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    gaming aint importantits rather a test comp because if imess around with an expensive comp that would be foolish messing around with a ****ty comp is fun
    (it even crossed mymind this day to throw the compof my balconysince it was a free comp)
    ijustneed a videocard so that the frequency of display is high enough else my eyes will hurt after a while

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    Originally posted by GanglyLamb
    ijustneed a videocard so that the frequency of display is high enough else my eyes will hurt after a while
    Wow, you must seriously have an old videocard if you're having
    refresh rate problems

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    indeed check for ET4000/W32I From Tseng Labs

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    And i quote!

    Tseng Labs, Inc.

    ET4000 well-established non-accelerated chipset. W32 series accelerated.
    ET4000/W32i and W32p support smart 32-bit interleaved memory interface
    with 2Mb DRAM installed, yielding 85% of the video memory bandwidth of a
    64-bit interface.

    ET4000AX Old ISA chipset, VLB OK (16-bit host interface,
    good response).

    W32 series

    ET4000/W32 Accelerated, 32-bit host interface. 32-bit memory
    interface. Fair performance, comparable to
    Cirrus 5426.
    ET4000/W32i Improved acceleration, supports interleaved memory
    with 2Mb. Very fast blits.
    ET4000/W32p Improved acceleration, better host bus interface
    support (incl. PCI). Special video support.

    Verdict

    Performance: W32: Mediocre, comparable to Cirrus 5426.
    W32i/p with 1Mb: Fair.
    W32i/p with 2Mb: Good, very fast blits.
    DOS perf: Very good, but depends on card design.
    Max. resolutions depend on RAMDAC.
    Max. res 8bpp: 1280x1024 @ 72 Hz
    Max. res 16bpp: 1024x768 @ 72 Hz (W32p)
    Max. res 24bpp: 800x600 @ 72 Hz (24-bit pixels).
    Unknown (32-bit pixels).
    BIOS: VESA BIOS support built-in, not all. Unknown.
    Picture: Unknown.

    Pricing

    Generic ET4000/W32p $100, with 2Mb $150.
    Brand-name: Diamond Stealth 32 2Mb $170.

    Notes

    ET4000/W32i and W32p take big advantage of second Mb of memory.
    Reputation for good DOS performance, but varies a bit between
    card designs.


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    Guess what im going to have a NEW ISA video card (wich one i dont know ) BUT its still in the original packingaccompanied with the driverz :-) and all that for just 2 dollars.....

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    Originally posted by RoD
    And i quote!
    Hehe, it has alot of 'good,well,smart,accelerated,big,advantage'

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