Subject: warning on problems with ati mach-64 (card has noise problems)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG,,>
From: Ron Minnich <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/30/1995 09:24:10
we have two machines here with ati mach-64 cards. We have noticed that in
1024x768 mode there is a fine pattern of lines on the display that looks
like a high-frequency clock making its way out to the analog rgb lines. 
We're not sure if it's shielding or poor card design, but a matrox card
set to the same settings does not show the problem; the problem follows
the mach-64 cards around to other machines/monitors. The pattern is
visible enough to be annoying; we're sending the cards back and replacing
them with matrox. 

We did notice that the matrox has a nice embedded ground plane, and the 
ati is yer basic cheapo two-sided card. I have no idea if this is a 


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