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Teff
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Posted - 02/10/2005 :  08:49:54  Show Profile  Visit Teff's Homepage  Send Teff an ICQ Message  Click to see Teff's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Hi, everybody~~~~
As you know, I am using the onboard Voodoo3 which only has 8MB VRAM.
However, sometimes, the card cann't play some games or softwares,
which require 16MB VRAM.(such as GTA3, Apache Longbow assault etc.)
Is there any tricks to the cheat the game(s) or software(s),
to think that my card have 16MB VRAM???????
Is there any method(s)????? Such as edit the regedit????
Please help me!!!!!

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MesaFX-6.3(the lastest version)

ps47
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Slovakia
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Posted - 02/10/2005 :  11:41:37  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
no.the onboard voodoo3 doesnt use system memory like most onboard graphics cards do today,it has its own 8 megs of memory which are physically present.no way around this..

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TeronL
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Russia


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Posted - 02/10/2005 :  21:15:10  Show Profile  Visit TeronL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
But if it have a PCB of 16 megs cards you can try to add some memory chips .

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Teff
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Posted - 02/10/2005 :  21:42:29  Show Profile  Visit Teff's Homepage  Send Teff an ICQ Message  Click to see Teff's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Can't use some "tricks" in the Windows to make the games to "think" that my card has 16MB VRAM???????
Such as edit the Windows's regedit??????
I do not mean that to make my card has 16MB VRAM really,
is just "make" the games "think" that my card have 16MB VRAM!!!!!!!

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DirectX 9.0c
MesaFX-6.3(the lastest version)

Edited by - Teff on 02/10/2005 21:45:03
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Nightbird
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Posted - 02/10/2005 :  22:10:53  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
No, unluckily.
That would perhaps "easier" to find an other card with more memory and to install it in a slot pci on your mobo.
(if you can disable the onboard card)

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agrelaphon
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Posted - 03/10/2005 :  16:16:39  Show Profile  Visit agrelaphon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Teff, I don't think going from 8MB to 16MB is going to help you with games issues. GTA3 don't run even on a 16MB V3
Maybe it would help with speed, but it's not worth the effort
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Teff
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Posted - 05/10/2005 :  11:33:02  Show Profile  Visit Teff's Homepage  Send Teff an ICQ Message  Click to see Teff's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
So, I cannot "trick" the games to think that my card have 16MB VRAM
just like using the 3D-Analyze to "trick"
the games to think my card support HW T&L(or something like that)?
Isn't it??

Always powered by:
CPU:Pentium III 500Mhz
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Voodoo 3 2000(8MB)
Driver:
AmigaMerlin V2.9 (9x/ME)
DirectX 9.0c
MesaFX-6.3(the lastest version)
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Teff
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Posted - 05/10/2005 :  11:36:31  Show Profile  Visit Teff's Homepage  Send Teff an ICQ Message  Click to see Teff's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by agrelaphon

Teff, I don't think going from 8MB to 16MB is going to help you with games issues. GTA3 don't run even on a 16MB V3
Maybe it would help with speed, but it's not worth the effort



Not only GTA3, I think, some games can play with Voodoo3,
but "require" 16MB VRAM, so I can't play them!!!!!

Always powered by:
CPU:Pentium III 500Mhz
RAM:256 RAM
Video card:
Voodoo 3 2000(8MB)
Driver:
AmigaMerlin V2.9 (9x/ME)
DirectX 9.0c
MesaFX-6.3(the lastest version)
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Teff
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Posted - 05/10/2005 :  11:38:51  Show Profile  Visit Teff's Homepage  Send Teff an ICQ Message  Click to see Teff's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Nightbird


(if you can disable the onboard card)



How?

Always powered by:
CPU:Pentium III 500Mhz
RAM:256 RAM
Video card:
Voodoo 3 2000(8MB)
Driver:
AmigaMerlin V2.9 (9x/ME)
DirectX 9.0c
MesaFX-6.3(the lastest version)

Edited by - Teff on 05/10/2005 11:39:35
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NitroX infinity
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Netherlands
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Posted - 05/10/2005 :  11:47:24  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Usually you can disable the onboard video in the BIOS.
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Teff
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Posted - 07/10/2005 :  12:03:08  Show Profile  Visit Teff's Homepage  Send Teff an ICQ Message  Click to see Teff's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
No one can help me??????

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bloodworm
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Posted - 07/10/2005 :  17:27:57  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
what exact motherboard do you have? the easiest solution would be to buy a V4 PCI and be done with it.......

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Nightbird
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Posted - 07/10/2005 :  21:39:41  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I think that the mobo is a MSI 6168 (chipset ZX) with a V3 2000 8 mo onboard (or something like that) but Teff will be able to write it.

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Teff
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Posted - 08/10/2005 :  12:35:14  Show Profile  Visit Teff's Homepage  Send Teff an ICQ Message  Click to see Teff's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bloodworm

what exact motherboard do you have? the easiest solution would be to buy a V4 PCI and be done with it.......



How?

Always powered by:
CPU:Pentium III 500Mhz
RAM:256 RAM
Video card:
Voodoo 3 2000(8MB)
Driver:
AmigaMerlin V2.9 (9x/ME)
DirectX 9.0c
MesaFX-6.3(the lastest version)
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agrelaphon
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Greece


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Posted - 09/10/2005 :  08:36:37  Show Profile  Visit agrelaphon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
...with $$$$
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Teff
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Posted - 09/10/2005 :  15:05:07  Show Profile  Visit Teff's Homepage  Send Teff an ICQ Message  Click to see Teff's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by agrelaphon

...with $$$$



I don't have much money~~~~~
I am just a 15 years old boy....

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