What's up with this video card?!
Posted on 2002-04-30
I have a VIRGE/GX S3 8MB Video Card in my Windows 98 machine. It's the primary card in a dual monitor setup. Out of the blue, one day, the card started working a little funny. That is to say, it suddenly just cuts out. POOF, off goes the screen. I quickly realized I can get it to come back by wiggling it, so I've been sitting with the side of the computer open and nudging it with my foot, which is obviously no solution. After the 3rd or 4th time the OS has just about enough of the video cutting in and out, and Windows crashes.
It's not the monitor or the cable, as the monitor works plugged into the other card. It's not the slot, as the video card fails in multiple slots. There doesn't APPEAR to be anything wrong with the card...
I've never heard of anyone else with a problem like this. Can anyone think of what I can do to avoid having to spend more $$$ on another card? I was pretty happy with this one...