Meatball wrote on 2022-06-02, 19:57:
I've acquired a Voodoo3 1000. I can't believe these things were sold with no heatsinks. Even at stock, I couldn't touch the core for more than a fraction of a fraction of a millisecond. I applied a smallish heatsink and pointed a smallish fan at the chip and it overclocked stable at 157.5MHz through various benchmarks 3DMark 1999, etc. at 800x600x16. 26% increase. The RAM was always cool to the touch. Once I pulled the fan away and locked it up in a case, 157.5MHz wouldn't hold. I should be able to get more than Voodoo3 3000 speeds with proper cooling; the RAM certainly won't be the limiting factor at 5.5ns. I'll get to that sometime in the future.
Well these 3Dfx cards are all of them stoves... They get hot AF i did measure Voodoo III 2K and it did get up to 70c on windows idle state lmao... All Voodoo cards get very hot, even Voodoo 5 5500 with fans on the heatsinks are HOT for some reason, so aftermarket cooling is needed, Voodoo II and Voodoo also get hot... For some reason one of the chips on Voodoo 5 5500 is like 15-20c more hot then the other (the one close to the VGA port), my guess is this chip is used mostly to render 2D then the other or something like that.. Or is from binning, the one chip is cooler cuz it is better bin then the hotter one..
Thermalwrong wrote on 2022-06-03, 02:45:
Ah, thank you Mr Gold Recycler, I hope those precious gold fingers and gold plated jumper pins bring you all the riches you desire
Yeah FK these nasty gold scrappers... I want to use the acid they use on the precious parts to have fun with them, as they do while extracting the gold..
An pc guy i talk with, he state that the scrappers are needed in order to remove garbage and electronic waste, as if they did not exist there was going to be too many piles of unused old HW... Sure that is right, but i get mad when i see baboon scrappers to destroy precious stuff... On other hand one day these parts will end and there wont be any of them to be found, so the prices may jack even more insane after that...
Saw the same thing on a sad Voodoo 3 3000 same shit the AGP slot was cut off...
Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
R7 3700x/ Aorus x370 K7/ RX 6800XT/ X-Fi THD
K7 2.6/ NF7-S V2/ HD3850/ X-Fi
IBM x2 P3 1.4/ DX34R-U/Voodoo V 5.5k/ Audigy
IBM PC365 S8
Compaq DeskPro 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088