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Xasd
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Spain


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Posted - 09/03/2004 :  13:38:42  Show Profile  Visit Xasd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well, I have a old computer (Pentium 100, 64Mb, 8Gb@7200Rev. ) and I wanted to know if I can install a Voodoo 5 5500 PCI on it.


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NitroX infinity
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Netherlands
352 Posts

Posted - 09/03/2004 :  16:22:52  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Off course you can use a V5 5500 PCI. PCI is PCI, it hasn't changed since it's introduction.

Now, the real question is:
Are you on drugs or so?
Why would you want to use a V5 in such a slow computer?
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Rolo01
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Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 10/03/2004 :  08:32:42  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fact is, the V5 really NEEDS a strong CPU to show its power.
In a P1-100 Mhz a V5 is wasted. Get a Voodoo1 or a banshee...
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Xasd
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Spain


68 Posts

Posted - 10/03/2004 :  13:42:10  Show Profile  Visit Xasd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's only for testing the power my old computer, .
The true reason is for putting this Voodoo5 in my new computer and now I will have a secondary card that uses Glide.

OK, thanks to all.
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Knuckles
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Canada
126 Posts

Posted - 10/03/2004 :  18:13:10  Show Profile  Visit Knuckles's Homepage  Click to see Knuckles's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
better take a Voodoo 2 for that (or a Banshee yes) you will waste your money and the power of a Voodoo 5. I already tried my V5 PCI on a 150MHz, I don't see a lot of difference. get you a Voodoo 2 for or a Banshee 15$. (or a Voodoo 1 for 10$)

Edited by - Knuckles on 10/03/2004 18:13:32
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amp_man
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Posted - 10/03/2004 :  20:48:41  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
how about buying a new processor for that thing? You can get a P233 MMX CPU for less than $10 easily, and that would greatly increase your performance. Hell, I've got two here that I was given along with a few other old pentiums.
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