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Re: Another Radeon 9800 pro with artifacts

I’ve successfully done repairs in the past like replacing capacitors, soldering SDRAM style memory chips, but I’ve never tried the oven reflow, I would if I were left with no other options and I didn’t care if the card was ruined in the process. Be sure to heed that good advice and get a used …

Re: Another Radeon 9800 pro with artifacts

For diagnosing the memory: Do the artifacts get worse as the card heats up? If the artifacts are the same regardless of temperature then it suggests a loose connection which a heat gun might fix. This can be further confirmed by pressing each chip until you find a loose connection that's fixed by …

Re: Last games that run on a voodoo 5 5500.

I remember romping around Mechwarrior 4 with a V5 using 3rd party drivers that emulated T&L commands. That was the pinnacle as I remember it. I'm currently in the process of building a Barton XP based W98 Voodoo gamer, my goal being to replay Independence War II in high res glory with the V5.

Re: Voodoo 5 Throttling

I agree that you need to expand the scope of your investigation. I've never seen the behaviour you describe in a V5 and I've owned one since they were released. Try things like different drivers, different hardware or a fresh OS installation, although my guess it's hardware related.

Re: computer freeze

Process of elimination, dear Watson, when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. I would remove all components except the minimum, Video card, RAM and CPU. If there's no change (no beeps, no activity) then try without the video card, that should …

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