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nSomniac
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Posted - 15/07/2004 :  03:49:24  Show Profile  Visit nSomniac's Homepage  Send nSomniac an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Well i found this new version of the 1.18 bios w/ a setup tool for the v5 5500... maybe even 6000 not quite sure though... but when u start
ur comp if u hit f1 it takes u to a setup util where u can change most of the timers on ur voodoo card... even has a nice 3dfx logo... GREAT i say and the frequency selector works for both chips on my v5 :)

well here it is if u all want it... /public/uploaded/nSomniac/200471534728_v5_agp.zip

NitroX infinity
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Netherlands
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Posted - 15/07/2004 :  14:37:57  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great! Now if there were only some way of flashing your Voodoo bios permanently from Windows(XP) it would be great!

(Having no floppy drive sucks in some situations :P)
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amp_man
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Posted - 15/07/2004 :  16:57:30  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's where the good old bootable windows 98 CD comes in handy ;)
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Kyon_CoraeL
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Posted - 15/07/2004 :  21:17:23  Show Profile  Visit Kyon_CoraeL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
you can also download boot disks from the internet. I do that instead cause I can't find my windows 98 CD.
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NitroX infinity
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Netherlands
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Posted - 15/07/2004 :  22:32:54  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
amp_man: And then what? The bios needs to be placed on a floppy including the flash program Doesn't really work if you've got no floppydrive, smartass

Placing it on a cd-rom doesn't work btw, tried that a few months ago, wasted a whole cd-r on that
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Nightbird
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Posted - 16/07/2004 :  06:55:25  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
This is the original site for the bios
http://voodoodrivers.org/tdfx/russian/bios_pack.htm

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amp_man
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Posted - 16/07/2004 :  08:31:16  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Phalanx

amp_man: And then what? The bios needs to be placed on a floppy including the flash program Doesn't really work if you've got no floppydrive, smartass



Sorry, then you gotta load cd-rom drivers (not too hard, you just press the number 2 twice, then hit enter), and then create a ramdrive (using the ramdrive program on the windows 98 cd, if you can figure out how), and copy the image off a cd-rw (needs to be finalized and in ISO9660 format) onto that, then run from there. Maybe my ass is smarter than your head (jk) BTW, this is completely untested with voodoos, but I've done it a dozen times with motherboards. You also can just run the flash off a FAT32 drive, if you have one, but you're prolly one of those NTFS guys (sorry, I don't use it). That is tested and works.
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nSomniac
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Posted - 16/07/2004 :  08:53:51  Show Profile  Visit nSomniac's Homepage  Send nSomniac an AOL message  Reply with Quote
you are all wrong i just rebooted to dos. then flashed off of using my harddrive... i have done it many times and it works great... just put the rom file in the same dir as flash.exe and typ c:\(assuming c is the dir u have the prog and rom file in)flash.exe v5.agp.rom ... easy enuf, 'eh?
ttyl
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amp_man
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Posted - 17/07/2004 :  04:02:25  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nSomniac

you are all wrong i just rebooted to dos. then flashed off of using my harddrive... i have done it many times and it works great... just put the rom file in the same dir as flash.exe and typ c:\(assuming c is the dir u have the prog and rom file in)flash.exe v5.agp.rom ... easy enuf, 'eh?
ttyl
Matt



yes...but if you don't have a FAT32 partition (XP users often use the NTFS file system), then that's not an option, cuz DOS can't read NTFS
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nSomniac
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Posted - 24/07/2004 :  08:41:43  Show Profile  Visit nSomniac's Homepage  Send nSomniac an AOL message  Reply with Quote
hello friends, i just wanted to know if anyone has tried the bios i uploaded??? and how u like them... i seem to have a much more stable system now that i have installed it:) well thanks, just lemme know how things are going.

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amp_man
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Posted - 25/07/2004 :  23:42:00  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ironically, im working on getting that machine running this minute (foramtting a couple hds atm). ill have a look once I'm done.
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nSomniac
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Posted - 26/07/2004 :  03:51:46  Show Profile  Visit nSomniac's Homepage  Send nSomniac an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I just wanna say thanks for tryin it when u get a chance and if u can lemme know what some of the options mean (when pc starts u will get a screen that says pres f1 to enter vid card setup) cause im afraid to change anything but the freq. at the moment, but like i said thanks...

Matt
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ArchAngelCD
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Posted - 26/07/2004 :  06:33:38  Show Profile  Visit ArchAngelCD's Homepage  Send ArchAngelCD an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry to say this but, there is no "newer" version of the Voodoo5 5500 1.18 BIOS. It may be dated later than the original but that will happen if you try to edit the file and then save it. I would be very careful of what file you use to flash your Voodoo card with. If it's a bad BIOS you can render your card useless.

The Russian site that Nightbird posted the link to has the clock speed of the GPU at 183MHz. The only Voodoo card that ran at that speed safely was the Voodoo3 3500. The Voodoo5 5500 ran at 166MHz. I wouldn't run the V5 at that speed with the original cooling or you will burn it up.

BTW, the 1.18 BIOS was originally found by Stantos. If you want the real original files go to his site. http://welcome.to/3dfxbios

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amp_man
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Posted - 26/07/2004 :  07:28:23  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ArchAngel, you must be aware that some Voodoo 5 6ks run at 183MHz, and that the VSA-100 can easily run at this speed, it's often the ram that holds the clock down.
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lecram25
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Posted - 26/07/2004 :  08:49:33  Show Profile  Visit lecram25's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Arch is right. You'd need to change the fans if you'd plan on running the VSA chips at 183. Remember amp that the Voodoo 3 3500 runs at 183MHz stock. Anyways, I know a certain someone who runs a 6k at 200MHz stock...

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nSomniac
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USA


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Posted - 26/07/2004 :  09:07:14  Show Profile  Visit nSomniac's Homepage  Send nSomniac an AOL message  Reply with Quote
this bios file that i found was modded by rainbow in mid 2k4
and it works better... the bios file is 1.18b03 and it has a few built in things like a 3dfx logo at startup and a setup util built into the bios... if u dont belive me check it urself... i have been usin for a month or so now.. works better than the others... and its diff than the 2 that are already posted on this site

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