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m14radu
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Posted - 05/06/2013 :  18:23:57  Show Profile  Visit m14radu's Homepage  Send m14radu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I got the two 128mb moded Vodoo5 cards, the agp and PCI version from Komponent.
Thanks a lot Komponent for the great modding !

So here they are:

Voodoo5 Agp





Voodoo5 Pci






The cards were testd in differents sistems, with differents OS.

Used Hardware
Tyan S2640 - tested the agp & Pci versions
Epox 8K5A2 - tested the agp & Pci versions
MSI KT3 - tested the agp & Pci versions
ECS K7VTA3 - tested the agp & Pci versions
Gigabyte M750SLI-DS4 - tested the Pci versinos under XP and Win7, and i also test my both pci2pcix adapters that i own - same behaviour, just black screen when entering windows


Used OS:
Win 98
- Original 3dfx driver
- Amigamerlin 2.9
- x3dfx_V5_Win9X_1.08.04
- Raziel64 Evolution Driver - Expert Edition V1.01.16 (Lite)

With all drivers & boards: entering in the OS wihout problems, colours & Icons sometimes are not displayed corectly ( white icons ) and under applications the sistem freeze.
( 3dmark2001, return to castle wolfesntein, 3dmark2000, UT GOTY, 3dfx donnut demo )


Win XP
- SFFT Alpha 48
- SFFT 1.5
- SFFT 1.6
- SFFT 1.7
- SFFT 1.8
- SFFT 1.9
- Koolsmokey
- Amigamerlin R3.11

With all drivers and boards: When entering in the OS the screen is black.
- Only with the original XP driver - is entering the OS, but the driver does not allow to start any application.


Win7
- SFFT 1.9 - black screen when entering windows
- Only with the original win7 driver - is entering the OS, but the driver does not allow to start any application.


BUT.... there is a board witch surprises me :

The Gigabyte 7VKML -chipset KT266



With this board the both cards are running excelent ! No problems in win98 & XP, with all the above mentioned drivers.
I had only a xp1800+ CPU, so don't be amazed about the low scores :)


Here some screenshots, using the SFFT 1.9 driver:

No AA

V5 AGP-64mb



V5-AGP - 128mb



V5-PCI - 64mb



V5-PCI - 128mb




2xAA

V5 AGP-64mb



V5-AGP - 128mb



V5-PCI - 64mb



V5-PCI - 128mb




4xAA

V5 AGP-64mb



V5-AGP - 128mb



V5-PCI - 64mb



V5-PCI - 128mb




Some nice shoots @4xAA :






Btw - overclocking the cards with the VSA overclocking tool goes up to 188Mhz, after that display errors appear.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 05/06/2013 :  22:34:00  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey this is neat stuff Radu :) When I get home I plan to send my 5500 PCI Mac to Loschwetg for the 2x 128MB VRAM Mod, each VSA-100 will get 4x 32MB 166Mhz 6ns ISSI SDRAM, this will give my 5500 PCI mac a total VRAM amount of 256MB xDDDDDD
Intheory this should work, since a VSA-100 can address 128MB VRAM, as this experiment was achieved with a 3dfx Voodoo4 4500 AGP 32MB all of it's 8 SDRAM slots were used with 16MB SDRAM chips.

As you can see here:
http://www.falconfly.de/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1232877537

Due to that, it gave me the idea about 3 months ago to do this with a V5 5500 PCI Mac, I was not able to doo it yet, due to the vacations I have been on, when I get home from this vacation I will send to card to Loschwerg for this VRAM upgrade and hereby I hope to get some good results.

Here the system to which I will use this 256Meg V5 in:
http://www.voodooalert.de/board/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=19557&pageNo=1

It also seems I have a topic running here @ 3dfxzone.it:
http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21642

And Radu could you resize them pics, or use thumbnails, because they clog up my WLAN her eon this campsite, the loading is dreadful :X

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Edited by - Obi-Wan Kenobi on 05/06/2013 22:37:12
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m14radu
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Posted - 06/06/2013 :  20:51:50  Show Profile  Visit m14radu's Homepage  Send m14radu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I am waiting too for the 256mb voodoo5 5500 :)
Let's hope it will happen !

Anyway, seems that the drivers need to be adjusted a little bit, to take full advantage of the extra memory and to avoid the problems that I have encountered in different OS.

A voodoo5 with 256mb would be a suitable card for win7 :)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 07/06/2013 :  00:27:05  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by m14radu

I am waiting too for the 256mb voodoo5 5500 :)
Let's hope it will happen !

Anyway, seems that the drivers need to be adjusted a little bit, to take full advantage of the extra memory and to avoid the problems that I have encountered in different OS.

A voodoo5 with 256mb would be a suitable card for win7 :)



Well I plan to use WinXPPro + SP3 with it, the Dual P3 1400 will have 4GB ram so yer Win7 could run okay on it, but since it is a 3dfx system and it's AWE64 Gold CT4540 also has a game port, this won't bind well with Win Vista and up, since they have no support for Gameport and the AWE64 Gold is also not supported, as they too have dumped AWE Midi support alike. so nay I think I'll stick to WinXPPro + SP3 for this one.

But hey. I don't wanna hijack your thread

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