VOGONS


First post, by SuperHanSolo

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I noticed that my PCI Voodoo3 2000 has a very dark VGA output.

Looking at the PCB i noticed darkened areas around the PCB where 1. The main voltage regulator is, 2. Around the GPU.
I tried having a fan blow onto the card directly and the output quality from the VGA improved.

I know these cards had a reputation of running extremely hot with their passive heatsinks, but im wondering if mine is permanently damaged from prolonged heat exposure or if its save-able ?

Retro PC: AMD K6-2+ @ 550mhz, Mitac 5114VU motherboard, 256MB RAM, Radeon 7000 64MB DDR
Main PC: I has Ryzen ThreadRipper now [/Rawr!]