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joidrovo
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Ecuador
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Posted - 10/08/2004 :  03:21:06  Show Profile  Visit joidrovo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone.

I'm a newbie here, and I have a Voodoo5 5500 AGP. I would like to know which is the best motherboard for that card either with an intel processor or an AMD Processor. If you could help me I would be very thankful. Thanks in advance and forgive my english, I'm from Ecuador, South America

secretfj
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Hong Kong


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Posted - 10/08/2004 :  03:49:43  Show Profile  Visit secretfj's Homepage  Send secretfj an ICQ Message  Click to see secretfj's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
hi there~~
you have a AGP3.3V version of voodoo 5 or AGP 1.5V version of voodoo 5?
for the former one, what you can get is only boards based on KT266 (AMD), since all intel P4 products needs an AGP 1.5 card or otherwise it will burn.
for the letter one, almost all boards in the modern market can take it. (except intel 915/925 series since they don't have a AGP slot~~)
it would be nice to get a fast Athlon 64/P4 and use dual channel memory nowadays

No way a 3DFX collector...just a 3DFX die Hard Player~~

let the VooDoo Roars!!

P4 Extreme Edition 3.4GHz
Asus P5AD2 Deluxe i925x
2GB DDR2 667 DDRRAM
Voodoo 5 5500PCI
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NitroX infinity
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Netherlands
352 Posts

Posted - 10/08/2004 :  09:55:37  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Joidrovo; completely ignore secretfj's post. He is totally wrong and giving you info you don't need.

You need to look for a motherboard with a Universal AGP slot.

There are some threads on this forum in which you can find lists of motherboards that work with the Voodoo 5. There are a lot!

Personally I use an ASUS P4S533 with an Intel Pentium 4 2,26GHz.

Check out this image which will give you an idea what you're looking for: http://www.tweakers.net/ext/f/12076/full.gif
Take a look at illustration C since that is what you'll be looking for.

Edited by - NitroX infinity on 10/08/2004 10:01:05
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secretfj
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Hong Kong


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Posted - 10/08/2004 :  14:24:26  Show Profile  Visit secretfj's Homepage  Send secretfj an ICQ Message  Click to see secretfj's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
hey phalax, are you sure that i am wrong?
i will be very pleased if you put a AGP3.3V card into a modern 865PE/ nForce 2 board and tell me that you can boot up flawlessly~~ because i have an old card that is not AGP 1.5V compilent and i dun have suitable mainboard to use it~~

P.S. for the universal AGP one, you've got a point as a universal AGP is AGP 3.3V/1.5V compilent and it support both cards..but you have to admit that they are harder and harder to find (not to mention old boards that only support single channel as it have no point to install a 800FSB new P4s on these boards and run without dual channel, as you know, the performance hit can be great~~)
that's what i wanna say, more and more mainboard needs a cards support 1.5V AGP, otherwise everything will blow up~~

No way a 3DFX collector...just a 3DFX die Hard Player~~

let the VooDoo Roars!!

P4 Extreme Edition 3.4GHz
Asus P5AD2 Deluxe i925x
2GB DDR2 667 DDRRAM
Voodoo 5 5500PCI
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NitroX infinity
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Netherlands
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Posted - 10/08/2004 :  14:32:57  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Okay, you're somewhat right.

quote:
you have a AGP3.3V version of voodoo 5 or AGP 1.5V version of voodoo 5?
I doubt he has an AGP4x version since these are extremely rare.

quote:
for the former one, what you can get is only boards based on KT266 (AMD), since all intel P4 products needs an AGP 1.5 card or otherwise it will burn.
I already proved you wrong on this one in my previous post

quote:
for the letter one, almost all boards in the modern market can take it. (except intel 915/925 series since they don't have a AGP slot~~)
Once again, an AGP4x capable V5 5500 is extremely rare.

quote:
it would be nice to get a fast Athlon 64/P4 and use dual channel memory nowadays
Personally I'd go for an AMD system since AMD's cpu's get you more power. An AthlonXP 2200+ will get you more performance than a P4 2,26GHz.
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secretfj
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Hong Kong


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Posted - 10/08/2004 :  14:41:26  Show Profile  Visit secretfj's Homepage  Send secretfj an ICQ Message  Click to see secretfj's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
you are right, i've got a mistake on what chipsets support AGP 2X nowadays..thanks for reminding me
sorry for careless reply and my tone, maybe i haven't expressed it clearly..
this page says exactly what i wanna say..
BTW, i was quite shocked when i hear that modern mainboard ony takes AGP 4X cards...(i only use Celeron 533 and i815e that day), it is quite stupid for me (my graphic blaster~~)


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No way a 3DFX collector...just a 3DFX die Hard Player~~

let the VooDoo Roars!!

