First post, by lionel.tardy
Since one week I'm stuck with my 3Dfx Voodoo 2 SLI setup on my AMD K6 under Win98SE. I have two Diamond Voodoo 2 12MB. They work fine under DirectX 6/7 (Tested in 3D Mark 99 1024x768 ✓) but as soon as I try to use Glide things becomes... dark. I just got a black screen with the app runing fine (I can ear the intro sound of UT 99, I can exit the app). If I disable the SLI in the pref panel, UT and other 3Dfx demos are working (but no hi-res 1024 ;–).
I spent a lot of time reading all the SLI issues on this forum or other website, I switched the cards, tested them independantly, tried various drivers (Diamond, 3Dfx Reference, FastVoodoo2, etc.). No solution found.
One strange thing is the card VGA connection. If I connect (as it supposed to be according to documentation) VGA Card → Voodoo 2 A → Monitor, I got a "no signal message" on my monitor as soon I run a Glide/DirectX app. If I connect VGA Card → Voodoo 2 A → Voodoo 2 B → Monitor, it work fine (DirectX: ✓, Glide: black screen).
Also, by using FastVoodoo 2 drivers, instead of a black screen, I got weired artifacts.
I even tried on an other computer (PIII @600Mhz). Same behaviour.
Now I'm a bit out of solution. If anyone has an idea (please don't tell me to swap the card or test them intependantly ;–) already done this).
This is my hardware setup:
- Motherboard: SOYO SY-5EMA
- Processor: AMD K3 @300Mhz
- RAM: 64MB Dimm
- VGA: ATI Rage Pro 8MB
- Storage: 2× Diamond Voodoo 2 12 MB
- 3D: IBM Deskstar 10Gb @7200RPM
- 3D: 2× Diamond Voodoo 2 12 MB
- Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster AWE 64
- Network: TRENDnet TE100-PCIWN