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Chips
Initiate

Australia


79 Posts

Posted - 20/05/2005 :  08:56:15  Show Profile  Visit Chips's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi there,

I have spotted a Voodoo5 5500 PCI card for the MAC for sale, but I don't have (and dont want) a MAC.

Do the XP drivers on this site work with this card?

Cheers,

Chips.

My XP home Collection...

Voodoo2 8Mb + Nvidia FX5200, Intel PIII-1.13Ghz, MS-6315
Voodoo5 5500 MAC PCI SLI, Intel PII 400, Intel P6LX-A+
Voodoo2 12Mb (SLI) + Geforce2 MX400, AMD K6-III+ 600Mhz, Jetway ALI 542C
Radeon 9250, Intel PIII 1Ghz, ABIT BE6
Radeon 9200SE, AMD K6-III+ 550Mhz, PC PARTNER VIA MVP3
Geforce 7800 GO, Centrino Duo 2.16Ghz, Dell Inspiron 9400

Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 20/05/2005 :  09:40:19  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
First you have to flash a new Bios to the card.
This is quite easy, a bios with DVI enabled can be downloaded at http://welcome.to/3dfxbios
After that the XP drivers work fine.
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Chips
Initiate

Australia


79 Posts

Posted - 20/05/2005 :  10:25:11  Show Profile  Visit Chips's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sweet! Thanks.

This means I can move my SLI Voodoo2 cards into my AMD K6-2 550 with the geforceMX 400 and shove this card into my M590 (disabline onboard AGP of course!)

My XP home Collection...

Voodoo2 8Mb + Nvidia FX5200, Intel PIII-1.13Ghz, MS-6315
Voodoo5 5500 MAC PCI SLI, Intel PII 400, Intel P6LX-A+
Voodoo2 12Mb (SLI) + Geforce2 MX400, AMD K6-III+ 600Mhz, Jetway ALI 542C
Radeon 9250, Intel PIII 1Ghz, ABIT BE6
Radeon 9200SE, AMD K6-III+ 550Mhz, PC PARTNER VIA MVP3
Geforce 7800 GO, Centrino Duo 2.16Ghz, Dell Inspiron 9400
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Chips
Initiate

Australia


79 Posts

Posted - 20/05/2005 :  14:04:09  Show Profile  Visit Chips's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rolo01

First you have to flash a new Bios to the card.
This is quite easy, a bios with DVI enabled can be downloaded at http://welcome.to/3dfxbios
After that the XP drivers work fine.



OK, but can I flash it on my PC or do I need to do the flash on a MAC or an EEPROM programmer? i.e. will the PC still be able to talk to the PCI card with the MAC bios?

Thanks again!

My XP home Collection...

Voodoo2 8Mb + Nvidia FX5200, Intel PIII-1.13Ghz, MS-6315
Voodoo5 5500 MAC PCI SLI, Intel PII 400, Intel P6LX-A+
Voodoo2 12Mb (SLI) + Geforce2 MX400, AMD K6-III+ 600Mhz, Jetway ALI 542C
Radeon 9250, Intel PIII 1Ghz, ABIT BE6
Radeon 9200SE, AMD K6-III+ 550Mhz, PC PARTNER VIA MVP3
Geforce 7800 GO, Centrino Duo 2.16Ghz, Dell Inspiron 9400
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secretfj
Average

Hong Kong


259 Posts

Posted - 20/05/2005 :  16:32:35  Show Profile  Visit secretfj's Homepage  Send secretfj an ICQ Message  Click to see secretfj's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
seems you can flash the card in a normal PC

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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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 20/05/2005 :  20:11:13  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, you can flash it in a normal PC.
I did this to a MAC V4-4500 and it worked without problems.
Maybe you have to try several times when then flashing program reports something like "No 3dfx card found".
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bloodworm
Average

USA


278 Posts

Posted - 20/05/2005 :  20:38:34  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You will also need another video card to be running to see anything to flash...... the onboard one should do nicely! disable it AFTER flashing......

Bloody Mess
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Chips
Initiate

Australia


79 Posts

Posted - 21/05/2005 :  06:50:52  Show Profile  Visit Chips's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the help guys.

