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Graphics for Blade

Postby Pete » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 03:56:08 GMT

Hi all,

This might be a daft question...

The graphics on my Blade 150 are slower than a Liverpudlian in a maths
test so I'm wondering what I can do to give it some poke.

I could blag a PCI RivaTNT2 card from an old PC. Can I put this in the
Blade and expect it to work and smoke not to come out the back? This
card is supported on Solaris 10 x86 but I don't know if this translates
to being compatable with Solaris 10 on SPARC.

They both have PCI slots ... any takers...



Re: Graphics for Blade

Postby tunla » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 05:07:14 GMT

AFAIK the  only SPARC graphics board you can install in the
SB100/150   was the 3Dexpert Lite  board.
This is a  3dLABS  wildcat III  card  with SPARC  firmware.


Re: Graphics for Blade

Postby Richard B. Gilbert » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 05:37:22 GMT

You probably won't get smoke and flames if you plug it in.  On the other 
hand, unless you have a driver for it or the ability to write a driver 
for it, it's probably not going to do anything!

Re: Graphics for Blade

Postby Pete » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 06:53:49 GMT

Thanks folks,

It was worth a shot asking...

Re: Graphics for Blade

Postby Michael Laajanen » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 07:07:49 GMT


Hmm, you have the XVR-100 and XVR-500 which are for sale quite cheap.


Re: Graphics for Blade

Postby llothar » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 07:28:29 GMT

Any links to shops selling cheap XVR-100 (i mean the ones with 64 MB).
Official price is an insane 250 US$.  I bought one last week for 64

The price for the PC version on Ebay is at 5 Euro.

Re: Graphics for Blade

Postby Michael Laajanen » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 16:13:24 GMT


No I don't have any links, I was thinking of watching EBAY!

XVR-500 should be cheaper and is a better card I think!


Re: Graphics for Blade

Postby Cr0t daywalker » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 15:33:00 GMT

On 2006-07-04 15:28:29 -0700, "llothar" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > said:


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Right, I know I've asked this before but I will again before I take the 
plunge. Last time I ended up even more unsure!

All I want is reasonable zippy screen draws and no stuttering or image 
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I currently have a dual 750 Blade 1000 with a gig of RAM, and Expert 3D 
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I don't do any 3D Open GL stuff, and I don't play games. All I want is a 
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Is it possible to add a standard PC PCI graphics card to a blade 150

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