"Hatchet" Lines with a 4M S3 Virge 3d Video card.
Posted on 1998-05-11
I have an 4M S3 Virge 3D Video card (Cheap OEM model). The problem is that I get rainbow colored "Hatchet" lines on my screen when the following is true.
1. In Windows95 in True Color (24bit) 1024X768 mode I get vertical lines (up and down) on the bottom of my screen that seem to follow my mouse.
2. In Netscape and IE using certain Java applets I get the same as above even in just 256 color mode.
3. In DirectX 3D games that use 3D in Hi-res mode I get these lines on the 3D polygons and they get worst the longer you play.
4. In DOS 3D games that are made for S3 Virge (ie. Tombraider with S3 patch) In 640X480 mode I get these lines on the 3D polygons and they get worst
(more appear) as time goes on. (it's fine in 320X200).
I have a multisnyc monitor and it is not the refreash rate that is the problem. In 3D mode the lines follow the shape of and stay on the polygons. Do you think it is
a memory conflict?? or could the card's memory be bad? I have tried re-seating the memory chips and the pci card itself.
My system is VERY cheaply put togethere so any inexpensive advice will be very welcomed.
Cyrix 6x86L P200+
VX-Pro PC Chips motherboard (Like I said it's cheap)
32M EDO RAM
Avance Logic Sound Card.