Voodoo 3 2000 Agp PROBLEMS!!!!!!!

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CoUMa

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Howdy!!
I just bought myself a used Voodoo 3 2000 Agp card. My prob is that my comp locks up on a random basis, it can take 1 to 10 min before it locks up. Ihad no problem before i installed the V3 card.

I have tried it both under win98 and win Me but it locks up anyway.

The vard shares an IRQ with a IRQ Holder for PCI steering (supoused to be there??)

Theonly thing i can think if is that the V3 card gets overheated or something??


Specs:
Winme
DirectX that came with win Me (7.1??)
P!!! 450Mhz
96 Mb RAM
VIA cipset on motherboard (all the latest drivers)
1.06.00 driver on the V 3 card
Can anybody help me??? i have almost given up this thing.... Any comments can be posted here or emailed at: [email protected]

Regards

CoUMa
 
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COZITSTHERE

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You can put a fan from an old 386 on your video card, it works great on that card. Radio Shack sells fans that will work too.

I used a fan on my Voodoo 3 2000 before I gave it to my Dad.
 
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dimme

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The Voodoo3s get pretty hot, put a fan on it maybe that will solve your problem.

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terrylhouse

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No the irq is not right for the card!
Try irq 11 ........
if all does not work out use system restore as a option, you probally can boot back up normaly and change back to the irq you wrote down before the change!
Also have you checked the dma in the devise mang. under disk drives.
This will help in over all sceme of things.
I have not checked but could there be a up grade to the drivers on the voodoo card site for me o/s?They also have a reference site at voodoo for known issues, I would look at that as well!
 
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dimme

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I agree with terrylhouse, the Voodoo3 mustn't share the IRQ with another device.

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CoUMa

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From the faq over at the 3dfx produkt page:
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Q12. Is my Voodoo3 getting an IRQ?

Verify in the Windows "Device Manager" that the Voodoo3 has both an IRQ assigned to it, and the IRQ is not shared with any other devices except for the IRQ holder for PCI steering.
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i guess it's suppoused to be there...and yes they both have number 11 on my comp..

What about voltage....is there possible to change that to my V3 card??...and how it is done???

Regards

CoUMa

[This message has been edited by CoUMa (edited 11-11-2000).]
 
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hogancan

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I don't know if this effects the V3, but try to keep the PCI slot next to your AGP slot empty. I remember reading that some vid cards have problems when the PCI slot #1 is occupied.

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Fantasm

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Like my viper 550


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