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Re: Simmconn AWE64 Adapter

Unfortunately I have the issue of not recognizing any edo ram . I have tried several rams that are already tested on pc,on amiga accelerator etc. What ever size or jumber setting I try...diagnose.exe gives the internal 4mb ram. ( Awe64 gold) . Any thoughts please ?? Should I directly speak with …

Re: S3 AGP Cards (and possibly others) Too Bright

I just checked the Stealth 3D 2000 Pro I have, and it actually has the 3.04 BIOS (its identical to this card , except 4 of the memory modules are in sockets). What is the easiest way to dump the BIOS from this card and upload it here? I prefer a method that can be done on a PC. I have a very old …

Re: Any benefit to upgrading the BIOS on a Voodoo3?

Yes you can just flash the 3000 bios on a 2000 card. I also recommend testing wether it runs stable at 3000 clocks first like already cyclone3d suggested. Awesome, thanks guys. Fingers crossed it does - the card has 6ns RAM so at least from that perspective it should be okay, it just depends if the …

Re: Any benefit to upgrading the BIOS on a Voodoo3?

Thanks for the replies! Much appreciated. I'll probably leave it myself unless I do actually run into any issues with games. Semi on-topic (it makes more sense to post it here than to create a new thread), does anyone know if you can just flash a Voodoo3 2000 with a 3000 BIOS? I just bought a cheap …

Re: S3 Virge Graphics Card RAM Upgrade/Overclock

My ViRGE DX @ 80MHz ran Terminal Velocity okay (no numbers but at a guess 20~30fps, dipping to low teens at points I'd imagine). Screamer was still pretty slow even at 80MHz - definitely < 20fps. Destruction Derby ran OK from what I remember; maybe topping 20fps? GLQuake with S3's wrapper was pretty …

Re: S3 Virge Graphics Card RAM Upgrade/Overclock

The GX2 is no AGP Chip, its simply a PCI Chip running at 66Mhz Bus on AGP. Like Voodoo 3 etc. I have S3 Virge 325 1Mb haha :-) I know it just uses the AGP bus as a 66MHz PCI one, but I've yet to see a GX2 card that actually has a PCI connector. Technically it's possible, but all I've seen are AGP …

Re: Case Slot Fans and the Voodoo 3

All of this seems a bit overkill. A 50mm fan will suffice. I prefer the earlier V3s with the holes in the heatsink (rather than glued on without any holes). You can then neatly cable tie a 50mm fan to the card with ease. I'll post pictures when I get some more cable ties. It may however benefit the …

Re: S3 Virge Graphics Card RAM Upgrade/Overclock

Also, how would I go about finding chips for this card on eBay or Aliexpress, and what would be the maximum memory size that I can put in it? Probably it would be easier to find other cheap card with socketed memory to pull them out of. The GX2 is the best of the bunch but is annoyingly AGP only. …

Re: R.I.P. Sound Blaster Audigy 2zs

That's not true. You can use soundfonts and Alchemy works with it. It also has CMSS3D to downmix multichannel sound to headphones nicely. Everything is there minus gameport because that's not supported after XP. I'm pretty sure its firewire port is still functional too. Huh, TIL! I Incorrectly …

Re: HP T5710 windows 98 build

I have one of these; works well with UNISOUND to get DOS compatible audio from the onboard soundcard. CPU performance is awful though, not surprising given that the chip actually translates x86 on the fly and has a 16MB cache to assist. But my god, the Radeon 7000 is starved. Carmageddon II is even …

Re: S3 Virge Graphics Card RAM Upgrade/Overclock

ViRGE cards were sold in a wide variety of configurations by third party manufacturers. The best cards have 35ns RAM whilst the worst have 60ns stuff. Most have generic BIOSes with a 55MHz clock regardless of the RAM that is actually on the card. Cards were built with whatever RAM they had on hand …

Re: R.I.P. Sound Blaster Audigy 2zs

It's wasted on newer machines. You can use it as a basic output device, nothing more. You're better off buying a cheap DAC if you want high quality; or just use onboard which is more than good enough nowadays. On an 98/XP machine however, it may be worth using if you want to take advantage of the …

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