S3 Inc. ViRGE/VX PCI Driver Download

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The Inc. ViRGE/VX PCI is a popular graphics card manufactured by S3. This driver fixes screen glitches, unwanted artifacts, stuttering or glitchy video and even screen tearing. This version of "S3_VIRGE.zip" is rated (4 out of 5 stars) based on 1,936 downloads and 16 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows Vista. The total disk space used for this update is 414.5 KB.

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Supported Models






Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name

Additional Notes

For Win3.1, Win9x

Drivers for S3 virge DX/GX PCI &

S3 Virge DX/GX Turbo

Uploaded By

Link (DG Member) on 16-Dec-1999

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
S3REFRE.IN_ 5.3 KB 5 Mar 1996
S3KERNEL.VX_ 7.4 KB 22 Oct 1996
S3VER95.TX_ 210 bytes 30 Jan 1997
S3COLOR.CP_ 28.0 KB 17 Dec 1996
VERSION 140 bytes 25 Feb 1997
S3_3.DR_ 50.4 KB 25 Feb 1997
S3_32V.DL_ 48.5 KB 20 Jan 1997
DDRAW16.DLL 15.8 KB 28 Aug 1996
SETUP31.INS 5.3 KB 20 Jun 1997
DISK.VER 81 bytes 14 Mar 1997
setup95j.ins 2.0 KB 5 Jun 1997
SETUP95.INS 1.8 KB 20 Jun 1997
S3INFO.VX_ 1.5 KB 9 Sep 1996
SETUP.EXE 56.3 KB 2 Feb 1997
S3VER95.TXT 269 bytes 30 Jan 1997
S3DTKW.DL_ 42.8 KB 14 Nov 1996
NBIHW.CFG 44 bytes 16 Jan 1997
5631_HWC.IN_ 5.5 KB 10 Oct 1996
S3VDD2.VX_ 10.6 KB 20 Jan 1997
LZEXPAND.DLX 9.9 KB 10 Mar 1992
NT.TXT 3.3 KB 5 Jun 1997
DDRAW.DLL 90.9 KB 12 Sep 1996
S3VIRGE.INF 10.2 KB 25 Feb 1997
S3_REFRE.DL_ 37.1 KB 23 Dec 1996
SETUP31J.INS 5.2 KB 20 Jun 1997
METER.DLL 9.2 KB 23 Dec 1994
OS2.TXT 6.8 KB 5 Jun 1997
S3COLOR.HL_ 3.3 KB 17 Dec 1996
VER.DL_ 6.3 KB 10 Mar 1992
DDHELP.EXE 19.9 KB 4 Sep 1996
S3COLOR.CF_ 3.1 KB 4 Dec 1996
5631_DIG.IN_ 5.4 KB 12 Jul 1996
5631_SWC.IN_ 5.6 KB 11 Oct 1996

How to Update S3 Inc. ViRGE/VX PCI Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

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Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

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