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Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby Unrealdevon » 2019-9-11 @ 13:13

Hi!
Win98se sp3
P4 3ghz
Asus P4G800-E deluxe.
Geforce ti4600
Aureal vortex 2
512mb pc3200 dual channel.



I got a few more available pci slots except the one closest to the agp because the gf4 has a big zalman cooler.


I have no prior experience of these dual gpu configurations.

If this motherboard wich is intel 875 based can work then how does this all come together?

In the end i want to know as much as possible about this subject and its requirements, pros and cons.

Thanks!
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Re: Finished build, want to install a voodoo, will it work?

Postby derSammler » 2019-9-11 @ 13:16

On that system, you could just install nGlide to play 3dfx Glide games. It's more than powerful enough for that.

A Voodoo1 won't work (and makes no sense). If at all, a Voodoo2 SLI setup would be okay, but even that is way off for a 3 GHz P4 machine.
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Re: Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby Unrealdevon » 2019-9-11 @ 13:19

I thought nGlide was for newer windows only?
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Re: Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby derSammler » 2019-9-11 @ 13:23

Should run fine using KernelEx.
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Re: Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby Srandista » 2019-9-11 @ 13:25

nGlide isn't officially supported in Win 9x, but there are others wrappers, that are:
http://www.glideunderground.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=HTMLArticles&file=index&req=showcontent&id=89
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Re: Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby mothergoose729 » 2019-9-11 @ 13:57

Unrealdevon wrote:Hi!
Win98se sp3
P4 3ghz
Asus P4G800-E deluxe.
Geforce ti4600
Aureal vortex 2
512mb pc3200 dual channel.



I got a few more available pci slots except the one closest to the agp because the gf4 has a big zalman cooler.


I have no prior experience of these dual gpu configurations.

If this motherboard wich is intel 875 based can work then how does this all come together?

In the end i want to know as much as possible about this subject and its requirements, pros and cons.

Thanks!


My setup is very similar. My Voodoo 3 PCI works just fine. Stick to PCI cards, as the AGP is 3.3v, and it won't work for 1.5v cards like the Voodoo 3 AGP.

My motherboard has an option in the bios to switch between AGP and PCI for the graphics. In windows 98, I installed the voodoo 3 drivers first, configured the refresh rate, color depth, and resolution for the desktop, and the installed Nvidia drivers second. Whichever card I boot with, windows 98 seems to detect and load the appropriate driver (or maybe it loads both drivers every time, idk).

If you get a voodoo 2 instead, then the setup is similar, only the voodoo 2 will only work in glide games or when using a mini gl wrapper for opengl games. You'll need a monitor with two inputs or a VGA pass through cable.
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Re: Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby Srandista » 2019-9-11 @ 14:10

mothergoose729 wrote:My setup is very similar. My Voodoo 3 PCI works just fine. Stick to PCI cards, as the AGP is 3.3v, and it won't work for 1.5v cards like the Voodoo 3 AGP.

Common man, it's well known, that all 3dfx AGP cards besides reference Voodoo 4 are using 3.3V from AGP slot. Even Voodoo 3 and 5. Voodoo 4 is only 3dfx card using 1.5V and only one usable in AGPx4 slots (like the one on that ASUS board, which can only accept 1.5V cards).
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Re: Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby Doornkaat » 2019-9-11 @ 14:38

OT: Doesn't nGlide require a DX9 card?
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Re: Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby derSammler » 2019-9-11 @ 14:44

You only need a card that works with DX9 and the TI4600 does.
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Re: Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby mothergoose729 » 2019-9-11 @ 15:32

Srandista wrote:
mothergoose729 wrote:My setup is very similar. My Voodoo 3 PCI works just fine. Stick to PCI cards, as the AGP is 3.3v, and it won't work for 1.5v cards like the Voodoo 3 AGP.

Common man, it's well known, that all 3dfx AGP cards besides reference Voodoo 4 are using 3.3V from AGP slot. Even Voodoo 3 and 5. Voodoo 4 is only 3dfx card using 1.5V and only one usable in AGPx4 slots (like the one on that ASUS board, which can only accept 1.5V cards).


Thanks, I mixed them up. Either way, watch your voltages.
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Re: Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby Doornkaat » 2019-9-11 @ 21:14

derSammler wrote:You only need a card that works with DX9 and the TI4600 does.

Goot to know, thanks!
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Re: Finished build, want to install some voodoo card, will it work?

Postby Unrealdevon » 2019-9-12 @ 10:55

derSammler wrote:Should run fine using KernelEx.



Damn!
Thanks alot for mentioning this!

Now i know what i will download after work :)
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