ATI Rage IIc info.

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July 24, 2010 at 08:36:17
Specs: Windows XP
Please help! How memory would be on a used ATI Rage IIc video card, and can I get a manual for it?



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#1
July 24, 2010 at 08:58:18
That thing is an antique! What info do you expect to get out of a manual? It will contain safety info, a brief product description, hardware installation instructions, driver installation instructions...that's about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATI_Ra...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...


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#2
July 24, 2010 at 12:42:42
Thank You this was very helpful!

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#3
July 24, 2010 at 13:09:09
"How memory would be on a used ATI Rage IIc video card"

The term CARD is frequently mis-used. It's a CARD ONLY if it's on a physical board that plugs into a mboard slot, and that board can be removed. If it's built into the mboard, it's NOT A CARD !

Some older mboards have an ATI Rage IIc video adapter built into the mboard (Rage IIc onboard video) . In that case, the ATI Rage IIc video adapter shares some of the ram that has been installed in the mboard, and the amount shared with the video cannot be used by the operating system. You can often change the amount of memory shared with the video in the mboard's bios Setup - in this case, you would probably set that to the max.

If the ATI Rage IIc video adapter is on a physical board installed in a mboard slot, then the CARD has it's own video memory, that is not shared with the ram that has been installed in the mboard, and all the ram installed in the mboard can be used by the operating system.

As jam has said, the ATI Rage IIc video chipset is OLD - it first came out in or before 1998.
There are lots of programs and web sites that cannot work properly with the meagre amount of of memory that your ATI Rage IIc video adapter can use.
You are much better off installing a video adapter CARD with a newer video chipset, if your mboard has a slot a video card can be installed in.

The drivers / other software support for the ATI Rage IIc video adapter are probably built into XP, and are installed automatically when XP detects the chipset.


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#4
July 24, 2010 at 16:21:20
Many of those old ATI came with soldered memory and a slot to add a proprietary memory stick. Is that what you have?

Now that's what I call a sticky situation


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#5
August 2, 2010 at 13:55:19
Wow, a IIc huh. It's been a while since I built a system with that card in it. Were talking 12+ years old

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