First post, by wasup
Hi every one.
I have just dug out an old PC of mine and found that one of the voodoo 2s seems to have developed a fault. I suspect its faulty memory but not 100% certain. Is any one able to help narrow down what the fault might be?
In SLI its a mess so i took the cards out one by one to work out which had the fault. Once i narrowed it down to one card i had a play with the 3dfx donut demo.
To start with I get some incorrect colouring in a square dot pattern on the 3dfx splash screen. Once the demo is running the textures on the donut seem to have lines on it. Toggling between 1 and 2 tmu's improves the lines it but not completely.
Turning the background on results in rows of green dotty squares. Some rows are fixed while others are contantly changing in a fassion similar to a vu meter on a setero. To me this part suggests a memory addressing issue.. or just faulty memory.
I have tried a different pci slot, but didnt expect that to make any difference, and it didnt. Limiting to 2mb of texture memory didnt change anything either. Ive had a good look over the card and there doesnt appear to be any visable dammage anywhere.