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Graphics Card for WinNT4.0

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Hi,
Is S3Virge(4MB) fully compatible with WinNT4.0? (using Intel P166 CPU with MMX) ?
The S3 driver for WinNT isn't provided, and I got to download it from the S3 homepage, but i am not sure whether the driver is perfect or not. I seems to get many display problem.
My problem could be due to connections, not necessarily graphics card compatibilty. That's why my question.

Awaiting for your reply,
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s3 virge is a terrible chipset, however it is the most supported chipset ever.
use the default winnt drivers and it'll work great.  Any vendor supplied drivers
should be viewed with caution in windows NT.

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If you're going to use the S3 card with NT 4.0, be sure you've downloaded and installed service pack 3 for NT. I have avoided using that video card chipset with NT because of those type of problems.  Many times NT won't even finish loading with that card in the machine.  My hat's off to you if you got it to work, even a little bit!
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I personally have never had a problem with S3Virge in winnt unless i was a dipshit and installed the drivers provided  with the card rather than using the drivers that winnt defaults to for the card.  What version of winnt are you installing that does not have a default s3 driver?
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