First post, by WildW
Hi folks - so I'm messing with hardware for no particularly good reason and ran into some issues. I have a Voodoo3 2000 AGP, known good and currently working in a Pentium 3 BX motherboard without issues. I also have a known good ASRock K7VT2 motherboard (socket A, VIA KT266A chipset - https://www.asrock.com/mb/via/k7vt2/ ) running an Athlon XP2000. . . I wanted to experiment with pushing the Voodoo3 a bit harder than my P3-450, maybe use them together as my main Win98 machine.
Anyhow, I switched the motherboard to AGP 2X in the BIOS first, and the original video card (Radeon 9250) was running happy with that, the ATI SMARTGART reporting 2x AGP and fast writes off. Then I removed the ATI drivers and swapped in the Voodoo3 card, but I'm not getting as far as POST. At first I got a 2 + 8 beep code, which apparently is "Display memory read/write failure". I tried reseating the card a few times but I either get that code or just 1 long and 3 short beeps - video error.
I put the Voodoo3 back in the machine it came from and it worked again right away. Put the Radeon back into the K7VT2 and it all works. Everything points to these two things being incompatible . . . should they work together?