First post, by Kohaku
So I'm new to building retro PCs and this site, I've tried to google a solution to my problem but don't have a clear answer and infact just more questions so I'd though I'd ask here. A month ago I started slowly buying parts to build a retro PC that would use windows 2000 and build my childhood Dream PC. I Grabbed a Voodoo 5500 AGP off ebay and a ASRock DualSata2 939 board with plans to use a Anthlon 64x2 CPU. But I've recently found out as the Motherboard is being shipped to me, that not all AGP slots were created equally, and that the motherboards x8 AGP slot is incompatible with the 3.3v Voodoo 5500. And I'd rather not press my luck and potentially fry the board and/or the card. I'd really love to use my Voodoo 5500, and not end up resorting to my old collection of Nvidia cards. I'm also not competent enough with my self to do any fancy soldering and rewiring. Looking online everyone seems to recommend socket 462 boards. But I really want to use a multi-core processor with this Voodoo 5. I realize its top heavy and the CPU will most likely be bottle necked by the much older GPU. So I ask is there any motherboard, Intel or AMD that can support a multi-core processor like the 64x2 or Core2 (possibly Extreme) that can run the 3.3v AGP Voodoo 5 card. I'd much rather buy a different motherboard, then get a different card.
However if worse comes to worse and literally no motherboard exist, or the few that do aren't listed on ebay or whatnot. I'll just bite the bullet and get a different AGP card, one thats supported by the Mobo then maybe a Voodoo 3 PCI later down the line or (or PCI Voodoo 4/5 if I ever find one, only ever saw AGP cards for sale at a reasonable price). So if anyone has recommendations for an AGP x8 (motherboard is once again a ASRock DualSata2 939) compatible cards with similar performance that would be appreciated. Probably the most demanding games I was willing to try on this PC were Halo 1, CnC Generals, and Voyage Elite Force if you want something to go off by, but the PC was mainly intended to run the much older games of Star Trek Armada and Lego Rock Raiders.