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DarkRaven
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  00:56:05  Show Profile  Visit DarkRaven's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi!
I bought the v5 at an auction on ebay. This card came from usa yesterday. I put it into my computer and flashed it with the 1.18 bios at first. I used it as secondary card. After switching i cant believe my eyes: the desktop froze. As primary its the same problem. Then i thought it is a bios problem and flashed it back to 1.16. I tried it as primary again: the card works for ~10sec. After resizing a window the desktop froze again.
Does somebody have an idea? I'm very thankful for advices!!!

Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  03:28:15  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
maybe you have an unstable system or the motherboard you have has symptoms, unless the flash failed I surely hope not.

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Nightbird
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  09:49:56  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
@ DarkRaven
What's your machine ?
can you try the V5 in an other machine ?

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DarkRaven
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  09:50:59  Show Profile  Visit DarkRaven's Homepage  Reply with Quote
But if the flashing failed, i could put an other flash vers on the card, or do you mean the card didnt go along with the bios flash to pc version?
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DarkRaven
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  09:54:43  Show Profile  Visit DarkRaven's Homepage  Reply with Quote
lol, nearly posted in the same time
my machine:
OS : win2k
Driver: tested with sfft35 und amigamerlin 3.1 r11
Others:
amd athlon 2400+
asrock k7s8xe
512 mb ddr 333 ram
other graphic card: ati radeon 9800Se
soundkarte: fortissimo 2
yep i have the chance to try it in another system, a good friend adviced me also to test it in another system ;) thx für advice
but its interesting, why does the card work with 1.16 for more seconds in primary than in 1.18?
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ps47
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  10:03:10  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
make sure you set "boot from pci" in your BIOS.my voodoo5mac (v4/5pci as well) locks up the very same way unless I do that.

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DarkRaven
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  13:18:00  Show Profile  Visit DarkRaven's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hey ps47
im writing this text while my v5 mac is running. its interesting, the v5 works without problems when i do not use graphic drivers! i installed sfft35 drivers changed to 1280x1024@32 bit and opened trillian: when the pop up of trillian was shown the desktop froze again . i changed agp -> pci in bios. Any ideas?
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Nightbird
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Posted - 06/03/2006 :  01:57:30  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
ehm, no problem if 640x480 and 16 colors ?

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DarkRaven
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Posted - 06/03/2006 :  15:04:18  Show Profile  Visit DarkRaven's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yep, if you use standard vga without drivers the v5 works without problems. But who wants to work in 640x480@16colors ? very strange
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Mikulaish
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Posted - 06/03/2006 :  15:21:27  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Did the card eventually flash with the pc bios? You mentioned that you tried ver. 1.16 as well, but that is not for the MAC/DVI version. The only bios is the special one ver. 1.18.
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DarkRaven
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Posted - 06/03/2006 :  18:39:15  Show Profile  Visit DarkRaven's Homepage  Reply with Quote
how do you mean that? "card flash with the pc bios"? i first tried out 1.18 with DVI support, then 1.16.
i think 1.16 should work on a MAC too, but without DVI, doesnt it?
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Mikulaish
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Posted - 06/03/2006 :  19:49:57  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Probably it should. You said: "But if the flashing failed, i could put an other flash vers on the card, or do you mean the card didnt go along with the bios flash to pc version?" , so i thought the card didnt't even flash. If it did flash, then it surely flashed correctly. And in the second case i am quite sure that it is a hardware issue, that can not be fixed. Sorry.
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r21vo
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Posted - 06/03/2006 :  22:39:00  Show Profile  Visit r21vo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maybe the second gpu is damaged? Standart drivers utilize only the first gpu..


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Nightbird
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Posted - 06/03/2006 :  23:03:20  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Same idea here
Try to run the V5 in mode "Single chip only"

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clearsky
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  04:12:19  Show Profile  Visit clearsky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Try to use the V5 card in another machine and see whether it will froze or not.

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Mikulaish
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  07:28:13  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
V5 5500 only uses only the first chip in 2D. Setting single chip mode will only affect 3D.
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