My Packard Bell is getting on (6+ years)but still serves its purpose. It's a 550 processor & 192 meg Ram, & has on board graphics card (ATI Rage Pro I believe). Current plans are to use it to display digital photos on my Tv. I've bought a S3Trio64v+ PCI card that has a video out (phono) type connection on it, & instaled it. I got it from a fare, it had no drivers or instructions, & is circa 1996 (Date on a chip.) The driver was a pig to find on the net & I believe is for Windows 95 (It's running 98) However the graphics seem fine & are working ok...... But I plug the Tv in & there's no sign of any picture. I can see nothing in properties to turn it on, maybe the card's faulty but I don't know what I'm doing so I don't know what to try next. There was an artical in the mag actualy on something else, that suggests turning the on board graphics off in the BIOS. I think it may help, I've looked but dont Know how. Any help much appreciated.
I just bought an AVerKey from Maplins and it works fine. You take the video lead out of the computer and replace it with the lead from the AVerKey and then connect the other monitor lead th to the orig monitor lead. You also need USb to supply the power. Leads at the other end are for Composite video and s-vhs amongst others. This also means that you can put things onto video tape that you have on your computer
I've just downloaded these drivers (not on my PB), & will try them later. I looked at lots on this site & my head was spinning. Hopefully they will do the trick & I can mark the thread as resolved. Sorry call me thick but I don't really understand Qmars' question. It's a PCI card with a video out (phono) type socket.