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neurocrash
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Posted - 23/12/2008 :  00:45:06  Show Profile  Visit neurocrash's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greetings,

The motherboard under my Voodoo5 6000 has failed. I am wondering if anyone can recommend a replacement since not all of those that are Voodoo5 5500 compatible seem to work with the 6000.

Thanks!

mikepedo
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Italy
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Posted - 23/12/2008 :  01:11:57  Show Profile  Visit mikepedo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Welcome!
Go here:
http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1077

IMHO, best mobos for 6000 are:

Epox 8K5A3+
Epox 8K5A2+ (i have this one)
MSI KT3 Ultra 2
SOYO DRAGON ULTRA

BR
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 24/12/2008 :  13:59:02  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by neurocrash

Greetings,

The motherboard under my Voodoo5 6000 has failed. I am wondering if anyone can recommend a replacement since not all of those that are Voodoo5 5500 compatible seem to work with the 6000.

Thanks!



The Motherboard I recommend all V6K users as testers is the EPoX EP-8K3A+ the 8K5A+ had instability runs over here during every 7 hours as where the 8K3A+ had stable runs for over 36 hours and still not crashing, and the thing is I had the 8K5A2+ 3 times in a new states as where I had the 8K3A+ 2 times in new state and it never failed, I had to replace it because the capacitors of my first 8K3A+ were popped heh and now I am still using the 8K3A+ Red Alert2 seems to run dead stable on it this game is very CPU stressed the 8K5A2+ failed to run Red Alert2 within 3 minutes it crashed the system this was with all 3 8K5A2+ mobo's.

Please get yourself an EPoX 8K3A+ and you will be on the safest side ever since this is the mosty reliable Motherboard for all V6K revisions as Hank Semenec & gdonovan advised me in the old days


Hi could you tell me what revision + PCB date your Voodoo5 6000 has?
So I can add you in my V6K world owner lists
here they are and yes I created as made them to give us a reference on who has what card and how many there are found so far
http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8605

I also need to know what country you are from as you can see all the other people have flag from the country of origin where they are based


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Edited by - Obi-Wan Kenobi on 24/12/2008 14:05:48
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neurocrash
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Posted - 25/12/2008 :  00:15:21  Show Profile  Visit neurocrash's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The revision of my Voodoo5 6000 appears to be 3700-A

The complete info is as follows:

Pc2A 94V-0 3700
210-0391-001-A

I'm in the USA (Hawaii)
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neurocrash
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Posted - 25/12/2008 :  00:20:05  Show Profile  Visit neurocrash's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks everybody! I've put bids in on a few boards so we'll see what I end up with. I'll be happy to have a backup mobo this time, as I'm concerned about ending up with a Voodoo5 6000 that I cannot use. At this point I can only hope the V56K was not damaged by the failed motherboard.

Thanks
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 25/12/2008 :  06:22:50  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
oke uhm so Must I list it defective or as a functional unit?

I have to be sure about this since I have a Defective list of V6K's a Functional list of V6K's and a list of the entire lot woith VoodooVolts as with out and a list of all the Voodoo Volts also.

That you have Rev.A 3700 is clear All I now need to know is it functional or not and do you have a Late Voodoo Volts a small Legacy Voodoo Volts or a large Legacy Voodoo Volts

you can find more on how to list your card here:
http://www.voodoo3dfx.com/Foro_V6k/viewtopic.php?t=123

And I will glady add you and oh welcome to the V6K club
Feel free to register @ V6K team a private Vodooo5 6000 forum for support as well, it would be wise to join many of us can help you there as well
http://www.voodoo3dfx.com/Foro_V6k/index.php

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m14radu
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Romania
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Posted - 25/12/2008 :  07:56:52  Show Profile  Visit m14radu's Homepage  Send m14radu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
How did the Mobo died ? What mobo did u used ?

The V56k should be fine.

The Epox 8K5A2+ is also a very good board, i used it with my V56K rig from about 2 years without problmes.



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neurocrash
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Posted - 25/12/2008 :  12:56:23  Show Profile  Visit neurocrash's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My Voodoo5 6000 worked until the last time this system would boot, but the motherboard and ram are bad as further testing has demonstrated. I have no way to test the 6K right now.

I do not have a Voodoo Volts, and power my card directly from two of the leads on the PSU. I had originally attached a molex connector to the power terminals on the card, but the connector turned brown from heat, and I decided that was probably not a sign of a good (low resistance) connection.

The motherboard was a Leadtek Winfast 7350KDA (I think) but since it definitely tested bad, I got rid of it. I had two of these boards and both have failed; the last one died due to bulging capacitors and a squealing toroid.