P4 Extreme Edition 3.4GHz
Asus P5AD2 Deluxe i925x
2GB DDR2 667 DDRRAM
Voodoo 5 5500PCI

Edited by - secretfj on 10/08/2004 14:43:18
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joidrovo
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Ecuador
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Posted - 10/08/2004 :  16:16:01  Show Profile  Visit joidrovo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your help, to all of you. I have a Voodoo5 5500 AGP with Bios v1.06 and I believe it's not a 1.5V card. That's why I'm trying to find a good mainboard that could use it.

I have an Abit BX133 RAID and I'm using it with a Pentium III 1.1Ghz and 512MB RAM and it's working fine, but I knew that there were other mainboards that could support the card with higher and more powerful processors.

Does the MSI KT3 Ultra 2 support it?
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omega_supreme
Moderator

Netherlands


149 Posts

Posted - 10/08/2004 :  21:03:38  Show Profile  Visit omega_supreme's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes it does In fact its the best tested mainboard (for voodoo 5 6000, but ofcourse 5500 will work too)
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joidrovo
Novice

Ecuador
4 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2004 :  18:39:41  Show Profile  Visit joidrovo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all your help. Is there another mainboard that also supports the V5, maybe on the Intel side?
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NitroX infinity
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Netherlands
352 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2004 :  20:03:48  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Look around at various motherboard manufacturers sites. They usually have an overview of their products. Look for motherboards with a universal AGP slot.
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bloodworm
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USA


278 Posts

Posted - 13/08/2004 :  00:51:04  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frying a 3dfx 3.3V ONLY AGP video card in a motherboard is impossible since the 3.3V only cards don't physically have the extra slot cutout in them, and so they are impossible to put in a motherboard that can't use them.... the old diamond agp cards (and Nvidia chipsets if I remember) DID have the capability of fryage because of the stupid and moronic physical jumper on the video card that had to be moved depending on the AGP voltage you wanted to use on the OLD motherboards that didn't have the automatic voltage scaling.... This was back in the days of the LX MB chipset...... OLD SKOOL.

Bloody Mess
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Rampage
Novice

Netherlands
35 Posts

Posted - 16/08/2004 :  15:12:38  Show Profile  Visit Rampage's Homepage  Click to see Rampage's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by joidrovo

Thanks for your help, to all of you. I have a Voodoo5 5500 AGP with Bios v1.06 and I believe it's not a 1.5V card. That's why I'm trying to find a good mainboard that could use it.

I have an Abit BX133 RAID and I'm using it with a Pentium III 1.1Ghz and 512MB RAM and it's working fine, but I knew that there were other mainboards that could support the card with higher and more powerful processors.

Does the MSI KT3 Ultra 2 support it?



For AMD there is only one chipset you can have. That will be the KT333. For that is one simple reason. That chipset supports 166 MHz FSB ánd AGP 2x. You can put a Barton 3000+ in that mainboard with a Voodoo 5 5500 AGP if you want.

I have A kt333 too, a MSI KT3 Ultra ARU. That's in fact the same board as the Ultra 2 but an older revision. As you might know the older revisions of the KT333 chipsets have a bug in the southbridge so it cant operate @ 166 MHz, to solve the problem you need the revision 2 mainboards with a KT333 chipset. However my revision 1.x doesn't have that problem.

I'm running a Duron 1600 Flawlessly @ 174 MHz FSB = 2094 MHz. With a Voodoo 5 5500 AGP @ 189 MHz it results in an astonishing 2929 3dmark 2001 points :)

Porsche Owned!!!
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Flash
Novice

Russia
45 Posts

Posted - 23/08/2004 :  19:25:25  Show Profile  Visit Flash's Homepage  Send Flash an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
The best mobo for Voodoo5 5500-6000 is MSI K8T Master2
How about Dual Opteron system ?


Can you stop the hurricane ?
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Kokohemmo
Novice



21 Posts

Posted - 23/08/2004 :  22:59:14  Show Profile  Visit Kokohemmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi

I use Soyo Dragon Ultra mobo. It runs now in 2.8Ghz(533) Intel cpu, and 333DDR memories. It goes over 3 gigs, but it isn't safety to push v56k too much.. ;)

I had lucky to get this mobo when they were still available in stores..

Regards
Kokohemmo
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joidrovo
Novice

Ecuador
4 Posts

Posted - 27/08/2004 :  23:28:03  Show Profile  Visit joidrovo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
How about a SOYO SY-KT333 Dragon Ultra. I believe they support AGP 1X/2X do they?. Are they better than the MSI KT3-Ultra 2?
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Onkel Adrian
Novice

Germany


12 Posts

Posted - 15/09/2004 :  16:11:06  Show Profile  Visit Onkel Adrian's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi

I'm using the Voodoo5 5500 on the Albatron KX400+ PRO. No problems yet. You can also use any other KT333-Mainboard.

Best regards,
Adrian

My system:
http://www.nethands.de/pys/show.php4?id=32375

Edited by - Onkel Adrian on 15/09/2004 16:11:56
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