[vcf-midatlantic] WTD: Hi-res display for 486 Gaming PC

Devin Heitmueller devin.heitmueller at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 15:33:30 EST 2016

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 3:24 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> I find I have given away all of my hi-res VGA displays from the 486 era.  I
> would be willing to trade something of equal value to anyone going to the
> workshop this weekend. I will be there all day Saturday, from 11AM until
> 10/11 PM-ish
> I need something compatible with this card:
> http://www.vintagecomputer.net/dell/Dimension_XPS-466V/number-nine_GXE_VL_rear.jpg

Ooooh, VESA Local Bus.  Haven't seen that in a while.  :-)

> in this computer:
> http://www.vintagecomputer.net/dell/Dimension_XPS-466V/
> I have a Dell SuperVGA display, but I don't know if it's really able to
> take full advantage of my video card.  I put a new Dell display on it, that
> works like it should but it's not vintage.  Suggestions welcome but I
> prefer something from 1993-94 if possible to keep the system and display
> within the same time frame.
> Believe it or not, some new displays are not able to match the hz of this
> video card, it's not just a simple any old VGA card.

Do you know what the scan rate of the card is?  I would be surprised
if it really isn't supported by modern displays - it's more likely an
issue where the card/OS didn't yet support EDID enumeration and you
have to configure the output manually.


Devin J. Heitmueller
AIM: devinheitmueller

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