CGA SNOW ... Any Thoughts ?

CGA SNOW ... Any Thoughts ?

Post by Mike Ri » Wed, 08 Sep 1993 03:58:09

Hey folks,

Got 'er up on a 386 built with old parts.  One of those old parts
was a CGA monitor ... Got the old "SNOWY" screen !  Any thoughts
as to how to eliminate the sloppy presentation  ??

Thanks .

-- rice

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