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Re: What the heck is a Voodoo5 5800??

It is fan-made... or photoshop box. There is no such thing as Voodoo5 5800 officially. Could be regular V5 5500 modded to 128MB and higher clock (183 - 200 MHz). For example I have V4 4500 AGP modded to 64 MB and I call it 4800, co it could be similar here.

Re: A way to limit how much VRAM windows sees

Catalyst drivers (some versions at least) sums the total VRAM capacity as well as the RAM usage values when running CF. So if it says 2 GB total and 1.7 GB used, then in reality you have only 850 MB used (which sound about right for low settings). Also I remember GTA 5 runs worse with two HD 4800 …

Re: Is anyone excited for the Nvidia 3000 series cards

in Milliways
This is actually a bad example in my book, no disrespect. A £800 latest gen card to run a 2013 game at 73fps in 2020 while consuming more than 300w of power as we deal with climate issues. I guess that's the curse of LCDs. Well, the power consumption can be solved easily. When I undervolt and …

Re: Is anyone excited for the Nvidia 3000 series cards

in Milliways
And another: Why the need to buy a gfx card with that much power, if currently there are no games that require its FULL POWER to use? I can’t think of any game that needs the amount of memory that the 3080 (10GB) and 3090 (24GB) provides. Actually pretty much any AAA game from the last 5 years …

Re: Voodoo 5 5500 problem after flashing Bios

Well, to be honest I am not an expert on external flash programmers. I have one of the chinese clones of TL866 II - that one would definitely work. The simple and cheap ones, I have no idea. You can flash the new (empty chip) on the V5 itself, sure. I did the same on the defective Banshee (at the …

Re: Voodoo 5 5500 problem after flashing Bios

It is possible the BIOS chip is defective, it happened to me on a Banshee card. I guess the only way to know for sure is to desolder the the old BIOS, buy a new chip, flash it by external programmer and put back on the V5. If you want to go this route, then I recommend to solder PLCC socket on the …

Re: Is anyone knowledgeable on Crossfire

The Catalyst 12.x series was a disaster for HD 2000-4000. Some of those releases actually had broken 3D rendering. Problems with their driver development team during those days I guess. They pulled things together once they announced the cards were going legacy. Interesting, for me it was the …

Re: Is anyone knowledgeable on Crossfire

I can add some thoughts about CF on Radeon HD 4800 series. 1. 512 + 1024MB card never worked for me. Same memory size is ok. You can even run HD 4830 512MB + HD 4870 512MB and get some performance gain. 2. Latest drivers are crap, for me Catalyst 12.1 works reasonably well, using Win7 64 OS, that is …

Re: How to flash stubborn voodoo 3 2000

I think I have a list, I'll check that when I get home. Also it is possible not officially supported flash memory would work too (as long as it is the same size, voltage, etc)... but in that case you would have to flash it externally, not on the Voodoo3 itself. Edit: Here it is, I have no idea if it …

Re: How to flash stubborn voodoo 3 2000

So the V3 works as a secondary GPU (for extended desktop for example) when you have primary PCI card? Could be defective BIOS chip, it happened on my Banshee and the card showed similar symptoms. In the end I removed the bios chip, soldered PLCC socket, inserted new flash memory chip (compatible …

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