Video card/SS7 Compatibility

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Stedman5040
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Video card/SS7 Compatibility

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I have a number of SS7 boards and have problems with finding AGP cards to match them. At the moment I am running two P5A's (one V1.04 the other V1.06). The 1.04 has a K6-2+/500 @ 600 with a Voodoo3/3000 and the 1.06 has a K6-III/450 @ 500 set at 2.1v core with a Voodoo3/3500. Will these boards take up to a Geforce3 without burning out or even a Geforce2 Ti ?

The other boards I have are as follows

TMC TI5VGF runs K6+ with H7 beta bios from Freeway
TMC TI5VG+
MS5169
FIC PA2013
FIC VA503+
Gigabyte GA-5AA
Chaintech 5AGM2

Is anybody running these boards and if so what AGP card are they running. I have tried a TNT2 and a Rage128 in the TMC boards and they were nearly fried alive. So at the moment I can only run PCI cards in the TMC boards.

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K6-2+/500 @ 600
ASUS P5A V1.04
256MB Kingston Cas2 SDRAM
Voodoo3/3000
SB live 5.1
WD 5400rpm 20gig

DasMan2

Post by DasMan2 »

I found that most ALi chipset motherboards did well with ATI AGP video cards and at the same time were troublesome with GF2/GF3 cards.

VIA MVP3 seems very good with GF2.

For the number of m.b.'s you have GF2 and Radeon 7200 -7500's would be cost effective. Get the ones with DVI outs on them (imho)

Remember there is alot of different drivers out there and some are way better than others depending on the actual video card you have and motherboard combo.
Stability will be the most important issue as the speed difference will never make it worth the reboots under gaming.

There are some registry reworks that can get that little extra performance out of the card you are using also.

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Post by Chips »

I have tried many different combinations of new and old AGP cards on many different SS& boards - only advice I give is never combine a Radeon 92xx card on an ALI chipset - it will continually give you VPU errors.

Other than that, I have best results with a Gforce2 MX400 on an ALI mainboard.

See http://www.k6plus.com/index.php?name=PN ... pic&t=1436 for the benchmark results.
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2 x Voodoo2 12Mb (SLI) + Geforce2 MX400, AMD K6-III+ 600Mhz, Jetway ALI 542C
Radeon 9250, Intel PIII 1Ghz, ABIT BE6
Voodoo2 8Mb + Nvidia FX5200, Intel PIII 1.133Ghz, MS-6315
Voodoo5 5500 MAC PCI SLI, Intel PII 333, Intel P6LX-A+
Geforce 7800, Pentium M 2.16Ghz Core Duo, Dell Inspiron 9400

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Re: Video card/SS7 Compatibility

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stedman5040 wrote:I have a number of SS7 boards and have problems with finding AGP cards to match them...

Is anybody running these boards and if so what AGP card are they running. I have tried a TNT2 and a Rage128 in the TMC boards and they were nearly fried alive. So at the moment I can only run PCI cards in the TMC boards.
Hi,
I've run my P5A-B with a Geforce 2, no problems. I used older nVidia drivers on Win98, and the performance seemed pretty decent. I've also run it stably with a Voodoo 3, 4 and 5.
ASUS P5A-B rev 1.04 (bios 1011 beta 02)
AMD K6-2+ 500
256 Mb RAM
3Dfx Voodoo 4 4500
Maxtor 6Gb HD
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SyQuest EZ 135 internal drive
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Generic PCI Soundcard
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RE: Re: Video card/SS7 Compatibility

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I only have ATI cards. Have run 7000s, 7500 aiw, 9000 aiw, & Radeon 32Meg DDR aiw successfully w/ no probs except once conflicting memory assignments, on P5A-B Rev 104s, FIC_VA503+s, & DFI K6BV3+/66s
Superpuppy 3
K6-3+ 450 ACZ (6x100)
DFI K6BV3+/66 Rev B2 (2 Meg) w/ 2x28mm Chipset Fans
2x256 Meg PC 133 Hynix SDRAM
1x 20G Maxtor (7200)
2x 80G Maxtor (7200) Ducted w/ 2x486 Fans Mount
52/24/52/16 LG CDR/RW/DVD
8/4/3/12/24/16/32 LG Super Multi
ATI 9000 aiw Radeon AGP
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Post by KachiWachi »

Same question...but limit your response to PCI cards...???

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Post by Chips »

OK, thats real easy. Voodoo 5 5500 - Fastest PCI graphics card ever produced.

I use one on my VIA SS7 board and it beats any AGP card on the same mobo hands down. 8)
My XP home Collection...

Radeon 9200SE, AMD K6-III+ 550Mhz, PC PARTNER VIA MVP3
2 x Voodoo2 12Mb (SLI) + Geforce2 MX400, AMD K6-III+ 600Mhz, Jetway ALI 542C
Radeon 9250, Intel PIII 1Ghz, ABIT BE6
Voodoo2 8Mb + Nvidia FX5200, Intel PIII 1.133Ghz, MS-6315
Voodoo5 5500 MAC PCI SLI, Intel PII 333, Intel P6LX-A+
Geforce 7800, Pentium M 2.16Ghz Core Duo, Dell Inspiron 9400

maasenstodt

Post by maasenstodt »

Chips wrote:OK, thats real easy. Voodoo 5 5500 - Fastest PCI graphics card ever produced.
I would argue that the Geforce FX5700LE (as seen here), is quite possibly faster than the Voodoo 5. It certainly supports a larger number of standards, including full DirectX 9.0 support.

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Post by kalabok »

one question regarding pci graphic cards.
what you guys know about the matrox parhelia? i noticed the DL256 is very expensive, whats its goal? thx for answers

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The Parhelia is a professional graphics card which was apparently designed to also give decent performance (at the time of its introduction) in gaming. If you remember the late '90s, the 3DLabs Permedia3 had the same target market. The Parhelia has very high precision graphics and performs about the same as a Radeon 8500 in most gaming scenarios, although it also has some bonuses like support for multiple monitors.

The PCI version is very expensive for the simple reason that high-fidelity PCI graphics cards just aren't that common, and it probably cost Matrox a bundle to manufacture the PCI version of the Parhelia. But then again, all Parhelias are pretty expensive.

It's probably not something you'd want for the purpose of squeezing the most out of a K6-based rig.
FIC VA-503+, Rev. 1.2, AMD K6-III+ 450@550MHz, 80GB Seagate ATA-100, 3dfx Voodoo3 3500 TV, TB Montego II Quadzilla, Win98se, 384MB PC100

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Post by kalabok »

some peaple pay myriads of dollars for a football game or a led zeppelin concert ...
interesting. thanks

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