First post, by RichB93
Been on the lookout for a Voodoo3 3000 since I gave away my one to my brother (and he understandably wants to keep it in his retro PC!).
Anyway, after some misfortune (got a DOA card from Spain, but the seller was very understanding and refunded me), I got my hands on a card from eBay, but it was a later model with a glued on heatsink instead of being mounted with push pins. Not a problem, but I prefer the earlier cards because the holes in the heatsink make it possible to mount a fan very neatly.
Anyway, waffling on, long story short, I got another 3000 (the earlier kind) and it has a v1.00.01 BIOS. The newer card has the 2.15.07 BIOS on it.
Now I'm all for 'if it ain't broke', but I just wonder if there are any real benefits to updating the BIOS on my v1.00.01 card, or should I just keep it as-is? I've found the BIOS archive recommended here (https://3dfxbios.cl-rahden.de/index.php?title=Voodoo3) so I can at least find the BIOSes, but just curious.
Thanks as always!