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Gaucho
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Posted - 19/05/2008 :  20:53:32  Show Profile  Visit Gaucho's Homepage  Send Gaucho an ICQ Message  Click to see Gaucho's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Greetings folks!

I've acquired a pair of V2 12Mb and put them together on my Soyo 6BA +III (chipset Intel BX, Celeron II 566@963Mhz, 384Mb RAM + 1NIC + 1SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 + ISA scanner card).

Everything worked fine from the start-up. Run Unreal in 1024x768 in Glide w/o problems. Windows run rock solid. But the V2 driver did not detect the SLI link (FastXP 4.0)... so I tried to invert the SLI cable, inverted the cards on slots 3 and 4, inverted the VGA loop cable (instead of inserting on the first V2 card, I plugged it on the 2nd) but nothing helped...

Also, after 2 weeks of use, some artifacts started to appear on the screen. First on Windows, but I rebooted and it was also there on the boot screen/BIOS screen... only a few points, but things got worse after some hours. So I've lowered the clock of the processor to 800Mhz (FSB 100 x 8) and it stopped worsen. But they still there.

So right now I don't know why these artifacts are appearing: are they caused by the V2's??? Or by the main video card? Or by the motherboard? (I've run this configuration for ~8 years)

Second, why SLI isn't recogized? Any ideas?

Thanks

=Gaucho=

ps47
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Slovakia
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Posted - 20/05/2008 :  17:20:42  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
try the latest official driver-fastvoodoo overclocks the v2s slightly,this may be the cause of the issue..

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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Gaucho
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Brazil
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Posted - 26/05/2008 :  18:27:08  Show Profile  Visit Gaucho's Homepage  Send Gaucho an ICQ Message  Click to see Gaucho's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Hello ps47,

thanks for the tip. I've removed FastVoodoo and tried Anthony's Basic Voodoo2 Driver for Win2K and WinXP. SLI was recognized and everything is running fine now, altough the main reason I think SLI was not being recognized was that I've swapped the V2 cards on the PCI slots... yes, I know this has no sense at all, but when I received them in the package, they were connected like this per the SLI cable (I've deattached the SLI cable and "inverted" them on the system)... who knows anyway :-)

Now I was reading this post:
http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1839

What are the advantages of using this driver? What are the improvements I can get with?
Also, what is that "FxMemMap VxD Version: Not Present" option that I see on the sysinfo link of the Voodoo2?

Thanks!

=Gaucho=
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Spectrobozo
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Posted - 29/05/2008 :  03:26:41  Show Profile  Visit Spectrobozo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Gaucho, voce diz artefato na tela de boot e windows!? sera que o problema nao esta na sua placa 2d? a V2 so fica em uso em 3d..

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Gaucho
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Brazil
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Posted - 29/05/2008 :  19:37:07  Show Profile  Visit Gaucho's Homepage  Send Gaucho an ICQ Message  Click to see Gaucho's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Spectrobozo

Gaucho, voce diz artefato na tela de boot e windows!? sera que o problema nao esta na sua placa 2d? a V2 so fica em uso em 3d..




Greetings Spectrobozo! Nice to see you here :-)

Let's keep it in english :-P

Yes, I was having some artifacts during the boot screen and also on windows, even on games. I'm not sure the reason, though... all I know is that I've shut the computer down (for a couple of days actually), inverted the cards (PCI slots 3/4) and lowered the CPU (and AGP as a side effect) overclock from 963Mhz (113Mhz FSB) to 800Mhz (100Mhz FSB) - (Celeron Coppermine 566Mhz, that runs at 66Mhz by default). AGP card was lowered from 75Mhz to 66Mhz in this process, but my R8500 always run at this clock (75Mhz).

So I really have no clue about the artifacts. All I know is that now everything is fine again, I let 3dMark 2k1 runnig all night long with all settings to high to stress the card (the R8500) and nothing happened...

About the SLI detection, I just uninstalled FastVoodoo 4.0 and used Anthony's Basic Voodoo2 Driver for Win2K and WinXP... bingo! ALTOUGH, in this case also, I'm not sure if the driver was the problem or the inversion of the cards on the PCI slots also helped...

Regards,

=Gaucho=
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Gaucho
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Brazil
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Posted - 18/06/2008 :  21:43:52  Show Profile  Visit Gaucho's Homepage  Send Gaucho an ICQ Message  Click to see Gaucho's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gaucho

(...)
Now I was reading this post:
http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1839

What are the advantages of using this driver? What are the improvements I can get with?
Also, what is that "FxMemMap VxD Version: Not Present" option that I see on the sysinfo link of the Voodoo2?

Thanks!




Up! can someone clarify?

=Gaucho=
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ps47
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Slovakia
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Posted - 19/06/2008 :  10:10:40  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
well,its a new driver for win2000/xp,with updated glides and fixed memory mapper.the glides provide better image quality,and the memory mapper fixes the memory mapping issues some users have been facing.and about the FxMemMap VxD Version: Not Present" text,just ignore it.

you can use the new glides in any driver,btw.

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables

Edited by - ps47 on 19/06/2008 10:12:44
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Gaucho
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Brazil
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Posted - 19/06/2008 :  18:21:55  Show Profile  Visit Gaucho's Homepage  Send Gaucho an ICQ Message  Click to see Gaucho's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ps47


you can use the new glides in any driver,btw.



Thanks for the clarification!

So all I need to do is to overwrite the files that came with this new driver over the ones that are already on the system?

Thanks,

=Gaucho=
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ps47
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Slovakia
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Posted - 19/06/2008 :  23:01:37  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
yes,if you want to use the new glides,just drop them to your system,overwriting the old glides.

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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