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Posted - 23/01/2006 :  14:42:55  Show Profile  Visit .SLeEP's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Everybody!
I recently got one V5500 MAc Edition, flashed its BIOS to make it work with a normal PC and tried to get connect it to my TFT display via the DVI port.

Problem is, the image looks completely distorted, all colors are wrong, simply horrible. The VGA output works fine...

I have a Dell 2405FPW 24" Widescreen display.

Did anybody experience similar problems with the V5500s DVI port and a modern TFT display?

I am using the V5500 in an Asus A7N8X-e Deluxe Mainboard together with one Radeon 9800XT in the AGP slot, which is also the primary display adapter. Tried to boot up the PC with the V5500 only, but didn't work, only had a black screen on both the V5500s VGA / DVI. I tried different PCI slots, didn't make any difference.

Together with my Radeon9800XT I started WinXP and installed Amigamerlin 3.1 R11 drivers. When I check the cards properties, it says under BIOS information: "Secondary Device - No ROM allowed"

So maybe the problem with the DVI comes from the cards disabled BIOS ROM? I have to test it in another Motherboard, soon.

So far, any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted - 23/01/2006 :  17:51:00  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
which BIOS did you flash it with, I think there is only one BIOS that will make that function work.....

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Posted - 23/01/2006 :  19:50:50  Show Profile  Visit .SLeEP's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It was a BIOS, Rolo send me a few weeks ago. I think it must be suitable for the Card, because otherwise the card wouldn't even work in a PC correctly.
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Posted - 31/01/2006 :  15:38:11  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
You can try my verified working BIOS file! (flash tools included)

If that doesn't work you'll have to suspect the hardware itself.

I have heard of people doing the flash a number of times untill it worked though.

Check this thread too.

Voodoo5 5500 AGP
Voodoo5 5500 PCI DVI x3 (exorcised MAC cards)
Voodoo4 4500 PCI
Voodoo2 1000 PCI x4 (two boxed and factory sealed)
Canopus PURE3D

Edited by - trigger on 31/01/2006 15:43:55
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