The lastest motherboard died as I tried to boot the system up for the first time in a few weeks. Recently, it had gotten so it would take a few tries to get the system to boot. Then, once at the desktop, there was some corruption in the desktop wallpapers (bad ram I think). Then the system partition got corrupted by the the bad ram, then Windows "repaired" itself such that it wouldn't boot at all. More testing allowed me to verify that the motherboard was bad (changed PSU and RAM), and also that the RAM was bad (extensive testing with Memtest on another motherboard).

I just need to wait until I can get one of these replacement motherboads that has a compatible AGP slot, since all of the ones I have remaining are apparently too new :/

Stupid arbitrary changes in technology really annoy me.

Cheers!


Edited by - neurocrash on 25/12/2008 12:58:14
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m14radu
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Posted - 25/12/2008 :  15:55:28  Show Profile  Visit m14radu's Homepage  Send m14radu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Take care when you choose the board, the V56K is a masterpiece.

Can u please come Pictures with your card ?
What's the story of the card ? Where did u get it ?

Br.
Radu.

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neurocrash
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Posted - 31/12/2008 :  09:48:52  Show Profile  Visit neurocrash's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greetings,

I got an Epox 8KA3, but it will not POST with either of my V5 5500 installed (so I'm not inclined to try the 6000). It does seem to work fine with another card. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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m14radu
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Posted - 31/12/2008 :  19:50:45  Show Profile  Visit m14radu's Homepage  Send m14radu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well done !

You made the right decision, not to try the v5 6000 yet.
Well, first of all you should be able to boot with the V5 5500.
Please try the followings tips:
I would suggest first of all a bios clear.
If you can start the board with other vga cards, then select in BIOS the AGP2x.
Save this settings, and restart the system.
When it boot, at the bottom you will see the hardware monitor, witch displays also the AGP Voltage. The value must be 3.3V for voodoo5 !
Check this out !
When 3.3V appears, then shut down the system.
Take the non 3dfx card out.
Plug the V5 5500 and start the system( don"t forget the power cord for the V5 5500 ).Restart the system. It should run.

If it"s not start, then you should look at the LED Display in the board.( FCC code )
Usualy when a VGA error occurs, the LED displays the VALUE "25", and the system hangs up.
What value did u see ?
Please consult also the Mobo manual, to see what the other error code means.

Br.
Radu.


Follow your dreams !
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neurocrash
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Posted - 02/01/2009 :  01:03:10  Show Profile  Visit neurocrash's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The problems were due to two issues:

This board doesn't like some of my CPUs and either fails to POST or shuts down very quickly (unless the CPU fan is at 5000rpm). Temperature does not seem to be the cause.

One of my V5 5500s is dead.

As I often have AGP problems, I resorted to testing the system with a PCI V5 5500, and once I got it running, switched to the AGP variety.

The fastest CPU I have been able to run is a 2100+, and I'm hoping to find something faster if anyone has any suggestions.

I got the 6000 to POST, so now I'm restoring the OS image to test and hopefully nothing was damaged.

Thanks!
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neurocrash
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Posted - 02/01/2009 :  04:25:48  Show Profile  Visit neurocrash's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Grrr... No matter what I try, I can't get the 6000 drivers to install correctly. I get a message that my display adapter is not configured properly. I'm using Windows98 and have tried a wide selection of drivers which all have the same result.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
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skinnie
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Posted - 02/01/2009 :  12:06:49  Show Profile  Visit skinnie's Homepage  Click to see skinnie's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Have you tried to upgrade the bios of the board?maybe new revisions take more processors..
That 8k3A+ was a very good board in the time..

MSI KT3/Athlon XP 2400+/2x256Mb OCZ BH5/3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
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neurocrash
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Posted - 03/01/2009 :  00:19:22  Show Profile  Visit neurocrash's Homepage  Reply with Quote
BIOS Update did not help... I've gone back to the V5 5500 for testing. I got a 5500 driver to install, and everything looks okay in 2D but as soon as I launch a 3D application (about 10-20 seconds) the system hangs. Maybe I've got to change some AGP setting in the BIOS, or perhaps this board is defective?

I've run a CPU burn-in test, memory test, and hard disk test - each of those pass with no problems.

Thanks!
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skinnie
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Posted - 03/01/2009 :  04:06:27  Show Profile  Visit skinnie's Homepage  Click to see skinnie's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by neurocrash

BIOS Update did not help... I've gone back to the V5 5500 for testing. I got a 5500 driver to install, and everything looks okay in 2D but as soon as I launch a 3D application (about 10-20 seconds) the system hangs. Maybe I've got to change some AGP setting in the BIOS, or perhaps this board is defective?

I've run a CPU burn-in test, memory test, and hard disk test - each of those pass with no problems.

Thanks!



and for example with another agp card?what happens?
it seems me more like something memory related,what tests did you ran?
try runing a few hours of prime95
because for example,my systems passes memtest but it doesn't even boot to windows..lol

MSI KT3/Athlon XP 2400+/2x256Mb OCZ BH5/3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
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