Solved

SIS 6215 PCI GRAPHICS CARD

Posted on 2004-08-23
7
4,816 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
What MB is the above graphics card and will it work on 98/2000/xp?

I understand it is a PCI graphics card and would it be worth buying some of these for basic computer use e.g. non gaming use etc, I can get them for £3 each

thank you
0
Comment
Question by:auraorange
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 11869368
If it's a PCI card, it should work with most motherboards.  There are drivers for Win98 and Win2K here: http://www.video-drivers.com/companies/955.htm, so I expect WinXP will support it also.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:auraorange
ID: 11869399
thanks, does anyone have any ideas of what MB it is eg 8mb, 16 or 32 etc
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:dtolo
dtolo earned 250 total points
ID: 11869597
If your machines are anything above a p2 I would not use pci cards.  PCI cards are 20x slower than agp.

The ram varies.  You can tell by looking at the chips on the upper left corner.  they usually run in 8 meg increments.
0
Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
dtolo earned 250 total points
ID: 11869651
Also I wouldn't use them on xp if the drive are not specifically made for xp ( I have had nightmares with this type of thing)   From what I see they actually run in 1 meg implements which means these cards are going to be  a real bottleneck if performance is important.  They will use "shared memory" which means that you can allocate ram  from your system for them.

My recomendation:  More headache than they are worth.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:auraorange
ID: 11870047
Thanks again for the feedback, these pci cards are only intended for pcs for office use and non gaming so I wondered at £3 each if they are ok for this job and I do not have one of these yet I am just considering buying them but id like to think they are 8mb or 16mb but can anyone shed light on this or do you need more information on its specification?
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 11870408
Anything more you can give us would help identify it.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:dtolo
ID: 11870954
I think that they rely on your systems memory and do not believe that they have 8 meg on board.  Whoever you are buying them from should know for sure.
0

Featured Post

New! My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi Mobile Storage

Portable wireless storage to offload, edit, and stream anywhere.

High-capacity, wireless mobile storage designed to accompany professional photographers and videographers in the field to easily offload, edit and stream captured photos and high-definition videos.

Join & Write a Comment

In this article you will get to know about pros and cons of storage drives HDD, SSD and SSHD.
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
This tutorial demonstrates a quick way of adding group price to multiple Magento products.

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now