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03-25-2001, 09:07 AM
What does it mean for a video card to be VESA compatible, and where can you find out if it is?
VESA is another type of slot on a mobo, like ISA or PCI. VESA connectors were mounted behind ISA connectors and cards would plug into both the ISA and VESA busses. I had an old 486/66 that used VESA cards for both the video and the IDE-I/O board. VESA hasn't been in widespread PC use for a number of years.
03-25-2001, 09:54 AM
I think what he is referring to is "VESA 2.0 compatable." It's a data-stream method for syncing monitors and video cards. It produced certain VESA modes that video cards supported. It's fairly obsolete and every video card made in the past three or four years should be fully VESA compatable.
03-25-2001, 10:45 AM
VESA is a commitee of people that sets standards for video modes. In short they set up a standard of resolutions and refresh rates for monitors. They also set the standard for Vesa-Local-Bus (VLB) (what overclock was refering to). If you want greater detail check out http://www.vesa.org
03-25-2001, 10:47 AM
thanks! a friend e-mailed me this question, and i didn't remember what VESA was.
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