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S3 Virge GX2

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July 1, 2010 2:18:41 PM

I have a graphics card called S3 Virge/GX2 made in Taiwan.
It has a yellow video out socket for T.V., a VGA socket and an S-video socket.

I can't work out what type of slot it fits into.
It won't fit into an AGP slot or a PCI E x16 slot, or a PCI E x1 slot or the normal PCI slots.

The gold colored insert starts about 7cm from the front of the card (where the video sockets are)
The first section is about 3-4cm long, then one gap and the second section is about 7-8cm long.
It is exactly the opposite dimensions as a normal PCI card.

front- ___________________________ back
.....gold strip-.l___l l___________l



Please, can Someone tell me what the name for this type of slot is.

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July 1, 2010 6:24:52 PM

So, I'd need a really old pc or something?
Do you think anyone would want it?
Thanks for your reply mate.
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a b U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 6:56:23 PM

Highly doubt anyone would want it, other than maybe to tinker with it. I'd just donate it to a school's IT department or something.
a b U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 7:06:13 PM

btw i would like to applaud you for you text based drawing
July 1, 2010 8:12:19 PM

borisof007 said:
Highly doubt anyone would want it, other than maybe to tinker with it. I'd just donate it to a school's IT department or something.




good idea. Thanks alot for your help mate.

a c 79 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 10:36:41 PM

it might also be a 3.3V 32bit pci
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:p CI_Keying.png

I have a faint memory of having a S3 virge card in one of 'my' first pcs way back... I believe it was in a 486DX4 based rig....

edit lol bloody smilies...
July 2, 2010 10:39:16 AM

The S3 was a good card in it's day (Better than the opposition).
It probably is a 1X AGP, I have a couple. I still use the PCI version when testing computers, it's easier than trying to find where I have put my spare AGP/PCI express card.
jb
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