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MUDASS
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Canada


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Posted - 06/07/2005 :  05:08:27  Show Profile  Visit MUDASS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, I'm using a v5 5500 agp and I have a v3 2000 pci sleeping on the shelf. Would it be worth it to make them work sli? And is it possible ?


my dustbin as ;

p3 450mhz
asus mb
512mb ram 133mhz
sb live!
v5 5500 agp 64mb

kickstart - voodoo.5.5500.agp.64mb/voodoo.3.2000.pci.16mb.mobo.asus.p2b-f.p3-450 mhz.512.mb.133mhz.sb.pci128.isa.56k.us.robotic.isa.3com.ethernet.card.lg.cd-rw.52x32x52x.hd1.30.gig.maxtor.hd2.5.gig.seagate.

Gemail
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Romania
32 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2005 :  05:59:03  Show Profile  Visit Gemail's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm affraid that's out off the question.
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r21vo
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Latvia


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Posted - 06/07/2005 :  12:36:39  Show Profile  Visit r21vo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That is absolutely impossible.


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bloodworm
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USA


278 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2005 :  22:43:41  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
the V3 pci makes for an EXCELLENT 2nd video card for a two monitor system though......

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Raff3DC
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Germany


348 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2005 :  23:03:55  Show Profile  Visit Raff3DC's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not possible and senseless, too. Voodoo5 and Voodoo3 in SLi would result in waiting times for the V5 'cause the V3 is slower. There would be no gain in speed ...

But I agree with bloodworm. The 2D picture of the V3 is excellent, much sharper than the one produced by the V5.

Greetings from Germany,
Raff

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MUDASS
Novice

Canada


34 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2005 :  06:50:09  Show Profile  Visit MUDASS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ok, that was optimistic. I guess I'm not the only one who wich to sli's two v5... That would be such a great mod ! I saw something about nvidia going sli with their fx cards. Since they stole that from 3dfx, maybe we could mod a v5 sli with an fx card ! This might need a big team to realize tho.

I didn't overclock my card since I want to keep it as much as I can.
How far can we overclock this dog with minimum cooling? Is it worth it ? And are there any hardware setup we can work around to get the card more powerful ?

kickstart - voodoo.5.5500.agp.64mb/voodoo.3.2000.pci.16mb.mobo.asus.p2b-f.p3-450 mhz.512.mb.133mhz.sb.pci128.isa.56k.us.robotic.isa.3com.ethernet.card.lg.cd-rw.52x32x52x.hd1.30.gig.maxtor.hd2.5.gig.seagate.
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benna
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Italy
376 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2005 :  11:11:03  Show Profile  Visit benna's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
I guess I'm not the only one who wich to sli's two v5

of course not!
in the italian forum a guy tried to link up to 4 v5 in SLI, but after 5 pages of discussion and proposals he understood that isn't realizable because a hardware link is needed and make this hardware is too complex

my PC:
AMD Athlon64 3200+ - ASUS K8V-Deluxe - 1GB DDR400 - 3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 PCI

3DAnalyze user guide http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/articles/template.php?id=5
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Gemail
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Romania
32 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2005 :  11:31:19  Show Profile  Visit Gemail's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There was, on the other hand, a Voodoo 3 mod, alowing to link in SLI two Voodoo 3 cards in a game machine. I can't find now the webpage, but I guess that the disclosure of the procedure might allow the SLI for two Voodoo 4 cards mod because they are single chip sollutions aswell so a bridge chip is not needed. That is in theory, ofcourse; in real life - a long shot: hardware mod, new drivers, ... blah-blah ... dream on ... Still, wouldn't be nice? :)
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benna
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Italy
376 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2005 :  15:12:28  Show Profile  Visit benna's Homepage  Reply with Quote
maybe you are referring to alienware's mod
but also that was an hardware mod so it isn't realizable too

my PC:
AMD Athlon64 3200+ - ASUS K8V-Deluxe - 1GB DDR400 - 3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 PCI

3DAnalyze user guide http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/articles/template.php?id=5
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bloodworm
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USA


278 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2005 :  19:58:38  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
mudass,
the VSA-100 video chipset is VERY scaleable, which means that a faster main processor will do wonders for you. quick and easy mod for you. slap that baby into a faster motherboard while you're at it. try overclocking the mainboard, and watch the speed increases...... a mainboard that can overclock just the micro and not the bus, would be ideal. dump that sblive! as well, that thing is a resource HOG and slows your video down...... try one of the latest audigy cards for some added speed. 450Mhz is WAY too slow to even start showing the true speed of the V5. alienwares little mod is what the new Nvidea cards will be emulating, but perhaps with minimal hardware additions and in the NEW PCIE buss. alienwares stuff that was purported to work with the V3's would have worked just as well with the V5's (PCI).

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MUDASS
Novice

Canada


34 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2005 :  04:52:03  Show Profile  Visit MUDASS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ya, I'm looking on and off for a mobo combo second hand. The greatest I found with these voodoo cards it's like having an old muscle car in the garage; Ignorant don't understand, and you're having a blast when you take it for a ride !

kickstart - voodoo.5.5500.agp.64mb/voodoo.3.2000.pci.16mb.mobo.asus.p2b-f.p3-450 mhz.512.mb.133mhz.sb.pci128.isa.56k.us.robotic.isa.3com.ethernet.card.lg.cd-rw.52x32x52x.hd1.30.gig.maxtor.hd2.5.gig.seagate.
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