First post, by asdf53
Hello everyone! I'm trying to make a childhood dream come true (upgrading a Pentium 60 machine with a 3D card and finally be able to play Quake).
I bought an Nvidia TNT2 M64 PCI, but sadly it just gives me a black screen at boot. Since this card is quite power hungry and also has two of these AGP-related chips on its board, I thought it might just be too new. So I got an older Diamond Riva 128 PCI and was so excited to finally get it working - but nope, the board didn't like that either.
I tried the usual troubleshooting steps (reset BIOS to defaults, removing all other PCI and ISA cards, trying every PCI slot, unplugging hard drives in case it's the power supply), but none of that helped. The cards do work on a Socket 7 board.
Any ideas? I know the chances are slim... before getting a third card (a Voodoo 1 maybe), has anyone gotten a 3D card to work on this board (or similar older boards from this era)? It doesn't need to be fast, I'm just hoping for a small boost above 20 fps in very early 3D games.