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Posted - 09/02/2009 :  19:51:58  Show Profile  Visit chrisrogers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was bored this weekend and decided to pull out some old school games. Some of them had 3dfx support, so I found my Voodoo2 (it's the 3dfx-branded V2 1000).

Trouble is, my computer doesn't even recognize that it's there. It doesn't show up in Device Manager, or even Linux when I run lspci.

I get video through the pass through cable, so that makes me think that everything is OK electrically. I even tried moving it to a different PCI slot.

System is an Athlon 700MHz, AMD Irongate 751 chipset, 384MB of RAM, and a Matrox G400 as my main video card, running Windows 98 SE. Are there maybe any known issues with this chipset and 3dfx cards?


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Posted - 10/02/2009 :  15:54:13  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
you should have a "multimedia device" listed in your device manager,probably somewhere between sound and controller devices.if the card is not detected at all,chances are it is dead..

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Posted - 14/03/2009 :  18:28:48  Show Profile  Visit 3dfxfreak's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maybe your Voodoo2 is dead, try it on another System to except an MB-Failure
but i think your Voodoo2 isn't working after a long time lying somewehre...

Sorry for my bad english :p
My System: ECS A780GM-A,
AMD Athlon X2 4200+ , 2048mb ddr2 ram (667 mhz), AMD Radeon HD4550
My Voodoocards: Voodoo 2 ,Voodoo Banshee ,Voodoo 3 3000
others: geforce 2 64mb, geforce 6600le AGP, geforce 6600 PCIe
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