Upgrading video card and memory mix upgrade
Posted on 1998-10-02
Video Card and memory mix Upgrade
I have a 4-5 year old p.c.
I'm considering upgrading my card.
At the moment it's a Diamond Stealth S3968 2mb vram PCI video card.
Would a sensible upgrade option be to replace it with an 8mb Diamond
Stealth II G460 card?
Would it make a significant difference?
My PCI system is a Pentium 100, 40 mb mem, 17" Iiyama Vision Master.
In addition I'm considering adding more memory.
At the moment I have 72 pin 60 ns non-parity simms - It's not EDO.
Can I add some EDO memory and operate in parallel (but in a different
bank) to the existing memory?
I was considering increasing memory to 96mb – the mix would be:-
2x32=64 EDO and 2x16=32 non-EDO
Again, would this make a significant difference?
And lastly, I would be grateful if you could direct me to a source on the internet where I could down load software that would test the various parts of my p.c. – performance wise – so I can do before and after card and memory tests,
Thanks v. much,