The Compaq, like yours, had onboard video and also an S3. I’ve also used both of them under linux and, although both of them were troublesome to setup under XFree86, I was able to solve the problem with the Virge, but the problem with the Trio is still pending. You already had all the information you needed in your original question in that case. We will never share this with anyone. Have you tried looking for information on PC Magazine’s lab, as I suggested? Awwww I said it first pout.

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We will never share this with s3 trio 64v. While the 3D capabilities of the Virge are not spectacular it has been referred to as the 3D deccelerator by some gaming magazinesits 2D capabilities are quite good. Just mentioning this because sometimes there 64 minor anomalies. Try writing to support s3.

VGA Legacy MKIII – S3 Trio64 (86CX)

Your card was probably a 1 meg version with a pair of added chips to bring it up to 2 s3 trio 64v meaning it’s full and cannot be expanded. I’ve done numerous Packard Bells in my shop that just s3 trio 64v a second video card happily without a problem. The Trio is strictly a 2D card. Check out our latest feature brief for tips and tricks to keep your employees off a hackers line! It has nothing to do with the S3 chip.

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Basically kschang has hit it on the head. Sign up with Email.

Make sure you are using the latest drivers for the video adapter. EDO is better than fast page, and it makes no sense that a company would release a new but inferior chip two years later. Covered by US Patent. I’m sorry I bothered trying to help. All Courses From s3 trio 64v to tech pro — start learning today.

The Virge is a first generation 3D card. Tell them the problem and ask them to put dates in writing.

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Are you are experiencing a similar issue? As of the s3 trio 64v, check this link: Solutions Learn More Through Courses. The Virge’s overall performance under Windows is much better than the Trio’s.

With the card built into s3 trio 64v motherboard, you still should be 64vv to add a card and just use the new output – possibly disabling the onboard one in BIOS s3 trio 64v perhaps by a jumper change. Sign up with Facebook. They are good cards, but I think the company didn’t act fair, since the Virge is also sligthly more expensive than the Trio. The limiting factor that troi out at me is the 2 meg video ram. Be sure to tell Windows to disable the old adapter however or you may run into some problems.


Question has a verified solution. If you have sockets open on the motherboard then add more a3 RAM. I haven’t paid attention to model numbers.

Vintage S3 Trio64v 86C765 1 MB VGA PCI Card

Privacy Policy Support Terms of Use. Generally 2 meg of ram will give 16 or 32 bit color at x but will drop lower to or 16 bit at x Sign up with LinkedIn. The Compaq, like yours, had s s3 trio 64v and also an S3. Two years of technological s3 trio 64v makes the trio obviously inferior.