Posted - 05/01/2004 : 23:51:44
| hey guys, i have a bit of a problem with my voodoo 5 5500. everytime i run anything that uses Direct 3d or glide the gamma settings of my card drop seriously low whenever i return to the desktop. for example just say i run a 3d screensaver (any screensaver by 3Planesoft.com will cause it), the graphics are so dark i don't see much on the screen. then when i exit the screensaver, the desktop is still really dark. i have to go to the 3dfx tools gamma correction to fix it. in fact i have to set the gamma to 2.20 to increase the brightness of the screen. i only have this problem with windows xp. the card runs great in any other version of windows.
this is my schematics for my machine
P4 2.4 Ghz
Soyo P4-s Dragon Ultra MB
512 MB DDR Ram
Amigamerlin Display driver Version 3.0
3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 AGP with bios updated to v1.18
Windows XP Pro Edition
I've reinstalled the driver at least a dozen times and reinstalled directX twice since then. if anyone could help me out it would really be appreciated.
p.s. on a side note it doesn't seem that my motherboard supports agp 3.3v that the voodoo5 uses (even though on the spec sheet it says it does support 1.5v and 3.3v but i can only access 1.5v through bios), could this explain the adverse relationship between xp and the video card?