I'm going to have some fun I think because my M590's onboard AGP is automatically disabled when you add a PCI card

Thats OK, I got 3 other desktops here.

I'll post back here when it's done....first I've got to get the Voodoo5 lol

My XP home Collection...

Voodoo2 8Mb + Nvidia FX5200, Intel PIII-1.13Ghz, MS-6315
Voodoo5 5500 MAC PCI SLI, Intel PII 400, Intel P6LX-A+
Voodoo2 12Mb (SLI) + Geforce2 MX400, AMD K6-III+ 600Mhz, Jetway ALI 542C
Radeon 9250, Intel PIII 1Ghz, ABIT BE6
Radeon 9200SE, AMD K6-III+ 550Mhz, PC PARTNER VIA MVP3
Geforce 7800 GO, Centrino Duo 2.16Ghz, Dell Inspiron 9400
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Chips
Initiate

Australia


79 Posts

Posted - 29/05/2005 :  09:23:02  Show Profile  Visit Chips's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hmmm, I just purchased 2 PCI MAC versions of the Voodoo5 5500.

The first was located in the US at http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5200032154 which was totalled US$66 including shipping.

But the other one located in my home country of Australia at http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5199063096 was a huge US$108 including shipping!

Go figure!

Anyway, both my brother and I have one of these legendery pieces of hardware (Man, I always wanted one of these)

I'll post back here once I am done flashing the BIOS with info/benchmarks and screenies of some of my favourite games.

My XP home Collection...

Voodoo2 8Mb + Nvidia FX5200, Intel PIII-1.13Ghz, MS-6315
Voodoo5 5500 MAC PCI SLI, Intel PII 400, Intel P6LX-A+
Voodoo2 12Mb (SLI) + Geforce2 MX400, AMD K6-III+ 600Mhz, Jetway ALI 542C
Radeon 9250, Intel PIII 1Ghz, ABIT BE6
Radeon 9200SE, AMD K6-III+ 550Mhz, PC PARTNER VIA MVP3
Geforce 7800 GO, Centrino Duo 2.16Ghz, Dell Inspiron 9400
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Chips
Initiate

Australia


79 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2005 :  16:53:12  Show Profile  Visit Chips's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rolo01

Yes, you can flash it in a normal PC.
I did this to a MAC V4-4500 and it worked without problems.
Maybe you have to try several times when then flashing program reports something like "No 3dfx card found".



OK, I got the card but I got a big problem trying to flash it. Seems that the program keeps reporting "ERROR: No 3dfx banshee or voodoo 3 card found" - similar to what you said. How many times do you have to retry? I spent hours trying different things. I'm using flash utility 2.14 - maybe I should try the older version??

Does the mainboard chipset matter? Does it matter what PCI slot I put the card in? I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong here!


Can you help me out??

My XP home Collection...

Voodoo2 8Mb + Nvidia FX5200, Intel PIII-1.13Ghz, MS-6315
Voodoo5 5500 MAC PCI SLI, Intel PII 400, Intel P6LX-A+
Voodoo2 12Mb (SLI) + Geforce2 MX400, AMD K6-III+ 600Mhz, Jetway ALI 542C
Radeon 9250, Intel PIII 1Ghz, ABIT BE6
Radeon 9200SE, AMD K6-III+ 550Mhz, PC PARTNER VIA MVP3
Geforce 7800 GO, Centrino Duo 2.16Ghz, Dell Inspiron 9400
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bytesaber
Novice

9 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2011 :  20:12:32  Show Profile  Visit bytesaber's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Chips. What was your outcome? I want to do this too and considering buying one.
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ps47
Moderator

Slovakia
1461 Posts

Posted - 13/02/2011 :  10:27:51  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
you are replying to a 5 year old topic..anyway,the working v5dvi BIOSes can be found here: http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4254

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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bytesaber
Novice

9 Posts

Posted - 25/03/2011 :  08:38:20  Show Profile  Visit bytesaber's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I sure did >: )

Anyhow, thanks! I didn't know someone made nice ones with logos. Was just using some others that turned up on google.

Now if I could just get my DVI working as a secondary monitor properly. Don't suppose you have any random guesses to another post that i've been hoping a response on.
http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16825

Thanks!
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