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baz101180
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Posted - 24/01/2011 :  13:22:38  Show Profile  Visit baz101180's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a creative voodoo2 12mb card and a voodoo2 powercolour 12mb card and wont to use them in sli with Diamond viper V770 ATX AGPx2/4 32MB and piii 1.2 ghz will the voodoo 2 cards over heat at all with a fast cpu as they have no heatsinks. I have them in a ocuk terminator gaming case witch has a big fan next to the voodoo cards will this be ok.

Edited by - baz101180 on 24/01/2011 13:28:25

ps47
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Posted - 24/01/2011 :  15:40:44  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
should be all ok.

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sliderider
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Posted - 14/02/2011 :  15:16:11  Show Profile  Visit sliderider's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by baz101180

I have a creative voodoo2 12mb card and a voodoo2 powercolour 12mb card and wont to use them in sli with Diamond viper V770 ATX AGPx2/4 32MB and piii 1.2 ghz will the voodoo 2 cards over heat at all with a fast cpu as they have no heatsinks. I have them in a ocuk terminator gaming case witch has a big fan next to the voodoo cards will this be ok.



I'm not sure that SLi will be very useful other than to increase the screen resolution with that CPU. The Voodoo2 was extremely CPU bound when it was released and continued to scale for a long time as CPU's got more and more powerful. Your 1.2ghz CPU will probably just about max out the speed of a single V2. My PIII 1ghz machine did when it had one in it, but it couldn't feed an SLi setup fast enough to max it out even at 1024x768. The last machine I had them installed in was a P4 2.4ghz and the pair of them were still scaling in that machine. Who knows how much faster they would be a modern machine? Of course by that time there wasn't really any support for Glide anymore so I had to upgrade to a Radeon and haven't used the STB's much since. I'm building a new vintage rig now and want to start using them again, though. They were a blast.

Edited by - sliderider on 14/02/2011 15:18:01
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pierrickuk
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Posted - 22/02/2011 :  00:56:11  Show Profile  Visit pierrickuk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi,

I have been enjoying the following setup recently since the last week end:
P3-s 1.4 (OC @ 1.6GHz, fsb@160 with 512 sdram PC 133 (@120, CL2)
msi 6309
Voodoo5 5500 AGP
I added my mismatched Voodoo2-12meg sli in it this week-end. With the overclock the PCI is at 40MHz instead of 33. I also put the V2's frequency at 95.
After benchmarking with 3D-Marks 2000 (2774) and 2001 (1153 pts) and Everest to test stability, I played Supreme Snowboarding, Deathkarz for easily 2 hours. I checked the temperature of the V2's after: just a bit warm (very scientific test consisting in putting my finger on the memory chips). And I made sure the games were using the SLI, not the V5. So go for it!
You'll find some screenshots for 3D-Marks results in that thread:

http://forum.hardware.fr/hfr/Hardware/2D-3D/topic-voodoo-3dfx-sujet_567660_32.htm and couple of previous pages.

On a side note, between a Sempron 2600 and a P3, if you check my other screenshots there, you'll see that I get the best results with the P3... am trying to get some info about that in an other thread.

Edited by - pierrickuk on 22/02/2011 01:37:10
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SavantStrike
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Posted - 25/04/2011 :  04:39:07  Show Profile  Visit SavantStrike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sliderider

quote:
Originally posted by baz101180

I have a creative voodoo2 12mb card and a voodoo2 powercolour 12mb card and wont to use them in sli with Diamond viper V770 ATX AGPx2/4 32MB and piii 1.2 ghz will the voodoo 2 cards over heat at all with a fast cpu as they have no heatsinks. I have them in a ocuk terminator gaming case witch has a big fan next to the voodoo cards will this be ok.



I'm not sure that SLi will be very useful other than to increase the screen resolution with that CPU. The Voodoo2 was extremely CPU bound when it was released and continued to scale for a long time as CPU's got more and more powerful. Your 1.2ghz CPU will probably just about max out the speed of a single V2. My PIII 1ghz machine did when it had one in it, but it couldn't feed an SLi setup fast enough to max it out even at 1024x768. The last machine I had them installed in was a P4 2.4ghz and the pair of them were still scaling in that machine. Who knows how much faster they would be a modern machine? Of course by that time there wasn't really any support for Glide anymore so I had to upgrade to a Radeon and haven't used the STB's much since. I'm building a new vintage rig now and want to start using them again, though. They were a blast.



Please tell me that was only with newer D3D or OGL titles. Otherwise I just wasted cash replacing my broken powerleap 1.4ghz celeron adapter (it never worked, so I'm stuck at 800mhz Katmai right now).

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TheJohnKerrys
Initiate

USA
75 Posts

Posted - 21/10/2011 :  21:55:00  Show Profile  Visit TheJohnKerrys's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Will work fine..I have used the same setup as you in the past with great results playing my old classic 95/98 games from the cards era and with no issues.

Current voodoo2 machine:Intel D815EEA,PIII933/256/133,256mb pc133 system ram(soon to be 512),soundblaster128 on board audio(Creative 1337 chip),On board video with GPA card (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGP_Inline_Memory_Module)
40gb wd400
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TheJohnKerrys
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USA
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Posted - 25/10/2011 :  21:32:03  Show Profile  Visit TheJohnKerrys's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SavantStrike

quote:
Originally posted by sliderider

quote:
Originally posted by baz101180

I have a creative voodoo2 12mb card and a voodoo2 powercolour 12mb card and wont to use them in sli with Diamond viper V770 ATX AGPx2/4 32MB and piii 1.2 ghz will the voodoo 2 cards over heat at all with a fast cpu as they have no heatsinks. I have them in a ocuk terminator gaming case witch has a big fan next to the voodoo cards will this be ok.



I'm not sure that SLi will be very useful other than to increase the screen resolution with that CPU. The Voodoo2 was extremely CPU bound when it was released and continued to scale for a long time as CPU's got more and more powerful. Your 1.2ghz CPU will probably just about max out the speed of a single V2. My PIII 1ghz machine did when it had one in it, but it couldn't feed an SLi setup fast enough to max it out even at 1024x768. The last machine I had them installed in was a P4 2.4ghz and the pair of them were still scaling in that machine. Who knows how much faster they would be a modern machine? Of course by that time there wasn't really any support for Glide anymore so I had to upgrade to a Radeon and haven't used the STB's much since. I'm building a new vintage rig now and want to start using them again, though. They were a blast.



Please tell me that was only with newer D3D or OGL titles. Otherwise I just wasted cash replacing my broken powerleap 1.4ghz celeron adapter (it never worked, so I'm stuck at 800mhz Katmai right now).



hey look up Tualatin P-IIIs 1.4GHz 512K include Socket Adapter on ebay..I have one of these chips on a really old abit PIII motherboard and it works..No giant external adapter needed!! has been working for years..probally ya last option
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