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 Here my V5 PCI Mac, Fully reworked with Hynix SDRAM by Backfire from VA!

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Posted - 23/01/2022 : 06:40:27
Hey all :)

it's been a while I did a topic here, well a decent one regarding 3dfx graphics card s I own personally.
This one was very personal; it's my old 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI Macintosh 64MB Rev.A1 2900 which has PC Bios 1.18_DVI, I flashed my card with gdonovan's help back in October of 2005 I believe it was.

As for the card it has been like almost everywhere From China to me in the Netherlands to Adelaide, South Australia fora Polymer Recap and to Near Hanover in Germany for VRAM replacements and other kinds of needs.

it has been a hell of a ride but this card again has come on top of all it's craziness and well here some pics of the card from where I bought it to what it is now, just to take you guys through this long ass trip

Here all the reworks done to the card:

Backfire's Repairs & Reworks:
01. Renewed Ceramic SMD's on the rear
02. 6ns Hynix VRAM renewal for the main VSA-100 Graphics Chip
03. Renewed Heatsinks & Fans for the VSA's topside
04. Renewed Power Supply Controller Chips
05. Fixed the IC U510 Chip's pins
06. Replaced 4x TSOP-86
07. 6ns Hynix VRAM renewal for the slave VSA-100 Graphics Chip

SWZSSR's friend's Recap & Modifications:
01. Full Polymer Recap
02. Burnt Copper Heatsinks for the VSA's rear side

Which is quite the bucket list, right!

Here the card taken in 2005, original capacitors 6ns Toshiba SDRAM & crappy AAVid fans rofl
Even the main VSA's fan is tilted xD

Top view:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/v55500pcimacaquj1g.jpg

Rear view:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/v55500pcimacbfjk84.jpg

Here the card after the Polymer recap and with the copper heatsinks applied by a friend from SWZSSR, this happened in Adelaide, South Australia in 2021, the card still has the same crappy AAvid fans:

Top view:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/3dfxvoodoo55500pcimac9ajrm.jpg

Rear view:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/3dfxvoodoo55500pcimacvoklc.jpg

Here the card with the VRAM of the main VSA-100 renewed by Backfire and some SMD's also renewed etc
New Industrial fans were also applied and 3dfx decals as well by Backfire, this happened July 08 of 2021

Top view:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/v5pcimacarpj4w.jpg

Rear view:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/v5pcimacbemj52.jpg

And here the card as it is now with the VRAM of the slave VSA-100 renewed, basically it's a new card now , only it's VSA-100's have never been replaced, they been on it since week 29, year 2000, which is over 21 years!

Top view:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/v5pcimacgreen02a2jkz2.jpg

Top view:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/v5pcimacgreen02b6hkkh.jpg

Headshot:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/v5pcimacgreen02crkkvw.jpg

D-Sub & VGA Connectors:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/v5pcimacgreen02dhgjbk.jpg

Some Angled shots:

High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/v5pcimacgreen02ewekyj.jpg


High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/v5pcimacgreen02fvljv3.jpg
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Obi-Wan Kenobi Posted - 25/01/2022 : 23:58:16
quote:
Originally posted by gravitonfield

Thanks for the info!
Good to know as also I might need help to fix DVI problem on my v4.



Yea I am sure Backfire can help ya out with that
my V5 PCI Mac was used to support that conversion project, at VA I got here as Gold Leader, here the pdf of the needed parts to make that conversion a possibility:
https://www.voodooalert.de/board/index.php?attachment/17939-v5-dvi-upgrade-rv2-pdf/
gravitonfield Posted - 25/01/2022 : 02:31:19
Thanks for the info!
Good to know as also I might need help to fix DVI problem on my v4.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Posted - 24/01/2022 : 17:55:45
quote:
Originally posted by gravitonfield

Hey hey hey! That's a sweet looking card you have there. Arguably better than AGP version in visual quality when using DVI.
Can you say what the fan model is? Also are those self-printed 3dfx stickers? I've been looking for a good 3-wire replacement for AAVID fans (7 mm thick as don't want to interfere with next slot).


Hey man and thanks!

My friend Stephan Kleemann did the fans & the decals you an make contact with him here:
https://www.pct-server.de/~stephan/~hpage4/about-me/#contact

The fans I use are the same size as the AAVid's yea, but better as these are industrial fans, they have higher rpm's and give improved airflow, the burnt copper heatsinks on the rear also help extract more heat

Stephan has repaired and renovated over 160 Voodoo5 graphics cards with around 16 Voodoo5 6000's he has over 45 years of electrical engineering experience and repairs Boeing 737BG's for Tui Airlines Germany for the past 25 years, he is packed with top tier experience>

At the Voodoo Alert Forum he goes there as Backfire, if you want anything 3dfx related to be fixed, maintained to even full recaps Backfire aka Stephan Kleemann is your go to guy 8)

As for my V5 PCI Mac yea it's over 21 years old now but still doing well thanks to all the maintenance it's been through, the games I play most with it are these:

Descent2 with D2X Rebirth 0.58.1 + 2X Retro 1.3a
Descent 3 1.5Beta + Pyromania 1.5
Freespace 2
Falcon 4.0 + Free Falcon 3.2
SSI's Su-27 Flanker 2.0 + 2.51 3dfx V5 Glide Patch
C&C Red Alert 2 + Yuri's Revenge & Purple Alert Mod 4.0.28
Quake II + Lithium Pack II
Quake III Arena PR 1.32
Unreal Tournament GOTYE 1999 + Operation Na Pali 1.3.0 Single Player Campaign

And some others
gravitonfield Posted - 24/01/2022 : 02:06:53
Hey hey hey! That's a sweet looking card you have there. Arguably better than AGP version in visual quality when using DVI.
Can you say what the fan model is? Also are those self-printed 3dfx stickers? I've been looking for a good 3-wire replacement for AAVID fans (7 mm thick as don't want to interfere with next slot).
Obi-Wan Kenobi Posted - 23/01/2022 : 06:54:39
Here some wallpapers I made in combination with some classic scale 1:200diecast B747's from my 44 part scale 1:200 diecast B747 model collection, I thought to combine my love for 3dfx & the Boeing 747's and these turned out quite well, I may make a few more in the future.

Boeing 747-287B
Aerolineas Argentinas "Delivery Livery 1971"
LV-OPA
Scale 1:200
Inflight 200
Limited Edition 1 of 100 pcs

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3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI Macintosh Rev.A1 2900
PC Bios 1.18_DVI


High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/argb747-287bv5pcimaca7tjlc.jpg


High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/argb747-287bv5pcimacbtck1j.jpg

Boeing 747-121 (Leased from Pan Am)
Eastern Airlines "Hockey Stick Livery 1970-1972"
N735PA (Clipper Young America)
Scale 1:200
Gemini Jets 200

--------------------------
3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI Macintosh Rev.A1 2900
PC Bios 1.18_DVI


High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/easternb747-121v5pcimxqj1h.jpg


High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/easternb747-121v5pcimoykf6.jpg

Boeing 747-135
National Airlines "Sun King Livery 1970-1975"
N77772 "SUN KING"
Scale 1:200
Inflight 200
Limited Edition 1 of 150pcs

--------------------------
3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI Macintosh Rev.A1 2900
PC Bios 1.18_DVI


High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/nationalb747-135v5pcif6kgh.jpg


High-Res:
https://abload.de/img/nationalb747-135v5pcikujiy.jpg

 

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