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First post, by buckeye

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Upon finding out that higher end P3 boards/cpus are sold for a mint these days I thought about pairing my V2's with a low level Pentium 4 in the range of 1.6-2.0ghz. Anybody try this combination with success or does it lead to problems with voltage or whatever? The OS is going to be Win98SE.

Intel D865GL Pentium 4 2.4ghz. 512MB DDR 400 Quadro4 900XGL 128MB SB Live 5.1 500W 98SE
Intel SE440BX P3 450 256MB 40GB Voodoo 3000 16MB SB 32pnp 350W 98SE
MSI x570 Gaming Pro Carbon Ryzen 3700x 32GB DDR4 Zotac RTX 3070 8GB WD Black 1TB 850W

Reply 1 of 5, by Jade Falcon

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I done this setup a few times before, I never had one problem.
Don't believe the Lies others will tell you about the cards roasting or running hit do to the faster cpu. I have 2 voodoo2 in x58 system even.

Reply 3 of 5, by Bobolaf

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As others have said they do work. The Voodoo 2 does actually get warmer if you keep it busy. So it will run hotter on your P4 than on a original Pentium for example. But unless you have some real ventilation issues with your case its nothing to worry about. If your case can take a front mount fan or side mount next to PCI slots its never hurts to add a fan.

Reply 5 of 5, by Gamecollector

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P4 3.2E + 865PE + Radeon HD3850 + Voodoo2 SLI + WinXpSp3. Works perfectly except glide 2.1.1 games (both DOS and Win32), can't detect a card because the CPU is too fast.
P4 3.2E + 865PE + Radeon 9100 + Voodoo2 SLI + WinME - works ok if you use 3.02.02 or 3.03.00a drivers. Earlier version fail the detection because of a fast CPU.
Have tested a Voodoo2 SLI with C2D E8400 + Q45 Express + WinXpSp3 setup. The result is similar.

Asus P4P800 SE/Pentium4 3.2E/2 Gb DDR400B,
Radeon HD3850 Agp (Sapphire), Catalyst 14.4 (XpProSp3).
Voodoo2 12 MB SLI, Win2k drivers 1.02.00 (XpProSp3).