3dfxzone.it ~ SFFT Drivers ~ MesaFX ~ 3D-Analyze ~ 3dfx Headlines ~ 3dfx Cards ~
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | GoogleSearch | FAQ | 3dfxzone.it
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 Index
 Hardware Components
 General
 Matrox + 3dfx card on the same system.
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Print topic

Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

SilverShadow
Novice

Portugal
1 Posts

Posted - 26/11/2009 :  09:19:27  Show Profile  Visit SilverShadow's Homepage  Click to see SilverShadow's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone

Im sorry if im posting this on the wrong sub-forum, but ive been searching the web for information on this all week long and havent found anything.

First of all, im Portuguese, and im searching help on international foruns since i couldnt find any support on local ones.

As a computer enthusiast (work on a computer sales store) Im building a "retro games machine" to play old games, like Carmaggedon, Tomb Raider, Need for speed 2 and so on.

Currently my basic configuration is:

Motherboard Soltek SL65KV2
Intel Celeron (Tualatin) 1.3Ghz (overclocked to 1495mhz)
1.5Gb ram (3x 512mb Sdram pc133)
2x80gb Hitachi ATA100 Drives
Microsoft Windows 98 SE with a patch for the 1.5GB of ram (W98 doesnt enjoy computers with over 1GB of ram)

And a Matrox Millenium G400 Max DualHead as main grafics card.

Well, want i want to do (and need to know if its possible) its to install a 2nd 3dfx card on this system, so i can play games with glide support.

My original ideia was to get a VooDoo5 AGP and just switch it with the Matrox everytime i wanted to, but that would probably get me some buggy crashes with the drivers unlease i did a clean installation of
windows everytime i switched them. Plus having to open the case everytime...

So that brought me to a new and more complex ideia: Both cards on the same system. Obviously I would need a PCI version of VooDoo5 (there isnt really much different in performance), or i would try 2x VooDoo2 (SLI).

My doubt is, since the matrox g400 is also a 3d card, will the SLI'ed voodoo2 work on the system?

What about any other voodoo3/4 or5? Will they work correcly as a 2nd graphic card?

And yes, I do prefer the ideia of keeping the Matrox on the system, since the G400 is clearly better than a Nvidia Tnt2 and it supports bump mapping wich i think voodoo5 doesnt (correct me if im wrong)

Any help will be trully apreciated.

Thanks!

Nightbird
Moderator



1938 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2009 :  23:29:42  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi,
I have a Matrox G200 running under Win98SE with 2 Voodoo2 Creative Labs, no problem
You can install the tool "3D Control Center"

______________________________________________

In-ter-ac-tive :
The way video games were always meant to be played
______________________________________________

Welcome to 3dfxzone.it Community
_____________________________

Edited by - Nightbird on 01/12/2009 23:35:28
Go to Top of Page

TheJohnKerrys
Initiate

USA
75 Posts

Posted - 15/11/2010 :  16:55:56  Show Profile  Visit TheJohnKerrys's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I also use a 16mb G200 with a diamond voodoo2 under win98SE/directX7a with no issues
Go to Top of Page

lettmon
Novice

4 Posts

Posted - 30/11/2010 :  11:46:49  Show Profile  Visit lettmon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Your system doesn't pass for oldschool
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Print topic
Jump To:

 

Forum Rules

Legal Info

Privacy

Contact Us

3dfxzone.it

HWSetup.it

ForumZone.it

 

All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners - Forum Graphics and Contents 2001 - 2014 3dfxzone.it - Forum Engine Snitz Forums