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Chips
Initiate

Australia


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Posted - 23/06/2005 :  11:31:18  Show Profile  Visit Chips's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone,

You may remember my problems flashing a Voodoo 5 5500 PCI card recently only to find it was DEAD!

Well, I have another one with a totally different error message.

Everytime I go to flash it with the PC BIOS it says:

"ERROR: Unknown flash EEPROM manufacturer. (Man. ID: AAH, Dev ID. CEH)"

Does anyone know about this error and what I can do to overcome the problem??

Thanks!

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

Chips
Initiate

Australia


79 Posts

Posted - 23/06/2005 :  11:54:24  Show Profile  Visit Chips's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OK, I've found the problem (sort of)

I put it into a PII 333 LX mainboard now it's flashing

Weird, I thought my PC CHIPS SIS chipset mainboard would of been fine....maybe it was because I didn't have it in pci slot 1...who knows.

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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bloodworm
Average

USA


278 Posts

Posted - 23/06/2005 :  22:45:22  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
the SIS chipsets have always been the SLOWEST chipsets for the PII and PIII that I have EVER come across...... get yourself a really stable Intel BX or BX2 motherboard for rocksolid compatability of the older voodoo products...... PCI OR AGP.....

Bloody Mess
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Chips
Initiate

Australia


79 Posts

Posted - 24/06/2005 :  03:03:00  Show Profile  Visit Chips's Homepage  Reply with Quote
True, but this SIS chipset is on a Super Socket 7 board with an AMD K6-2 500 on it - when it comes to the K6-2 family, theres not much choice in terms of chipsets!

I actually prefer Intel, but don't mind SIS especially if you compare it to VIA (I have 4 PC's with all these different chipsets)

I installed the latest Amigamerlin and after running MDK2, Counter Strike 1.5, and Unreal Tournament I found no significant increase in frames-per-second compared to my Voodoo 2 SLI configuration...except that now I can increase the colour depth and the texture quality and of course my 2D preformance was awesome as well!

I do plan in the long run to upgrade the mobo to a P-III Intel Chipset - that will be very sweet with the V5!

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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