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    VooDoo3 3000 Questions

    I just recieved my first VooDoo card and things seem to be a whole lot different than nVidia cards.

    First, why can't I set my desktop resolution any higher than 640x480? I can't set it any higher in UT either without it crashing.

    I have the lastest drivers from 3dfx, the install went less than perfect but now appear to be working. I uninstalled my previous nVidia drivers and tried to use the new ones I downloaded, but I didn't realize it was in a zip form and the auto detect/install couldn't read them that way so I abourted that and installed them directly from the file I downloaded. It then asked me To place the V3 3000 cd in and it loaded the earlier drivers( don't know what went wrong there). I restarted and loaded the Newest drivers I have Device Manager says it is Ver. 4.12.01.1225. The previous drivers were 4.11.01.1225(if I am remembering correctly). Should I Uninstall the drivers and start all over again?

    So far I have mixed impressions of the VooDoo3 3000. UT at 640x480 with High Detail looks pretty good, but it doesn't seem to have all the features that nVidia has.
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    I'd unzip the drivers into a folder and remove the ones you are currently using. Restart (now in VGA mode) and go to desktop properties, setings, display type or advanced, change adapter, have disk, and point to the folder where you unzipped the drivers. Restart and things should be different! Or maybe you could try the WickedGL drivers if you want??
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    I'll try that soon. For now it's working and thats good enough for awhile.

    Anyone know what the deal is with the resolution. Is 640x480 the highest these cards will go?
    KilrB's PC
    Abit NF7-S Rev2
    XP2100+ @ 200x11.5 2300Mhz
    512MB Corsair XMS Platnium PC3200 Ultra Low Latency CAS222
    Tyan Tachyon G9700 Pro w/Zalman ZM80a-HP Heatpipe
    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

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    No, they'll do much better. Unzip the files to a folder and go to display properties/advanced/adapter/change/ when it asks all the usual stuff just point it towards the folder.

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    I figured it out.
    My monitor was not recognized when I installed the new card. I loaded the drivers again for it from my w98 cd and now I have resolution options.
    KilrB's PC
    Abit NF7-S Rev2
    XP2100+ @ 200x11.5 2300Mhz
    512MB Corsair XMS Platnium PC3200 Ultra Low Latency CAS222
    Tyan Tachyon G9700 Pro w/Zalman ZM80a-HP Heatpipe
    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

    "Fat, Drunk and Stupied is now way to go threw life Son!" Quote: Dean Wormer.... Animal House

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    LastLegionary, That looks like fun! Although I am not quite ready to destroy my V3 yet!
    KilrB's PC
    Abit NF7-S Rev2
    XP2100+ @ 200x11.5 2300Mhz
    512MB Corsair XMS Platnium PC3200 Ultra Low Latency CAS222
    Tyan Tachyon G9700 Pro w/Zalman ZM80a-HP Heatpipe
    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

    "Fat, Drunk and Stupied is now way to go threw life Son!" Quote: Dean Wormer.... Animal House

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