I got a new computer a few days ago. 1.8 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB hard drive, Windows XP… the video card is an S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR.
When I start up Blender, it works fine at first, but then if I switch windows (like going to my browser and then back to Blender; or even just to the render window and back), sometimes stuff like this starts to happen:
And then Blender crashes.
If I turn off the hardware acceleration, Blender works, but otherwise it doesn’t. I tried installing new drivers… I tried fiddling with all the settings… nothing helped. I’ve come to the conclusion that this video card just doesn’t work with Blender, so I’m probably going to get a better one. But I thought before I do that I should ask you guys about it. Does anyone know how I could fix this??