All rights reserved. The most simplest way would be to attach a fan by means of screws, you know, re-use those 486 fans that have been sitting in the storeroom since errr... Get tech support here Release Notes Related Drivers 10 This download contains the Windows 95/98 drivers for the Stealth III S540 PCI & AGP graphics accelerators. There is one setback...it is not registered with DirectX, but does not cause lockups if DirectX 6.x/7.x is installed.
Despite that, the loading time of games like NFS3 and Half-Life is very fast and during gameplay the S540 feels smooth and no freezes whatsoever! As mentioned earlier, I tried to overclock the card but PowerStrip refused to let me try speeds above 143.2MHz, although I am quite sure that the Mira SDRAMs could handle around This card is based on the S3 Savage4 Pro chipset,the last card we saw bearing the Stealth badge was the Stealth II G460 which was based on the Intel i740 chipset.
One gripe however, the video BIOS takes a slightly longer time to load compared to my Asus TNT! At the bottom of the card, near the AGP interface are 3 jumpers. The default Diamond applications started up together with the system and the most annoying thing about it is whenever you left click on a blank portion of the desktop, the Windows The memory chips being used is the Mira 7ns type.
According to Vijay's tests the Spectra manages 162.0903 MPixels/s and the test results on my system (at 375MHz) indicate 285.0979 MPixels/s, re-running the benchmarks proved useless, for results were around the Please help us maintain a helpfull driver collection.After downloading and installing Diamond Stealth Iii S540, or the driver installation manager, take a few minutes to send us a report:* Only registered This isn't a big deal, but should you want to upgrade your RAM, you would have to remove the S540 first, which is very inconvinent! http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=47755 All rights reserved.
vogons.org will not be held responsible for users' posts. The Installation, Driver features and Programs Installation of the S540 is basically peanuts like installing any card, simply slide it in and fasten the screw! Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Outstanding Laptops Graphics Smartphones CPUs Storage All rights reserved.
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Back to top The Bad General Definitely, the biggest flaw of this card is the lacklustre performance of the S3 Savage4 Pro chipset. I'd recommend this card for people who are willing to shell out $215 for the glamour of 32MB RAM (wah, like 32MB RAM very good hor!) and of course, for those First Impressions Following the Diamond tradition, the S540 comes in a huge box that bears an attractive cover design, it is also nice to know that Diamond actually hires a designer click site In any case the default refresh rate for the S540 is 85.0Hz.
I would have loved to push this card a little higher and see some results! TV-In would definitely make the S540 stand out of its competitors and although that adds a few more dollars to the cost, I think it's defnitely a worthwhile choice! Right clicking on any part of the desktop brings up Diamond's own menu, an eyesore really, considering the pause in between the menu loading, compared to the generic Windows 98! According to the benchmarks, the OpenGL performance of the S540 could be nearly twice as fast as the Canopus Spectra 5400PE (based on the nVidia RIVA TNT2-Ultra chipset).
These drivers require DirectX 6.1 or DirectX 7.0 to support DirectDraw and Direct3D applications.