Voodoo2 8mb and 12mb SLI?

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Voodoo2 8mb and 12mb SLI?

Postby Erik765 » 2017-12-05 @ 04:29

Over the years, I have acquired a pair of Voodoo 2 cards. One, however, appears to be 8mb and the other 12mb. I haven't fired them up to be sure and am only guessing, based on the number of ram chips (the '12mb' card also has ram chips on the back of the card).

My question is-
Is it possible to SLI these? or does the ram amount need to match on each card?

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Re: Voodoo2 8mb and 12mb SLI?

Postby squiggly » 2017-12-05 @ 05:39

No. And not only that, if you had two 12MB cards, they need to be the same model from what I understand.
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Re: Voodoo2 8mb and 12mb SLI?

Postby Errius » 2017-12-05 @ 05:43

There are special drivers that apparently let you mix and match models but I've never got them to work.
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Re: Voodoo2 8mb and 12mb SLI?

Postby havli » 2017-12-05 @ 14:15

It is possible (I have done it years ago) but doesn't work very well.
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Re: Voodoo2 8mb and 12mb SLI?

Postby Munx » 2017-12-05 @ 14:32

It is possible, just not with standard drivers.

About checking memory size - 8MB models will have 12 chips on the front and 4 on the back.

12MB models will have 12 on both sides (24 total) or sometimes 12 on the front and 0 on the back.
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Re: Voodoo2 8mb and 12mb SLI?

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2017-12-05 @ 15:59

Munx wrote:It is possible, just not with standard drivers.

About checking memory size - 8MB models will have 12 chips on the front and 4 on the back.

12MB models will have 12 on both sides (24 total) or sometimes 12 on the front and 0 on the back.

I was just going to mention this. If you want to be sure, install the card in a board, install drivers and check the 3dfx settings screen to see how much texture and frame buffer memory it finds.
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Re: Voodoo2 8mb and 12mb SLI?

Postby vetz » 2017-12-05 @ 17:09

Can be done with the latest FastVoodoo drivers. Both cards will be used as 8MB
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