's drivers are better and those are the ones I'm using right now... it lists the vid card as a S3 Trio32/64 PCI (732/764)
And I can run it @ 1024x768, but I belive it's interlaced cause you can see all these dark lines, so I'm running it @ 800x600 when not in safe mode.
Is it Matrox Millenium (which version btw?) or Voodoo3 time? (again which V3 version?) Why not Voodoo4 or Voodoo5?
I can't decide which to get.
I have an old Voodoo1 card. I'm gearing my old dos machine mainly for adventure type games, and the old Doom/Quake/Heretic days... not gonna really push it past Quake2/FPS, I guess that's what my main box is for.
So... which vid card and why? Thks
Dell Optiplex Gxpro: Built solely so I could re-live my SB16 days properly with newly acquired sound pieces: MT-32, SCB-55, and DB50xg 😀