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Re: Calling on 3dfx experts....

The only thing I know of that can just fail after sitting around doing nothing are caps. Even if they're not visibly defective it still seems like the most likely culprit. The V5 has very few electrolytic capacitors, and quality ones at that. The mainboard is not as fault, as I said I tried the …

Re: Dudes it is time to make a MOTHERBOARD, i know it wil cost dearly, but i will buy it!

a board with vortex86-dx SoC.. (its a 1ghz 486dx), all perhiperals integrated. driop into isa backplane! that would be cool. Not everyone has access to ISA backplane boards... I for one never came across one. I do like the 1GHz 486 tough. It would be cool if we could set the speed via bios or dip …

Re: Dudes it is time to make a MOTHERBOARD, i know it wil cost dearly, but i will buy it!

forget it one hour of designing pcb costs at least $60, to make mobo, even such as 486 it will take several hundreds of hours. We have people on vogons who can and did design PCBs. There's a thread on the Video section with one member posting designs for a voodoo 3 on a dual layer PCB for example - …

Re: Calling on 3dfx experts....

Ok - so after a bit more testing, it seems the card sometimes works with SLI disabled (1 chip mode) - but not always. Cleaning contacts won't help, so not gonna bother. There is no damage on the card - no missing, chipped, swollen or dent components, no damaged traces, and the card is clean, nothing …

Calling on 3dfx experts....

So... my working V5 5500 died - while sitting in a machine, powered off, doing nuffin'. The rig wasn't even plugged it, and it's been sitting for a couple of months. Symptoms - black screen with red vertical lines when launching a game, and the computer hangs. Any ideea what could have caused this? …

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