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My Very Long Bus Adventure.

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Reply 240 of 246, by Chadti99

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Funny enough it works fine in the M919. Posted a 20.2 in Dosbench Quake at 180.

But it goes black on the m919 after post at 33Mhz fsb, which is probably just the M919 being it’s normal unpredictable self. Not sure if the VLB bus is divided like the PCI bus on this board.

Update 1: it worked the 2nd attempt at 33Mhz FSB 🤣. And there is a divisor on the VLB bus. Hit 20.7 after doing the FSB jumper trick to force 1:1 on pci.

Reply 241 of 246, by Chadti99

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Recent VLB get, Number Nine Trio64, a 9FX Vision330 specifically. Lighting for dramatic effect. No interesting print on the back.

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Reply 242 of 246, by the3dfxdude

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Chadti99 wrote on 2022-09-06, 23:11:

Recent VLB get, Number Nine Trio64. This is a GXE64 non-pro or a Vision330 maybe? Lighting for dramatic effect. No interesting print on the back.

I have this card. It's a vision 330. Says so on the floppy disks.

Same bios and essentially identical, except yours have the 2 ram sockets, and they skipped it on mine and soldered directly.

Reply 243 of 246, by Chadti99

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the3dfxdude wrote on 2022-09-06, 23:41:
Chadti99 wrote on 2022-09-06, 23:11:

Recent VLB get, Number Nine Trio64. This is a GXE64 non-pro or a Vision330 maybe? Lighting for dramatic effect. No interesting print on the back.

I have this card. It's a vision 330. Says so on the floppy disks.

Same bios and essentially identical, except yours have the 2 ram sockets, and they skipped it on mine and soldered directly.

Nice! Thanks for confirming, there’s really no indication on the card itself. Initial tests prove it’s a decently quick board for dos gaming.

Reply 244 of 246, by Chadti99

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Recently acquired this Diamond Stealth 64 VLB card, based on the Vision 964, but unfortunately I’m seeing corrupted graphics. Any ideas, possible to repair? I’ve tried cleaning the contacts and tried it on a couple VLB motherboards.

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Reply 246 of 246, by GigAHerZ

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Check for cold solder joints. Seems like 1-2 data bits are not coming through correctly. Maybe one or two pins on one of the memory chips are just not connected properly?

You may try to also press on each chip to see, if the problem goes away. But for that, in text mode, you probably want something that constantly rewrites the screen while you are massaging the card. 😉

"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - And i intend to get every last bit out of it even after loading every damn driver!