XGA206 Windows XGA-2 Display Driver

Released May 2006

XGA206 finally ends after so many years the XGA-2 driver misery on Windows 95/98 by providing the deserving 800x600 in Hi-Color (16-bit color depth or 64K colors) with up to 75 Hz frame refresh rates. XGA206 also supports the IBM XGA Display Adapter with the typical XGA resolutions and color depths.

XGA206 is the best XGA-2 Windows 95/98 display driver you would ever find. While the IBM XGA Technical Reference specifies 800x600 with 65536 colors (16-bpp) at some 60 Hz frame rate, XGA206 managed to provide 800x600 with 16-bit color depth at the more ergonomic 75 Hz refresh rate.

XGA206 successfully passed Microsoft's Display Compatibility Test. As of April 2008, XGA206 has been superseded by the new XGA208.

• Download XGA206 Display Driver for Windows 95/98.

Supported Resolutions and Color Depths on Windows 95/98

The following table lists the specifications of the supported resolutions and color depths of the XGA206 driver for the IBM XGA-2 and XGA Display Adapters.

Resolution
Pixels
BPP
Bits
Frame
Hz
Line
kHz
PEL
MHz
DMQS
ID
Monitor
Description
XGA-2            
640x480 8, 16 60 31.6 25.25 5FF5 14" Generic
640x480 * 8, 16 72 37.9 31.50 95F9 14" Generic
640x480 * 8, 16 75 39.4 31.50 9955 14" Generic
             
800x600 ** 8, 16 60 37.9 40.00 9955 14" Generic
800x600 * 8 72 48.1 50.00 F5FF 14" Generic
800x600 16 72 45.4 45.00 1102 IBM 6325 (15V), 9525 (15P)
800x600 8 75 50.0 52.00 9999 14" Generic
800x600 16 75 46.9 45.00 0302 Sony GDM-2036S
             
1024x768 ** 8 60 48.4 65.00 F5FF 16" Generic
1024x768 * 8 70 56.5 75.00 9955 14" Generic
1024x768 8 72 58.1 79.00 99F0 IBM 9517
1024x768 8 75 61.1 86.00 F9FF IBM 9515
             
1280x1024 4 53 I 58.1 106.00 -- Interlaced
             
XGA            
640x480 8, 16 60 31.4 25.25 -- --
1024x768 8 43.5 I 35.4 45.00 -- Interlaced

*   = Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Standard
** = VESA Guideline
I   = Interlaced

Acknowledgements

Driver development has been kindly sponsored by Charles Lasitter and compensation for efforts donated to Doctors Without Borders, sincere thanks.

Driver testing has been done by the members of comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware. I'd like to express my best thanks to all testers for their invaluable work, especially to - in order of appearance of their test reports - Jim Shorney, Peter Wendt, William Walsh, Daniel Hamilton, Louis Ohland and Jelte W. Roelfsema.

The history of the driver and authentic reports are included in the download package.

Known Problems

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